We are thrilled to announce the integration of high-speed ferry services in Eastern Thailand with Boonsiri, the high-speed catamaran company connecting the islands of Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Mak in Trat province and Koh Samed in Rayong province. Boonsiri operates direct ferry routes from Trat and Rayong, also provides easy access from Bangkok and Pattaya with joint bus + ferry services.
Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island. Formed by high mountains and stone cliffs, the western side of the island comprises beautiful sandy beaches perfect for bathing, whereas the western side has splendid waterfalls and reefs suitable for jungle hiking, snorkeling and diving. Most of the interior remains unspoiled with rainforest, jungle and wildlife. The island has also plenty of sites and locations for nature and sunset photography.
Koh Kood or Koh Kut is a popular spot for tourists and families seeking peace and relax. There is little sightseeing activities to do, but swimming in azure waters, sunbathing, snorkeling and kayaking. Scuba diving in Koh Kood is easy and fun, the underwater is filled with turtles, stingrays, barracudas, sea horses and lots of small fish. Almost any time of the year is good for diving, except from July to September.
Located halfway between the islands of Koh Chang and Koh Kood, Koh Mak is a fairly undeveloped and natural island with a limited capacity in pursue of sustainable ecotourism. The main attractions of the islands are the beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and the marine park as well as the green forests with a great diversity of flora and fauna. The national marine park contains unspoiled coral riffs ideal for diving or snorkeling. Ferry service to Koh Mak is not available during low season, mid-May to mid-October.
Koh Samed is a small island in the Eastern Gulf Coast within easy access from Rayong. The T-shaped island is famed for its white sandy beaches, crystal waters and coral reefs. Thanks to its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is the ideal place to escape from the capital for a couple of days. There are not many activities to do in the island, save for enjoying the beautiful beaches on the eastern coast and catching the sunset from the cliffs along the southwest coast.
Getting to the islands from Trat
Trat is the main tourist gateway to the tropical islands of Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak, although tourists may find its colonial charm calling for an overnight stay.
Trat is connected to Bangkok by air and by bus. It is also a transit point for travellers entering Thailand from Cambodia, as it is located just 90 kilometer from the Had Lek–Cham Yeam border checkpoint. There is a short journey from Koh Kong, which is connected by bus to Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.
Bus + Ferry services from Bangkok and Pattaya
Adding to ferry routes, Boonsiri operates joint bus + ferry services from Bangkok and Pattaya. Passengers travelling from Bangkok to Koh Kood and Bangkok to Koh Chang or from Pattaya to Kood will be taken by bus to Laem Sok Pier in Trat and transferred by ferry to the islands.
Not sure how to get to Trat? Avoid any complication, book your joint transport ticket and travel directly from Bangkok or Pattaya to any of the islands without hassle.
Passengers travelling from Bangkok to Koh Samed will be taken by bus to Ban Phe Pier in Rayong and transferred by ferry to the island. If you feel like doing some island hopping, there are transfer services from Koh Samed to Koh Chang and Koh Kood.
Book your tickets to Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Mak, Koh Samed
Boonsiri operates daily ferry services in Eastern Thailand connecting the port of Trat with the islands of Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak, and the port of Rayong to the island of Koh Samed.
Boonsiri fleet consists of high speed catamarans with capacity for 200 and 288 passengers. With a cruising speed of up to 25 knots, you may sit back, relax and enjoy full staff service while viewing the sea.
Baolau integrates online ticket booking in partnership with Boonsiri. Travellers can book online until 2 days before the departure time and receive the e-tickets by email. Passengers are requested to bring the electronic voucher on their mobile phone or a printed copy to Boonsiri office and collect the physical ticket valid for boarding.
We also recommend passengers to confirm the schedule with the operator on the same day as departure, as the ferry service depends on sea and weather conditions.
Looking for paradise islands? Let’s travel to the Eastern coast of Thailand.