As you know, I love doing train trips. For me, it’s all about the journey and not necessarily the destination. I also like taking the opportunity to do boat trips as I think it is a great way to explore the destination. But I’ve never travelled by boat or even ship to a destination in Thailand. Which is why I am excited to be taking a boat later this month from Sattahip in Chonburi to Songkhla in Southern Thailand. At twenty hours, this is the longest ferry route in Thailand. I will be taking my car with me and will then drive back to Bangkok to compare the experience.
The Blue Dolphin, which is owned by The Seahorse Ferry, sails once a week. It leaves Sattahip at 2:00 p.m. on a Tuesday and arrives in Songkhla at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The cost for my car, myself and a bed is 5,700 baht. According to Google Maps, the drive back is 1,000 kms. I’m not sure yet how much that will cost me. Foot passengers are 1,000 baht. To take a car is 5,000 baht but the driver and passenger go free. If you want a bed you have to pay extra. I’m going for the capsule which is 700 baht. Rooms are from 3,500 baht but are all sold out this month.