Please also remember that travelling from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, the ferry stops at Koh Phangan on route and therefore you do not need to change boats. The ferry staff are friendly and will assist you with any queries. There is only one stop on the journey, so when you stop for a second time you have arrived. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours and while the boats are relatively small, the views are stunning so sit back and take them in. Be sure to have your camera at the ready too. Once you arrive on Koh Tao at Mae Haad, (both operators arrive at the same location) one of our representatives will meet you from the boat and transfer you to the Haad Tien. Please ensure you advise us which operator you are using and your arrival time to allow us to facilitate the transfer. You can travel overland to Suratthani, and then via boat to Koh Tao if you wish, but this in practice is a long and at times uncomfortable journey in a minibus. Boat options are very limited and the only direct boat is quite unreliable. The night boat leaves Suratthani every night at 11 pm. We therefore strongly recommend that you fly from Phuket or Krabi to Koh Samui and take the boat from there. Bangkok Airlines has daily scheduled flights from both destinations for your convenience.