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26 miles from Yacht haven

SOUTH KOH YAO YAI. 7°54.219N, 98°35.181E

Approaching this anchorage, keep well off the rocky point to the west and set your anchor on the muddy bottom in 4-6 metres. Holding is firm enough that this spot not only offers good overnight protection in the northeast monsoon, but may be used in lighter winds during the southwest season too.

There is a small Muslim fishing village on stilts in the northwest corner of the bay. Approach by dinghy using the shallow creek on the west of the bay, and please observe the usual Muslim dress code.

There is a shallow bar at the mangrove entrance but once in the river it remains deep enough for shoal draft vessels. There is another village and road connection at the bend where all the fishing pot boats are tied up.

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Koh Yao Yai, looking north | Photo by Bill O'Leary
Koh Yao Yai, looking north | Photo by Bill O’Leary
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