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Getting there and away


Boats for Ko Wai, Ko Maak and Ko Kut depart from Bang Bao pier. These stop running during the worst of the rainy season from July to September. At this time, Ko Wai closes completely while Ko Maak and Ko Kut can only be reached from the mainland -- see their respective transport sections for more info.

For the rest of the year, one large slow boat departs daily from Bang Bao for both Ko Wai and Ko Maak at 9:00.
Ko Wai costs 300 baht, and the trip takes about 45 minutes.
Ko Maak costs 400 baht, taking 1.5 hours.

For those with more money than time, speedboats depart for Ko Wai, Ko Maak and Ko Kut at 9:00, 9:30 and 12:00.
Ko Wai costs 400 baht and takes just 15 minutes.
Ko Maak costs 550 baht and takes 40 minutes.
Ko Kut costs 900 baht and takes over an hour.

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