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First ferry from Pattaya safely arrives in Hua Hin

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ID: 51   Posted (edited)

I can see lots of weekend 'golf' trips - some of which may actually include the playing of golf :-)

Other than that - I find it difficult to see where sufficient business will come from, particularly in low season, to run a daily service. Overland freight from Chonburi to the south would need a much more robust strategy, infrastructure development and port facilities.

 

Strictly for tourism purposes, Hua Hin would probably be better advised to build a new regional airport, a little inland, linking it to Isan, Chiang Mai and Malaysia without the need to go through Bangkok. At NOK Air rates, that *would* be an interesting venture.

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ID: 52   Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, Falcon said:

Price price is quoted as being 1,250 baht each way so you'd be paying around $36 each way. That's if you can get back the same day of course if it's not been cancelled due to a few waves or the sea being too wet or salty!

 

Good point, and it's unfortunate that the kickoff date happened to coincide with the worst seas we've seen on our GOM offshore platforms in months and months.

 

Frankly, I was pleased to see that they had the smarts to cancel the maiden cruise and lose a little face.  That says a lot.

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For Blazes,  actually  I have friends and relatives in both cities, and have

done the highway between,  it makes for a long and sometimes heart

racing experience, driving between the two cities, so a 2 hour and 30 minute

to a 3 hour ride on a bad wave day would be nice!  and the 1200 baht or the 30 to 40 dollar US

fare is okay for us Tourists!, as well.

fare is expensive, but so is dying on the highway somewhere between Hua Hin and Pattaya,

I would rather be alive at either end than cause my family to spend a lot of money getting

my remains somewhere along the way. Know what I mean

Geezer

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3 hours ago, Michaelaway said:

Out of curiosity, what type of vessel do you think would be better, even ideally suited to the HH-PTY route?

A small conventional car ferry, more chance of making a proffit, the fast craft are expensive to run and, fuel and maintenance are expensive on them and there restricted due to weather,a small conventional ferry can run in most weather conditions, maybe a bit slower but more economical.

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Give it a chance and let's wait !

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Misc flaming, bickering about Dollar vs. Baht and legitimate complaints about that/excursions to currency conversion removed.

 

Bear the fact that a member uses "his" currency for a comparison with other transports.

It's enough to remind of the price in Baht.

No personal attacks necessary.

 

And stay on topic.

Some childish posts would be worth a warning.

I hope this reminder is enough.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, khunano said:

"Fish Market Pier" the mooring shown on the picture is in Khao Takiab, which is about 8 km south of the Fish Market Pier and the centre of Hua Hin!

whats your point?  is it crap because its not in the middle of Hua Hin?  its actually much better at Khao Takiab for access.  Unless you like the traffic jams in the middle of Hua Hin?

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Considering the track record of the various modes of transportation in this country.....I don't think so....................

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5 hours ago, rhythmworx said:

 

Why not, everyone else does, I can drive drinking better than people who are sober.

That is what all alcoholics say!!! COMPLETE BULLSHIT :bah: What about the people that might get hurt/killed by your irresponsible behavior ???

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Would like to see more specification details and photographs of this boat.

Any boat carrying 200 passengers that can not stand up to a 2 meter wave is questionable.

Isn't 2 meters about the height of the wake from a passing cargo ship?

Maybe ask the Navy and Marine Department about the need for their escort ships.

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5 hours ago, impulse said:

 

I've been on the roads.  I've never been comfortable.

Read again what I wrote - but to spell it out, the ferry maybe comfortable but will not be reliable, the roads may not be comfortable but will be more reliable.

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Don't worry, second vessel is in final stages of sea trials, soon to be in service.... 
 

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1 hour ago, nickmondo said:

whats your point?  is it crap because its not in the middle of Hua Hin?  its actually much better at Khao Takiab for access.  Unless you like the traffic jams in the middle of Hua Hin?

Point is that it is not where it is as stated in the newspaper article, so people reading it are aware of the fact! I'm not judging the location but the reporting.

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ID: 64   Posted (edited)

7 hours ago, blazes said:

and who, pray, would want to go on a mini holiday from HH to Pattaya?

 

i know plenty of thai who would want to do that. remember that thai who can afford enjoy these short sanook trips and they don't moan about the fee. i will not be one of them, i *dislike* pattaya and the 2 times i went to Hua Hin i wasn't that excited either. i prefer bang saphan (yai) :stoner:

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" Ferry arrives safely in Hia Hin "

Maybe they were scared of " Pirates " so the Navy intervened with an escort ship.

Or were the company worried the boat would sink, so had a suitably sized rescue vessel on close call ?

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8 hours ago, rhythmworx said:

Does it have a bar onboard?

 

If not I would rather drive

Has your limo got a bar on board?

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9 hours ago, sahibji said:

should have mentioned the travel time.

 

in any case a new chapter in travel within thailand.

Read again, the travel time was mentioned 

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9 hours ago, Bsd said:

 

The sale of alcohol is banned on all ferries and piers in Thailand.  Advertising alcohol isn't which is why Raja have a giant floating Singha billboard for a boat.

 

You will have to buy your beer from the 7eleven across the road before you board.

Then why can one buy a beer on Naton-Donsak Seatrans ferries.

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8 hours ago, smew said:

one test and 100% success wow wow ! ! ... now let us have ..say 25 tests and see that ratio///

Just cannot wait to see it fail, can you, looser !

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8 hours ago, mortenaa said:

Still they manage to operate high speed Catamarans between Chumphon, Koh Tao, Koh Phanghan and Samui 3 times daily. For several years. Never seen a cancelation (probably has been) 

This is true, but many have no idea about this successful service 

 

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Shock and Dismay....something arrived safely !    Lol.

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9 hours ago, andre47 said:

2. The ferry is a lightweight catamaran and therefore a bit sensitive against wind and waves. It can easily happen that a trip will be canceled because of bad weather.

 

 

Or, in keeping with local style, they'll just ignore the bad weather once the service gets up and running fully. And then one of these days, there'll be a lot of tourists dumped into the ocean offshore or into lifeboats, if they actually end up with any serviceable ones onboard.

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8 hours ago, korkenzieher said:

<<snip>>

Strictly for tourism purposes, Hua Hin would probably be better advised to build a new regional airport, a little inland, linking it to Isan, Chiang Mai and Malaysia without the need to go through Bangkok. At NOK Air rates, that *would* be an interesting venture.

I thought that there was an existing airport in Hua Hin?!

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9 hours ago, NanLaew said:

 

Another reason they need calm sea conditions to keep the passengers calm.

 

Obviously some captains might assess sea conditions on a totally different scale :shock1:

 

 

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