Phu Quoc To Ha Tien By Ferry
Woke up to another stormy morning. It had been raining all night. But with a ferry to catch, I couldn’t laze around and enjoy the rain, nor take shelter from it. Had to get ready, and head out to the port, through flooded streets. The journey took about 40 mins, probably longer than it normally should, if the weather had been better.
There are 2 ports in Phu Quoc to catch ferries back to the Vietnam mainland. One in the north, and one in the south. My ferry (Phu Quoc Express) was from the one in the south – Cảng Bãi Vòng (Bai Vong Port). This was another reason I chose my hotel. It’s location also meant being able to get to this ferry terminal easily.
Once I arrived at the office building in the port, I looked for the counter for Phu Quoc Express. I had made the bookings and payment by emailing them (https://phuquocexpressboat.com/en/). But I still needed to get a “boarding pass”. I just need to show them my reference number and my passport for them to print it out.
Once printed.. I just had to wait till boarding, about 30 mins away. The office building was pretty small – with a supermarket + gift shop, and a cafe around the corner. Since it was still raining, I decided to just stay in the building.
At 11.30am, they said we can start walking to the ferries. There were some electric golf trams outside that could take you, but for a price I think. I decided to just walk it since I didn’t have much luggage anyway. By now, the rain had stopped and the sun was back out. So it was a long and tiring walk.