We left Bo Phut this morning, with a package bought from Bo Phut Travel Agency (located in Bo Phut Pier). It included a pickup from hotel, ferry to Don Sak and a bus ride to Surath Tran airport.
We were loaded into a bus eventually, all luggage into bus's storage. Bus drove into the ferry and passengers walked in as well. After the ferry trip we continued with the bus for awhile and were then instructed to get off at a point and given our luggage. Smaller taxis were to pick us up since we had different destinations. At this point a frenchman noticed that his bag had been opened and something was missing. He got quite angry. I somehow naively thought that, that wouldn't have happened to us. How wrong I was! Now, hours later in Bangkok, unpacking our stuff and just realized it happened to us too.
NUMBER OF ITEMS STOLEN FROM OUR LUGGAGE. The only part when it could have happened was during the 2-hour ferry trip. They have searched the bags and stolen anything of value to them.
Be aware of this. The ferry was Rajaferry, I don't know the bus company's name, but it was bought from the Bo Phut Travel Ag. like I mentioned.
Lock all pockets of your backpacks! I just took mine of for this "short trip" during the last re-packing. Obviously should've not. :(