Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry resumes service

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The Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry is back in service for high season.
The Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry is back in service for high season.

The Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry is back in service for high season with more than 50 passengers embarking the western shore on its first day.

Royal Passenger Liner Co. resumed service from Bali Hai Pier Nov. 1 after suspending trips Sept. 17 due to rainy season’s stormy seas and lower passenger numbers.

Ticket booth clerk Anchalee Rinsiri said 50 people had booked for the first voyage of November, mostly online. Normally, she said, the catamaran takes 60-150 people a day.

Royal Passenger plans to launch an aggressive marketing campaign to let tourists know the boat is back in service.

Reservations can be made daily before 12:30 p.m. with the ferry leaving at 1 p.m.

The ferry can accommodate 286 passengers in economy class, 44 in business class and 16 more total in two VIP cabins.