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Pattaya to Ko Samui

Posted by huggomartini on 24/1/2008 at 20:21

Is it possible go from Pattaya to Ko Samui by ferry?
Any company or private do that?
Thanks in advance

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Posted by exacto on 24/1/2008 at 23:26

Huggo,

I'm not aware of any boat or ferry company making the trip across the Gulf of Thailand from Pattaya or Koh Samet or Koh Chang to Samui. It's a great idea, but I guess there aren't enough of us willing to pay the fare to make it possible. I'd love to hear if anyone does know of a ferry company travelling that route.

In the mean time, it looks like Bangkok Airways has increased their Pattaya to Ko Samui direct flights to twice daily (at 1050 and a hangover-friendly 1650). The problem is that the Pattaya airport is a bit distant from Pattaya proper, and I don't know if it is easier or cheaper to get to the Pattaya (U-Tapao) airport or head all the way back to Bangkok and fly out of Suvarnabhumi.

The flight out of Pattaya/U-Tapao at least gives you the option of avoiding backtracking through Bangkok and would be an interesting, road-less-travelled route.

I hope that helps. Cheers.

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Posted by ChangFai on 25/1/2008 at 10:01

Definitely No .

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Posted by khunwilko on 25/1/2008 at 13:07

There definitely WAS a ferry co running there about 6 months ago...the web site was crap and in Thai.....sounded like it would not last long. It is a cruise boat/ship type thing.

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Posted by khunwilko on 25/1/2008 at 13:15

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=29&t=73527

try that for a start.....

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Posted by ChangFai on 25/1/2008 at 17:27

Khun Wilko
WELL , thats news to me .

But since I am in town at the moment I will go down to the pier and find out .

There has been loads of stories over the years , about ferries starting up to Samui , Hua Hin etc.,and they never seem to last more than a week .

Wasnt there a seaplane for a while ?

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Posted by khunwilko on 25/1/2008 at 19:20

There was a web site and a boat but the links in Thai /visa don't bring it up any more, so I guess it's stopped.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=73527

There's some interesting photos too!!!!!

It looks like the ship came to a sad end...it appears to have been operating in 2006.

http://www.nedcruise.info/siritara_ocean_queen.htm

http://2bangkok.com/06/news06oct.shtml

http://2bangkok.com/06/news06oct.shtml#Siritara

- October 14, 2006

Rene reports: Sorry to see the pictures of the cruiseship, just last week I received a flyer from the company [right], promising big discounts for the cruise.


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check any of the addresses above

#7 khunwilko has been a member since 27/1/2007. Posts: 560

Posted by huggomartini on 25/1/2008 at 19:44

Thanks everyone

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