By shared speedboat the journey from Railay to Koh Ngai is scheduled to take from 3 to 4 hours depending upon which service you take.
Ferry Times from Railay to Koh Ngai
There are currently 2 direct services a day from Railay to Koh Ngai available to book online.
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Railay Ferry Pier
Tigerline Travel speedboat services from Railay to Koh Ngai depart from Floating Pier East Railay.
Koh Ngai Ferry Pier
Tigerline Travel speedboat services from Railay to Koh Ngai terminate on the beach in front of Koh Ngai Fantasy Resort.
About Travel to Koh Ngai
Koh Ngai is a small island located 13 km to the west of the Thai mainland and 11 km to the south east of Koh Lanta. Koh Ngai is the least developed of a cluster of 4 small inhabited islands. The other 3 islands are Koh Muk, Koh Kradan and Koh Libong.
Geography of Koh Ngai
Koh Ngai is approximately 4 km long by 2 km at its widest point. The centre of the island is heavily forested with hills rising to 174 metres above sea level.
Koh Ngai has no roads and motorised land vehicles. Taxi boats are available, however, because of the small size of the island you can walk to most of the island’s beaches fairly easily on trails through the jungle. The most densely populated part of the island is the main beach, referred to simply as Koh Ngai Beach. Koh Ngai Beach is 2 km long and located on the east side of the island. Most of the accommodation is, and the island’s few independent bars and restaurants are, located on Koh Ngai Beach.
There 4 other small beaches located on the south coast of Koh Ngai: the beach in front of Koh Ngai Resort, Ao Muang Beach, Paradise Beach and the tiny Nui Beach in the far south western corner of the island.
Things to do in Koh Ngai
There are only a few activities you can do in Koh Ngai. The island has no mains electric and in the cheaper accommodation you can’t charge electronic devices during the day when the resort generator is switched off. What you can do, however, is go on walks, enjoy the beach, go snorkelling, or go scuba diving.
There is a reef along the east cost of the island and it’s a great spot for snorkelling from the beach. There are also some good dive sites near Koh Ngai and 3 diving schools operating diving trips when the weather permits.
Day trips by boat from Koh Ngai are also popular. Many visitors will take at least one tour around the neighbouring islands, in particular visiting the Emerald Cave on Koh Muk. The Emerald Cave is a partially submerged sea cave that you can swim through in low tide to reach a lagoon surrounded by steep cliffs on all sides.