Anchor southwest of the rock outcrop in 6-10 metres on a sandy bottom or just north of the creek entrance tripod marker. Alternatively pick up one of the many government moorings. National Park headquarters has a cement pier at the entrance to the mangrove creek for shallow-draft vessels. A 500 baht per person landing fee will be levied.Read more
The mangrove creek, which extends several kilometres and is navigable by dinghy at mid to high tide, runs through a stunning limestone cave (Crocodile Cave). The cave trip is less crowded than Tham Morakot and is a must see. Sea turtle nursing ponds built to raise hatchlings of endangered species stand at the entrance to the park administration building.
Other amenities include bamboo houses, bungalows, a small store, restaurant, museum, visitors’ centre, communications office, public toilets and a library. Just south of the settlement is the island’s oldest road, built in 1937, running 11 kilometres to Ao Talo Wao and a further eight kilometres to Ao Talo Udung. A branch track goes to Ao Son on the west coast. All are recommended trekking paths from the main campground area and pass by waterfalls in the hills.