Tarutao National Marine Park

Get there

By plane

Nok Air offers two-daily flight+ferry services from Bangkok to Ko Lipe v.v. by flying with Nok Air to Trang and transferring on a ferry to Ko Lipe. This can be booked directly from their website.

Air Asia offers an island transfer package that includes a flight from Bangkok to Hat Yai, a bus to Pak Bara, and a ferry to Ko Lipe.

By boat

The following companies operate boats in the high season (November to May):

Adang Sea Tours operates three daily speedboats from 1 November to 15 May, leaving Pak Bara at 11:30, 12:30, and 14:30. The speedboats stop at Ko Tarutao or Ko Bulone. The journey from Pak Bara takes 90 minutes. The boats leave Ko Lipe at 09:00, 10:00, and 13:30 for the return trip.

Forra Speedboats operates two daily speedboats from 1 November to 15 May, leaving Pak Bara at 11:30 and 13:30. The speedboats stop at Ko Tarutao. The journey from Pak Bara takes 90 minutes and costs 650 baht one-way. The boats leave Ko Lipe at 09:00 and 10:00 for the return trip.

Bundaya Resorts and Lipe Speedboat Company also operate speedboats from Pak Bara and Langkawi, leaving at similar times and costing the same as above.

Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club operates a daily boat from Ko Lanta, leaving at 13:00 and stopping at Ko Ngai, Ko Muk, Ko Bulone, before reaching Ko Lipe at 16:00. The boat leaves Ko Lipe at 09:00 for the return trip. The company offers transfers to this boat from Phuket. The company also operates two daily speedboats from Telaga Terminal @ Telaga Harbour Marina in Langkawi, Malaysia, 42 km from Ko Lipe. These boats dock at the south end of Pattaya Beach. The boats leave Langkawi at 09:30 and 14:30 for the 60 minute journey. The boats leave Ko Lipe for the return journey at 10:30 and 16:30.

Tigerline Ferries operates a daily speedboat to/from Hat Yao Pier in Trang, leaving Ko Lipe at 10:00 and arriving in Trang at 12:30. The company offers continuing boat service to Ko Lanta (arrives 15:30), and Phi Phi (arrives 17:00). For the journey to Ko Lipe, the boats leave Phi Phi at 08:00 and arrive in Ko Lipe at 15:30.

In the low season, there is only one boat per day from Pak Bara leaving at 11 am.

Ferries are met by long-tail boats offering transfers to anywhere on Ko Lipe for an additional charge.

Health and Safety tip: Speedboats can often bounce off the waves at very high speeds and passengers can get quite strong jolts into the non-sprung seats, so persons with back or neck problems should not travel on the speedboats, but on the ferry. There have been reports of serious back injuries happening on the speedboats.

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