Bali Hai Pier – commonly known as Pattaya Pier – is a central feature of the city, located at the end of Walking Street, near the southernmost point of Pattaya Bay. It is a hive of activity, with endless day-trippers on the way to the nearby Coral Island (Koh Larn), as well as scuba divers, fishing enthusiasts and even private charter boat trips setting off or returning to dry land. The jetty stretches quite far out into the bay and is lined on either side with boats of all descriptions. It can be seen clearly from Pattaya View Point and has now become a classic image of Pattaya itself.
The main attraction of Bali Hai Pier is the regular ferry service to Coral Island, which takes about 45 minutes to cover the 10.5km journey. Tickets are purchased on the pier, close to the ferry itself, with prices starting at just 30 baht (one-way) to Naban Pier or Tawaen Beach. This is an extremely popular service, so boats are often crowded and you will usually see crowds of people walking up or down the pier at almost all times of the day, from the first sailing at 07:00 to the last one at 18:30. Sadly, there is no alternative to walking the 300 metres to the boat since personal vehicle traffic on the pier is restricted.
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|Ferry Boat Scheduel : Getting From / to Koh Larn|
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The faster and more convenient alternative to the ferry is to charter a speedboat. This service can be purchased in the large hall at the head of Pattaya Pier, where you will find a multitude of stalls and stands. Chartering the boat itself will cost between 1,500 and 3,000 baht, with the price then split between the passengers to make it actually quite a reasonable cost, particularly as you can fit up to a dozen people in the boat. Even with that many passengers aboard, a speedboat is a much more comfortable method of making the voyage and cuts the journey time down to about 20 minutes.
Speedboat charter from Bali Hai Pier is the only option if you wish to travel to the other islands near Pattaya, including Koh Sak and Koh Krok. You will also be able to charter boats for fishing and island-hopping trips here or, in many cases, through your hotel’s tours desk. Prices vary according to destination, equipment, duration and other services. You can often negotiate the price and maybe haggle it down a little. We recommend heading down the day before to arrange any private trips.
The area around Pattaya Pier – known as Bali Hai Plaza – is an attraction in itself. It particularly comes alive in the evenings, when it is partially illuminated by the huge Pattaya City sign. The plaza is home to a couple of restaurants and a nightclub complex housing Mixx Discotheque and LimaLima, just by the bottom end of Pattaya Walking Street. There is also the 2Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball ride and a guarded parking structure where you can safely leave motorbikes for 30 baht.
Bali Hai Pier
- Opening Hours: All day (varies for different features)
- Location: Southern end of Walking Street, South Pattaya