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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Buy Andaman Wave Master Tickets

Ferry First Class Sleeper
07:30, 09:00, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30
Ferry Standard Class
07:30, 09:00, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30
Ferry Ferry
08:30
Ferry First Class Sleeper
08:30, 12:19, 13:30
Ferry Standard Class
08:30, 12:19, 13:30

Andaman Wave Master Company Reviews

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5 83
4 51
3 23
2 7
1 16
99.7% of 8,078 travelers were presumably happy with Andaman Wave Master as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

May 21, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★☆☆
Everthing including the time depart/arrive and the seats is just nice except for 1 terrible thing that's No Air-Conditioning in the boat!
May 3, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Boat left and arrived exactly on time. Allowed to board air conditioned boat 45 minutes early to get of the heat standing on the pier.
Apr 3, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
I used Andaman Wave Master to go from Tonsai Pier to Ratssada Pier, the 23rd of March, the ferry was not overcrouder due also to law season, the sea was calm and everithing went smooth. During ther trip they offer the ferry to your subseqent transfer, if you are interested, the prices are very good. On the ferry there was plenti of space both on the deck and under the deck with good qality aircon. Toilets where at list 6 for male and 6 for female cleaned and with windows. There is also a water distributor for free and bar services for snack and drinks. I would definitelly reccomend the company. excellent service. Ho usato Andaman wave Master da Phuket a Phi Phi il 23 di Marzo quindi bassa stagione. Il mare era calmo e non c'erano troppe persone, Il traghetto era ben tenuto, quando arrivi le valigie, come in tutti i ferry, le mettono in un punto e le coprono con un telo. Sul traghetto propongono i biglietti per i trasferimenti successivi a chi è interessato. C'erano almeno 6 bagli per il genere maschile e 6 per il genere femminile, puliti e con finestra. Offrono acqua da un distributore e c'è un servizio bar per snack, bibite e gelati. Ottimo servizio che consiglio.
Mar 31, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★☆☆
Downstairs smelt musty, movie playing had no sound and cut off half an hour before arrival.
Mar 28, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Smoothy and very punctual
Mar 6, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Super, et j’ai pas été malade! Départ à l’heure Arrivee a l’heure Aide à monter et descendre les lourdes valises. Top! Merci
Feb 21, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Good organized, all on time. Comfortable boat
Feb 8, 2018
ferry First Class Sleeper , Andaman Wave Master
★★☆☆☆
Luggage is very difficult to get on the boat. Chaotic to get luggage and get off the boat as well
Jan 30, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
A little busy, no fault of the companies that passengers were using seats for bags but was finally sorted by staff. Kept on getting hassled to buy a taxi ticket but other than that ok.
Jan 29, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Great service, thank you.
Jan 18, 2018
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
The staff didnt open 2th floor :(
Jan 7, 2018
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★☆☆☆☆
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.
Jan 2, 2018
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Everything went as planned!
Dec 29, 2017
ferry Business Class, Andaman Wave Master
★☆☆☆☆
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.
Dec 28, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
Little chaos with the luggage at tonsai pier
Dec 28, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
The handling with the luggage can better
Dec 18, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
All fine, boat left on time. Perfect.
Dec 10, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
Quite good trip, very helpful stuff.
Dec 2, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Awesome! :)
Nov 19, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
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.
Nov 18, 2017
ferry Business Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
First class was super comfortable, if your going with your lady and would like the trip to be above average I suggest first class
Nov 15, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
Clean, efficient and convenient!
Nov 13, 2017
ferry Business Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
Boattrip was good organized. First class was perfect.
Nov 9, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Ran smooth, great experience!
Nov 6, 2017
ferry Business Class, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
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!
Oct 22, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★☆☆☆
Guy on the boat service desk at Krabi pier building are not much of freindly, boat is quite old
Sep 30, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Very convenient , quick and reliable service. Well done !
Sep 9, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
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.
Sep 8, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Clean and comfortable! Recommended
Aug 2, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
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 14, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★☆☆
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.
May 13, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
No problems :)
Mar 15, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
Rápido con aire acondicionado y limpio .no problem
Mar 9, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★☆☆
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.
Feb 24, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★☆☆☆☆
Falta de educação nos atendentes do barco jogando as malas e gritando Foram.grosseiros. Nao gostei
Feb 17, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★☆
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
Jan 25, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★☆☆☆☆
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.
Jan 24, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★☆☆
Good service
Jan 23, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★☆☆
Cheap and Fast. Not much leg room but OK for shortish trip
Jan 1, 2017
ferry Local, Andaman Wave Master
★★★★★
We Rode premium, the trip was a fun journey

Andaman Wave Master Stations

Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi) Rassada Pier Klong Jilard Pier Koh Lanta Ban Sala Dan Pier Koh Lanta Ban Sala Dan Pier