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No food stuffs are provided with the yacht. The nearest supermarket to the marina is about 45 minutes away by taxi which means the average shopping trip will take around 3 hours. For this reason we recommend using our pre-provisioning service. You can order your provisioning by e mailing a minimum of one week before your holiday starts and saves you having to go shopping on arrival.

The supermarket is open from 9am to 11pm. Please note that alcohol is only sold in supermarkets between 11am and 2pm then 5pm to 11pm. Provisions may be supplemented along the way at Ao Nang beach or Krabi town, about day three, in the Northeast season from November to April and all year at Phi Phi, about day five, and Koh Lanta all year for longer charters. It is advisable to stock up on beverages and all dried and canned goods before your departure from the base as this is the only time you can be alongside to load things onto your boat easily. Allow at least 1.5 litres of bottled water per person per day. All yachts have fridges and freezers. As a guide to buying meat, ground beef lasts no more than 3 days, chicken about 4 days and steaks are normally OK for 5 days. The first 1 or 2 days of most charters are spent in the Phang Nga bay national park, which does not have any restaurants so you would normally eat on board for the first 1 or possibly 2 nights after leaving the base, usually a BBQ. The yacht comes with a BBQ and charcoal is available on arrival. One bag is enough for one BBQ. After this restaurants are available at the majority of anchorages but you would expect to have 1 or possibly 2 more nights eating on board later in the charter during the NE season from November to April and 2 or 3 nights more in the SW season from May to October. There is one restaurant in the Similan and one in the Surin islands which can only be visited during the NE season.

Let us take care of you

To ensure you get the most of your sailing holidays in Thailand why not let us take the hassle out of shopping for yourselves with our pre-order provisioning service.

Choose at leisure form our comprehensive shopping list so when you arrive onto your yacht everything has been stowed on board for you.




Louis van Wyk

The founder of Draco Marine Services. I did yacht deliveries for almost 10 years, after which I went and worked firstly for Tui Marine in Cape Town doing quality control on the Robertson and Caine boats. In 2016, I started a new career at Sunsail Phuket as the assistant base engineer. In the beginning of 2018 we started Draco Marine Services.