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Pattaya - Hua Hin Ferry 50% - 60% full in first month

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At 1250 baht it seems actually reasonable considering the other option is by minibus, regular bus, or car hire.

All of the discomforts of riding in a packed minibus, and braving the passenger risks of riding in any vehicle on the roads between Pattaya and Hua Hin.

I was in a car accident last year in Ayutthaya province and had a lot of trouble to willingly get into any vehicle in Thailand after it. 

I'd take the boat to avoid the lack of safety on the roads..  1250 baht is well worth it.

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, williamgeorgeallen said:

some price for thais and foreigners? now that would be some progress toward equality.

Yes, same price, what makes you ask the question?  No transport services differentiate between Thais and foreigners for normal fares, why should this one?

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12 hours ago, catman20 said:

at those prices give it a year and it will be history.

Why will it be history considering that it is being successful now at current prices?

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11 hours ago, StefanBBK said:

50 to 60% capacity means also 40 to 50% empty. Don't know how much their operation cost is, but it seems like very tight margins....

Perhaps the capacity that they are getting is what was anticipated and is needed for it to be a financial success?

 

As you don't know anything about the company's operational costs how can you speculate that their margins are very tight?

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11 hours ago, Beachdude said:

If it leaves Pattaya at 10:30 and leaves HH  at 1:30 it doesn't give you much time to go over for lunch .

 

Plus I heard it arrives quite a distance from HH which , if true, means it's off our list of things to do. 

It's not intended to be a lunch trip service!  It docks in Hua Hin which is Hua Hin, how much nearer to Hua Hin could Hua Hin be?

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11 hours ago, whatawonderfulday said:

I have a request for any TV member that is about to take this ferry. There should be a plate or marking on this vessel indicating the licensed number of passengers this vessel can carry.  Also on there there should be similar information relating to life saving devices.  If you are able I would be interested to know these figures. My friends emails to the company and the administrative authority have yet to be answered. 

This has already been addressed by the company weeks, maybe months ago; it is registered to carry 346 passengers and life saving equipment is provided for all of them.  

 

Did you friend email the company using Thai or English?

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4 hours ago, balo said:

They need to reduce the price to 600 baht one way. 1250 is way too much. A family of 4 would be 5000 one way! No thanks.

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Apparently they don't need to reduce prices.  Maybe you need them to reduce prices which is a different matter.  How much would it cost that same family to get from Pattaya to Hua Hin in 2 hours or so by other means?

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Just now, gdgbb said:

This has already been addressed by the company weeks, maybe months ago; it is registered to carry 346 passengers and life saving equipment is provided for all of them.  

 

Did you friend email the company using Thai or English?

In Thai as he is Thai . But that was not the question I asked.  I took it one stage further and would like to see evidence on the vessel of its registered passenger capacity as well as the life saving appliances. Just thought if any TV members used it then easy to say snap a photo of that info.

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3 hours ago, fforest1 said:

 

600 Baht one way would be the perfect price point for success...

 

 

It seems that the current fares are the perfect price point for success if you read the OP, that's what the thread is about!

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1 minute ago, whatawonderfulday said:

In Thai as he is Thai . But that was not the question I asked.  I took it one stage further and would like to see evidence on the vessel of its registered passenger capacity as well as the life saving appliances. Just thought if any TV members used it then easy to say snap a photo of that info.

So if you see a plaque indicating the number of passengers and corresponding life vests you would accept that, as opposed to accepting that, in order for the service to be operating, the Marine Dept already gone through that exercise for you?

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8 hours ago, gdgbb said:

So if you see a plaque indicating the number of passengers and corresponding life vests you would accept that, as opposed to accepting that, in order for the service to be operating, the Marine Dept already gone through that exercise for you?

The request was a civil one. If you are not travelling then stop wasting time.

Edited by whatawonderfulday

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Bribed to give a "like" or " nice review" so just not happening in some hotels then.

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9 hours ago, gdgbb said:

Why will it be history considering that it is being successful now at current prices?

 

Novelty ? its too expensive :coffee1:dont believe everything that is reported, lets wait and see in a year time you can send me a message saying something like ( you were right )

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13 hours ago, gdgbb said:

This has already been addressed by the company weeks, maybe months ago; it is registered to carry 346 passengers and life saving equipment is provided for all of them.  

 

Did you friend email the company using Thai or English?

Probably English, but of course you would not expect a company offering transport services to customers consisting of 80% tourists to have anyone on their staff who understands English, would you?

 

You seem to be trying to monopolise this thread with your rebuttals of any comments, but perhaps we should not be too surprised about that, as you always jump to attack anyone on here who dares to criticise anything Thai.

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