Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Hi there!

 

So I took a boat across the Gangavalli River from the Gokarna side to the Honey Beach side.

 

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

This is my experience in getting from Gokarna to Honey Beach!

 

So when you are in Gokarna, you’ll probably hear about a trip to Honey Beach as a suggested place to go.

This is a quiet beach, and if you want to go where almost no people are, then you might consider going here for a bit of an escape.

You’ll also be going through more rural quiet village streets to get here too.

So it can be a nice half day activity. (Honey Beach in the morning, part of the Gokarna beach trek in the afternoon like from Kudle Beach to Om Beach!)

 

 

So, when you’re starting in Gokarna…

How do you get across the river to the Honey Beach side?!

It’s pretty simple really!

It’s actually possible to drive all the way around and avoid the river crossing, but why drive around when you can take a ferry?! 😉 (Plus that is a longer driving route.)

 

  • Go towards the boat launch point from Gokarna
  • Arrive at the boat launch point 
  • Get on the ferry!
  • Enjoy the ride across the Gangavalli River
  • Arrive on the other side of the river!
  • Go the rest of the way to get to Honey Beach!
  • Enjoy Honey Beach!!

 

 

Go towards the boat launch point from Gokarna

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Best way to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Arrive at the ferry boat launch point

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Best way to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Get on the ferry!

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Best way to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Enjoy the ride across the Gangavalli River

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Best way to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Arrive on the other side of the river!

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Best way to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Go the rest of the way to get to Honey Beach!

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Best way to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Enjoy Honey Beach!!

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Best way to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Things to do. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

🌴 Side note!

If you haven’t booked your accommodation in Gokarna yet, book now at Zostel Gokarna! (partner website.) This is THE most popular place to stay in Gokarna. I stayed here when it was solidly off-season and they were nearly completely booked up every night! This place is especially good if you’re a solo traveler, and it’s good if you’re a small group too. There’s the Mantra Cafe on-site which means you can eat and drink (beer available) with ocean views without going far at all! There’s also a group trek you can sign up for that comes with amazing cliff views. (Costs extra – sign up when you get there.) If Zostel is booked up, then go for Hostelavie Gokarna. This place has ocean views of its own, plus it’s right next to Zostel so you can still go to Mantra Cafe easily!

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/end side note 🌴

 

 

Now…

A few more details about this Gokarna ferry!

 

 

Go towards the boat launch point from Gokarna

I was staying at Zostel Gokarna (which is right next to Mantra Cafe that has ocean views), and I did this trip with another solo traveler who was staying there. 

We rented a scooter, which cost 300 rupees (US$4) for the day. I don’t remember exactly how much the gas/petrol cost, but I remember the girl I went to Honey Beach with saying later that the guy at the petrol station probably knowingly overestimated when asked for a suggestion on how much to fill for a trip to Honey Beach. So before you go, maybe ask the place you’re staying how much is a reasonable amount to fill-up for a round-trip drive to Honey Beach! 

If you’re staying at Zostel, you can get the scooter rental guy to come directly to Zostel. You can ask the Zostel front desk for rental recommendation. 

 

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna by scooter. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

 

If you’re staying somewhere else, maybe other places are the same.

Otherwise, there are scooter rental places in town. 

 

 

So, once you have your scooter, off you go to the ferry station! 

On Google Maps, it’s the location marked “Gangavali ferry service” or you can just put your destination as Honey Beach and it will get you there too.

 

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Arriving time at Gokarna ferry port - gangavalli ferry service. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Arrive at the boat launch point

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Arriving time at Gokarna ferry port - gangavalli ferry service. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Arriving time at Gokarna ferry port - gangavalli ferry service. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Arriving time at Gokarna ferry port - gangavalli ferry service. Backpacking India travel blog

 

And you’re at the Gangavalli River!

 

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Gangavalli river ferry service. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Gangavalli river ferry service. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Gangavalli river ferry service. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Get on the ferry!

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry departure timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry departure timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry departure timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

How much does this boat ride cost?

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ticket cost how much. Backpacking India travel blog

 

When I did this ride, the ferry ticket cost 5 rupees (US$0.07) one way, and you’ll pay once you get on the ferry.

The scooter cost 10 rupees.

Someone will come around to collect the boat fare.

 

Rickshaws are also allowed on the ferry.

 

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Auto rickshaw. How to get to honey beach. day trip from gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Auto rickshaw. How to get to honey beach. day trip from gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

 

So if you don’t want to rent a scooter, maybe it’s possible do find a rickshaw driver in Gokarna who will be will to spend a couple of hours going from Gokarna to Honey Beach with wait time included?

 

 

What are the ferry timings?

I’m not sure of the exact ferry timing, but if you show up, one should leave within an hour. Just think of it as a slow travel day. 😉

Going from Gokarna to Honey Beach, the ferry left around 5 minutes after I got there.

Going from Honey Beach to Gokarna, I think I waited like 30 minutes.

Before you get off the ferry when you’re going TO Honey Beach, maybe ask the ticket guy about timings for the way back so you can time it better.

 

 

Enjoy the ride across the Gangavalli River!

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry departure timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. local ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. local ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. ferry ride. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach day trip. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Arrive on the other side of the river!

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry arrival timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry arrival timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry arrival timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

Ferry to Honey Beach from Gokarna. ferry arrival timing for Gangavalli river ferry service. How to get from Gokarna to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Go the rest of the way to get to Honey Beach!

It’s a nice ride through quiet rural streets.

 

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna ferry port to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. How to get from Gokarna ferry port to Honey Beach. Backpacking India travel blog

 

 

Enjoy Honey Beach!!

Honey Beach is really more about taking in the peace and quiet!

When I was there, there was hardly anyone around.

There was also a coconut man, and so I bought a coconut for a coconut drink on the beach with ocean views!

And there was a lifeguard too.

 

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

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Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. coconut. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. coconut. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. lifeguard. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

Honey Beach ferry from Gokarna. Things to do at Honey Beach. lifeguard. day trip from Gokarna. Backpacking India travel blog

 

HAPPY GOKARNA FERRY RIDE TO HONEY BEACH ACROSS THE RIVER!

 

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