The Boonsiri Fantasea catamaran boat service between Laem Sok and Koh Kood

After a bit of searching online you’ll soon learn that this passenger boat service to Koh Kood has three names.  This arises from the fact that the Boonsiri Ferry company run a catamaran and the vessel’s name is the ‘Koh Kood Fantasea’.

Boonsiri Ferry began services in 2015 and in October 2018 added a second, lager vessel to their fleet.  The new 288 seat, catamaran ferry has three decks, the top deck being a VIP room, and is equipped with a modern state of the art computerized stabilizer and is fully compliant with International Safety Standards.

There are two services a day during High Season between the mainland pier in Laem Sok and Ao Salat pier in the northeast of Koh Kood.  In the Low Season there is one ferry running in each direction.

During the High Season, the boats also stop at Koh Mak and Koh Chang.  This allows anyone who wants to island hop between Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang to do so in air conditioned comfort, rather than by speedboat.

Boonsiri Ferry Timetables and Ticket Prices

Laem Sok to Koh Kood  (High Season 16 October – 15 May)

Ticket PriceDepartArrive
500 Baht10:4512:00
500 Baht14:2016:00

 

Koh Kood to Laem Sok  (High Season 16 October – 15 May)

Ticket PriceDepartArrive
500 Baht09:0010:15
500 Baht12:0013:15

NEW! Koh Chang to Koh Mak & Koh Kood Ferry Service.

Starting October 2018, and with the introduction of the second boat, it will be possible to take the Boonsiri Ferry from Bangbao pier, Koh Chang to Koh Mak or Koh Kood.  This is a great alternative for people who prefer a more comfortable ride than the current speedboat services provide.

Koh Chang to Koh Mak & Koh Kood  ( High Season 16 October – 15 May )

Ticket PriceDepartArrive
Koh Mak – 500 Baht10:0011:00
Koh Kood  – 750 Baht10:0011:45

 

Koh Kood to Koh Mak and Koh Chang  ( High Season 16 October – 15 May )

Ticket PriceDepartArrive
 Koh Mak  – 500 Baht12:1512:45
Koh Chang  – 500 Baht12:1514:00

Low Season

Laem Sok to Koh Kood  ( Low Season 16 May – 15 October )

Ticket PriceDepartArriveNote: 
500 Baht13:3014:30

 

Koh Kood to Laem Sok ( Low Season 16 May – 15 October )

Ticket PriceDepartArriveNote: 
500 Baht09:0010:15

Please note that during Low Season the inter island boats don’t run.  Only the mainland to Koh Kood service is operational.

Bus and Boat service from Trat Airport to Koh Mak and Koh Kood

Starting on 1 November 2018, passengers flying into Trat Airport on flight PG301 or PG305 will be able to book a combined bus and boat ticket for Boonsiri Ferry.  The ticket price will be 700 Baht to Koh Mak and 800 Baht to Koh Kood.

Likewise for the return trip, passengers departing Trat on PG306, PG308 or PG310 will be able to buy a ticket for the catamaran plus taxi service from Koh Kood to the airport.  The ticket price is the same  – 800 Baht per person.

How to Book Tickets for Boonsiri Ferry to Koh Kood?


Children’s tickets :

– Children under 3 years old travel free of charge.
– Children from 4 to 9 years old pay 50% of the Adult fare.  Over 10 years old pay full price.

Pets are allowed :

– Small dogs and cats are allowed
– For pets under 15Kg there is  fee of 300 Baht .  Over 15kg are not permitted on-board

Luggage :

– Up to 30Kg of luggage per person is free of charge.
– Luggage in excess of 30Kg, is charged at 20 Baht per Kilo, up to  a maximum of 50Kg total.

The service runs year round, although towards the end of Low Season, usually in late September, the boat will be out of the water for a couple of weeks for its annual maintenance.

About the catamaran

Originally called the Boonsiri ‘Fantasea’, the first vessel entered service in November 2013 and quickly proved to be the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Koh Kood.  This is due to to it’s is state of the art computerized stabilizer aluminium, catamaran hull, it’s relatively light yet very stable in choppy seas.  In good weather, the catamaran can cruise at 25 Knots and the  journey takes around an hour and 15 minutes.   Which is pretty quick for a vessel that can accommodate 200 passengers plus luggage.

The ship has two decks, the lower deck can seat 150 passengers, whilst the upper deck, which also has some outdoor seating, provide seating for 50 more.   The interior spaces are nice and cool with tinted windows and reclining seats.  Passengers will also find a small shop selling snacks and drinks plus big screen TVs and free wi-fi onboard.

In 2018 the original boat was replaced with a new, larger boat of a similar style.  This can carry more passengers and is faster and more efficient.  The old boat is now used on the Koh Chang – Koh Mak – Koh kood route which runs during the high season.

From Trat to Laem Sok pier

For passengers staying in Trat, a shuttle service by ‘songtaew’ ( local pick up truck taxi )  is provided.  This costs 38 Baht per person and is not included in the price of the boat ticket. You pay the driver. If you buy boat tickets from your hotel, they’ll advise you of the time.  Or if you’re booking online, make sure you let the agent or boat company know the name of your hotel and they’ll confirm the details.

If you are flying into Trat Airport on flight PG301, then you’ll be able to take the morning service to Koh Kood at 10:45.  And if you are on PG305, arriving at 12:40, then you’ll be able to get to the pier in time for the 14:20 boat – which is the last boat of the day to Koh Kood.  However, there aren’t any shared minibuses from Trat Airport to the pier.  You’ll need to arrange a private transfer in advance.  See: TratAirportGuide.com for more details.  Prices are from 1,500 Baht for the 45 minute drive

Transport from Bangkok to Laem Sok pier

Many people opt to take a public bus from Bangkok to Trat, stay the night and see a little of Trat town, and then head to Koh kood the next morning.  But if you want to do the trip the same day then it’s a bit of a hassle by public transport.

There are a couple of solutions.

Firstly, it is easy to arrange a private transfer by car or minivan from Suvarnabhumi Airport or a hotel in Bangkok to the mainland pier.  This can be done on through well known sites such as iamkohchang.com.  Note that if you are staying in a hotel in Bangkok, you’ll need to leave before 08:00 to be sure of catching the last boat of the day at 14:20.

Alternatively, if you want to keep costs down, Boonsiri run their own bus service between Khao San Rd, Bangkok and Laem Sok pier.  As this is run specifically for their passengers, you’re guaranteed not to miss the boat.  The Boonsiri bus is either a double decker bus or a minibus, depending on the season and the demand.

The price for a combined bus and boat ticket is a very reasonable 850 Baht per person.  ( Or 750 Baht if travelling to Koh Mak ) This can be booked through the Boonsiri Ferry website.  In Bangkok, the bus picks passengers up from outside the The Street Hostel, Tani Rd ( which is 5 minutes walk from Khao San Rd )

The service also runs in reverse, from Laem Sok to Bangkok,  and for passengers heading to Suvarnabhumi Airport, the bus will drop off at Latkrabang airport link train station.  Passengers can take the overhead train for the 10 minute journey to the airport.

Finally, for anyone bringing their own car, there’s secure, covered parking available at the Boonsiri office in Laem Sok.  This is 50 Baht per night.
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18 thoughts on “Boonsiri Ferry ( Boonsiri Catamaran )

  • June 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    If we choose Your company, will You take us from the hotel (Ao Phrao Ko Kood beach resort) or You organise a transfer to some pier? We need the latest (13.00) boat from Ko Kood to Laem sok. How much will it cost for 4 persons? 2 adults &2 children (9&13 years old)Sorry for the private question, are there toilets on the speed boat?

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    • June 23, 2019 at 2:13 am
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      Tickets for the Boonsiri Ferry are 500 Baht per person. That includes the transfer from your hotel on Koh Kood to the pier. There are toilets on the Boonsiri Ferry. But speedboats don’t have toilets.

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  • March 22, 2019 at 8:15 am
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    Hello! Can we take 2 bicycles on the ferry to Koh Mak?

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    • March 25, 2019 at 5:41 am
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      Yes. You can take them on the Catamaran.

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  • March 9, 2019 at 12:41 am
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    Hi, we need to go from koh Chang to Koh mak. Does this ferry go that distance now in mars?
    Do we book The tickets here on website?

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    • March 9, 2019 at 1:16 am
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      You can take the Boonsiri Ferry. Buy tickets from any tour agent when you are on Koh Chang. Or can book direct at https://boonsiriferry.com

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  • February 10, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    Hello. At the beginning of May 2019, will your boats from Koh Chang to Koh Kood and Ko Mak and back? Or just from the mainland to plan? Where to buy at Koh Chang? Need to book in advance? Thank.

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    • February 10, 2019 at 7:18 am
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      Originally Boonsiri ferry announced they would run the Koh Chang – Koh Mak – Koh kood service during the low season. However, now they won’t. The boats will only go from Laem Sok to Koh Kood. With no stop at Koh Mak.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    good evening
    We are looking for a ferry from Kho mak to laem sok pier for 21th february ( 4 adults)
    unfortunatly I have just find 2H15 mn trip…. is there a possibility to go directly from kho mak to laem sok pier?
    thanks for assistance
    Rachel

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    • February 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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      There’s only one boat from Koh Mak to Laem Sok. It is slow because it picks up on the way to Koh Kood and then you go back from Koh Kood to the mainland.

      It is much quicker to take one of the speedboats from Koh Mak to the mainland pier at Laem Ngop. Then it’s about 40 minutes drive by taxi to Laem Sok.

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      • May 28, 2019 at 4:16 am
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        How can I change my departure time on my booking?

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        • May 28, 2019 at 4:35 am
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          If you booked direct with the ferry company, you can contact them to change it. If you booked through an agent, contact the agent.

  • December 9, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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    Hello! I would like to book a ticket on your boat on 22-23 (I don’t know when exactly). The problem is i cannot book it through 12goasia website. Is there another possibility to buy a ticket?

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  • December 5, 2018 at 4:16 pm
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    Hello Ferry Team,
    is it possible to go with the scooter on the ferry? We are 7 men and wanted to go to Koh Kood by scooter …
    Thank You

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    • December 6, 2018 at 12:35 am
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      Koh Kut Princess can take a couple of scooters on the boat. But only locals sometimes take their bikes on the boat. You can rent scooters when you are on Koh Kood.

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    • October 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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      The Boonsiri Ferry will start running later in October.

      The wooden boat and speedboats from from Koh Chang to Koh Mak will start in late October. They are 600 Baht and the wooden boat is 400 Baht. More details and timetables here: https://kohchangferries.com/boats-koh-mak-koh-kood/

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