Ko Samui is located approx 800kms south of Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand and although it can be reached by car ferry from the mainland the Island is best reached by air as the island does have an airport. Bangkok Airways operates several flights per day to and from Bangkok International airport and from other airports in Thailand including Pattaya and Phuket along with some direct flights from other counties.
The Gulf Charters Thailand base in Samui is located in the quaint yet vibrant fishing village of Bo Put, located on the north end of the island facing Koh Phangan and is easily reached by taxi from anywhere on the island. There is no marina at Ko Samui so we operate from the Bo Put beach with the yachts on moorings. Your Charter Coordinator will give you specific instructions on how and when to meet and our staff will handle the loading of your provisions and belongings.
Be sure to check out our cursing area page for extensive cruising information, but for planning your arrival and departure the following information may be useful.
There are several ways to stock your yacht with all things you might like to have on board and given the importance of this topic we have created a dedicate page to assist you with this task.
For planning purposes keep in mind that most of the anchorages on the nearer islands of Koh Phangan and Ko Tao, have resorts and restaurants serving up the very best that Thai cuisine has to offer. However, if you are planning to visit the Ang Thong Marine park there is just one restaurant which is located at the marine park head quarters so you will need to stock up for that part of your voyage.
Ko Samui has several international supermarkets where you can find pretty much everything you might like, but if you plan to do the provisioning yourself you will need to allow at least a half a day if you plan to do this after you have arrived at our base. Depending on arrival times we can sometimes arrange for the transfer to our base to take a detour so you can provision on the way.