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  • dazedandcon-

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    Iam travelling through Malaysia up to Thailand in a few weeks and considering island hopping from Langkawi in Malyaysia up to Koh Phi Phi. Has anyone any advice or experience on taking this route ?

    Many Thanks

    #1 Posted: 3/11/2010 - 18:04

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  • WonderingTs-

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    I already answered this once, but it didn't seem to get posted, so here's the highlights again:

    Default : Tigerline. Book individual Island to Island tickets or a (cheaper) hop-on hop-off ticket for the whole route. SPD do something similar, I think. Neither is super cheap.

    There are day-trip (snorkelling) boats from Lanta to Muk/Kradan (and stops between) and back again. If you are in (say) Kradan, you can often pay the captain a few hundred B to catch a lift on the homeward (northbound) leg in the afternoon.

    Read Tezza's site if you haven't already


    #2 Posted: 4/11/2010 - 03:07

  • Captain_Bob

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    I island-hopped the other direction (Lanta-Lipe-Langkawi) on Tigerline. Great trip, would do it again in a heartbeat. This year they plan to start operating November 26th (according to the website). http://www.tigerlinetravel.com

    I would take thier boat as far as Ko Lanta then use the standard ferries to Phi Phi and Phuket.

    #3 Posted: 4/11/2010 - 12:10

  • tezza

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    I've done Tigerline and the Trang island daytrip boats out of Lanta. They work okay although Tigerline has a bit of a rep for running late and Wally at Paradise Lost on Kradan told me in June they often by-pass his island and drop passengers on Muk instead.
    Speedboats also run between Langkawi and Lipe-Lanta calling in at islands on the way - google SPD and Telaga Harbour. Speedboats can be a brutal ride on a bumpy day.

    #4 Posted: 5/11/2010 - 16:32

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