Koh Mak Ferry – Speedboats, Catamaran – Island Hopping – Companies and Prices

UPDATED for 2018/19 Season

Companies – Koh Mak Ferry – Speedboats, Catamaran

koh-mak-speedboat-ferry-laem-ngop-pier Speedboats run by Leelawadee Speedboats, Panan Speedboats, Suansuk Speedboats and Seatales Speedboats run to and from Koh Mak and the mainland at Laem Ngop Pier.

Laem Ngop Pier, also known locally as Krom Luang, sits near to the main ferry piers for Koh Chang, about 20km out from Trat.

There is also a catamaran service run by Boonsiri, which operates out of Laem Sok Pier, the main point of departure for Koh Kood. Laem Sok Pier is about 45 minutes from Trat in a completely different direction.

Departure and Arrival Times, Piers – Koh Mak Speedboats

From Laem Ngop Pier, there are 9 speedboats a day in high season, with a reduced service in the rainy season (from May to October). The first boat leaves at 10.30am Leelawadee, followed by the 11.30am Suansuk and Seatales, 12.30 Panan, 14.00 Leelawadee, 14.30 Seatales, 15.00 Suansuk, 16.00 Panan and a possible new addition, 17.00 Suansuk (to be confirmed).

Returns leave at 08.00am Leelawadee, 08.30am Seatales, 09.00am Panan, 10.00am Suansuk, 11.30am Leelawadee, 12.30pm Suansuk and Seatales, 13.30 Panan and a possible new addition, 15.00 Suansuk (to be confirmed).

Each way costs 450bt, kids under 130cm at 300bt, under 90cm free, journey time of 50 minutes to an hour.

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On Koh Mak, Panan Speedboats stops at the pier at Koh Mak Resort on Ao Suan Yai on the north west coast, Leelawadee Speedboats at the pier of Makathanee Resort on Ao Kao on the south west coast, with Suansuk Speedboats and Seatales docking at the public pier at Ao Nid.

Your resort will normally have a battered old vehicle waiting for you or, if you have not booked ahead, there are a couple of songthaews on hand at 50bt per drop-off point, with a minimum of 100bt. On your departure, the resorts will drop you off at the correct pier for your ticket, you just need to let them know the day before.

Departure and Arrival Times, Piers – Boonsiri Catamaran

From Laem Sok Pier, which is about 50 minutes from Laem Ngop Pier, Boonsiri’s catamaran departs at 14.20 direct to Koh Mak arriving at 15.10. You can also take the boat at 10.45am via Koh Kood arriving at Koh Mak at 12.50pm.

The return boat is at 11.00am only, again via Koh Kood, reaching Laem Sok Pier at 13.30.

Tickets are 400bt each way, kids 4 and under free, 5 and over full price. Please note this service does not run in the rainy season 15/5/18 to 15/10/18.

You can use the Boonsiri bus from the Khao San area of Bangkok at 05.00am and 07.30am to make the connections above. The return boat links to the 14.30 bus reaching Bangkok at 20.00+. The price for the bus/boat combo ticket is 800bt each way, kids 4 and under free, 5 and over full price.

Trat to Laem Ngop Pier – Koh Mak Ferry – Speedboats, Catamaran

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To Laem Ngop Pier, songthaews run back and forth from Trat Bus Station, 3kms or so out from the city itself, at a cost of 50bt to 60bt per person, leaving when full or you can charter the whole vehicle for 250bt to 300bt. If staying the night in Trat, your guesthouse will usually organise the transport (50bt or so per person) or you can walk to the covered market and negotiate yourself, with 200bt to 250bt a fair price to leave immediately.

There is a another public taxi on the corner by the chemists, opposite the entrance to the temple. For 50bt to 60bt per person, taxis leave from here to the Koh Chang ferry piers, again when full only. Simply ask them to drop you off at Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak.

Taxis coming back from the piers follow the same pricing system if full. With only a few passengers, the cost per person will increase. For Laem Sok Pier, ask your guesthouse in Trat to order the free shuttle taxi laid on by Boonsiri for the 10.45am or 14.20 connection.

 

Contact Us to reserve seats on any of the speedboats and Boonsiri Catamaran, including their Khao San Road connecting bus.

Timetables – Koh Mak Ferry – Speedboats, Catamaran

To OR from
Laem Ngop Pier
Times to Koh MakTimes from Koh MakPrice THB
Leelawadee
10.30, 14.00
(To Makathanee Pier)
08.00, 11.30
(From Makathanee Pier)
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
Suansuk
11.30, 15.00, **17.00 (to be confirmed)**
(To Ao Nid Pier)

1/6/18 to 30/9/18
No 15.00.
17.00 only every Fri, Sat, Sun
08.30, 10.00, **15.00 (to be confirmed)**
(From Ao Nid Pier)

1/6/18 to 30/9/18
No 08.30
15.00 only every Fri, Sat, Sun
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
Seatales11.30, 14.30
(To Ao Nid Pier)

1/6/18 to 30/9/18
No 14.30 except every Fri, Sat, Sun
08.30, 12.30
(From Ao Nid Pier)

1/6/18 to 30/9/18
No 12.30 except every Fri, Sat, Sun
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
Panan12.30, 16.00
(To Koh Mak Resort Pier)
09.00, 13.30
(From Koh Mak Resort Pier)
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
Boonsiri
10.45 (via Koh Kood)
14.20 (direct)
(From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier)

16/5/18 to 15/10/18
No service
11.00 (via Koh Kood)

(From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier)

16/5/18 to 15/10/18
No service
400bt per person

Child 5 and over adult price, 4 and under free

Island Hopping – Koh Mak to Koh Chang, Koh Mak to Koh Kood

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It is very easy to move from Koh Mak to Koh Chang or Koh Mak to Koh Kood, using speedboats run by Bang Bao Boats, Nor Nou Kai Bae Huts Speedboats and Suansuk, a slower wooden boat also by Bang Bao Boats and a special island-hopping only Boonsiri catamaran service.

Bang Bao Boats, Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats – Island Hopping

Koh Chang to Koh Mak is 600bt with Bang Bao Boats speedboat, Koh Mak to Koh Kood, 400bt, 900bt for Koh Chang to Koh Kood. Times are twice daily, 09.30am and 12.00pm, taking a hour for each leg.

Coming the other way, the boats leave Koh Kood at 09.00am and 12.00pm, docking at Koh Mak at 10.00am and 13.00, arriving at Koh Chang at 11.00am and 14.00, with free transport on hand to take you to your resort.

Bang Bao Boats wooden boat leaves Koh Chang at 09.00am, with a travel time of 2 hours to Koh Mak, arriving at 11.00am, 400bt. This does also continue onto Koh Kood, price at 700bt for the whole way or 400bt from Koh Mak to Koh Kood.

The return from Koh Mak to Koh Chang is at 12.00pm, check on Koh Kood for the departure time.

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run one service daily, same prices, at 09.00am from Koh Chang, 11.00am from Koh Kood.

On Koh Mak, Bang Bao Boats (speedboat and wooden boat) use the pier at Koh Mak Resort on Ao Suan Yai (north west coast) and Kaibae Huts Speedboat uses Makathanee Resort Pier on Ao Kao on the south west coast.

These island hopping speedboats and wooden boat do not run during the rainy season.

Suansuk Speedboats – Island Hopping

Suansuk Speedboats are starting a new service between Koh Mak and Koh Kood for 2018/19 season, 400bt per person, kids 4 to 9 1/2 price with times at 09.00am, 12.30pm and 16.00. Coming the other way, the boats leave Koh Kood at 09.30am, 13.00 and 16.30. On Koh Kood, the boats dock at Ao Salad Pier, with free share shuttle taxi on hand to deliver you to your resort.

In theory, this service also runs once a day in the rainy season, 12.30pm from Koh Mak, 13.00 from Koh Kood, but is dependent on numbers and weather.

Boonsiri Catamaran – Island Hopping

Boonsiri’s new island hopping catamaran service comes into service from 1/11/18. This starts from Koh Chang daily at 10.00am reaching Koh Mak at 11.00am and Koh Kood 11.45am. Prices are 750bt per person for Koh Chang to Koh Kood, 500bt Koh Chang to Koh Mak and 300bt Koh Mak to Koh Kood.

The return leaves Koh Kood at 12.15pm, reaching Koh Mak at 12.45pm and Koh Chang at 14.00. Prices are 750bt for Koh Kood to Koh Chang, 300bt Koh Kood to Koh Mak and 500bt Koh Mak to Koh Chang.

On Koh Kood, the catamaran uses Ao Salad Pier with free shuttle to and from your resort. On Koh Mak, it docks at Ao Nid Pier, no shuttle service. On Koh Chang, it arrives and departs from Bang Bao Pier, with free shuttle to and from your resort.

This service is not possible from 16/5 to 1/11 during the rainy season.

Book your island hopping boats with us here. Please just let us know your date of travel, no of people, which island you need, your resort at either end – Pay in advance via PayPal

For all more detailed timetables and prices, see Koh Chang Island Hopping.

June to October – Island Hopping between Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang

These island hopping speedboats and wooden boat do not run during the rainy season (Mid May to Mid October). You will have to return from your respective island to the mainland and travel by road to the appropriate pier in order to take their mainland ferries.

You will need private transfers to travel from Laem Sok Pier to either Laem Ngop Pier (for Koh Mak) or the Koh Chang piers as there are no public choices.

You can easily get from Koh Chang to Laem Ngop Pier using share taxis, ferry, share taxi – a private transfer would of course be less hassle.

The new Suansuk service as outlined above is very new so would need checking to see if it is actually running.

We can organise this for you, so please do get in touch.


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