Hired Boats : A relatively cheap and worthwhile alternative for groups. Chalong Bay and Rawai Beach are the main springboards to the outlying islands. You can hire one of the long –tail boats owned and run by villagers or a speed boat run by private operators. Fee varies on duration of trip, number of passengers, type of boat and service. Speed boats offer more comfort and amenities such as drinks, fruit, cold towels and diving gear, and so are good for long trips. Most long-tail boats are not equipped with lift vests or diving equipment and thus are a lot cheaper and more practical for shorter rides.
Ferry Boats : Ferry Boats run between Phuket and inhabited outer islands. The small number of boats limit daily trips to only a few.