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Saturday, November 06, 2010 1:51:28 PM (IST)  

Mangalore: 140 Passengers Sail to Lakshadweep on 'Mini Coy'

Mangalore: 140 Passengers Sail to Lakshadweep on 'Mini Coy'

Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Nov 6:
‘Mini Coy,’ the weekend holiday cruise vessel to Lakshdweep, sailed off from New Mangalore Port on Saturday, November 6, with 140 passengers on board the vessel.
The vessel will reach Kadmatt island, Lakshadweep on Sunday November 7 morning at 10 am. The vessel will return to Mangalore on Monday November 8.

Lakshadweep is located at a distance of about 144 nautical miles from Mangalore coast. This maiden trip turned out to be a luxurious Diwali gift introduced by the Lakshadweep Islands Tourism Department Authority.

The trip package costs Rs 5000 per individual. The trip lasts less than 14 hours.

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Comments on this article
Karthik Balachandran, Mysore
Friday, July 22, 2011

Its really good news to hear, pls anyone letme know the entire cost and details to my mail ID.

gautham, Mangalore
Monday, November 08, 2010

Its really good that mangalore has come up with this type of package.kindly provide the contact details which makes us easy to speak to the concerned people for this package

A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.
Sunday, November 07, 2010

By the signs at the back of the
boat, also the sign on the front, (M.V. Minicopy) if my memory is correct,
this boat used to be a ferry
boat in between Cochin and

Bulsam, Mangalore
Sunday, November 07, 2010

Bring in better vessels and professionalism to the word tourism. Print booklet about the Lakshadweep islands and the itinerary of the whole trip. This is how you want the tourist to board the vessel, wake-up and have some common sense. Tourism is a very powerful money-minting industry and don't take it lightly. Consult professionals and make it world standard cruise tourism of our region.

The size of the Indian outbound cruise tourism industry is about Rs 240 crore. Around 80,000 people go for cruise tourism every year. First-timers opt for short cruises to Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, as a package to these countries starts from as low as Rs 14,700 per person for two nights. April-June is the peak season for outbound cruise tourism in India. Tap the first timers at a reasonable price that will bring Mangalore in the tourist destination map of the world. Jai Hind!

Aremar, Puttur
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Whatever be the condition of the vehicle and boarding it through rope ladder, it is a welcome sign that one can visit the islands. Now more details are needed as to where to book seats, how to arrange for accommodation food etc there. Will some one give these details

santhosh suvarna, manglore/west africa/cote 'd ivoire
Saturday, November 06, 2010

ha its mangalore star cruise superb passengers cruise with all facilities to its should be mini passren sail

vikram, mangalore
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Pls let me know how to book tickets

A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.
Saturday, November 06, 2010

This looks like a river ferry boat,
but named as cruise vessel.

Boarding the vessel through a
flimsy ladder makes it very
confusing. How hard it is for the
passengers to climb this ladder
of rope?

Dilip RV, Mangalore
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Kudos to the "Lakshadweep Islands Tourism Department Authority".

Few points to be worked upon:
1. The access to the "Mini Coy", i.e., the rope ladder, doesn't look very friendly. I am just wondering how the old lady in the picture managed to go onboard the vessel. Hope a safe gangway will be arranged for the next trip.
2. I'm not sure how safe the "Mini Coy" is, considering its size and the rough sea.
3. 14 hrs trip is too short for so Lakshadweep islands.The fare of Rs. 5000 is quite reasonable though. The trip duration should be atleast 2 days in Lakshadweep. Fare can be proportionally increased. I'm sure there will be takers.
Overall, Good job. All the best.
And yes, Happy Diwali..

aboobaker uppala, uppala/Holy Makkah
Saturday, November 06, 2010


Aadil, Kasaragod/Saudi Arabia
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Hello, Daijiworld, your efforts to cover entire activities around Mangalore is so appreciatives. DW keeps all online readers, particularly NRIs from Gulf, up-to-date on all developments. Coming to the article, the pictures are too nice and again thanks for taking time to onboard the ship and shoot the pictures. Keep it up and good luck.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

That's great news. I would like to know the ticket fare and how to book?

Sreejay, moodubage
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Where can one do the booking for mini coy ?

R Dsouza, Udupi
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Its good news, but is there enough life jackets and rafts? r they fallow sea law? .... doesn't look like cruise !!! for me...

shahir k, Kudroli/ KSA
Saturday, November 06, 2010

wow.... good news.... plz give the full detail of this 'mini coy'. hope soon there will be 'honey moon' tour also....

Praveen Pinto, Kavoor / Muscat
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Wow!!..its great to have cruise liner from M'lore. My sincere request to the authorities/operator to introduce tour packages along with normal travel/passengers. pls clarify on childeren fare & other hidden expenses....Thanks to all...

Dr Kiran Acharya, Manipal
Saturday, November 06, 2010

Though the effort is to be appreciated, introduction of such pathetic " mini coy" is to be condemned! Why can't they go for better cruise vessels?

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