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

 

Speedboats run by Leelawadee Speedboats, Panan Speedboats, M Marine and 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.

From 7/10/22, there will also be a new speedboat service run by Koh Kut Express, 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 to Laem Ngop Pier.

The Boonsiri catamaran service that previously called in at Koh Mak on its way between Koh Kood and Laem Sok Pier, has not restarted since the pandemic.



Departure and Arrival Times, Piers

Koh Mak Speedboats

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 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 M Marine and Seatales, 12.30 Panan, 14.00 Leelawadee, 14.30 Seatales, 15.00 M Marine and 16.00 Panan.

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

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Leelawadee at Laem Ngop Pier

Each way costs 450bt, kids under 130cm at 300bt, under 90cm 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 Seatales 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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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.

Koh Kut Express (Laem Sok Pier)

From 7/10/22, Koh Kut Express will start a new speedboat service from Laem Sok Pier on the mainland to and from Koh Mak.

It’s 450bt per person, times at 10.00 from Koh Mak and 11.30 from Laem Sok, duration an hour.

Please do contact us if you would like to book this speedboat.


Boonsiri Catamaran (Laem Sok Pier)

Please note this service ceased during the pandemic, with it highly unlikely to restart this 22/23 season?

From Laem Sok Pier, which is about 50 minutes from Laem Ngop Pier, Boonsiri’s catamaran departs at 10.45. It travels via Koh Kood arriving at Koh Mak at 12.45.

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.

You can use the Boonsiri bus from the Khao San area of Bangkok at 05.00 to make the connection 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 are free, 5 and over full price.

Annually, this service does not run from 1/4 to 30/9.


Timetables – Koh Mak Ferry – Speedboats, Catamaran

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

UPDATED Sept 2022
Times to Koh Mak

UPDATED Sept 2022
Times from Koh Mak

UPDATED Sept 2022
Price THB
Leelawadee
090 506 2020
10.30, 14.00 (Nov to Apr)
(To Makathanee Pier)

1/9/22 to 30/9/22 - 14.00 only
*17/9/22 - 10.30 only*
**20/9/22 to 22/9/22 - no service**
08.00, 11.30 (Nov to Apr)
(From Makathanee Pier)

1/9/22 to 30/9/22 - 11.30 only
*17/9/22 - 08.00 only*
**20/9/22 to 22/9/22 - no service**
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
Panan
087 614 7641
12.30, 16.00
(To Koh Mak Resort Pier)

1/9/22 to 30/9/22
12.30
09.00, 13.30
(From Koh Mak Resort Pier)

1/9/22 to 30/9/22
09.00
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
Seatales
092 669 4946
11.30, 14.30
(To Ao Nid Pier)

1/9/22 to 31/10/22
11.30 only
08.30, 12.30
(From Ao Nid Pier)

1/9/22 to 31/10/22
08.30 only
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
M Marine
090 394 9986
11.30, 15.00
(To Ao Nid Pier)

1/9/22 to 30/9/22
15.00 only Sunday to Thursday
11.30 only Friday and Saturday
10.00, 12.30
(From Ao Nid Pier)

1/9/22 to 30/9/22
12.30 only Sunday to Thursday
10.00 only Friday and Saturday
450bt per person

Child under 130cm 300bt, under 90cm free
Koh Kut Express
087 749 0030
11.30 (from 7/10/22)

*From Laem Sok Pier*
10.00 (from 7/10/22)

*To Laem Sok Pier*
450bt per person

Children 4 and over full price
Boonsiri

(Currently not running as of Sept 2022)
10.45 (via Koh Kood)

(From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier)

(Currently not running as of 2022)
11.00 (via Koh Kood)

(From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier)

(Currently not running as of Sept 2022)
400bt per person

Child 5 and over adult price, 4 and under free

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

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 piers, 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

It is very easy to move from Koh Mak to Koh Chang or Koh Mak to Koh Kood using a wooden boat by Bang Bao Boats. You can also use a speedboat service operated by Koh Kut Express for the Koh Mak and Koh Kood leg.

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

Bang Bao Boats wooden boat leaves Koh Chang at 09.00, with a travel time of 2 hours to Koh Mak, 400bt. This does also continue onto Koh Kood, arriving at 12.00, price at 700bt for the whole way or 300bt 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).

The wooden boat does not run during the rainy season (May to October). See the Rainy Season Travel (May to October) below for your options over that period and also check back here for the date when the wooden boat restarts for 22/23 season.

The speedboats run by Bang Bao Boats and Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou have not run since March 2020 – still awaiting news for 22/23.

Koh Chang to Koh Mak is 600bt with Bang Bao Boats speedboat. Koh Mak to Koh Kood is 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. They arrive 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 – 09.00 from Koh Chang, 11.00 from Koh Kood. 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.

Koh Kut Express – Island Hopping

From 7/10/22, Koh Kut Express will run a new daily speedboat service between Koh Mak and Koh Kood only.

It’s 450bt per person, times of 09.30 from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and 12.00 going the other way. Journey time is an hour.

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

Boonsiri Catamaran – Island Hopping

The cataamaran has not run since March 2020 – still awaiting news for 22/23.

From 1/11 to 31/3, 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. It’s 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. It docks at Ao Nid Pier on Koh Mak, no shuttle service. On Koh Chang, it arrives and departs from Bang Bao Pier, with free shuttle to and from your resort.

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


May 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.

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 – May to October

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 2,300bt. The price does not include the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 450bt 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 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

Using a private car, prices are from 1,200bt for 2/3 pax in either direction excluding the boat tickets from/to Koh Kood, 300bt to 600bt or the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 450bt per person. A minibus is 1,800bt.

A private speedboat (up to 15 persons) is 8,000bt to 8,500bt 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 (10,000bt to 11,000bt).

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 September 22 for 22/23 Season

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