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"Mumbai - Elephant Island, Getting There" Top 5 Page for this destination India Things to Do Tip by into-thin-air

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  • The Departure Point -- The Gateway of India - India
      The Departure Point -- The Gateway of India
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Elephant Island is a Must when visiting Mumbai, I would allow a full day for this trip, Boats depart regularly from The Gateway of India, There are two classes of boat, economy and luxury, although in reality there isn’t much difference between them !!
But if you opt of the luxury boat, you have the choice of either returning on the same or if there is an economy boat about to leave then you can hop on that.
We bought our tickets from one of the booths next to The Gateway of India, we paid 120 rupee for the Luxury Launch ticket, however if we had gone directly to the boat we could have saved 20 rupee as they were only charging 100 rupee !!
There is also a slight scam going, that is the crew of the boat try and extract another 10 rupee from you if you want to sit on the upper deck, I pointed out that I had already paid an extra 20 rupee and after a small discussion ;-) they decided to let me sit on the upper deck without paying the extra.
The boats leave approximately every half hour, and the trip takes about one hour-- Don’t forget that Elephant Island is closed on Mondays !!

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