We wanted to spend our second day on Koh Lanta visiting smaller islands within her reach. We bought a day trip at our hotel, which included snorkeling, the Emerald Cave on Koh Mook Island and relaxing on Koh Rok. The whole day with everything included cost us 2000 baht ( $60 ) per person.
Journey from Koh Tao to Koh Lanta took us about 10 hours and had quite a few steps. We bought our tickets from the office at Mae Haad Pier the day before our departure. We decided to try another company – Lomprayah and paid 1300 baht each. The ferry was scheduled for 6 am, so at 5:30 am we were up and ready to go. While entering the boat you are provided with a sticker with the name of your destination. It should be placed somewhere visible. Lomprayah boats are smaller and faster, when you add a very turbulent sea, you will have me suffering from my first motion sickness episode. Trust me it was the longest boat ride I can recall, even though it only lasted about 1.5 hours.