Bangrak Pier welcomed us with lots of people, extreme heat and very expensive cabs. The best way to discover and move around the different islands is to rent a scooter. And yes, it is possible to ride on it with two people, four backpacks and not fall off ???? Tried and tested! Cost to rent varies from 200 to 300 baht ($6-9) per day. Most places require you to leave your passport as a deposit, some only take a photocopy of your passport. We never had issues leaving our passports at the various local vendors.