Well, this is anticipated, but not this early. Uber launches UberBOAT, a waterway ride service in Mumbai, India. Starting on February 1st, Uber customers can start booking these services from the app.

Uber India Launches Speedboat service in Mumbai. Ride Fare starts at Rs.5,700


Uber has already done this Croatia, and now doing for the first time in India. It says, it sees new opportunities in waterways and by launching this service, could impact the reduction of jams in the ways Mumbai to Navigate Mumbai.

Our vision is to make Mumbai as the sea transport and tourism hub of the country in collaboration with Maharashtra Maritime Board.” quoted by  Sanjay Bhatia, Mumbai Port Trust Chairman.


Route set from Gateway of India to Mandwa in the south or Elephanta island in the north.

A ride on 6-8 seater boat costs you Rs.5,700 and if 10+ people, you gotta pay Rs.9,500.

(A ferry ride of same distance costs about Rs.200 per head and takes an hour of travel time.)

The ride is a 20minute journey. And people who booked it should be present 15minutes earlier at the spot.

Currently, there are 15 speedboats partnered with Uber for doing so and will be available from 8 AM to 5 PM. Riders get life jackets and coast guard helpline for emergencies.

Uber doesn’t allow for individual booking for now, but it said, it may introduce individual/sharing bookings in future and may set up new tourist destinations too.

Upon demand, Uber plans to make these rides affordable and enjoyable.

ALSO READ:  Analysts Called Attention To Another Fault In WhatsApp & It Can Be A Sign Of Warning

If you’re in Mumbai, try checking in. It starts tomorrow!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

All the data shown above will be stored by How Tech Hack on https://howtechhack.com. At any point of time, you can contact us and select the data you wish to anonymise or delete so it cannot be linked to your email address any longer. When your data is anonymised or deleted, you will receive an email confirmation. We also use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyse customer behaviour, administer the website, track users' movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to personalise and enhance your experience with us.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.