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  • huggomartini

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

    #1 Posted: 24/1/2008 - 20:21

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  • exacto

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    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.

    #2 Posted: 24/1/2008 - 23:26

  • ChangFai

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    Definitely No .

    #3 Posted: 25/1/2008 - 10:01

  • khunwilko

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    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.

    #4 Posted: 25/1/2008 - 13:07

  • khunwilko

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

    try that for a start.....

    #5 Posted: 25/1/2008 - 13:15

  • ChangFai

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    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 ?

    #6 Posted: 25/1/2008 - 17:27

  • khunwilko

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    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.


    s
    check any of the addresses above

    #7 Posted: 25/1/2008 - 19:20

  • huggomartini

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    Thanks everyone

    #8 Posted: 25/1/2008 - 19:44

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