Thursday, 5 May 2011

Mumbai to Goa Ferry

A Mumbai to Goa ferry catamaran service used to be earlier operational in 2003 but was discontinued later on.

The US based Sam Link group had a ferry service that had a capacity of carrying 225 passengers and took around 8 hours for a one-way journey from Mumbai to Goa. The cost of the ferry was Rs.1700 to Rs. 2000

Even before this, a similar kind of ferry catamaran service was also available which was offered by Damania Group and Mughal Lines a few years earlier than the Sam Link group ferry.

Long time ago, around 22 years back the Konkan Shakti and Konkan Sevak ferry services were available for sea passengers between Mumbai and Goa. That steamer service used to start from Bhaucha Dhakka ferry wharf in Mazagon-Mumbai and end at the Panaji port at Goa, dropping off passengers at Raigad, Vengurla, Malvan, and Ratnagiri on its way to Goa by sea.

Currently there is no such passenger ship or boat, or ferry catamaran service for people who want to travel from Mumbai to Goa by sea. However reports suggest that starting a new passenger ferry service from Mumbai to Goa is being considered, and if this works out then it would give people not only one more mode of travelling from Mumbai to Goa, but also the thrill and joy of a sea-ride over the beautiful water and waves.