a colourful scene at the Gateway of India, with numerous boats and
ferries lined up to take tourists to the Elephanta Island. They
are the cheapest and best mode of transport to the beaches and islands
nearby. One can hire these boats for short harbour cruises too.
Apart from ferries, a unique mode of transport to Vashi, Navi Mumbai,
is the super-fast Hovercraft from the Gateway of India. Most ferries
do not operate during the monsoons.
From the Gateway of India, the ferry operators usually charge Rs
30/- per person to the Elephanta Island. There is also another boat
terminus at Ferry Warf, where one can get boats to nearby places
like Alibhag, Rewas and Mandwa.
Timetable of Hovercraft service
Departure – AM 9:15 & 10:00; 12:00 noon, PM 3:30, 5:30and
Contact: S K S Supercrafts, Phone: