Day on the sea
We found this unique sailing excursion through our hotel. We were initially looking for a fishing trip, but found this instead. It was a great decision! Our Captain Luca and the crew, who are quite a lovely. They have an extensive knowledge of the samui area and of sailing in general. Luca gave us very interesting information on the ecological systems that occur in the samui island and how the people and local interact with these. We cruised out to the reef where we were able to snorkel. We then went to the reef and the snorkeling was amazing. I have done snorkeling before, but have never seen this much. Captain luca was able to tell us exactly what we were seeing. After snorkeling, we enjoyed chef cuisine was amazing, courtesy of his grill on the back of the boat. It was delicious. Finally as the afternoon progressed, we slowly headed back and enjoyed the sunset and relaxation that only a sailboat can provide. It was an amazing day, a highlight of our entire trip! We highly recommend this to anyone who is considering a day on the sea. And thanks.
jackdarwinjr August 20, 2017
Captain Luca and first mate crews Nok were real down to earth, easy going, funny and best service. Not only do you get a wonderfully prepared lunch by chef, snacks, fruit in style and plentiful beverages, but just a nice conversations that were had made this sailing trip worth it. This is the real deal when it comes to having a fun yet relaxing snorkeling trip from sea to sandy lane for a beautiful swim and catching that sea air. The beautiful boat she went slowly inside all the quieter white beach of Koh Phangan east side to show us the amazing scenario of island the real pristine paradise and Sailing back to Samui to enjoy the magnificent tropical sunset with bottle of champagne. My spouses family and I are going back in December for some more of the Captain Luca .
nessbenlly August 20, 2017
Perfect day on the water exploring Ko Pha Ngan
My husband and I and our 2 children 13 & 10 yrs recently enjoyed a full day from 10am - 7pm on board the yacht `Independence'. We had such a lovely day mainly because it was a private/ exclusive sail - just our family of 4 on board! I chose to sail with Luca primarily because of this. The highlights of our day included: -
* the immaculate condition of the boat - it was so clean and well kept and it was set up so everybody on board had a comfortable & relaxing day - nothing was too much trouble
* the service - fresh food & cool drinks included and on offer all day served promptly & professionally - the sunset drinks / canapés were perfect as we approached the end of our sail
* the beach swims were a great balance between sail & land
* sail options pending your likes (we chose beach sail over snorkel sail)
If you enjoy exclusivity and money well spent do enjoy a sail on `Independence'. Thank you Luca for having us on board.
megan T August 20, 2017
One of the best
Captain Luca was one of the best experiences we had on our one day sailing trip on Samui Not only do you get to experience snorkeling with wonderful coral reefs teeming with fish and other interesting creatures, a delicious lunch made by the chef was included in the sailing experience made the time so much fun we hardly noticed the rain that came along eventually!. The love Captain has for his sailing, boats and island come through so vividly, he knows everything about his island and any questions you have he welcomes and answers. The crew are awesome , making whatever alcoholic or alcohol-free concoctions you can request and so helpful in finding snorkeling treasures. My kids loved the variety of delicious punches they came up with and hearing their stories. They included my kids in hoisting the sail and teeing things down which was an experience they will always remember. Thanks for a wonderful day we will treasure as long as we hope to see you again.
wilsternice August 20, 2017
amazing full day trip
We booked Independence yacht company for a private charters after read the reviews of several company listing in Tripadvisor. I was worry because for the first time in my life sailing never did before and after severe storm on Saturday night, we were happy the weather turned good on Sunday. We were picked up at our hotel and transported to Choeng Mon beach. Arriving at the yacht captain Luca and crews welcomed us with fresh coconut and safety briefing. It was awesome, and with only 4 of us , the yacht was big, beautiful and i feel very safety. The crew In fact they are all very nice, friendly and knowledgeable. Great trip, excellent service and the food wow like to be in the best Italian restaurant. After sailing around the beautiful island of Koh Phangan the hight line was sailing back with an amazing sunset and my favorite tune by open bar drink… Sailing is magical and spiritual experience i will do again. If you are going to Koh Samui island, please do yourself a big favor and inquire about full day trip.
sammybaldinn August 20, 2017