Andaman Wave Master

Andaman Wave Master
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99.6% of 5,377 travelers were presumably happy with Andaman Wave Master as they left good or no review

Andaman Wave Master Standard Class outside
Andaman Wave Master

Company Information

The Andaman WaveMaster is a boat service that runs trips in the Andaman Sea in Thailand and has been in operation since 1999. The boats operated by Andaman Wave Master include several kinds of high speed jet cruiser from the Jet Cruise 3 all the way to the Royal Jet Cruiser 9. Ticket types include Premium Class Seats, First Class Seats, Standard Class Seats, and a public sundeck area.

Routes served by Andaman WaveMaster

The company has offices in Phuket and Krabi and offers a range of high speed ferry services around Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Koh Lanta and Krabi.

These include day trips to Koh Phi Phi on the Royal Jet Cruiser 9 as well as ferry transfers to Koh Phi Phi from Phuket and to Koh Phi Phi from Krabi and longer overnight packages. You can also select an add-on of bus transfers from several locations such as Phuket Airport to Phuket Rassada Pier where the ferry departs.

Some of the most popular routes are as follows:

Phuket–Koh Phi Phi

Rassada Pier (Phuket) to Koh Phi Phi boats leave at 8.30 am, 12.19 pm, 1.30 pm and the journey takes between 2 and 3 hours depending on the pier. Tickets start from THB750.

Krabi–Koh Phi Phi

For Krabi to Koh Phi Phi you have a couple of options: with or without hotel pick up. The former option includes a van taxi service from any hotel in Krabi to the ferry pier. Pick up is at 8am and 12pm and the journey takes 2 hours 30 minutes. Tickets are THB500.

There If you need just a boat ticket which does not include hotel pick up, then the company’s boats leave directly from Klong Jilard Pier in Krabi. Departure times are 9 am and 1.30 pm and the journey takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tickets are THB450.


One of the big pros with Andaman Wave Master is that they provide hotel or airport pick up so if you are newly arrived in Thailand then you don’t need to find your own way to the departure point at the pier.

All boats have air conditioning.

This operator has been in service for 18 years and has an experienced fleet of boats and staff.

Andaman Wave Master provides one of the fastest ways to get to the islands as the company operates a fleet of fast ferries.

You can select other add-ons with this service such as hotels and tours of the islands.
All bookings can be made online.


Even though you can purchase tickets online you will also need to provide a printed ticket upon arrival. Failure to do this can result in having to buy a new ticket.

Boat schedules may be subject to change during stormy weather.

Boats have a high capacity (usually between 300 and 500 passengers) and as such may feel cramped.

Due to a high number of passengers it can take time to get on and off the boats causing delays.

Keep in mind

Compared to other companies the tickets for the Andaman Wave Master are slightly higher although many of their competitors do not include taxi transfer to your hotel or the airport.

Ferries do not operate in the evening and as such if you are arriving in Krabi or Phuket late at night you will not be able to travel to Koh Phi Phi until the next morning. As such make sure to plan accordingly and select hotel accommodation in Krabi or Phuket.

Boats are also available for private charter if you are travelling in a large group.

Travellers reviews

Many travellers forewarn that disembarkation process on Koh Phi Phi is painfully slow as
people have to be matched with their bags – you are not allowed just to pick up the bags by yourself.

Printing out a ticket is an issue about which many passengers complain. Do get prepared! In Thailand you can always print out what you need in photography shops – look for yellow and red signs. Post offices can help, too – there is always one in the centre of the city.

Otherwise for many travellers sea journeys with Andaman Wave Master are always an enjoyable experience.

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January 2018

Jacob, Jan 7, 2018 - Don’t take the Andaman Wave Master Ferry. It left more than an hour late despite a very calm sea, and they had TWO other boats just waiting. Staff was rude, unhelpful and provided misinformation. We paid extra to leave at the earliest time, and they ended up waiting until the later time to fill up the boat. There are plenty of other options for less than half the price. We booked in advance to save us the hassle during high season, but honestly it wasn’t necessary. In the end, Andaman gave us more of a headache than just booking a ticket on site a day or two before. Bags were safe onboard and A/C in economy class was fine though.
Beebe, Jan 2, 2018 - Everything went as planned!

December 2017

Alejandro, Dec 29, 2017 - When they unload the bags they just pile them up where there is water and everyone is blocking the way to find and grab your bag, a bit of organization would help a lOt.
Soren, Dec 28, 2017 - Little chaos with the luggage at tonsai pier
Jack, Dec 28, 2017 - The handling with the luggage can better
Jodie, Dec 18, 2017 - All fine, boat left on time. Perfect.
Piotr, Dec 10, 2017 - Quite good trip, very helpful stuff.
Kushagra, Dec 2, 2017 - Awesome! :)

November 2017

Frank, Nov 19, 2017 - The purchase online was easy and I've used these guys before so there was no hesitation. The boat ride was super comfortable and I think even arrived a bit ahead of schedule. The only complaint was that I was required to print of a paper ticket rather than just show the online confirmation PDF they had emailed like I had the previous time. Just a bit of a hassle when they then just folded up the paper and handed me a sticker. Other than that the boat was clean, more space than in anticipated and not nearly as mousey as the smaller speedboats.
Brian, Nov 18, 2017 - First class was super comfortable, if your going with your lady and would like the trip to be above average I suggest first class
Rafe, Nov 15, 2017 - Clean, efficient and convenient!
Felicia, Nov 13, 2017 - Boattrip was good organized. First class was perfect.
Callie, Nov 9, 2017 - Ran smooth, great experience!
Alexander, Nov 6, 2017 - We had a good movie and views for day! I recommend the 300baht upgrade to 1st class for your own couch to escape some of the heat!

October 2017

Pavel, Oct 22, 2017 - Guy on the boat service desk at Krabi pier building are not much of freindly, boat is quite old

September 2017

Udit, Sep 30, 2017 - Very convenient , quick and reliable service. Well done !
Barbora, Sep 9, 2017 - A little problem with shuttle. It came on time. But woman at hotline told us a few minutes before that It is not comming for us. That we have to arrange the ride to pier by our own. So we were scared, that we will not have ride to the pier.....The ride of the ferry was okay.
Maria, Sep 8, 2017 - Clean and comfortable! Recommended

August 2017

Erin, Aug 2, 2017 - No incidents and not too bumpy. Drinks and food were overpriced but to be expected. Three bathrooms for women and three for men which were clean. The system of receiving and distributing luggage could be more effecient. Luggage is all stacked in a pile and not tagged. People line up to hunt for their bags once the boat docks.

May 2017

Nathan, May 14, 2017 - Nice to sit upstairs on the boat. Although the boat is a little outdated. Got us to Phi Phi pretty much on time. Staff at the office in krabi were a little rude asi they were very unhelpful/dismissive with providing information on how to check in.
Rui, May 13, 2017 - No problems :)

March 2017

Almudena, Mar 15, 2017 - Rápido con aire acondicionado y limpio .no problem
Vaibhav, Mar 9, 2017 - Service is good but costly. It cost 400 from anyplace in phuket to phi phi. I paid 750 without bus transfer. Pier is far from patong. And you get a better deal from people around.

February 2017

Juliana, Feb 24, 2017 - Falta de educação nos atendentes do barco jogando as malas e gritando Foram.grosseiros. Nao gostei
Phillip, Feb 17, 2017 - Good quick ferry, but boat staff could speed up people exiting onto Phi Phi by asking them for there bag info rather than let the crowd have at the luggage, I did in the end talk to people as I was close to bags and started handing them out as I had to in order to get to mine, but as it is said T.I.T - This Is Thailand

January 2017

Ani, Jan 25, 2017 - We never took this as it was too complicated. We were staying at Railay Beach. We bought ticket directly from Railay Beach. With the ticket I booked online we would have had to pay for a long tail boat to the dock and then a taxi to Klingon Jilard Pier.
Carlos, Jan 24, 2017 - Good service
Christopher, Jan 23, 2017 - Cheap and Fast. Not much leg room but OK for shortish trip
Terrence, Jan 1, 2017 - We Rode premium, the trip was a fun journey

December 2016

Neil, Dec 23, 2016 - The boat was absolutely packed, way too many people on board. As a result, it left late. Not enough seats. System for luggage was a bit of a mess. Also, my ticket purchased from 12Go was a lot more expensive that buying it on the day or from another company which was disappointing.
Ana, Dec 18, 2016 - The boat was dirty. I saw one coacroach and the air was a bit difficult to breath. A part of this the bags of all the people in the boat were put one in top of the others, a real mess at the end when you have to pick up your bag... The boat goes also really slowly. A part of all that I arrrived in time to my destination!
Maria, Dec 13, 2016 - Because of the lack of space the zipper of my luggage was damage. Apart from that it was dirty and without air to breath, the humidity in the air was smelled all the time.

November 2016

Steven, Nov 25, 2016 - Excellent. Arrived ahead of schedule
Bruno, Nov 13, 2016 - Trip was fine, good AC inside and it was just in time !

October 2016

Richard, Oct 16, 2016 - The service was fine, but I had 4000 Thai baht stolen from the front pocket of my bag which was taken off me and put in the hold. Make sure all valuables and money is in your day bag!!

September 2016

Chen, Sep 26, 2016 - Very good!

July 2016

Tara, Jul 12, 2016 - The trip was pleasant and arrived on time.
Krista, Jul 9, 2016 - One the way to phi phi, we were able to show our tickets on our phones. Leaving phi phi, they would not accept that and we had to run around looking for a place to let us print our tickets. Very inconvenient. No one willing to help. The trip went smoothly though

June 2016

Daniel, Jun 7, 2016 - You have to print the ticket in order to get on board. We are in 2016 or 1986? And the boat is old, not well maintened. - 12Go: Please may we kindly inform you that, for the PDF confirmation that in need when you boarding the boat since all the customer is not from 12Go only. Also in Thailand, especially outside Bangkok is as high technology and wifi is not that stable as your hometown if you regcoginze it. That's why we still need to do manual, hope you do understand.

April 2016

Carolina, Apr 16, 2016 - Buen servicio. Puntual y fácil. 100% confiable. Compramos los billetes con bastante antelación en nuestro país de origeN y todo salió perfecto. Ojo que deben llevar los billetes impresos, sino no es culpa de los operadores! Buen aire acondicionado.

Andaman Wave Master

Andaman Wave Master Standard Class Inside
Andaman Wave Master Standard Class Inside
Standard Class Outside
Andaman Wave Master Standard Class Outside
Andaman Wave Master First Class Inside
Andaman Wave Master First Class Inside
First Class Outside
Andaman Wave Master First Class Outside

Schedule Andaman Wave Master

08:00, 13:00;
11:30, 15:30;
10:30, 15:30;
07:30, 09:00, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30; 07:30, 09:00, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30;
09:00, 13:30;
08:30; 08:30, 12:19, 13:30; 08:30, 12:19, 13:30;

Stations Andaman Wave Master

Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi), Rassada Pier, Klong Jilard Pier, Koh Lanta Ban Sala Dan Pier, Laem Tong Beach (Koh Phi Phi)