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Green Island questions,help please.

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Boat timetables, places for snorkelling?

Postby Joesox » 20 May 2006, 00:07

Could anyone provide me with a link to boat timetables from Taidong to Green Island and back? If not, could anyone give me a rough idea of how many boats a day and what times?

Also, is the main place for snorkelling that beach on the south of the island, or are there other good spots too?

My sister and her boyfriend are coming to visit and they're keen on snorkelling. One snorkelling session would be fine for me but they'd like to do go snorkelling twice while we're on Green Island.

One more thing: how are the currents? I don't remember them being strong when I was there, but I want to check anyway. I'm an average and not particularly strong swimmer.

Thanks for any information!
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Postby peachka » 28 May 2006, 17:33

I'm just bumping this up to reask Joesax's question about a ferry timetable. We're flying from Taipei to Taidong and our flight doesn't get in until 4:30 p.m. (on Dragonboat day). Will we be able to catch a ferry to Green Island that day or do we need to wait until the next morning? Thanks!
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Postby seeker4 » 07 Jun 2006, 16:51


Can't tell you the ferry schedule, as there are different companies and variations with time of year. In the off-season (winter), you’re lucky to get one ferry a day (you have to stay overnight), but in the summer season, there are several trips a day by multiple operators. I don’t know the date cut-off from off-season to season. Here is some info that I’ve been meaning to share, but never got around to before. Note that all of the ferry info is in Chinese. If you zoom in on these images a little, they are still readable.

Info page of brochure – one ferry company: ... fo18to.jpg

Photos from brochure – first ferry company: ... es18lm.jpg

Info page of brochure – another ferry company: ... fo21jv.jpg

Photos from brochure – second ferry company: ... es22dn.jpg

Contact info from Tourism Bureau: ... nfo4lj.jpg

Map of Green Island:

The trip is about 50 minutes one-way.

Prepare to puke on the ferry or to do something specific to avoid it.

Hope it helps!

P.S. – If anyone has similar info for Orchid Island and is willing to post it in an appropriate thread, that would be great.
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Postby jdsmith » 04 Sep 2007, 11:09

ANyone got any hotel news from GI recently?
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Postby Truant » 04 Sep 2007, 11:21

jdsmith wrote:ANyone got any hotel news from GI recently?

Talk to Ironman. They had a pretty sweet place & deal when they stayed there in CNY.
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Postby chufeng » 17 Sep 2007, 09:23

Is it possible to rent a car on Green Island? We've got four people traveling as a group, and I can't see my mother-in-law hopping on a scooter. :-)
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Postby Monk » 27 Mar 2008, 22:13

Any updates on Green Island? Most of these posts are fairly old and I am thinking about heading down there next weekend instead of spring scream which gets more depressing year after year..
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Postby A-ha » 11 Sep 2008, 10:13

Monk wrote:Any updates on Green Island? Most of these posts are fairly old and I am thinking about heading down there next weekend instead of spring scream which gets more depressing year after year..

I took my parents there about a month ago. It has been about a year since my last visit to Green Island and I must say the number of tour buses on the road was very annoying. There seems to have been a big increase in the number of buses.

We stayed at the "Green Island Bali Resort" and their rooms were probably the best I've seen on Green Island. We used Green Island Adventures to do all our arrangements and their service was very good.
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Re: Green Island questions,help please.

Postby lumka1 » 04 Jun 2009, 10:53

what is the quickest way to travel to Green Island, except for flying? We are considering a road trip from Hsinchu, I was wondering whether it is faster going all the way down to Pingdong with the highway and cut over the mountain to Taidong, or is it better [faster] to go round the East side of the island? Any ideas?
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