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Now, hop on to a catamaran to reach your destination from Goa airport

Now, hop on to luxurious catamaran to reach city from Goa

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Palolem beach in Southern Goa
Palolem beach in Southern Goa

The tourists arriving at the airport will be able to take an inland waterway route to reach to their destinations after alighting from the flight from this year onwards.

Goa's premier lifeguard agency Drishti Lifesavings, will be operating across few points in including one between Airport Terminal Ferry near the facility (airport) to Panaji.

"The Airport Ferry Terminal is located at Baina beach, Vasco da Gama, and is approximately 5 km from the airport in Dabolim," G Ravi Shankar, Chief Executive Officer of said on Tuesday.

"A free shuttle service will be available between the ferry terminal and the airport for the convenience of passengers," he added.

He said tourists and local residents can now hop onto a 40 seater luxury and cruise along the sea to their next destination.

Shankar added that the ferry services except that on airport route will be operational in in November 2017.

"Drishti Ferry has acquired two luxurious 40-seater, high-speed catamarans which will ferry commuters between designated pick-up points," he said.

"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, Fort Aguada in Sinquerim and Dabolim in comfort, amidst the breath-taking view of the coast.

"The two passenger will travel within the state daily," Shankar said.

"The luxurious 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 include trained lifeguards who are trained to carry out rescue operations," he added.

First Published: Wed, October 18 2017. 10:24 IST