Set Sail In An UberBOAT!

Set Sail In An UberBOAT!
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It will take you 20 minutes from the Gateway of India to the Elephanta Caves! No jokes!

Zagrav Benipal
February 06 , 2019
01 Min Read

A thing of beauty, the Elephanta Caves located on an island in the Sea of Oman and close to Mumbai contain a staggering assemblage of rock and cave temples that are predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Among one of the most iconic expressions of Indian art, so much so that the renowned tourist site has been bestowed with the sought-after tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For those of you who haven’t yet paid the historic venue a visit, there’s good news! You can now overlook the struggle of densely packed Bombay roads as Uber’s latest offering – UberBoat promises to whisk you away in speedboats from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves and Alibaug, all within 20 minutes. Sounds too good to be true? Well this is one good news that will not disappoint!


Here’s the nitty-gritties you need to concern yourself with:

Where Can I Book the Speedboats?
You must have the Uber app downloaded (available on both Android and IOS), once at the Gateway of India, you can hail the vessel at the touch of a button.

What Will it Cost to Book the Speedboat?
There are two types of services available currently, the first being UberBOAT and the other being UberBOAT XL. While the UberBOAT costs Rs. 5,700 (per ride) it accommodates 6 to 8 passengers while the more spacious UberBOAT XL costs Rs. 9,500 (per ride) and can accommodate up to 10 people.

Other Related Information:
Reach the port well in time as the services have just started and will take time to be properly organised
Timings – 8 AM to 5 PM (everyday)
Starting Point – Gateway of India
Stops – Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves and Alibaug (Mandwa)

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