Marine has expanded their operations
in the state and is all set to offer premium Ferry services in Goa
starting in November 2017. Tourists
and local residents can now hop onto a 40 seater luxury catamaran and take in
the sights and sounds of coastal Goa while they cruise along the sea to their
Drishti Ferry has acquired two luxurious 40-seater,
high-speed catamarans which will ferry commuters between designated pick-up
points. Designed to provide a smooth and steady ride, the passenger ferries,
named Drishti Two and Drishti Three will enable passengers to
hitch a ride between Panaji, Baga, Old Goa, and Fort Aguada
in Sinquerim and Dabolim in comfort, amidst the
breath-taking view of the coast. The two passenger ferries will travel within
the state daily.
Shankar, CEO, Drishti Marine said, "The
luxurious ferries have plush seating, spacious interiors, clean bathrooms,
charging points and safety belts. Air conditioned passenger lounge and waiting
areas, on-board baggage assistance with free wifi, packaged snacks and
beverages will be available on-board. The crew on-board includes trained
lifeguards who are trained to carry out rescue operations."
Tickets towards ferry services can now be booked
online through an easy user-friendly process. Tickets can also be purchased at
the time of boarding at the ticketing counters at the terminals once operations
commence. Fares for the ferry service range from INR 100 for a ride between Old
Goa and Panaji to INR 800 for a trip between the Airport Ferry Terminal (AFT)
at Baina and Panaji.
Ferry Terminal is located at Baina beach, Vasco da Gama, and is approximately 5 km from the Goa airport in Dabolim. A free shuttle services will be available between the
ferry terminals. The ferries depart and dock at an especially designated
terminal in each of the jetty pick-up and drop-off points. The terminals will
eventually also have a water sports zone, passenger lounge and a multi-cuisine
café. These terminals will be appointed with convenient and accessible
ticketing kiosks, waiting areas and jetties.