The boat trip was great! As living in Hamburg, I know the feeling when I'm at the harbor and tourists take a harbor tour to experience something about Hamburg. Now I was in the same situation, have participated in a boat trip on vacation and actually I had no idea at the beginning what to expect exactly. Of course, this was completely different on Koh Samed than in Hamburg, vacationers are relaxed and want to take home a nice memory, that's exactly what is implemented here very well.
It's nice if everything runs smoothly, Sabaii Sabaii :-) At the end of the boat trip we were taken directly to the pier, where the ferries connect the island with the mainland. We only had to wait about 20 minutes to get to the next exit, so the timing was perfect.
Finally, there was another very nice experience before the departure. While my girlfriend was getting some drinks, I was sitting at the pier, next to the boats and near a group of Thai men doing the ferries and boat trips. The social gathering in the early evening, with cold beer, had something of a after-work atmosphere. I actually wanted to use the time until my girlfriend came back for an in-depth résumé of the day, when unexpectedly one of the Thai spoke to me and offered his beer. And already I was in the middle of the group and even though I could barely speak or understand a word Thai, it was just a nice, uncomplicated get-together. That's what makes Thailand so special!