Adang Sea Tour is the main speedboat company from Koh Lipe to Pak Bara, a small coastal village in the province of Satun. The operator also offers services to Hat Yai, a large city in the south of the country, close to the border with Malaysia.
Routes served by Adang Sea Tour
Pak Bara–Koh Lipe
There are three speedboat departures each day between Koh Lipe and Pak Bara, scheduled for 09.00, 11.30 and 16.00 (arriving at 11.00, 13.30 and 18.00 respectively). The two-hour journey is priced at THB650. There are also three services each day from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe, departing the mainland at 09.30, 11.30 and 14.30, with tickets available at the same price for both trips.
Pak Bara–Hat Yai
The other main route offered by Adang Sea Tour connects Pak Bara with Hat Yai. The route is served exclusively by vans. There are two services each day from Pak Bara to Hat Yai at 11.30 and 13.30, scheduled to arrive 90 minutes later at 13.00 and 15.00 respectively. There are four services each day from Hat Yai to Pak Bara at 08.30, 09.30, 11.00 and 12.30, with tickets available for THB250.
Adang Sea Travel have their own fleet of speedboats for sea journeys and vans for ground transportation.
There is a good range of options throughout the day on all of these routes, with departures every couple of hours from the mainland to Koh Lipe. Adang Sea Tour is also a good choice to travel to Hat Yai and the border with Malaysia, ideal for those travelling around the region on a budget or those whose visa is coming to an end and need to exit the country.
One of the main advantages is the cost of tickets, with Adang Sea Tour offering one of the cheapest ways to reach Koh Lipe from the mainland.
One of the biggest issues with these services is that the sea throughout the journey can get quite rough. If you have ever suffered from seasickness in the past then you will probably want to consider investing in some tablets to combat this and make sure you take them in plenty of time ahead of the journey to ensure they start working!
Unfortunately, delays are fairly common on these routes and the straightforward two hour journey can often extend well beyond this by the time all the passengers have boarded and the trip has been completed.
Keep in mind
Adang Sea Tour can also arrange tours to a wide range of destinations, including Malaysia’s Langkawi, home to one of the best beaches in the region.
Adang Sea Tour offers visitors good flexibility on the few routes that are offered, if you are looking to head from the mainland to Koh Lipe then there are several departures spread throughout the day to suit your schedule.
Also, Adang Sea Tour is a good option for anyone who wishes to visit Malaysia directly from Koh Lipe as the operator can arrange for tours of Langkawi, which lies very close to the island. Additionally, the option of services to Hat Yai are popular with travellers as this little-visited city is very close to the border with Malaysia so is an ideal stop for a night or two on the way to the border. If you are pushed for time, whether you have a flight to catch or if your Thai visa is close to expiring, then you can head straight from Hat Yai across the border into Malaysia to discover another beautiful country.
It is also worth bearing in mind that there are not any toilets on board the ferry services and, although the trip is scheduled to take just two hours, delays can be fairly common so it is best to take this into account!
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