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Phuket Boats & Ferries

Phuket longtail boats

Boats can be hired for trips to nearby islands or fishing sites. The main areas for hiring are Chalong Pier and Rawai with fares depending on the number of passengers, distance, length of time and type of vessel.

Longtail boats are a lot cheaper than speedboats. However, they are slower and not as comfortable. On the plus side they do provide a more traditional Thai sea-going experience which is by no means unpleasant. Whichever type of boat you choose, make sure you check with the driver that life vests are provided.

As a rough guide, prices range from:
Longtail boats – 1,000 to 3,000 Baht
Speedboats – 8,000 to 25,000 Baht

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Ferries are an alternative to speedboats for getting to nearby islands and neighbouring areas such as Krabi. Unless you have your own transport it is easier to book your ferry ticket through a tour agent which will include transfers to and from the pier. Please note that in peak season (from Dec to Jan) they can get quite busy so it is advisable to book in advance. Ferries operate between Phuket and the following destinations:

Phi Phi Island

Daily from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town to Phi Phi Island.

  • Phuket – Phi Phi Island
    Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 10.00 hrs.
    Dep. 13.30 – Arr. 15.00 hrs.
  • Phi Phi Island – Phuket
    Dep. 09.00 – Arr. 11.00 hrs.
    Dep. 14.30 – Arr. 16.00 hrs.

Ao Nang (Krabi)

Daily from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town Ao Nang

  • Phuket – Ao Nang
    Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 10.30 hrs.
  • Ao Nang – Phuket
    Dep. 15.00 – Arr. 17.15 hrs.

Koh Lanta

Daily from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town to Lanta Island via Ao Nang, operating from November – April

  • Phuket – Koh Lanta
    Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 12.45 hrs.
  • Koh Lanta – Phuket
    Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 12.30 hrs.

Koh Yao

Daily from Bang Rong Pier near Paklok on the east coast to Koh Yao Yai, every hour from 07.30 – 17.45

Rassada Ferry Pier in Phuket Town


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