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Ko Tarutao

Getting there and away


The speedboat to Pakbara departs at 10:00 and 1:30 (350 baht). In the reverse direction, in high season, speedboats depart Pakbara at 11:30 and 14:00, cost 350 baht one-way or 600 baht return, and take 30 minutes. Tarutao is closed in low season.

From Tarutao, the speedboat onwards to Ko Lipe departs only once a day at 12:00 (400 baht).

If you miss the boat to Pakbara a longtail can be charterd for 1,500 baht, but the trip by longtail to Lipe is considered too dangerous.

    Getting Around

    Mountain bikes of a relatively solid quality may be rented at the Visitor Centre at Ao Pante for 200 baht per day, and kayaks can be hired for 500 baht per day. Longtail boats may be chartered for 1,100 baht for the day and can fit up to 10 people.

    Shuttle songthaews can be chartered for locations around the island. From park headquarters to Ao Son is 400 baht and Ao Thalo Wow is 600 baht. The songthaew seats up to 10 people.

    It is not possible to rent motorbikes on Ko Tarutao, but a motorbike with driver may be chartered for 550 baht per day, and can take up to two passengers.

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