Neil Island to Port Blair Ferry

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How to go from Neil Island to Port Blair?

Geographically, Havelock and Neil Island are separated by water. This rules out road transportation. Thus ferry services are the most convenient, fastest and economical way to go from Havelock to Neil Island. A ferry is a ship used to carry passengers or vehicles across short stretches of the sea.
Ferry services in Andaman can be categorized into two type:
  • Government Operated Ferry
  • Private Ferry
The advance & online booking is possible only for private ferries. Tickets for govt. ferries can be bought only at the counter, two days before the journey. There are two Private Ferry operators in Andaman (as on Nov 2018):
  • MAK Logistics (Makruzz)
  • Green Ocean Seaways (Green Ocean)
  • Always book ferry tickets before confirming hotels. We cannot stress on 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 Neil Island 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 the shortage of ferries from on all routes, whether it is Havelock to Port Blair or Havelock to Neil Island, during 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. 

 Booking Process for Ferry - Neil Island to Port Blair

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Neil Island to Port Blair Makruzz Ferry

Schedule

BoardingArrivalDurationStarting Price
11:30 am12:30 pm1 hourINR 1399
4:00 pm5: 15 pm1 hour 15minINR 1399

 

Seats

  • Location: Lower deck
  • Refreshments can be bought from Mak Cafe
  • Best view of the sea
  • Ticket Price : INR 1457
Makruzz ferry
Premium Class seating
A small canteen inside Makruzz
Deluxe class in Makruzz
View of Makruzz royal class
Check in your baggage before boarding

Neil Island to Port Blair Green Ocean Ferry

Schedule

BoardingArrivalDuration
2: 45 pm3:45 pm1 hour

Seats

  • Lowest fare
  • AC cabin
  • No view of outside
  • Ticket Price : INR 1339
Check in your baggage before boarding

Government Ferry from Neil Island to Port Blair

Government ferries from Neil Island to Port Blair are operated by Directorate of Shipping Services (DSS) and leave from Haddoo Jetty or Phoenix Bay Jetty. The department primarily operates for conveniences of local islanders and they sell highly subsidized tickets to them; since for the islanders this is the only way to commute.

 

Why we do not take bookings for Govt. ferries?
If you want a hassle-free & stress-free holiday, we suggest you not to opt for govt. ferry. Government ferries are primarily aimed at transporting locals and they dissuade the tourists from using them. Go2Andaman does not book govt. ferry ticket.
You can buy the tickets when you arrive in Neil Island but do note that queues for tickets start early morning, are usually long and if you are at the far end of the queue, seats might get filled by the time your turn comes.

 

Govt. Ferry booking  is not available online. The information given below for govt. ferry from Havelock to Port Blair is for travelers' reference.

Boarding Point: Havelock Jetty
Arrival Point: Phoenix Bay Jetty
Available Days: Everyday

Schedule

BoardingArrivalDuration
8:45 am10:45 am2 hours

Ticket Prices

Category of seatsAdult Child ( 0 to 1yr)
StandardINR 378INR 100
Are Private ferries worth the price? 
Private ferries from Neil Island to Port Blair cost a little more but they are worth the price. They run on time, are clean and well organized with ferry staff to assist you at all points. We can get you a ticket online within 24 hours of your confirmation.

 Booking Process for Ferry - Neil Island to Port Blair

FAQ about ferry from Neil Island to Port Blair

Do you need to buy ticket for an infant?
  • For Makruzz Ferry, the ticket for infant below 1yr of age is free. Anyone above the age of 1yr is charged for a full ticket.
  • For Green Ocean Ferry, the ticket for infant below 1 yr costs INR 25. Anyone above the age of 1yr is charged for a full ticket.
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 16 Nov 2018

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