- Discover Sailing Asia Gets Featured on 8Days!
Always happy to have to have guests joining us for sun set sails, this time round we had the honor of sailing with Jasmine from 8Days! Along with a friend, Jasmine tried out our two-days one-night sailing staycation package - equipped with brief sailing lessons and a tour of St John's Island on the second day. Click here to read more of her beautifully written piece!
- Discover Sailing Asia partners Beneteau to Launch Charter Fleet in Asia
Discover Sailing Asia is delighted to announce its new partnership with Beneteau, for the exclusive supply of a fleet of 32 Beneteau Oceanis 45 sail boats to be based in eight countries around Asia and available for charter. Discover Sailing Asia’s mission is to develop sailing in Asia via an all-inclusive intelligent yacht ownership program offering investors to purchase a new Beneteau Oceanis 45 to be managed and chartered by Discover Sailing Asia covering all yearly operational costs and granting up to 9% of the yacht’s value as yearly revenue to owner. This easy ownership program is destined for investors seeking alternative investments while enjoying hassle free sailing in Asia. The company offers three membership programs for investors with PERFORMANCE, ELITE or DREAM Programs, each of them offering unique advantages to owners with the PERFORMANCE program including a buy back guarantee after 6 years of use. Each program combines financial benefits with a defined number of weeks that owners are entitled to use their boats in their base but are also entitled to use all the other yachts in the fleet within the total of 18 locations proposed by Discover Sailing Asia and including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines. Discover Sailing Asia company’s vision consists on establishing a fleet of 32 units of Beneteau Oceanis 45 within eight countries of Asia with various locations in each country. The company aims to develop charter and yachting in Asia and increase the number of charter destinations currently available for sailing. As recent researches published by YachtSys®*, currently the charter boat market globally counts 11,000 boats with 94% sail boats with only a small percent being available in Asia. Most popular destinations are still Europe with Croatia and Italy, followed by the Caribbean with Martinique as a favorite bare boat destination. By creating easy purchase, management and revenue to owners, Discover Sailing Asia is providing a chance to access sailing to a much broader group than before and as consequence considerably increase boating figures. Beneteau Group is the world’s leader in sailing boat construction with over 30 years presence in Asia. The shipyard is delighted to support this new project which is in line with Beneteau’s mission for the past 130 years, to develop, grow and enjoy sailing all around the world. With the passion for the sea and sailing as the core for the intelligent yachting project, both Discover Sailing Asia and Beneteau are confident in the success of this project and look forward to welcome many first time owners and investors who wish to enjoy sailing (holidays, course, events) and benefit from regular revenue without a single day to day worry on daily operations. Rewarding and Fun! That is what yachting in Asia could be for the members. ABOUT DISCOVER SAILING ASIA Discover Sailing Asia is a Hong Kong based company conducting Discover Sailing Programs in 8 other countries avross Asia. The company offers intelligent yacht ownership programs, charter holidays and sailing courses in Asia. The company’s flagship product, Yacht Ownership Program was created for individuals who like to go sailing on a regular basis without having to worry about managing and maintaining a Yacht. The owners will have unlimited access to the Discovery Sailing fleet of boats across Asia, sail as much as they want and never have to incur any service, maintenance or mooring charges. With the revenue generated from the charter program, DSA will pay on behalf of the owners for professional maintenance as well as mooring fees, insurance and other operating expenses. In addition to managing the yacht, the company will also pay a fixed return of 7-9% per annum based on the purchase price of the yacht. ABOUT BENETEAU To provide the true pleasure of sailing has always been Beneteau’s top achievement. In this spirit, Beneteau keeps on living up to the expectation by setting milestones one after another in the industry. Celebrating 130 years of heritage makes Beneteau legendary, and the constant drive through innovation guarantees Beneteau’s success and position as worldwide leader. With Sailboats and Powerboats, Beneteau offers widely all types of pleasures at sea. With discrete luxury and noble materials, expertise down to the finest details, all boats deliver comfort, performance, pleasure and safety. At the same time, Beneteau professional Dealer Network guarantees global services and Owners’ satisfaction.
- Ishigaki - Keelung Friendship Regatta - Offshore Sailing Experience
Awesome bluewater sailing and offshore experience for the group that went to Taipei / Ishigaki to take part in this Annual regatta. The 136nm bluewater passage took us about 25hrs to complete and we had everything from mirror like conditions to galeforce wind as we went rocketing into Ishigaki in the last couple of hours of the race with 30knt gusts. Memories of waking up to hoist the spinnaker on a Beneteau 40.7 in the middle of the Japan sea at 1am in the morning in 15knts of true, sitting on a mirror-like glassy sea just 2 hours later, this is something you'll never experience sailing 5 miles from the coast. You gotta go out there and live it. Well done and a pat on the back for the Offshore Bluewater sailing virgins that joined us for this one... ;) wet, cold, tired and miserable - loving it! More pictures from the event can be viewed on our facebook post !
- Singapore | DiscoverSailingAsia
singapore Want to see Singapore beyond it's grandeur skylines and mega-shopping malls? Then why not test out the harbors of the famous sea port. Come visit some of its offshore islands tucked away in the South - like or . Lazarus Island Kusu Island Imagine pristine beaches and secluded locations, hidden gems with deep history - each one covered with a plethora of flora and fauna. Or if you're feeling courageous, embark on your own venture with a professional sailing crew to Tioman (Malaysia). There you can sail, dive and snorkel with the local creatures that stretch along the shore or kick-back and take in the full wonder of a tropical paradise. 3 Hours Snorkeling Experience add-on (For 3HR Cruises) Looking for a fun activity for your loved ones on the weekend? Join in the fun in the sun and sea with our kids edition sailing and snorkeling package! Sail down to the southern island as you watch your little one experience what it's like being a skipper for the day. From: SGD245 more info 3 Hours Singapore Sailing Cruise Experience Sail down to the Southern Islands of Singapore for a short breather! Experience for yourself the joys and freedom of sailing, learn how to reign in the ropes and raise the sails as you visit the islands for a restful time away from the buzz. From: SGD195 more info 2D1N Singapore Southern Islands Overnight Cruise A perfect family weekend get-a-way on the shores of St John's island. Embark on a guided tour on St John's island learning about the local flora and fuana or venture to Kusu Island. to meet the turtle dwellers. From: SGD330 more info Paddleboard Experience add-on 2D1N Catch a tan and ride the waves with a beginner friendly water sport. Popular in many asia countries, stand-up paddle boarding is a fun activity for the weekend. This package comes with scuba equipment and an instructor. From: SGD410 more info Scuba Experience add-on 2D1N Meet and greet the local critters lurking in the depths of Pulau Hantu, from sea urchins to colourful fishes, there is plenty to explore in the elusive waters of Singapore. This package requires prior diving experience. From: SGD440 More info Yoga Experience add – on 2D1N Is this stress of life getting you down? Take a break on our Singapore Southern Island Yoga and Detox Cruise. 20 minutes away from Sentosa, the quiet beaches are perfect for a serene yoga session. From: SGD680 more info Private chef add-on: Samuel quan 2D1N Enjoy a four course meal specially prepared by well-renowned founder of Bespoke Dining Club chef, Samuel Quan. Having worked in renowned 3 Michelin-Starred French restaurant Les Amis and won numerous accolades since 2013, Samuel ‘s cooking is a unique experience of itself. From: SGD630 more info Singapore - Tioman Adventure Cruise 5D4N If you dream about spending a couple of days away from the office in a tropical paradise over a long weekend, then this is a cruise you want to be on. Pulau Tioman in Malaysia is one of the best dive sites in the World and a must go to destination. Per pax: SGD1587 more info item currently unavailable Back to Top
- Southern Island Diving Cruise | DiscoverSailingAsia
Phuket Adventure Cruise Want a new way to explore the glistening Lion City? Sail to one of Singapore's best kept and quaint islands, Lazarus Island. Only 5 minutes away from the mainland, the pristine beaches are perfect for a serene and quality retreat with your loved ones with the company of sun, sand and sea. book now Kindly note that prices are dynamic and subject to change if booked for guests less than 5. More information on prices during the booking process. From: SGD 440 (weekdays) SGD 506 (weekends) duration:8D7n What to anticipate: Day 1: Yacht Haven / Koh Nakha Yai ( or Ko Wa Yai depending on the meteorological conditions) (1h30) Arrival in Phuket and welcome in our base at Yacht Haven, located in the north of the island. On your way from the airport you will get a first view of the luxurious vegetation of this area, also dotted with Buddhist temples and picturesque villages. Boarding at 17h00 (05:00 pm), installation in your cabin followed by a safety briefing and an explanation of the program. et, suite à votre installation. Departure to the island of Koh Nakha Yai ( or Ko Wa Yai depending on the wind). Its nice beach fringed with coconut trees will welcome your first and idyllic swim. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the islands the Phang Nga Bay. Dinner and night on board at anchor. Day 2: Marina/Koh Hong (2h) Koh Yang/Koh Nakha noi (1h00) After breakfast, set sails to Koh Hong. This exceptional site is only accessible by tender through a cave leading you on an inside open lake surrounded bu a 100 m cliff (in Thai, Hong means room). Lunch on anchorage. Departure to Koh Kai Nai , Visit Koh Phing Kan on a long tail (1) better known as “James Bond Island” where they’ve filmed “The golden gun”, and Koh Pan Yi, a floating village where a hundred of fisherman family live. You will be able to buy a local souvenirs on that traditional Thailand. Back on-board for dinner. Day 3: Koh Nakha noi / Koh Yang (1h30) / Ao Thalin (1h30) / Pakbia Group (0h30) Departure from Koh Nakhai noi for a short navigation to Ao Thalin. Stop for lunch at Koh Yang then ahead to Ao Thalin for a Kayak ride (2), on a beautiful mangrove area where many monkeys and birds live. Dinner on board and overnight at Pakbia Group. Day 4: Pakbia group/ Koh Hong (0h30) / Ao Nang (1h00) / Koh Dam Kai (1h00) After breakfast leaves Pakbia for Koh Hong East. It will be on the tender that you will visit the lagoon beautiful 200 m diameter swimming pool. Lunch and departure to Koh Hong East. Then, sail to Ao Nang Elephant Trek and massage (3,4) and sail to Koh Dam Kai “Chicken Island” swimming and snorkeling on a real aquarium and farniente on a sheltered beach. On low tide, you also can cross to the other side on a sand bank. Dinner and night at anchor. Day 5: Koh Dam Kai/ Koh Mai Phai (1h30)/ Koh Phi Phi Don (0h30) Breakfast and navigation toward Koh Phi Phi with a stop for lunch at Koh Mai Pai nicked named “Bamboo Island”, beautiful sandy beach with numerous coral fish and good visibility, a dream place for amateur divers. At mid-day departure to Koh Phi Phi Don, one of the nicest beach in the world. Arrive at Yongsakem Bay (Monkey Bay). Swimming, walking on the beach, ans your sailing yacht will bring you to Nui Bay for the sunset. Dinner and overnight. If strong wind from the West, the arrival and anchorage at Phi Phi will be on the East part, famous for his beach and wild life. Day 6 : Ko Phi Phi Don / Koh Phi Phi Ley (45mn) / Koh Phi Phi Don (2h00) After an early breakfast we sail to Koh Phi Phi Ley. Discovery of Maya Bay where the movie “The Beach” was shot, starring Leonardo Di Caprio. After 2 hours sailing around the island, you will discover the cliffs and caves where swallows’ nests are harvested before being exported at very high prices to China. At the end of morning, we go back to Koh Phi Phi Don. Mooring at Ton Sai Bay and lunch on board. You will then be able to go shopping and discover the island. A 30-minute walk to a belvedere will let you discover a beautiful panorama. Then evening, after dinner, ashore to enjoy the shows of « bolace » in fire and enjoy the festive spirit of Phi Phi. Overnight. Day 7 : Koh Phi Phi Don/Koh Kai Nai (2h30) /Koh Lawa (1h30) Breakfast and departure to Koh Kai Nai, Small Island with white sandy beach. In the middle of the afternoon, departure to Koh Lawa. Last swimming and hiking in the island. Sunset and dinner. Overnight. Day 8: Koh Lawa / Yacht Haven (1h30) Disembark at Yacht Haven Marina by 9h00 am after having breakfast on the way. *The menu is subject to change and will depend on what the captain can procure on the day of sailing. What's included: Scuba diving equipment Private cabins for close intimate time with loved ones (for more information kindly refer to our ) FAQ Basic sailing lessons by our skipper All meals and snacks onboard Water will be provided, however, there is no alcoholic beverages, and will need to bring their own 20 logged miles or 4 hours of sailing
- Southern Island Cruise (2D1N) | DiscoverSailingAsia
singapore southern islands family cruise Want a new way to explore the glistening Lion City? Sail to one of Singapore's best kept and quaint islands, Lazarus Island. Only 5 minutes away from the mainland, the pristine beaches are perfect for a serene and quality retreat with your loved ones with the company of sun, sand and sea. book now From: SGD 330 (weekdays) SGD 396 (weekends) duration:2D1N Kindly note that prices are dynamic and subje cted to change if booked for guests less than 5. More information on prices during the booking process. What to anticipate: Day 1, from 1500: Enjoy scenic views of our coasts and islands as we depart the Marina for Lazarus island - get your first hands-on experience learning how to maneuver the sails! Sail to Kusu island to visit the tortoise sanctuary Enjoy a dinner on the boat or beach as the sunsets in the horizon. Dinner is usually pizza, pasta, salad and fruits. Frolic in the water and have fun; unwind on the beach Day 2, to 1000: Rise and shine to a specially prepared boat breakfast of bread, eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, and tea. Depart for the Marina at 9 AM *The menu is subject to change and will depend on what the captain can procure on the day of sailing. What's included: Private cabins for close intimate time with loved ones (For more information on the interior of our boats, kindly refer to our ) FAQ Basic sailing lessons by our skipper All meals and snacks onboard Water will be provided, however, there is no alcoholic beverages, and will need to bring their own. 20 logged miles or 4 hours of sailing Add-ons: Paddleboard equipment - $80 Snorkeling equipment - $50 Scuba diving equipment - $110 (do not this does not include a scuba-diving guide) Yoga sessions - $350 (inclusive of yoga instructor) Chef - from $300 for 5 guests