轮渡 快艇, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), 2020年3月23日
We hired a boat from Ao Nang to Ko Lipe, duration 4 hours. However, it took 6h 45.
Van: Ao Nang - Klong Jirad Pier
Boat A: Klong Jirad Pier - Ko Jum
Boat A: Ko Jum - Ko Lanta
Boat B: Ko Lanta - Ko Ngai
Boat B: Ko Ngai - Ko Kradan
Boat B: Ko Kradan - Ko Muk
Boat B: Ko Muk - Hat Yap Pier
Boat B: Hat Yao Pier - Ko Lipe
What do you think? Is there any chance that someone could pay for this kind of service if the person knows the itinerary?
轮渡 快艇, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), 2020年3月7日
Trip to Koh Lip
I would say it was a perfect transfer! We did it with my wife and 9 month old baby. We had 1pcs luggage around 15kg, 2 back packs, a plastic bag with our winter clothes from Europe and a baby stroller. We can have all in our hands when moving with baby.
Yes the driver was not fluent in English. But what you could expect for paying minimum for a trip? If you would bought this transfer with a privat driver at the hotel for 2500 baths then you could expect small things perfect.
In general. We paid 950 from Ao Nang to Koh Lipe. We wanted later pickup not at 6 in the morning. So we had at 11. If it is ok for you to have 6a.m. pick up, I would recommend to by a transfer at any tourist trips selling office in Ao Nang, because you could bargain and get a transfer for 850 instead of 950. For later pickup at the street the cheapest price what you could get is 1150. Standard I think 1250 Baths.
Now about the trip itself. Why I gave 4 stars review not 5. As I told it was almost perfect. Almost perfect because after we left Ao Nang, and passed already over Krabi, the driver got a call that he didn’t picked up two people in Ao Nang. So we got back and spend for that extra 50min. Otherwise we would spend that extra 50min at a pier. Because tour companies have around 2hours reserve and it is normal. People what we forgot bought a tour a day before (as we did it too). So it was a communication mistake in between different companies.
All was perfect. Buy a trip online with assurance that all will be as perfect as possible. And if you are ok for 6a.m. pick up at the hotel buy it on the street and save 100 baths.
Hmm and what concerns travel with an 9 month baby. We recommend to keep it not in hands but in a baby carrier. Our little daughter Liepa slept almost all the time. A speed boat trip what we were a little bit afraid at the beginning was completely normal. Baby slept all the time and it was really easy travel. Yes of course it was super load, bumpy and smell gasoline! But guys it is completely normal it should be like that when you take such kind of boat for such price!
And one small thing what I almost forgot. When you arrive to Koh Lipe you will be board on a floating pier around 50meters away from the shore. You will pay 50baths per person for a long tail bought transfer as well as 200 national park entrance fee. As a sea was not very calm it was a little bit challenging to enter the long tail boat from a floating pier with a baby in a baby carriage.
So enjoy! And don’t afraid! :)
厢型车 厢型车, Hat Yai World Tour (หาดใหญ่ เวิลด์ ทัวร์ จำกัด), 2020年3月3日
No delays, everything went just normal and safe. Made already 2 five star trips. Exellent :)
轮渡 快艇, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), 2020年2月18日
The shuttle was delayed and we almost miss the boats. Should be better have a timeline of how it's going to be the trip till the harbor
轮渡 快艇, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), 2020年2月16日
Everything was ok. Good service!
轮渡 快艇, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), 2020年1月30日
The estimated arrival time was 16.00 and we arrived at Koh Lipe 18.00 two hours late... our driver could not say a word of english and was very rude when trying to communicate with him. My girlfriend and I drove with the driver for almost an hour alone because he could not find the hotels from where he should pick up the other guests.
轮渡 高速游轮, Jolly Travel (บริษัท จอลลี่ จำกัด), 2020年1月22日
The ferry was a bit chaotic this time, left about half an hour late, but other than that everything went very smoothly. I don't really understand why they do the stop-overs at Koh Tarutao and the other small island, though. It's nice to see the islands, sure, but I'd already seen them and I just wanted to get to Koh Lipe, instead I'm having to get off the boat and back on the boat and wander around these little islands for 15-20 minutes at a time, meaning I get to Koh Lipe about an hour later than I could have if they would have just gone straight there.
轮渡 快艇, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), 2020年1月18日
There was no information, that we had to change the boats in Koh Lanta. But trip was still ok. Took only 30 minutes more than promised.
轮渡 高速游轮, Jolly Travel (บริษัท จอลลี่ จำกัด), 2019年12月22日
The bus ride was ok, however after reaching Pakistan we had to wait at the pier for more than 1,5 hours - the bus should leave Ao Nang later so that the wait is shorter.
The ferry part is also really annoying as before reaching Koh Lipe, the ferry makes few stops on the way, even though no one is hopping on or off the boat - they want you to see some additional islands, even though no one is interested in it.
轮渡 高速游轮, Jolly Travel (บริษัท จอลลี่ จำกัด), 2019年11月27日
Slechte communicatie, boot sloeg steeds af en teveel mensen in een boot waardoor het alles behalve comfortabel is.
Terug met Tigerline wat echt top was.
轮渡 快艇, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), 2019年11月24日
Prompt service and helpful staff
轮渡 高速游轮, Jolly Travel (บริษัท จอลลี่ จำกัด), 2019年11月23日
Excellent choice, pleasant journey and respected times.
轮渡 快艇, Smart En Plus (สมาร์ท เอ็น พลัส), 2019年11月18日
The trip to the pier went smoothly and the driver was friendly.
The boat to koh lipe took longer time than expected because of two stops on the way to look at the view. But other than that it went good. So would definitely recommend people to do this trip
轮渡 高速游轮, Jolly Travel (บริษัท จอลลี่ จำกัด), 2019年10月20日
I specified during my booking that I was staying at the Phulay Bay. They charged me and extra $600THB upon arrival because it was “too far”. On top of that, the boat I booked was supposed to go straight to Koh Lipe. Instead it stopped at two other islands for people to get off and take pictures... that was not stated in any of the details I received.
Made for a very long trip.
轮渡 高速游轮, Jolly Travel (บริษัท จอลลี่ จำกัด), 2019年10月5日
Everything worked as paid for
轮渡 快艇, Smart En Plus (สมาร์ท เอ็น พลัส), 2019年8月22日
Being from UK this bus / boat service is very different to our own system. That said, apart from a 15 minute delay in pick up, it was a smooth and efficient journey.
轮渡 高速游轮, Jolly Travel (บริษัท จอลลี่ จำกัด), 2019年8月13日
Very well organized. A comfortable van took us to the Pak Bara Pier. Since the sea was quite rough, the boat trip was a kind of an ordeal, but that was beyond the control of Jolly Travel!