There are few ferry services which are presently plying between Port Blair - Havelock - Neil Island of which feware privately owned and one run by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration. The private ferry tickets costs between Rs 750 - Rs 2340 and Govt run ferry tickets costs between Rs 380 - Rs 430 per head one way. All the ferry schedules are subjected to weather conditions and the same may be cancelled by the management/authorities without any prior intimation.
M.V Makruzz is the first luxury catamaran in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands owned by MAK LOGISTICS Pvt. Ltd. This is a high-speed twin hull Catamaran Passenger Ferry. The vessel has 2 decks with passenger capacity of 280. It presents three classes for its guests 208 seats in Premium, 64 seats in Deluxe and 8 seats in Royal. The inboard Kiosk is well stocked and can cater to all age groups; huge transparent dark glass windows that run throughout the entire length of the ship's lower deck and upper deck seating area enables even the passengers seated at the far end to have a personalized view of the panorama.
The vessel has the highest capacity of 400 passenger seats and has space to roam around on board. The ferry has open space for the passengers and comes with four classes. Presently it plies between Port Blair and Havelock only.
The timings are
Departure Port Blair - 0645hrs and Arrival Havelock - 0900hrs
Departure Havelock - 1530hrs and Arrival Port Blair - 1745hrs.
MAKRUZZ GOLD is the latest edition in the fleet of MAK Logistics Private Limited, who currently operates two other ferries, MAKRUZZ and COASTAL CRUISE connecting Port Blair to Havelock and Neil Islands. This vessel has a capacity of 330-pax. The classes and fares are same as of Makruzz.
The vessel is built in Singapore under international standard of Bureau Veritas (register classification) consisting of 2 Upper & Lower Deck divided into four classes (Executive, Lounge, Premiere and Coastal). A centralized announcement system and beautifully designed well equipped food -kiosk inside the vessel.To enhance your mood we also have audio visual entertainment facilities onboard. The vessel is enclosed entirely with picturesque windows which give a panoramic view of the entire sea and the flora and fauna of our beautiful Island. She has a seating capacity of 218 seats.
The Government ferry has two classes namely Seat and Cabin/Bunk. The tickets are issued at Reservation Counters of Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Island. The tickets are issued tentatively 5 days in advance and the ticket bears the name of the vessel and date/time of journey.