Plans and Dates for Our Charters, Sail Holidays, & Cruises Destinations in Asia 2019 – 2020
We are ready for a busy and active sailing season through into next year. Whether you want to charter the whole boat or join one of our cruises or enroll in our cost sharing group of friends and crew we will be more than happy to hear from you.
Currently sailing with plans to explore the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand.
To May 2019 – Phang Nga Bay, Krabi
From November 2019 – West Coast of Thailand including Khao Lak, Kho Chang, Kho Payam, Ranong.
From January 2020 – With a good Crew options such as the Andamans, Siri Lanka, Indian Ocean including Madagascar and Mauritius, Sumatra, Anambas
Our main aim now is to put together a number of crew willing to participate in longer passages and cruises to more far reaching destinations in SE Asia.
These include Indonesia to Malaysia, Thailand, the Indian Ocean, Borneo and the Pacific with ports in Sumatra, the Anambas, Borneo, Singapore, Langkawi, Penang and Malacca, Phuket, and the Similans, the Andamans, Myanmar, India, across the Indian Ocean, Madagascar and Mauritius.
Previous Trips from Phuket Thailand to Langkawi. Penang, Malacca, KL, Malaysia, Singapore, Kuching, KK, Borneo, Brunei, Indonesia, Palawan, Luzon, Mindoro, Boracay, Samar, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Philippines, the Andaman Islands and the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar.
Plans for our Skippered Yacht Charters – Live Aboard & Crew on Join in Sailing Holidays –Friends & Crew Program
Destinations in – Sumatra, the Anambas, Borneo, Phuket, the Andamans, Myanmar, India, Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Mauritius
Superior Yacht Charters and Join in Sailing Holidays
For guests wishing to charter we will amended plans to suit your trip and flight arrangements. Please let us know your requirements and we will accommodate your special requirements when we can.
Normally between November and April the weather is perfect for sailing with calm sea conditions and light to moderate breezes. The scenery here is extremely unusual and spectacular, towering limestone islands rise from the sea, magnificent cliffs, caves, stalagmites, stalactites. Wildlife abounds above and below the waves and we often see sea eagles, monkeys, wild boar, otters, dolphins, turtles and much more (if wildlife is of interest this can be a feature in your cruise so please ask).
Whilst the weather is normally perfect there are storms from time to time and all plans are is subject to change depending on weather and other factors which might affect the safety of the crew or vessel. We cannot accept responsibility when exceptional circumstances require us to change our plans.
We plan to stay in Asia cruising between the Indian Ocean, the Mallacca Straits and the South China Sea. That includes Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma, Cambodia Vietnam, Hong Kong and Philippines. There is a huge amount to do and see here. The area is a place of extremes from highly westernised tourist and business areas to remote fishing villages.
With hundreds of different islands there is a vast cultural diversity. Interesting artefacts abound including textiles, painting, jewellery, furniture and carvings. There are some amazing things to see including volcanoes, mountains, rain forests, buffalo, monkeys, deer, wild pigs, native craft and canoes, reef diving, surfing and fishing to name a few. The people are wonderfully friendly and interesting.
Their own cultures vary considerably from island to island and from village to village. This area is really the most interesting place I have visited to date with so much extra potential to explore. The Sailing and Cruising has been excellent with calm seas, clear blue skies, great scenery, clear water and good snorkelling, plenty of fish to see and catch, as well as friendly visits to the local villages.
I have recently seen a 12 – 15 meter Whale Shark, Dolphin, Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark and Manta Rays in these waters.
At the time of writing, although there may be travel advisories issued by various governments they normally relate to major resorts and do not apply to small and remote islands. We are not aware of any current political or religious disturbances in the area which would cause a problem. No where is 100% safe any more but the main targets are always going to be places with a high density of people.
As we specialise in finding quiet and remote places we tend to spend most of our time well out of the way of any potential trouble spots. Some parts of southern Thailand close to the Malaysian border should avoided. Contact us if you have any concerns and we will endeavour to supply the best and most recent information available.
You should of course take the same precautions against theft etc., that you would take at home or anywhere else. I have no hesitation in recommending the area as a holiday destination.
If you would like more information on where you could join Meniscus complete the Online Enquiry Form, Booking form or email us. Please send text only emails with no attachments and make your subject heading relevant ie. “Booking Meniscus”.