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Thailand is home to some of the friendliest, most gentle and generous people in the world.


Thailand is a favorite destination for cruisers from Australia, New Zealand and those sailing to the Mediterranean.  The island of Phuket is where most people head with it's great anchorages, food, people and yachting facilities.  This is also a terrific place to have maintenance work done as the costs are low and the workmanship good.  Long Passages had a complete refit done at Phuket Boat Lagoon.

Check-In Ports - The following are some of the more popular ports in which to check in/out of Phuket.

General Information
Country Code:  255
Time Zone:    +7 hours from UTC
Currency:      Thai Baht

Check In/Out  Procedures  (as of 2002/03)

Check-In  - These are the procedures we followed in 2002 to follow to check into Thailand

  1. Hoist Courtesy flag when entering the waters of Thailand.

  2. Do NOT fly Quarantine flag.

  3. Take boat papers, passports, crew lists and clearance from previous port to either:

  4. Ao Chalong one-stop port facilities at the ferry terminal  or
    Phuket town immigration and customs.  These are separate offices in the vicinity of each other.

  5. The entry fee in 2002 was 310 baht

Check-out -  These are the procedures that we followed to check out in 2003: 

  1. Take passports, boat papers, crew lists, entrance fee receipt to either the one-stop facilities at Al Chalong or to the individual offices in Phuket town.

  2. Visit immigration first to have passports stamped.

  3. Visit Customs to obtain port clearance

  4. The exit fee in 2003 was 510 baht.


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