Whirrrrr! Zooom! Zippppp! Splash!!!
Drishti – the organization that gave us Goa’s premier lifeguards will now give us a premier ferry service.
Tourists and local residents can now hop onto a 40-seater luxury catamaran and zip through the coastal waters as they take in the sights and sounds of coastal Goa. It’s going to be a thrilling cruise along the ses, from destination to destination. You will soon be zipping across the costs and water bodies of Goa at high speed with the cool sea breeze in your face and playing games with your hair. What a refreshing experience.
Drishti’s swanky, premium, ferry services will be operational in Goa in November 2017.
The company has acquired two luxurious 40-seater, high-speed, catamarans named Drishti two and Drishti three. These high-speed catamarans will ferry commuters between designated pick-up points such as Panaji, Baga, Old Goa, Fort Aguada in Sinquerim and Dabolim, in classy comfort. You can now look forward to breath-taking views of the coast, from out at sea.
Both the ferries are luxuriously appointed. They have plush seating, spacious interiors, clean bathrooms, cellphone charging points and the seats also have safety belts. The passenger lounge and waiting areas are air conditioned. There is on-board baggage assistance with free Wi-Fi. The company will also serve packaged snacks and beverages on-board. The on-board crew includes trained lifeguards. You need never fear about not having someone around to rescue you.
The picturesque ferry service has been a long-cherished dream of the state tourism department. It has always been on the list of the Goa Government’s many ‘things to do’ in Goa. With the launch of this service, you can be sure there’s lots more in store for the hundreds and thousands of tourists who visit the state.
Check out their website www.drishtiferry.com which is now live. You can buy your tickets online here. Of course, you can also buy your tickets right at the time of boarding the ferry, right at the Ferry terminal. Fares for the ferry services 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.
The Airport Ferry Terminal, at Baina beach, Vasco da Gama, is approximately 5 km from the Dabolim airport. The company will soon offer a free shuttle service between the ferry terminal and the airport. This will be a boom for passengers arriving at the airport.
The terminals will eventually also have a water sports zone, passenger lounge, and a multi-cuisine café. There will also be convenient and accessible ticketing kiosks in the waiting areas.
In phase 1, Drishti Marine will commence operations between the Airport Ferry Terminal (AFT) Vasco, Panaji and Old Goa. Phase 2, which will include Baga and Fort Aguada will only commence later this year.