How To Reach Ross Island From Port Blair By Ferry?
By Shared Boats and Ferries To Ross Island From Port Blair
The trip to Ross Island begins from the hotel to the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex via road. On reaching the complex, you can board the ferries that will take you to Ross Island.
It takes about 15 minutes to reach the Ross Island and after this visit, the same boat takes you to North Bay which is at a distance of about 30 minutes.
As stated earlier, Ross and North Bay Island are covered together as a full day trip by these shared boats. You are allowed to spend a maximum of 2 Hours in Ross Island and after that, you are supposed to head back to the same boat and continue the trip towards North Bay Island, it takes about 4 to 4.5 hours to complete the entire Day trip.
The shared boats/ferries are available of various makes, varied capacity and various speeds and all are well equipped with life jackets and rings for safety.
A guide accompanies each group as they head toward these islands and that guide himself briefs the visitors about the island’s history and other necessary information to be known during the trip. Once the boat reaches the island the tourists can go ahead and avail the activities or just sit back and relax at the beach. The same boat will take you to and fro so keep in mind the name of the boat while returning to Port Blair.
In case you miss the boat name you need not worry an alternative arrangement will be made for you in another boat. However, it is always advisable to complete the trip in the same boat. The Island opens for visitors around 8 AM and closes around 3 PM and is closed on Wednesdays.
By Private Chartered Boats From Port Blair
Private charter boats exclusively to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Ross) Island or to both North Bay and Ross Islands are provided by our Island experts at Experience Andamans.
These chartered boats are suitable for a group of about 6-8 people. As it will make the cost get divided and bring a unique experience to you at reasonable pricing. However one can also hire these charters for 2 and more people based on their individual choice.
The pros for hiring a chartered boat is that you can visit this island even if you are short on time and cannot follow the schedule of the regular shared boats.