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    New Ferry Route from Chon Buri - Songkhla

    Several new ferry services are launching to connect Thailand, with a long-haul route from Chon Buri to Songkhla and a new boat service launching from Chumphon to the islands of Ko Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao. The new routes will be run by Seahorse Ferries Company for the cross country route, and Marine Passion through the islands.

    Chon Buri – Songkhla

    The Chon Buri to Songkhla ferry officially launches November 08. 2021, though their website does not show any service bookable yet. They had planned on launching the service earlier but have been delayed due to the lack of travel from the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Schedule:
    • Departure: Samet Pier | Sattaship 2:00 pm
    • Arrival Songhkla 10:00 am
    The large ferry travelling the overnight route from the eastern province to the Deep South province will cover about 611 Kilometres (330 Nautical Miles) about half the 1,130 kilometres to drive between the two provinces. The journey will take 20 hours while driving takes at least 23 hours.

    The journey will be made on a triple-decker bought from Japan named the Blue Dolphin that was purchased by Seashore Ferries for 200 Million THB. The large boat can hold up to 80 commercial trucks and 20 cars, along with 586 passengers max. There are a variety of guest rooms on board as well as a restaurant, lobby and even an entertainment zone.

    The Marine department commented that this long-distance ferry is hoped to revive tourism and enable domestic travel across the country in more comfort. Pricing was not available in press releases or on their website.
    Last edited by Paul; 11-07-2021, 09:02 PM.
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