Thong Sala Pier is the main entrance and exit point on the island of Koh Pha Ngan followed by Haad Rin Pier. It is located in the southwest of the island and receives many passengers daily in the province of Surat Thani. Fundamentally linked to the town of Chumphon and Koh Tao Islands and Koh Samui but also makes trips to smaller islands like Koh Nangyuan or Ang Thong Natural Park. From Thong Sala Pier, Koh Pha Ngan receives most of the ferries that come to the island, such as the Seatran Discovery Co Ltd, whose travellers come for either a relaxing holiday or for water activities such as scuba diving or snorkelling. The city here is perfectly suited for tourists with numerous guesthouses and resorts like the Centara Pariya or the Holiday Beach. Markets, restaurants, bars, Thai boxing stadiums, etc. From Thong Sala Pier you can get to any part of the island easily by tuk tuk, taxi or van. This port receives thousands of visitors each month who are preparing to attend the famous Full Moon Party, so they are very used to receiving tourists and taking them to their final destination.
From this small dock for boats one can catch little boats towards the most famous islands of south-east Thailand. Here there are many tourists, so you will immediately begin to meet people from all over the world. It is a special occasion to make friends for days on the islands. Depending on where you go the journey will take between 3 and 5 hours
If you are going to or coming from Koh Tao you have to do it by boat. The port of Koh Tao is on the eastern side of the island in the Jamson bay before getting to Sai Ree Beach. This port is dedicated to bringing hikers and travellers to the island but also to move diving enthusiasts to many points around to practice the sport. You can see contemporary boats and other old painted boats in the brightest colors possible. You can see a huge merchant ship . You'll also find many small and medium craft fishing as its people also use this port to supply the island.