are available for hire on most beaches for Bt60 to Bt100 per hour.
The obvious precautions should be observed such as covering your
skin from the hot sun, allowing enough time for long trips (sunset
rides are not advised) and taking water to drink. Also be aware
of the currents and tidal drift, it can be easy to go in one direction
and very difficult to come back.
west coast from Wok Tum to Koh Ma offers some of the calmest seas
and best beach hopping possibilities though if the seas aren't
choppy, pretty much anywhere is good. Other popular routes are
between Thong Nai Pan and Haad Khuat (Bottle Beach) and also from
Chaloklum to Haad Khuat; or from Haad Rin it is easily possible
to make it around to Haad Khontee and further on to Haad Thian
and Haad Yuan but don't depart too late in the day.