Speed boat rental services at Cha-Am to be strictly regulated


PETCHABURI, 29 August 2014 – Cha-Am Mayor Nukul Pornsoomboonsiri revealed that the Cha-Am Municipality has imposed strict measures in order prevent speed boat operators from taking advantage of tourists.

The municipality now requires speed boat operators to clearly post their price charts stating the rental fees to prevent tourists from being overcharged. In addition, speed boat drivers who show rude or inappropriate behavior against tourists will face temporary suspension from providing boat services.

President of the Cha-Am Cruise Club Montree Meerit stated that its 125 members of speed boat operators would take great pains to see that tourists get a fair shake.

According to him, there are six main speed boat piers throughout the beach’s four kilometer stretch and each one of them will be closely monitored by a supervisor.

Tourists who are unfairly treated by speed boat drivers are urged to report directly to the pier station masters.