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To/From the mainland
During high season (November to April), a speedboat runs direct to Ko Wai from Laem Ngop Pier, just south of Trat, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing at 14:00, costing 400 baht and taking around 45 minutes. The boat returns to Laem Ngop on the same days at 8:00.
To/From Ko Chang
From Bang Bao pier on Ko Chang, a slowboat departs daily at 9:00, costs 300 baht and takes 45 minutes. It returns to Bang Bao at 13:00.
Speedboats also run to Ko Wai from Bang Bao, departing daily at 9:00, 9:30 and 12:00, costing 400 baht and taking 15 minutes.
A speedboat also departs from Kai Bae Hut pier on Ko Chang at 9:00, also for 400 baht but taking 25 minutes. Speedboats return to Ko Chang daily at 10:30, 11:00 and 13:30.
All speedboats from Ko Chang go onwards to Ko Maak and Ko Kut, but the slowboat only goes as far as Ko Maak.
There is no public boat service to Ko Wai during rainy season from May to October.
The four northern resorts are connected by a seaside trail that can be a challenge after dark. If you prefer to paddle, kayaks can be rented at any resort for around 150 baht per hour or 500 baht for a full day.