How to go from Port Blair to Havelock (Swaraj Dweep) ?

Geographically, Port Blair and Havelock (Swaraj Dweep) are separated by water. This rules out road transportation. Thus ferry services are the most convenient, fastest and economical way to go from Port Blair to Havelock (Swaraj Dweep). 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 Port Blair to Havelock (Swaraj Dweep). They take advance & online booking. There are 4 Private Ferry operators in Andaman (as of March 2019):
  • MAK Logistics (Makruzz)
  • Green Ocean Seaways (Green Ocean)
  • Sonar HSC Aashi
  • Sealink
  • ITT Majestic
Our suggestion: 
  • Always book ferry tickets before confirming hotels. We cannot stress this enough. It is unfortunate to see, number of people coming to us with a booked hotel at Port Blair (with strict refund policy) looking to somehow get them a ferry ticket from Havelock (Swaraj Dweep) 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 Havelock to Port Blair or Havelock to Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep), 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.

Note: Due to COVID-19, Makruzz has not started sailing yet. Makruzz Ferries are expected to sail from the month of December.

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

Things to Note

The journey from Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) to Port Blair takes about 60-75min.
The deck on Makruzz is not open for passengers to go out on. However, the windows in seating areas are good enough to enjoy the sea view.
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
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 (Shaheed Dweep) 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

Why book with us?

Schedule

Boarding ArrivalDurationStarting Price
8.00 AM9.30 AM1 Hour, 30 MinutesINR 1584
2.00 PM3.30 PM1 Hour, 30 MinutesINR 1584

Category of Seats

Premium DeluxeRoyal
The seats are situated below the deckThe seats are situated above the deckThe seats are situated above the deck. There is a cabin of 8 push-back seats with ample leg space.
Decent leg spaceGood leg spaceGreat leg Space
Air-conditioned seating areaAir-conditioned seating areaAir-conditioned seating area
Decent view of the seaGood view of the seaNo view of the sea
Refreshments are not providedRefreshments are provided. Indian snacks or sandwiches are provided along with a beverage ( beverage is subject to availability)Refreshments are provided. Indian snacks or sandwiches are provided along with a beverage ( beverage is subject to availability)
Ticket price per person: INR 1584Ticket price per person: INR 2174Ticket price per person: INR 3118

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s

  • 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.

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