Speedboat, Koh Phi Phi to Phuket.
|Tigerline speedboat ferry arriving on Koh Phi Phi|
Transfer Sticker system on Phi Phi and Phuket. How it works.
|Sticker used for transit|
These transfer stickers get given to you when you hand in your ticket to agent at the Phi Phi pier. This sticker told the people at the Rasada Pier, Phuket, whether I had a private taxi or joined a group bus to Phuket Airport or to one of the many Phuket Beaches. So this was the onward transfer info. It made for quite a slick process when there were 20 different languages amongst us. This is the same system they use for the tours as well.
The Phi Phi Pier 4 pm depart time was nearer 4.40 pm which was a bit confusing but when I understood the itinerary it was no wonder that the Tigerline speedboat gets delayed. The massive 3 x 250 horse power engines drives 45 people up from Li Pe island from 100 km further south from Koh PhiPhi. The #speedboat stopped in Trang, Koh Lanta, & suffers from weather, tide and issues of delays from the general public.
|Settling in to our seats on the speedboat|
|Our esteemed Captain...a serious man.|
|The View of Tonsai & Nui Cliffs in the rear, framed: Koh Phi Phi|
|Nearing Rasada Pier Phuket|
|Reversing stern on, in Rasada Port, Phuket|
I slept for the crossing from Phi Phi Don and in just under the hour we slowed to approach Rasada Pier the main ferry port in Phuket.
|3 x 250hps !! speed.. but comes with noise.|
|Unloading the bags at the municipal Rasada Pier|
At Rasada Pier I met my joint taxi minibus ride to Chalong at the end of a very comfortable speedboat trip.
Further articles on Koh Phi Phi Speedboats can be found here:Speedboat Ferry Phuket To Phi Phi Island
Private Speedboat transfers from Phuket to Phi Phi