Our Transport Vessel for a confortable sailing between Kawthaung and Boulder Island
- On Board
- Safety Liferaft & Life Jackets
- Small Kitchen
- Swim Platform
- Gazebos for relaxing
- Snokerling Equipments
This 11 meter Catamaran will cruise from Kawthaung over to Boulder Island in 2 hours and the special transfer in this Catamaran that can be on any week day will costs $600 / transfer ( a transfer is for example from Kawthaung over to Boulder Island only, and the transfer cost is for the boat and not per pax, so if several pax cruise in this Catamaran then Guests can share the cost and our new Catamaran can seat 15 – 20 pax ).
There are one or two flights a day from Yangon to Kawthaung, operated by Myanmar National Airlines, with flight 305 direct each Tuesday departing 10.40am for the 1.5 hour journey, and other flights briefly stopping in Dawei ($US150-178). The schedules often change from month to month, depending on the season, so please check with your travel agent for the latest schedule. If you fly from Yangon to Kawthaung, we will meet you at Kawthaung airport and transfer you to the Kawthaung jetty (travel time around 30 minutes), where Boulder Island Express is waiting to start your adventure to the Boulder Bay Eco Resort.
Two airlines offer up to four flights a day from Bangkok to Ranong, the Thailand town across a wide river estuary from Kawthaung, making it an inexpensive and reliable way of getting to Kawthaung. Both Nok and AirAsia airlines fly out of Bangkok’s no-frills Don Mueang International Airport domestic Terminal 2, with flights from early morning through to early evening taking 1.5 hours and costing US$25-98. From Ranong airport it is 30 minutes to the pier (taxi approx. 500 baht or shared songthaew 30-50 baht), and after checking out at Thailand immigration, you can hire a long tail boat (400-500 baht), or share with others, for the 30 minute to Myanmar, with a couple of customs checkpoints along the way, where you might have to show your passport and e-visa letter. On arrival our staff will meet you and take you to the nearby Immigration Pier (Myo Ma Jetty) to a small building is the border control where you present your passport and visa/e-visa letter.
Ranong can easily be reached by bus from Bangkok, Surat Thani, Chumphon and centres further south such as Phuket and Khao Lak. From Bangkok, both government and private VIP buses leave from the Southern Bus Terminal and the journey time is about 9 hours. You can stay overnight at Ranong at a good local hotel in the city for around 700 THB or 20 USD. Ask the local drivers (taxi, tuk-tuk) to bring you there.
Overnight buses leave Bangkok at around 20:00-21:00 and get to Ranong in time for the morning ferries. Daytime buses also leave around 09:00 but these arrive in Ranong too late to catch a ferry the same day. Cheaper but less comfortable second class air-con buses are also available. A VIP bus costs 666 baht (departs Bangkok 20:00) and a first class bus 428 baht (departs Bangkok 20:30).
By taxi or by bus. Busses leave Phuket Bus station every two to three hours to Ranong. Check the schedule locally to get the correct times.
From Ranong, clearing through Thai immigration is a breeze. Next, board a longtail to Kawthaung and your adventure begins. Once there, our staff will assist you with Myanmar immigration. One more quick longtail ride to board the Boulder Island Express and leave your cares on the dock as your holiday begins.