There are also 4 ferry boats a day from Big Buddha Pier in Samui to Haad Rin (make sure it is the correct pier for the HAAD RIN QUEEN FERRY, as there are 2 Big Buddha Piers)
10:30 • 13:00 • 16:00 • 18:30
This ferry takes about 50 minutes, and it runs in all weathers!
Big Buddha Pier is about 15 minutes drive by taxi from Samui Airport.
When you arrive in Haad Rin on Koh Phangan, there will be taxi boat drivers waiting for customers bound for Haad Tien. Please note that if the waves are high or there are few customers, the boat drivers may charge a higher price.
If the waves are too high for boat travel, there will be a taxi jeep waiting. This journey is quite an adventure! It takes about 40 minutes over mostly rough jungle track.
Both the taxi truck and the taxi boat journeys cost around 500 bt per person – in calm seas.
If you wish to have a private charter speedboat to whiz you off to paradise this can also be organized (6,000B to 6,500B depending on weather and time). This gets you directly on to the beach less than an hour after you touch down at Koh Samui airport.
From the city of Surat Thani:
Many ferry companies offer boats directly to Koh Phangan, or via Koh Samui. The journey from Surat Thani/Donsak to Thong Sala takes around 2.5 hours. The boats land at Thong Sala town on Koh Phangan and you can to get a taxi truck to Haad Rin, where you can catch a boat taxi or taxi jeep to The Sanctuary.
From other parts of the island:
The easiest way to get to us is via Haad Rin, adn by taxi boat from there. If you are already on the East Coast of the island, the Thong Nai Pan ferry boat travels between Haad Tien and Thong Nai Pan/Than Sadet twice a day from March to October.
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From Haad Rin:
Taxi boats leave from Sunrise beach in Haad Rin throughout the day – the taxi boat drivers will often ask you to wait for more customers to arrive.
To improve your chances of getting a boat quickly with other passengers, head to the ferry port when the boats from Koh Samui come in at 11.20am, 1.50pm, 4.50pm and 7.20pm. The ferry port is just 5 minutes walk from Sunrise Beach.
If the weather prevents the boats from running, or if you are feeling particularly energetic, we recommend the beautiful walk from Haad Rin to The Sanctuary. The walk starts at ‘Thai House Bungalow’ just up the street from ‘Yogurt Home Restaurant’ and brings you up through coconut palms and then on through secondary tropical rain-forest. Just follow the yellow/green dots on rocks and trees. Don’t forget to bring some water! Pay attention to the sights and sounds on the amazing walk. When you arrive in paradise at The Sanctuary we will be waiting to welcome you…
For your departure, the ferries leave Haad Rin at 9.30am, 11.40am, 2.30pm and 5.30pm, and arrive at Koh Samui 50 minutes later. This means that for any flight out of Samui before midday, you will need to either spend your last night in Samui or travel by private speedboat.