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How late do the boats run?

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How late do the boats run?

How late do the longtail boats run from Railay to Ao Nong or vice versa? Is it possible to get back to Railay late at night if you wanted to go out in Ao Nong for the night? Are the boats the only way back?

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1. Re: How late do the boats run?

I think this is some variation between high and low season - when we were there (January), the last "cheap" boats left Railey around 17.00, then they had a fixed, higher price until 22.00. After that you had to negotiate indiviually with drivers and it could become very expensive. You should buy return tickets in Ao Nang before going to Railey rather than be stuck there and forced to buy a one-way return in Railey at possibly very high prices; see recent posts! And yes, boat is the only way

Edited: 02 August 2011, 21:50
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2. Re: How late do the boats run?

Check for yourself whether 'very expensive' is the same for you. The late night cost is because you have to pay for the whole boat (no matter how many people you are). You can wait around for more people (which may happen) or pay the full boat cost. For us, we pay for the whole boat generally and the cost is still less than a cab ride back home.

We have a fondness for Railay, and often arrive in the evening from the airport. There is something magic about the night-time trip from Ao Nam Mo to Railey.

3. Re: How late do the boats run?

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