In less than a month’s time, you will soon be able to travel from Mumbai to Alibaug via sea. Literally translating into roll on and roll off services, the first ever Ro-Ro ferry service from Mumbai to Alibaug is expected to begin its operations from next month. And the best part is, you’re not alone in this ride. Travelers will be able to board their cars too, and reach Alibaug in no time.
Details About Ro-Ro Ferry Services From Mumbai To Alibaug
Starting Point: Mumbai’s Ferry Wharf (Bhaucha Dhakka) in Mazgaon
Ending Point: Mandwa Port in Alibaug
Starting From: May 2018 (TBC)
Cost Per Person: Starting from INR 85 for one-way travel (Expected)
Duration Per Ride: 35 to 50 Minutes
Time Of First Ferry: 6.15 AM from Mumbai
Time Of Last Ferry: 7.30 PM from Mandwa
Journey Time: 45 Minutes
Loading Time: 15 Minutes (For vehicles only)
Capacity Of Each Ferry: 500 passengers (Inclusive of crew members & excluding the vehicles)
Ro-Ro ferry services from Mumbai to Alibaug
Introducing the first-ever Ro-Ro ferry services from Mumbai to Alibaug, the officials feel that it would not only attract a lot of commuters but will also reduce the highway traffic on Mumbai to Goa route. While the framework for the ferry services to begin is almost complete, the pontoon bridge which will be loading the vehicles on the ferry is also said to be ready, as reported by a leading newspaper. This Mumbai to Alibaug ferry is definitely going to revamp the way people commute between these destinations.
In addition to that, Sanjay Bhatia, the chairperson of the Mumbai Port Trust stated that the actual vessels will be imported from Greece while the ones that’ll be used initially will be brought from China. As far as the cost is concerned, each ticket is expected to cost somewhere in between INR 85 to 150 for one way.
The Monsoon Season Savior
Apart from this, travelers will also enjoy the Ro-Ro ferry services from Mumbai to Alibaug non-stop during the monsoon season as well. While the time of traveling between Mumbai to Alibaug would decrease to a maximum of 50 minutes from 4 hours, the duration of each ferry ride will be close to 1 hour including the time of vehicle onloading and offloading. The Bhaucha Dhakka to Alibaug ferry is one of the most convenient ways to reach the city.
Leading Players For Ro-Ro Ferry Services From Mumbai To Alibaug
- Apollo Catamaran
- Maldar Catamarans
- PNP Maritime Services
Holding a capacity of carrying 500 passengers including 13 crew members and a minimum of 60 cars, the cost of the ticket will vary for each person depending on their seating location. While your one-way ticket can cost a maximum of INR 150, the air-conditioned seats can range from INR 85 to INR 135 on the main deck and upper deck respectively.
Excited much? Well the ride is sure to be worth the wait!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel on ferries amidst the Covid-19 pandemic?
Yes, it is safe to travel on ferries as long as they maintain social distancing rules. But don’t take our word for it: check up on the latest travel advisory, Covid-19 measures, and the number of cases before your departure. It is safer to undertake solo travel or with a small group of people to somewhere that is not overly crowded at the moment.
Are ferry services running in Mumbai?
Yes, the ferry services are now back to normal operating routes. Check beforehand to get the updated information and timings before departure.
How long does it take from Mumbai to Alibaug by ferry?
It takes about 30-45 minutes to reach Alibaug by using the ferry service. Please note that this may change based on the availability of ferries.
Can we take the car in Ferry to Alibaug?
Yes, you surely can. You can take a drive to Mazgaon's Bhaucha Dhakka and then take it onto the ferry without stepping out until you reach Alibaug.
Why is Alibaug famous?
Alibaug is most famous for its beaches and the wide variety of watersports that it offers for tourists. From banana boat rides to kayaking, this is a must-visit destination for coastal lovers.
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