A newly constructed Airport Ferry Terminal (AFT) at Baina beach

It has recently inaugurated an Airport Ferry Terminal (AFT) at Baina Beach, Vasco and has started operating passenger boats between Baina, Panaji, Old Goa and Sinquerim.
Outreach manager, Drishti Marine Apoorv Naik informs that there are two phases. ‘Phase One’ is currently operational and it includes ferry services shuttling between the AFT Baina, Vasco, Captain of Ports (COP) – Panaji and Sinquerim. ‘Phase Two’ will begin at a later stage and will include Old Goa, Baga, Mobor and Palolem.

At the moment the 30-seater catamaran is operational and travels to AFT Baina and Captain of Ports Panaji. Ravi mentions that a 40-seater catamaran will be operational in the immediate future that will travel from AFT, Baina beach to Panaji on high speed and will reach in around 35 minutes.

Fares for the ferry service range from `100 for a ride between Old Goa and Panaji to `800 for a journey between the AFT, Baina beach and Panaji. The fares mentioned include the charges for shuttle services. Apoorv adds: “The shuttle service is a pick-up and drop facility for passengers from Dabolim airport to AFT and vice versa. It is included in the ticket fair.”

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