Combining visits to Green Island (Ludao) and Orchid Island (Lanyu) off the southeastern coast of Taiwan has now been made easier.
Since May this year, once daily (9am), a ferry leaving Fugang Harbor in Taitung County first heads to Orchid Island and then, on the return leg (leaving the island at 2:30pm), stops at Green Island before heading on the Fugang (leaving the island at 4:30pm). Other ferries from Fugang continue as before, making trips to only one of the islands. This year, the “triangle route” is only being operated during the summer months. Two-island combo tickets are priced NT$2,700, whereas single tickets to the island cost NT$2,300 (Orchid Island) and NT$920 (Green Island). Tickets can be booked by calling Da Fa Lun Ship Co. at +886-89-281-477; website: www.281477.com.tw (in Chinese only).