After our first negative experiences with the travel agencies in South Thailand we were really surprised that everything worked this time. We went to Koh Lanta by night boat from Koh Tao
By night boat Koh Tao to Koh Lanta
After we arrived at the pier, two night boats were waiting for us. Ok, just one was waiting for us, another night boat with air-condition was ready to transport other tourists.
On different days of the week there are two night boats going from Koh Tao to Surat Thani at the same time. One of them is a smaller boat with fan, the other one is a newer and bigger one with air-condition and separate beds.
On time at 9p.m. the night boat started in Koh Tao.
4:30 a.m. at the pier of Surat Thani lots of travel agents were waiting for us. Sleepy we heart: „Please show ticket.“ Ok, search, find and show the ticket. Well known procedure. Surprisingly, just a short break and we were transferred by minibus to the bus station – and also surprisingly no stop in the middle of nowhere. After a short coffee break at the bus station the bus left to Krabi.
Arrived at Krabi we stopped at a bus station in the middle of nowhere. „Please, change ticket.“ Ok, done. After a short break we were picked up and driven to another travel agency. We thought: ‚Ohh, no, will it start again?’. But we were wrong. Direct transport to Koh Lanta – no more stops in between.
After a fast drive, we arrived at Koh Lanta, exhausted, but happy. This time without the annoying hop on and hop off.