WITH the tourism high season having arrived the suspended ferry service from Hua Hin to Pattaya and back by Royal Passenger Liner Company will resume service from tomorrow onwards, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported this morning (October 31, 2018)
Mr Chariwat Prahumni, deputy chief of Hua Hin municipality, said lots of both Thai and foreign tourists had enquired about this ferry service across the Gulf of Thailand, that had been suspended from September 20 to October 31 because of strong sea winds and waves as well as the low season having led to liquidity problems.
However company staff at Khao Takiab pier confirmed that the ferry will be in operation again tomorrow.
While tourists find it more convenient to travel by sea than by road between the two seaside tourist cities, the company does focus on security with passengers being informed in advance of any changes.
Meanwhile Mr Udomsuk Nimcean, head of Prachuab Kriri Khan Tourism Association, said the government has a way out for this company should it run into financial problems as there are plans to build a ferry pier at Pak Nam Pran in Pranburi district to take tourists, cargo and vehicles to southern, western and eastern coastal province as part of the Thailand Riviera project.
Top: The ferry that sails across the Gulf of Thailand taking tourists from Hua Hin to Pattaya and back. Thai headline says “it has returned.” Photo: Matichon