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

 

Speedboats run by Leelawadee Speedboats, Panan Speedboats, M Marine and Koh Mak Ferry (formerly Seatales) 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 are also now three boat services to Koh Mak from Laem Sok Pier, the main point of departure for Koh Kood. This pier is about 40 minutes out from Trat in a completely different direction to Laem Ngop Pier. Seudamgo and Koh Kut Express and both offer a mini catamaran service which goes via Koh Mak to Koh Kood (good for island hopping too) whilst The Mak Speedboat makes the trip once daily.



Departure and Arrival Times, Piers

Speedboats from Laem Ngop Pier to Koh Mak

Times given below are subject to change, always check ahead.
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Panan Speedboat at Laem Ngop Pier

From Laem Ngop Pier, there are around 6 to 7 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 (Friday and Saturday only), followed by the 11.00 Koh Mak Ferry, 11.30 M Marine, 12.30 Panan, 14.00 Leelawadee and 16.00 Panan.

Returns leave at 08.30 Koh Mak Ferry, 09.00 Leelawadee (Friday and Saturday only), 09.30 M Marine, 10.00 Panan, 11.30 Leelawadee and 13.30 Panan.

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Leelawadee at Laem Ngop Pier

Each way costs 550bt, kids under 130cm at 350bt, under 100cm free, journey time of 50 minutes to an hour.

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 M Marine and Koh Mak Ferry docking at the public pier at Ao Nid. In high waves (rainy season) or low tides, the other boats may switch to Ao Nid also.

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Koh Mak Ferry (formerly Seatales) leaving Ao Nid Pier

If you have told them in advance, your resort will normally have a battered old vehicle waiting for you. As a fallback, there are a couple of songthaews on hand, 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.

We can organise any of these boats for you, normally in conjunction with our private transfers. Please just contact us with your requirements. Payment for any boat tickets is upfront.

Services from Laem Sok Pier to Koh Mak

Koh Kut Express has a mini catamaran service from Laem Sok Pier on the mainland to and from Koh Kood which calls in at Koh Mak (Ao Nid Pier) on its way. Laem Sok Pier is about 45 minutes from Laem Ngop Pier.

It’s 500bt per person, kids over 4 and over at full price. Times are at 11.30 from Laem Sok to Koh Mak (12.00 on to Koh Kood) and 10.00 from Koh Mak to Laem Sok (09.30 from Koh Kood).

Seudamgo also sends one of its mini catamarans via Koh Mak. Times are 12.00 from Laem Sok arriving at Ao Nid Pier at 12.40 (550bt) before continuing at 12.50 to its final destination at Ao Salat Pier on Koh Kood for 13.20 (400bt).

The return service leaves from Koh Kood at 13.50, reaching Koh Mak at 14.20 and leaving from there at 14.30 back to the mainland at Laem Sok for 15.20.

Run by the luxury resort, The Mak Speedboat is a once daily service from Laem Sok Pier to Koh Mak, times at 14.00 over and 11.30 back, priced at 550bt per person, 350bt for kids 100cm to 130cm.

Please do contact us if you would like to book any of these. Please note the services do not run from the end of May to the end of September/mid October.


Timetables – All boats

Timetables are subject to change .
To OR from
Laem Ngop Pier

UPDATED February 2024
Times to Koh Mak

Times from Koh Mak

Price THB
Leelawadee
090 506 2020
10.30 (Friday and Saturday only), 14.00
(To Makathanee Pier)

09.00 (Friday and Saturday only), 11.30
(From Makathanee Pier)
550bt per person

Child under 130cm 350bt, under 100cm free
Panan
087 614 7641
12.30, 16.00
(To Koh Mak Resort Pier)

10.00, 13.30
(From Koh Mak Resort Pier)
550bt per person

Child under 130cm 350bt, under 100cm free
Koh Mak Ferry
(formerly Seatales)
092 669 4946
11.00
(To Ao Nid Pier)
08.30
(From Ao Nid Pier)
550bt per person

Child under 130cm 350bt, under 100cm free
M Marine
090 394 9986
10.00
(To Ao Nid Pier)

08.00
(From Ao Nid Pier)
550bt per person

Child under 130cm 350bt, under 100cm free
Seudamgo
063 125 1421
12.00

*From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier

40 minutes

14.30

*From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier*

45 minutes

550bt per person

Children 4 and over full price
Boonsiri 11.30 and 15.00

*From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier*
09.45 and 13.00

*From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier*
550bt per person

Children 5 and over full price
Koh Kut Express
Mini Catamaran
087 749 0030
11.30

*From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier

30 minutes

Runs till 15/5/24 and then stops for rainy season, restart date around November 24
10.00

*From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier*

30 minutes

Runs till 15/5/24 and then stops for rainy season, restart date around November 24
500bt per person

Children 4 and over full price
The Mak Speedboat
080 554 6693
14.00

*From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier*
11.30

*From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier*
550bt per person

Child under 130cm 350bt, under 100cm free

Trat to Laem Ngop Pier – Koh Mak Ferry – Speedboats

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 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 pier, again when full only. Simply ask them to drop you off at Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak.

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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 connection.


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

Bang Bao Boats Speedboat – Island Hopping Service

You can easily move from Koh Mak to Koh Chang or Koh Mak to Koh Kood using either a speedboat or wooden boat operated by Bang Bao Boats or a speedboat from Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats. There are now also two mini catamaran services run by Koh Kut Express and Seudamgo between Koh Mak and Koh Kood.

Boonsiri too operates one of their catamaran service between Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Kood, with an ultimate destination of Had Lek Pier at the Cambodian border.

On Koh Mak, with all companies, your resort will drop you at the correct pier for departure. On arrival, you either pre-arrange with your resort to collect you or you take a 50bt per person songthaew (minimum charge at 100bt).

In rainy season/low season, the wooden boat stops from mid May to mid October. The two speedboats and mini catamaran stop from early to mid May until early to mid November. See the Rainy Season Travel (June to September) below for your options over that period.

Bang Bao Boats – Island Hopping

Speedboat

Leaving Koh Chang at 12.00, Bang Bao Boats speedboat takes 30 minutes to Koh Mak costing 900bt. Koh Mak to Koh Kood is 700bt also 30 minutes. Koh Chang to Koh Kood is 1,200bt, an hour. Coming the other way, the speedboat leaves Koh Kood at 09.00.

On Koh Mak, Bang Bao Boats uses the pier at Koh Mak Resort on Ao Suan Yai (north west coast). At Koh Kood, Bang Bao Boats speedboat will deliver or collect directly where possible. If not possible, they provide a free share shuttle between pier and resort. Arriving on Koh Chang, you get their free shuttle service between resort and Bang Bao Pier.

The speedboat does not run during the rainy season (early May to late October/early November).

Wooden Boat

Bang Bao Boats wooden boat leaves Koh Chang at 09.00, with a travel time of 2 hours to Koh Mak, 500bt. This continues on to 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 uses the pier at Koh Mak Resort on Ao Suan Yai (north west coast). Arriving at Koh Kood, the wooden boat docks at Nam Luek Pier, Ao Tapao and offers the free shuttle service to and from your resort. It uses Bang Bao Pier on Koh Chang, same free shuttle service.

The wooden boat does not run during the rainy season (mid May to mid October).

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats – Island Hopping

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run one service daily at 09.00 from Koh Chang, 11.00 from Koh Kood. It takes an hour from Koh Chang to Koh Mak, costing 800bt. From Koh Mak to Koh Kood is also an hour, 700bt. Koh Chang to Koh Kood is 1,200bt, two hours.

On Koh Mak, Kaibae Huts Speedboat uses Makathanee Resort Pier on Ao Kao on the south west coast.

When arriving at Koh Kood, the speedboat will deliver or collect directly where possible. It does not, however, offer any shuttle service but instead uses Siam Beach Resort on Bang Bao Beach Koh Kood as its base. You must organise your transfer to or from there with your resort or take a taxi.

The speedboat does not run during the rainy season (end of April to mid November).

Boonsiri – Island Hopping

Boonsiri’s daily island hopping service using the catamaran leaves from Koh Mak to Koh Chang at 14.30 daily, duration of 1 hour, price at 600bt per person, kids 5 and over full price. It leaves at 09.00 from Koh Chang going the other way.

To Koh Kood, you depart Koh Mak at 10.00, 30 minutes, 400bt. From Koh Kood to Koh Mak, the service is at at 14.00.

On Koh Mak, Boonsiri uses Ao Nid Pier. Arriving at Koh Kood, the boat docks at Ao Salad Pier, with a free shuttle service between there and your resort in both directions. On Koh Chang, the pier is at Bang Bao, with the same free share shuttle service to and from your resort. Please note the shuttle collects at 07.30 from Koh Chang hotels, much earlier than the other boat companies.

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

Koh Kut Express – Koh Mak and Koh Kood

Koh Kut Express runs a daily mini catamaran service between Koh Mak and Koh Kood.

It’s 500bt per person, times of 09.30 from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and 12.00 going the other way. Journey time is 30 minutes each leg.

On Koh Mak, Koh Kut Express uses Ao Nid Pier. On Koh Kood, the boat docks at Klong Mad Pier or Ao Salad Pier, with a free shuttle service between there and your resort in both directions.

This boat does not run in low/rainy season from 1/6/23 to 30/9/23.

Seudamgo – Koh Mak and Koh Kood

Seudamgo offers a similar service to Koh Kut Express above, with their mini catamaran leaving Koh Mak at 12.50, arriving on Koh Kood at 13.20, 400bt per person. Coming the other way, it leaves Koh Kood at 13.50, arriving at 14.20 at Koh Mak.

On Koh Mak, Seudamgo uses Ao Nid Pier. On Koh Kood, the boat docks at Nam Leuk Pier, with a free shuttle service between there and your resort in both directions.

We can organise any of the services for you. Please contact us with your requirements.

Rainy Season – Island Hopping between Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang

These island hopping speedboats, wooden boat and catamarans do not run during the rainy season (June to end of September). 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.

Private speedboats may be also available on selected routes.

We can book any of these private low season services for you.

Please just contact us with your requirements giving date of travel, no of people, which islands you need, your resort on Koh Chang and your resort at your destination.

Koh Chang to/from Koh Mak – June to September

Private

The prices for the private option 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. A minibus for 4 persons is 2,100bt. The price does not include the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 550bt per person.

Share

For a 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 either pier but note ferries from Centerpoint Pier are only at 07.15, 10.30, 14.00 and 17.20 (June 23). Songthaew taxis are lined up at the pier on the island side but will only leave when full.

Koh Kood to/from Koh Mak – June to September

Private

Using a private car, prices are from 1,300bt for 2/3 pax in either direction excluding the boat tickets from/to Koh Kood, 350bt to 600bt or the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 550bt per person. A minibus is 1,800bt.

A private speedboat (up to 15 persons) is 6,500bt to 7,500bt from Koh Mak to Koh Kood. This leaves from Ao Nid Pier and goes to Ao Salat Pier. You would ask your Koh Kood resort to collect you or we can organise a songthaew taxi (price on request). Please note speedboat prices are more expensive coming from Koh Kood to Koh Mak (8,000bt to 9,000bt).

Share

For the blue share songthaew taxis, the cost is around 700bt to 800bt from Laem Ngop Pier to Laem Sok Pier, all boat tickets separate. Remember these are old, basic and open sided vehicles, with travel time of at least an hour on a very fast highway – not for the faint hearted.


Updated January 24

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