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

UPDATED for 2019-20 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 8 speedboats a day in high season, with a reduced service in the rainy season (from May to October). The first boat leaves at 10.30 Leelawadee, followed by the 11.30 Suansuk and Seatales, 12.30 Panan, 14.00 Leelawadee, 14.30 Seatales, 15.00 Suansuk and 16.00 Panan.

Returns leave at 08.00 Leelawadee, 08.30 Seatales, 09.00 Panan, 10.00 Suansuk, 11.30 Leelawadee, 12.30pm Suansuk and Seatales and  13.30 Panan.

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 10.45 or 14.20 (till 31/1/20 only) via Koh Kood arriving at Koh Mak at 12.45 and 15.30 respectively.

The return boat is at 11.00 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 15/5/19 to 15/10/19.

You can use the Boonsiri bus from the Khao San area of Bangkok at 05.00 and 07.30 to make the connections above. The return boat links to the 14.00 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 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 250bt to 300bt 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 shuttle taxi at 40bt per person laid on by Boonsiri for the 10.45 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
(To Ao Nid Pier)

1/6/19 to 30/9/19
No 15.00
08.30, 10.00
(From Ao Nid Pier)

1/6/19 to 30/9/19
No 08.30
450bt per person

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

1/6/19 to 30/9/19
No 14.30 except every Fri, Sat, Sun
08.30, 12.30
(From Ao Nid Pier)

1/6/19 to 30/9/19
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 till 31/1/20 only (via Koh Kood)
(From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier)

16/5/19 to 15/10/19
No service at all to Koh Mak
11.00 (via Koh Kood)

(From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier)

16/5/19 to 15/10/19
No service at all to Koh Mak
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, 09.30 and 12.00, taking a hour for each leg.

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

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

Bang Bao Boats wooden boat leaves Koh Chang at 09.00, with a travel time of 2 hours to Koh Mak, arriving at 11.00, 400bt. This does also continue onto Koh Kood, arriving at 12.00, price at 700bt for the whole way or 400bt from Koh Mak to Koh Kood.

The return leaves Koh Kood at 13.00, docks at Koh Mak at 14.00 with final destination of Koh Chang at 16.00.

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.

Boonsiri Catamaran – Island Hopping

Boonsiri’s catamaran service runs from Koh Chang daily at 10.00 reaching Koh Mak at 11.00 and Koh Kood 11.45. 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 12.15, reaching Koh Mak at 12.45 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 can use either private or share options as indicated below.

Koh Chang to/from Koh Mak – May to October

Private

For the private option, prices are from 1,600bt for a car for 2 pax in either direction with hotel collection/delivery on Koh Chang and fast ferry tickets from/to Koh Chang. The price does not include the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 450bt per person.

Share

For the share option, you take a songthaew taxi on Koh Chang to either pier at Ao Sapparot or Centerpoint, then hop in a Trat bound taxi on the other side and ask them to drop you at Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak. This mainland taxi leg is 50bt per person from Centerpoint Pier or 300bt minimum charge from Thammachat Pier.

If coming the other way, on arrival at Laem Ngop Pier from Koh Mak, take a taxi to Centerpoint Pier. Ferries are on the hour, 10.00, 11.00 etc to Koh Chang. Songthaew taxis are lined up at the pier on the island side but will only leave when full.

Koh Kood to/from Koh Mak – May to October

Private

This is only possible with a private option, with prices from 1,600bt for a car for 2 pax in either direction excluding the boat tickets from/to Koh Kood, 350bt to 500bt or the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 450bt per person.

We can book any of these low season services for you. Please just let us know your date of travel, no of people, which island you need, your resort on Koh Chang and your resort at your destination.

Payment for the private option is with an initial deposit via PayPal – you do not need a PayPal account to pay this, it can be settled with any credit card – and then the balance on the day in THB cash, all fully agreed beforehand.

Payment for the boats for Koh Mak or Koh Kood are upfront via PayPal, their cost added to the same invoice.

Payment for the share minibus option to/from Koh Kood is upfront via PayPal. We then send you a voucher to print and show on the day or show on your phone.

You can Contact Us Here or email us directly on explorekohchang@gmail.com with your full requirements.


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