Neil Island to Port Blair - Green Ocean Ferry

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How to go from Neil Island to Port Blair?

Geographically, Neil Island and Port Blair are separated by water. This rules out road transportation. Thus ferry services are the most convenient, fastest and economical way to go from Neil Island to Port Blair. A ferry is a ship used to carry passengers or vehicles across short stretches of the sea.
For tourists, there are daily private ferries going from Neil Island to Port Blair. They take advance & online booking. There are 4 Private Ferry operators in Andaman (as on March 2019):
  • Green Ocean Seaways (Green Ocean)
  • MAK Logistics (Makruzz)
  • Bhagya Express
  • Sealink
Our suggestion: 
  • Always book ferry tickets before confirming hotels. We cannot stress this enough. It is unfortunate to see, a number of people coming to us with a booked hotel at Neil Island (with strict refund policy) looking to somehow get them a ferry ticket from Havelock to Port Blair. We are only able to do so much.
  • Do not leave ferry bookings to the last minute. Andaman islands have become tourist hot spot in the last couple of years leading to a shortage of ferries from on all routes, whether it is Port Blair to Neil Island or Port Blair to Havelock, during the peak holiday season. Hence ferry tickets get sold out weeks before the scheduled departures. We advise you to book your ferry tickets online as soon as your plan to visit the Andaman Islands is finalised.

Green Ocean is high speed fully air-conditioned catamaran ferry. It has three classes of travel with 250+ seats collectively in three levels. Private ferries like Green Ocean, run on time, are clean and well organized with ferry staff to assist you at all points. Online booking for Green Ocean ferry is available. We are authorised partners with Green Ocean to help you get confirmed tickets within 4-5 hours of placing the order.

Schedule

BoardingArrivalDurationStarting Price
09:45 am11:15 am1 hour 30minINR 1339
3:45 pm5:15 pm1 hour 30minINR 1339

Category of Seats

Economy / Premium 

  • The seats are situated below the deck
  • Not much leg space
  • Air-conditioned
  • Decent view of the sea
  • Refreshments are not provided
  • Ticket price per person: INR 1339

Luxury / Deluxe

  • The seats are situated above the deck
  • Decent leg space
  • Air-conditioned
  • Good view of the sea
  • Refreshments are provided. Indian snacks or sandwiches are provided along with a beverage ( beverage is subject to availability)
  • Ticket price per person: INR 1575

Royal

  • The seats are situated above the deck.
  • Comfortable leg space
  • Air-conditioned seating area
  • Great view of the sea
  • Refreshments are provided. Indian snacks or sandwiches are provided along with a beverage ( beverage is subject to availability)
  • Ticket price per person: INR 1693
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Things to Note

The journey from Neil Island to Port Blair takes about 1 hour 30 mins to 3 hours.
Facilities on board:
  • A small cafe for buying snacks and beverages-hot & cold.
  • Washrooms
  • There is a TV on every deck, in which safety video film is shown before the departure
The deck on Green Ocean 1 is not open for passengers to go out on. However, the windows in your seating areas are good enough for anyone to enjoy the sea view.
Reporting time & Boarding point:
You have to go through CISF security check and luggage scanning which takes some time. You are required to arrive at least an hour before the departure time.
The boarding point for ferries operating from Neil Island is at the Neil Jetty. Your vehicle will drop you till the point of security checking as the entry for vehicles beyond this point is restricted. Generally, tourists have to walk for a distance of 500m carrying their luggage till the boarding point of the ferry.

 Booking Process for Ferry - Neil Island to Port Blair

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FAQ about ferry from Neil Island to Port Blair

Do you need to buy ticket for an infant?
  • For children below the age of 1 year, Makruzz ferry ticket is free & for Green Ocean ferry price is INR 225
Do you have to take print out of ticket?
It is mandatory to carry a print out of your ferry tickets. Soft copy or email confirmation is not valid to board the ferry. Another important document to carry is your valid ID Card / Passport.
How much time before the departure time should you reach the jetty/boarding point?
  • You should reach the boarding point / jetty at least 1 hours before the departure time mentioned in your ferry ticket
What is the check-in & luggage drop-off process?
  • Once you reach the jetty gates, your tickets are checked after which you are allowed to enter the jetty
  • Then you get your luggage scanned, pick up your luggage & start walking towards your ferry
  • You then drop off your bags at the back side of ferry in the luggage store compartment
  • After that you can board the ferry and take your seats.
What are the facilities available on the ferry?
  •  Both Makruzz and Green Ocean Ferries have cafes where you can buy hot and cold beverages, snacks and mineral water.
  • There are lavatories for use for both men and women.
  • If you have booked Royal class seats,  refreshments would be provided on your seats. If you have booked Premium or Deluxe class seats then you would need to buy your refreshments from the canteen on the ferry.
What are the mandatory documents one should carry?
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid ID proof for all the passengers.
  • If you are a non-Indian you will need to carry a vaild passport.
What would happen in case of bad weather?
  • None of the ferry operators - whether private ferries operators or  govt ferries - take no responsibility of any loss caused due to factors outside of their control - weather, delays, govt. authorities imposing any rules or act of god.
  • If your ferry gets cancelled before your departure, you would be eligible for refund for the tickets you have booked.
What precautions should you take for sea sickness?
  • When traveling in ferries or boats from one island to the other, it is normal to have seasickness and one should not panic in that case. Sickness bags are provided on all ferries. After consulting with your physician you can take a medicine to avoid feeling sea-sick. Sometime, chewing candies or chewing gum also help.
What is the cancellation policy?
  • Please read our cancellation policy here.

Last updated on 28 Mar 2019

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