Simba Sea Trips

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Indulge In Unparalleled Luxury With Simba Sea Trips’ Private Charters!

What Is A Private Charter?

Enjoy the freedom of a private speed boat, where every moment is yours to savor. No shared spaces or crowded boats. Craft your dream journey to the islands with a bespoke itinerary tailored to your preferences or let Simba suggest one of their tried and tested itineraries. Flexible timing available for the early risers or the late starters.



Indulge in Unparalleled Luxury with Simba Sea Trips’ Private Charters!

What is a private charter

Enjoy the freedom of a private speed boat, where every moment is yours to savor. No shared spaces or crowded boats. Craft your dream journey to the islands with a bespoke itinerary tailored to your preferences or let Simba suggest one of their tried and tested itineraries. Flexible timing available for the early risers or the late starters.


Luxury Private Speed Boat Charter – Phang Nga Bay & Beyond

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Luxury Private Speed Boat Charter – Phi Phi Sunrise

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Luxury Private Speed Boat Charter – Phang Nga Bay Sunset

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Luxury Phuket MotorYacht Private Charter -Phang Nga Bay

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Luxury Private Speed boat Charter – Coral Delight

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Luxury Private Speed Boat Charter – Krabi Classics

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Luxury Phuket MotorYacht Private Charter- Phang Nga Bay Sunset

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‘Locals’ Island Tour

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Why you should choose us

What sets Simba apart.

Experience the pinnacle of service excellence with a dedicated crew catering to your every need. Our experienced team will be on hand to capture moments that will last a lifetime as you explore untouched landscapes and enchanting islands in the company of loved ones.
Choose Simba Sea Trips’ Luxury Private Charters for an unparalleled trip of luxury, exclusivity, and unforgettable moments. Embark on a journey where every detail is tailored to your desires, and every experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

Customize your Phuket Boat Charter Adventure

With our standard Phuket private boat charter tour, you get to dictate the pace as we customize a journey to suit your needs and requirements. Our Private boat charters cater to a wide range of requests – from couples looking for a romantic getaway, through to family and friend groups of up to 18 looking for privacy and adventure.

Choose from 5 existing private boat charter options or contact us to create a personally customized tour.

We do encourage our guests to plan a similar Private Charter Phuket program to our pre-existing charter boat tours found on our tours page that Simba Sea Trips are renowned for and have proven successful in the past.

Of course we are able to customise and tailor your day out on the water if the above itineraries do not suit, and we are happy to fit in your special request wherever possible (subject to boat availability).

Choose between amazing destinations and activities

To make your private boat charter tour as memorable as possible, make sure to consider the most memorable locations in the region.

Need some help on where you should set sail for? Check out the following suggestion

Consider Phi Phi Island Private Boat Tours 

It’s no surprise that most Phuket tourists love to travel to the Phi Phi Islands. Put simply, the crystal clear waters and spectacular waters are impossible to beat and a major reason why so many of our guests request a Phi Phi island private boat tour.

Its popularity has soared once again following the reopening of Maya Bay to tourists (the stunning location of Hollywood hit movie ‘The Beach’) and with tourism back on the agenda post-covid lockdowns.

The main benefit of our Phi Phi Island Private Boat Tour is that you’ll get to experience the sensational attractions largely in the absence of the crowds that you’d confront as part of a standard boat tour with other tour operators.

Venture to James Bond Island on a Phang Nga Bay Private Tour

Another extremely popular destination is James Bond Island (Ko Tapu) and many of our customers incorporate this stop into their private boat tours. The popularity of a James Bond Island Private Tour is easy to understand. The scene of the Bond Classic, ‘Man with a Golden Gun’, this island location is as picturesque as it gets… anywhere in the world. While most private tours to Ko Tapu start and finish at this location, with Simba this will just be one stop on a memorable journey through Phang Nga Bay and beyond!

We have multiple existing options to choose from in addition to adding it as part of a private boat tour. You can choose between our existing morning program and enjoy a delicious lunch at a tropical island restaurant, or take in all the major sites of Phang Nga Bay on our Sunset tour experiencing the amazing rock formations late in the day.

Explore the Krabi Classics

Renowned for its majestic limestone cliffs, heavenly isles, and glorious mangrove forests, Krabi is a coveted Phuket tourist destination. While the driving distance from Phuket to the Krabi islands exceeds 180 km, journeying to this glorious region by private speedboat requires traveling a much shorter distance of approximately 50 km. Not only does a Krabi Island tour get you there quicker, but it also gets you there much, much earlier, ensuring that you can immerse yourself in the magnificent surroundings of the region in the absence of sizeable crowds.

Krabi private boat tours cover all the key sites, including the beautiful rock formations at Koh Hong Krabi, the vivid green waters of the nearby Hong Lagoon, snorkeling at Chicken Island, the truly stunning Railay Beach and equally impressive Grand Centara Resort.

Revitalize your spirit with a private boat tour of Krabi, with breathtaking views and locations that forge memories that last a lifetime. The natural beauty of the region creates an experience that you will likely never forget.

Eco-Friendly Kayaking Tours

Over the years we have received more and more requests for a kayaking component to be added to our boat tours. Well, we’ve listened and in 2022 Simba Sea Trips is now fully equipped to provide this option. The benefits of including kayaking as part of your private boat tour itinerary are two-fold.

Firstly, kayaking is one of the most intimate ways to explore the Phuket islands as it allows you to go places that our speedboats can’t go. Paddle your way close to shore and explore the undergrowth, or traverse to caves that otherwise can’t be observed from so close.

Secondly, by spending a majority of the private boat tour on a kayak helps us to reduce fuel emissions. The more time we spend paddling around, the less time our engine is running. Spending over 18 years in the Phuket region, and witnessing its beauty on a daily basis, we are very considerate of protecting the region. Anytime we can switch off the engine and paddle around in a kayak is an added bonus!

Snorkeling in the Coral Reefs

Not only does our popular coral delight program explore the region’s most beautiful coral reefs but we also provide this option as part of our private boat tours. Two of the most highly recommended locations for snorkeling are at Coral island and the private Mai Thon Island to the south of Phuket.

We can arrive and explore these beautiful reefs before the crowds of other tour boats arrive. Be amazed at the awesome variety of fish and corals at these locations, and perhaps even get lucky as a local dolphin pod (which regularly inhabits the area) drops by for a visit

After snorkeling either of these two beautiful locations, lounge around in the sea at the cliff base of majestic limestone karsts that makes these regions famous, just like you would see at the Phi Phi islands and Phang Nga Bay.

Pricing for our private boat tours in Phuket will be dependent on season, preferred itinerary and total passenger numbers.

What the client receives

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Phuket?

This is one of those questions that’s a little bit like “How long is a piece of string?”.


Yacht rentals in Phuket vary widely in price. Budget models can be secured for as low as 15,000 baht for a single day of sailing. On the other end of the spectrum, luxury yachts can command prices ranging from 30,000 to 40,000 US dollars per day. This vast range ensures there’s a diverse array of on-water marine experiences available in and around Phuket.

In Phuket, the range of available yacht types spans from small one- or two-person racing yachts to ultra-luxurious large yachts capable of around-the-world trips. It’s important to note that the distances required to travel to see the must-visit national park locations are quite long. Consequently, sailing yachts might not be the most desirable vessels to explore Phuket’s waters due to their slower speeds.  The must see national park trips entail a distance of around 115 to 130 km’s round trip and most sailing yachts cruise at a speed around 10km/h only.  Hence why speedboat tours in Phuket are the most widely offered boating experience.

In the realm of yachting, the term “motor yacht” typically denotes a motorized vessel that aligns with the luxury end of the spectrum. While the terminology can encompass both motor boats and sailboats, when applied to motor boats, it implies a level of sophistication and luxury such as shown here. So, when considering motor yachts in Phuket, it’s often indicative of upscale experiences and amenities.

Chartering a boat in Thailand, particularly in Phuket, can be a delightful adventure, but it comes with its price considerations.

Using Simba Sea Trips as a benchmark for high quality in Boat Tours in Phuket, it’s important to understand that quality often correlates with cost. While it might seem tempting to opt for cheaper alternatives, it’s crucial to remember the adage: you get what you pay for.

The entry price for a charter with Simba Sea Trips typically starts at around $800 for two people, reflecting the quality service and experience they offer. This price can vary based on factors such as the duration of the trip and the size of the boat. For a full-day charter accommodating around 16 people, the cost can escalate to almost $2,000, considering the additional expenses associated with larger groups and longer durations.

Distance traveled

One significant factor influencing the cost is the locations the boat travels to. Phuket boasts stunning islands and scenic spots scattered across its coastline, but many of these destinations require navigating long distances. Consequently, fuel costs, crew expenses, and maintenance fees contribute to the overall price of the charter.

Pitfalls of Cheap Boat Charters

For those considering cheaper options, it’s essential to weigh the potential compromises in quality and safety. Cheaper charters may cut corners on maintenance, safety equipment, or experienced crew, potentially compromising the overall experience and safety of the journey.

In conclusion, while the cost of chartering a boat in Thailand, particularly with companies like Simba Sea Trips, may seem steep, it reflects the quality of service and ensures a memorable and safe experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of Phuket’s waters.

Discover the Freedom: Renting Your Own Boat in Phuket

Are you dreaming of cruising the turquoise waters surrounding Phuket, exploring hidden coves and secluded beaches at your own pace? Renting your own boat offers the ultimate freedom to chart your own course and create unforgettable memories. However, in Phuket, this service isn’t as readily available as one might expect.

Navigating the Options: What You Need to Know

While renting private boats isn’t a common service in Phuket, there are exceptions to this rule. Jet skis can be rented along the picturesque beaches and small islands dotting the coastline. Additionally, some companies offer self-sale operations, catering to individuals seeking a more independent boating experience.

Safety First: Licensing and Experience Requirements

Before embarking on your maritime adventure, it’s essential to understand the safety regulations and requirements in Phuket. Many of the companies offering boat rentals require their customers to hold a valid boating license and demonstrate proficiency in handling watercraft. These precautions are in place to ensure the safety of all passengers and the preservation of the stunning marine environment.

Navigating Legal Waters: Regulations for Foreigners

In Thailand, certain vocations, including captaining a commercially registered Thai boat, are restricted to individuals holding Thai nationality. While this may limit some opportunities for foreign travelers, there are still plenty of ways to experience the beauty of Phuket’s waters responsibly and ethically.

Respect Nature: Understanding the Risks

Boating around Phuket offers breathtaking views and unparalleled experiences, but it’s essential to approach this activity with caution and respect. Mother Nature can be unpredictable, and inexperienced boaters may find themselves in dangerous situations if they’re not adequately prepared. By heeding local advice and adhering to safety guidelines, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable boating experience for yourself and your companions.

Conclusion: Embrace Adventure with Simba Sea Trips

While the allure of renting your own boat in Phuket is undeniable, it’s essential to prioritize safety and convenience. Instead of navigating the complexities of boat rental regulations and licensing requirements, consider embarking on a marine adventure with us.

With our experienced captains and well-equipped vessels, Simba Sea Trips offers a reliable and hassle-free way to explore the wonders of Phuket’s waters. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely cruise, an exhilarating snorkeling expedition, or a sunset sail, our range of tours caters to all preferences and interests.

By choosing Simba Sea Trips, you can relax and enjoy the journey, knowing that you’re in capable hands. Let our team of professionals guide you to hidden gems and unforgettable experiences, leaving you with cherished memories of your time in Phuket. So, why not elevate your maritime adventure with Simba Sea Trips and discover the true beauty of Thailand’s Andaman Sea?

Fully Customizable Tours

When it comes to experiencing Phuket as a tourist, there is always so much to do and so little time to do it. While many of our guests are more than satisfied with our proven, standard tours, we understand some are craving their own adventure. For over 18 years the Simba team has helped guests to craft private boat tours that appeal to their own personal interests and it is for this reason alone that we continue to often customized tours to our loyal customers.

The only limitations…

Whilst the day on the water is completely your call, there are some standard rules that all our tours need to abide by:

Pickup from your hotel normally occurs at approximately 5am for a 6am departure from the marina for when visiting Phi Phi, or a 6am pickup when visiting Phang Nga Bay. We return you to your hotel at approximately 2:30 to 4pm.

These times are flexible, however for planning purposes we spend around 8 hours on tour. 

Hotel pickup is complimentary on Phuket island only.

Price shown excludes 7%Vat Tax, 3% booking fee and alcohol purchases. Balance is to be paid by cash (baht), Visa, or Mastercard on the morning of departure.

We will email you an exact pick-up time at midday the day before the tour. Should changes be made to bookings within 24hours of the tour date (date change, tour change, passenger booking reduction) Simba reserves the right to apply a 1200 baht per person booking amendment fee for requested changes inside of the 24 hour cancellation window.