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Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry project news and updates

Post by migrant » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:20 am

The Transport Ministry plans to launch a ferry route across the Gulf of Thailand linking Pattaya in Chon Buri to Cha-am district in Phetchaburi to boost tourism, said Deputy Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. Mr...

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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by Pleng » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:09 am

Where in Cha-Am is the ferry going to set down?

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Post by usual suspect » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:56 pm

The present people-in-power really seem set on improving tourism here in H.H.
Just last week Prayut announced the importance of a high-speed rail link..to boost tourism, & within the last month there was also mention of making the road from H.H. to Pranburi into a 4-lane highway..as part of the town's improvement plan.
(S'funny how a few yrs ago when the bulldozers started on the very same road-widening project..it all came to an end when someone in H.H. administration decided a 4-lane road would..wait for it..
...make it to noisy for residents in Khao Takiap).. :?
Now yet another plan for a sea-link between Patts & Cha Am..?
(Does someone connected to this scheme have some sea-front land just primed for a jetty-project..?)
As a final note...Did I hear once that there's frequently a large swell on the sea between here &
Patts..??

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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by europtimiste » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:34 pm

Large swells....seems that usual suspect has no idea about navigation. Of course the small boat that crossed the gulf couple of years ago wasn't suitable.

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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by barrys » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:56 pm

europtimiste wrote:Large swells....seems that usual suspect has no idea about navigation. Of course the small boat that crossed the gulf couple of years ago wasn't suitable.
The Pattaya - Cha-am ferry link has been booted about by various administrations over the last few years, without anything ever happening.

By the way, the catamaran used a few years for the Pattaya / Pak Nam Pran crossing was entirely suitable for its purpose.

Cancellation rate in the high season (when the winds and waves are high) would be about 10-20%.

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Post by HHTel » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:38 pm

seems that usual suspect has no idea about navigation
I have teenagers that know everything but I'm sure they'll grow out of it. Shame you didn't!

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Post by richard » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:17 pm

HHTel wrote:
seems that usual suspect has no idea about navigation
I have teenagers that know everything but I'm sure they'll grow out of it. Shame you didn't!
We are all still waiting for his first positive and knowledgeable post. Give him time for gawds sake

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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by pharvey » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:56 pm

Seems several "Private Enterprises" have tried and failed (purely on profitability I assume) with the Pats - HH crossing over the past several years, has the Cha Am link been attempted before?

Would it be fair to say that if this ever went ahead, it would likely remain on a far longer basis regardless of (probable) losses with the government not wanted to lose face and also insist on pushing tourism?

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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by Takiap » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:19 am

I might be wrong, but it is my understanding that the last ferry venture failed primarily due to a serious lack of business skills. The owners certainly had the money to start their venture, but the business model was a joke. Sorry if I'm offending anyone here.

Will a ferry service between Cha-Am and Pattaya succeed? Personally, I think there is a good chance that it will. To begin with, I think Cha-Am is a far more attractive/convenient docking point than Pak Nam Pran. This alone could result in many Thai people using the service, whereas the last venture was aimed almost entire at the foreign tourist market. Additionally, if government owned/backed, there will be sufficient funding to support the service until it becomes properly established.


Anyway, I for one would like to see such a service actually succeed.


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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by migrant » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:48 am

I wonder who the target market is? Foreign tourists of course, but to succeed I would think the Thai market would be needed. How many Thai's would use this I wonder. Is Pattaya a draw for them? Hua Hin/Cha Am seems to be so maybe that would attract the local market
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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by Big Boy » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:57 am

Personally, I would like to see a larger, vehicle carrying vessel. I think by-passing Bangkok could be an attraction for both commercial and private travel if priced competitively. Of course, building an adequate terminal at either end would be a challenge.
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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by JamesWest » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:21 pm

can i get a group discount on tickets coming back?
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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by hhinner » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:58 pm

How fast would a decent sized ferry (i.e. stable enough in most conditions) travel? It's about 100 km across the gulf from Cha-am to Pattaya side. Bearing in mind that it's not necessary to go through Bangkok by road, would it really be worthwhile?

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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by barrys » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:21 pm

hhinner wrote:How fast would a decent sized ferry (i.e. stable enough in most conditions) travel? It's about 100 km across the gulf from Cha-am to Pattaya side. Bearing in mind that it's not necessary to go through Bangkok by road, would it really be worthwhile?

3 hours at 20 knots

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Re: Govt plans Pattaya, Cha-am ferry link

Post by canthai » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:36 pm

Was there not a government ferry operating this route 30 years ago?

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