Island Spirit Charter - Phuket Base
Phuket is home to several marinas; the Island Spirit charter base is at the Yacht Haven Marina, situated at the Islands' north end, just a 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. The Marina facilities are world-class, and the club facilities offer an excellent restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; there is an ATM, and they accept all major credit cards. The bathroom facilities are modern, spacious and immaculately maintained and available for our clients use
Our meeting place at Yacht Haven marina is at the loading zone, and your taxi will be able to take you all the way there. Our dockside team will meet you and assist with your gear, and if your Yacht has air conditioning, the salon and cabins will be cool, and the fridge will be cold. If you have a large group, this is a good time to split up and delegate tasks. The Skipper and Charter Leader can take care of formalities while the rest of the crew prepare the Yacht and get things stowed.
The marina lies amongst a local village area, and there are several local Thai restaurants within walking distance. Still, beyond those, you need to take a taxi to get to any of Phuket's better-known tourist areas. Phuket town is around an hour drive, and the nightlife zone of Patong is beyond that.
There is a large Tesco shopping centre, and a Makro store (bulk buy of food items with a large selection of fruit, vegetables, and meat) approximately 20 mins drive by car south of Yachthaven Marina on the main road to Phuket Town. For more details, check-our our provisioning info.
There are very few accommodation options close to the marina; if you plan to stay nearby the night before your charter, try Nai Yang beach, just five minutes from the airport and 20 minutes to Yacht Haven Marina. Nai Yang beach has excellent resorts, condominium-style accommodation, and a long sandy beach with affordable beach-side restaurants and bars. It's also a favourite for local surfers.