Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thailand Part 3: Sailing and Fishing Phuket
We spent the last leg of our Thai adventure on the island of Phuket where we did day trips on a sail boat and fishing boat.
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The islands around Phuket are made of limestone which makes the water a milky green color and leads to some interesting caves and rock formations. We took a sailing trip among them for a closer look that took us through some of these cases to see the hidden lagoons and stalagtite/stalagmite formations within.
The islands are lush green and feature many sheet walls that plunge straight into the ocean at sharp angles.
It was a relaxing day on the boat with some napping and lounging between out island hopping.
The next day we ventured out with Wahoo Fishing Tours for some game fishing. We motored out to Racha Noi and Racha Yoi islands and trolled around for a couple hours. The fishing has highly productive as each person on the charter pulled up a striped tuna each from the game chair, including 2 double (simultaneous) hookups.
The gracious crew cleaned these fish for our lunch and we enjoyed the freshest sashimi and tuna steaks imaginable along with some traditional Thai rice and chicken.
After lunch we went for a quick swim and then trolled around for a couple more hours on calm seas and during a gorgeous day.