Getting to Railay, Krabi is half the fun. The town and beaches are only accessible by long tail boat from either Ao Nang (to the north) or a pier near Krabi (to the south). Boats don’t follow a set schedule but depart when the boat operators have enough passengers to make it worthwhile. When it’s low tide a trek through the mud is sometimes necessary to reach the boat and luggage is carried either on a tractor or upon heads and shoulders. It’s not unheard for boats to tip in rough seas (especially during the rainy season when the monsoon hits) so be sure your boat has life jackets.