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Phuket: Check-in Update

By Sue Richards last modified Jun 05, 2013 02:44 PM

Published: 2013-05-31 11:25:00
Countries: Thailand

Posted 31 May 2013

We checked out on a Saturday in May 2013. The "overtime" cost was 600 baht (about $Oz 32) , paid to the customs official. Also the usual fee for customs was 200 baht. So avoid weekends for check in /out. We had been told that Saturdays would not cost this overtime fee. Better to wait to a weekday as the officials don't ever check your boat, in my experience.

Paul Carne, SY Pelican V (Australia)

Posted 31 March 2012

We used the online check-in, which shortened check in time in the office considerably. Fill out the forms online, print out and take with you to Customs, Immigration and Harbourmaster. It took us less than 20 minutes to do all three.

In reality it is not online check-in, you print out the forms and take them with you, but they can access them online as well.

The only difficulty is to actually log onto the site, it is often busy or times out. I guess it is a question of spending hours filling out forms in their office or on your boat. At least on our boat I can have coffee while doing it.

We were not charged council or anchoring fees at time of check-in.

Hope this helps.

Joanne Maas
S.V. Sunray II

Posted 13 February 2012

We checked into Ao Chalong this January (2012) and as yet, the new marina and port office still remains unoccupied.

The additional fee for weekend/holiday check-in is now 300 Bht, and the offices close at 1500 hours (not 1600). They still have a "lunch break" when they feel like it, and in our case, we were able to persuade the officials to stay on after 1500 to check us in, but it cost us 1000 bht each to cover their "overtime".

We did not use the internet check-in, although I noticed a bank of terminals in the office, which are presumably for this purpose when they are busy.

Both Fuel and water are available at the Ao Chalong pier but I'm not sure of open & close times.

Russ McDermid

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