The first commercial speedboat service to Phu Quy island set sail
from the Phan Thiet sea port in the south central province of Binh Thuan on July
The service is operated by the Superdong – Kien Giang Speedboat Corporation,
using a new ship imported from Malaysia with a cost of approximately 2 million
USD. Ticket price (one way) is 350,000 VND (15.3 USD) for adults and 250,000 VND
(10.94 USD) for children, and 260,000 VND (11.38 USD) for people with
The boat covers the 56 nautical mile distance from Phan Thiet city to Phu Quy
island in two hours and a half.
Speaking at the launch of the speedboat service, Pham Van Nam, Vice Chairman of
the Binh Thuan People’s Committee stressed the service contributes to
socio-economic and tourism development on the island.
Nam hoped the operating company to invest in running more boats on the route. He
directed all relevant agencies to facilitate the smooth and safe operation of
The Superdong – Kien Giang Speedboat Corporation currently runs 15 ships on the
routes of Rach Gia – Phu Quoc, Ha Tien – Phu Quoc, Rach Gia – Nam Du, Rach Gia –
Hon Son, Soc Trang – Con Dao, and Phan Thiet – Phu Quy..