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Sailing Vacation in Malaysia

From the unique unspoiled places waiting to be discovered to world-class marinas, you will find Malaysia full of wonderful surprises. Malaysia is blessed with a combination of diverse heritage, natural beauty and excellent infrastructure. One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just meters away from ancient reefs. Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.

Experience adventures sailing and diving holidays in Malaysia aboard a yacht that suits your lifestyle. Sail Malaysia’s amazing Andaman Sea where spectacular coastlines and beaches, exotic islands, emerald waters, and excellent sailing conditions await you. Sailing holiday in Malaysia are mostly along the West Coast of Malaysia across the beautiful bay up to Southern of Thailand.

Malaysia offers a combination of breathtaking natural beauty, excellent sailing conditions, diverse heritage and excellent infrastructures. Discover the colorful culture, friendly people, and delicious food whilst visiting Malaysia and discover the tropical natural rain forest, the wild life, snorkeling and scuba diving in the crystal clear water of the shallow bay or simply sailing to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Malaysia.

Explore Malaysia with a tailor-made charter that suits you and your dreams aboard a yacht. Whether you prefer to charter a monohull or a catamaran bareboat, skippered or fully crewed charter; sailing holidays aboard gives you the opportunity to explore exotic islands, bays, deserted shores, and beaches, in a way that land-based vacations can never give.

Our many repeat customers and sailing enthusiasts confirm this every year. Our Hand-picked portfolio offers the very best charter yachts in Malaysia. Whatever your preferred vessel is, we have the perfect yacht for you. 

Malaysia provides the best sailing condition for all levels of Skippers from with basic coastal to experienced offshore.

The main Malaysia yacht charter areas are Langkawi, Tioman and their surrounding islands. The Langkawi Archipelago is located in northwest Malaysia near the Thai border. The sailing area is north of the Strait of Malacca in the southern Andaman Sea and includes a group of 99 islands. Langkawi is significantly affected by tourism. The island is a free trade zone and there is a tax exemption that makes the berths for yacht owners very inexpensive. There is also a very good sailing infrastructure. On the southeast coast of Langkawi near the Kuah in the island’s capital there is the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. This charter base has 200 berths and is located 30 minutes away from the airport. The lively Langkawi is surrounded by beautiful islands. The sailing area is incredibly scenic and geologically interesting. There are white sand beaches, coconut trees, rock formations, rain forests, mangrove forests, coral reefs and waterfalls. There is a wide range of exotic wildlife and you can see iguanas, sea eagles and monkeys in their natural habitat.

Tioman is located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 30 nautical miles east of the mainland of the Malay Peninsula. The sailing area covers the entire archipelago between Tioman and Aur, and the islands off the coast of Mersing. The islands in the vicinity are all close together and ideal for island hopping. Pulau Rawa, Seri Buat, Tinggi, Sibu and Pemanggil are some of neighboring islands. The islands have long sandy beaches and are surrounded by turquoise waters. You will find lush green vegetation, exotic plants and an abundance of wildlife. Tioman is listed as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, and along its coastline there are several villages made up of simple huts. In many places you can go on excursions into the tropical rain forest and hike through the mountainous land. Due to the warm, clear waters and stunning marine life, Tioman is also a paradise for divers.

The Malaysian waters are well protected and the sailing conditions are not very demanding. There are almost no buoys or lights, and you can navigate mainly by sight. In the darkness reefs and shoals are difficult to see, and night sailing is prohibited by many yacht charter companies. It is recommended to find suitable anchorage at dusk and dock for the night. It is also important to monitor the tides as the tidal range can reach up to 3 m. The sailing areas in Langkawi and Tioman are fairly easily to sail during the dry season. When planning a sailing trip in the area around Tioman, it is useful to know that a southeast wind often blows parallel to the coast between April and October. In the evening there are sometimes winds from the west, which blow strongly at the berths on the west coast of the island. Compared to the dry season, the sailing during the rainy season is more demanding. During this period anchoring on the west coast can be problematic. However on the whole, sailing conditions in Malaysia are very pleasant.

Malaysia is a tropical destination. The climate is characterized by the monsoon and is hot and humid all year round. Temperatures are between 31 and 33 °C during the day, and between 24 and 25 °C at night. The water temperature always remains slightly below 30 °C. The East and West coasts provide the most favorable conditions. In the waters around Langkawi it is best to sail in-between November and April as this is a sunny and dry period, and the wind blows at 2 to 5 Bft from the northeast. From May to October it blows a little stronger due to the Southwest wind. Most rain falls between April and November, but compared to the east coast of Malaysia there is not a classic rainy season. It is wettest between August and November, but still with 6 to 8 hours of sunshine per day. In general, temperatures exceed 30 °C during the day and rarely drop below 20 °C at night. 

Got inspired, to discover and explore Malaysia?

Just get in touch and let’s our expert yacht charter brokers and charter specialists with their passion for sailing and their knowledge of the most popular destinations know the kind of charter and yacht you are searching for.

Let us find the right yacht and the route for your charter with all the requirements and extras you wish! We look forward to design your tailor-made and bespoken yacht vacation, just lean back and enjoy the time of your life. 

You will for sure love and enjoy the deserted coves and the wonderful coasts and explore the smaller islands around.

Get in Touch with us today and get your tailor-made yacht charter proposal.

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