Government Ferry is the oldest and long-standing player when it comes to connectivity among various islands in Andamans. Government Ferry is the lifeline of the islanders as the locals use it mostly for inter-island transfers. It is by far the strongest ferry that runs from Port Blair to Havelock and Neil Island.
The seating is not as good as a private but the view from the deck is great! You get a chance to go to the deck and see the vast open sea and also you get a chance to visit the captain’s corner. The latest introduction of the coral-queen ferry in the islands has added a lot of positive vibes to the government ferry sector. The Coral Queen ferry is huge and runs from Port Blair to Havelock Island. Coral Queen Government ferry is comfortable and provides good view of the islands while sailing.
The Government Ferry has been the most punctual when it comes to timings and best for the services provided. It is the only ferry that will sail during rough weather to drop off people who are stranded on an island. Government ferry comes to rescue for any emergency situations.
Most people are skeptical about taking a Govt ferry with the mixed conception of safety and services but the government ferry is one of the most reliable ferries on the islands. The comfort and seating are basic compared to the cruises but the ride is a different experience with the open deck. If you are looking for an experience as a local islander then you can opt for the Govt ferry for one of the trips that you will be taking in Andamans.
If you are a photographer, we suggest you board the evening ferry at 4.30 PM from Havelock because on your way back you can get candid shots of the mesmerizing sunset. The usual sunset timings at Andamans are early around 5.30 PM. We suggest you avail one side of your journey in Government ferry just for its experience.
Since the Government Ferries have a huge demand and the tickets can be booked either on the day of sailing or three days before the journey, a prior request has to be submitted for us to go ahead with booking the tickets. We currently do not book a Government ferry on the islands as no online system is available for the booking. If you are looking forward to booking a ferry on the islands then you may book from our private ferry section.
Book Ferry From Port Blair To Havelock Island
Book Ferry From Havelock To Neil Island
Book Ferry From Neil To Port Blair
The latest schedule and timings are available for the booking of the ferry on the islands.
Terms and Conditions
* Passengers should carry a valid photo ID Card at the time of check-in.
* Reporting time- thirty minutes before departure.
* Check-in Counter closes 15 minutes before departure
* Boarding closes 10 minutes before departure
* Correction of names is not permitted in a ticket once booked. So please ensure the correct name of each passenger.
*Child above 2 years is chargeable
* Rupees 100 for an infant (age 7 days to 2 years)
CANCELLATION POLICY SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AS PER GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
48 hours before departure - NO REFUND
NOTE - We charge a service fee to book the government ferry ticket as it is extremely difficult to purchase tickets for Government ferries easily. Usually, the quoted price is under Rupees 600/-. Our representatives have to go, stand in the queue and purchase the tickets. Please note that we are not responsible for any issues concerning the change in timings from the ferry authorities. We will update you and will make alternative arrangements in such situations.
Travelers need to collect the tickets from our office in Port Blair. In some cases, we deliver the tickets to the hotel.