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St. Mary's Island

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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India
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+91 820 253 8779
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Away from earth

half an hour boat journey from Malpe beach, a good, attractive attraction. Bit crowded all time, but being a tourist place, can not avoid crowd. The boats run by private... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally enjoyed the trip. They took us half a km or so from the beach in a banana boat and let us jump to the sea with life jackets on. The place also has gorgeous rock formations. Nearby activities include parasailing, water scooter, etc Great sea food as well

Thank abid i
Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

half an hour boat journey from Malpe beach, a good, attractive attraction. Bit crowded all time, but being a tourist place, can not avoid crowd. The boats run by private contractors are not at all good and no safety precautions are taken by the contractor. Near the iceland, About 30/40 feet away they transfer you to another very small boat... More 

1 Thank rcpusha
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One needs to get into a crowded boat to get here. You literally get treated like cattle. And the boat transfers you to another boat near the island. The island is beautiful but the experience is not.

1 Thank nobbsBangalore
Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

U got 2 types of boating facilities one near Malpe harbour just near to tebma shipyards where they accommodate minimum of 30 people's.so u need to wait for 30 ppl to get filled to start journey.This is very cheap way of transportation.Music will be played through out the journey... Another boating is in Malpe beach where they accommodate 20 ppl.u... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of only 3 friends who had gone to Udupi for a wedding and Since we had an extra day , We decided to visit this island. It's not very far from Udupi , we took a bus from Udupi to the malpe beach stop and then had to walk for About 2 kms to reach the... More 

1 Thank Monica V
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't know earlier that this the place where Vasco da gama first arrived & then proceeded to kerela until I read the details on the Island tourist board. N fancy/Jazzy stuff. Simple Island, spend some time & come back. The island have unique kind of rock formation which is one of kind and not be found anywhere else in India.

1 Thank ranjan_fortune
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing islands with stunning views, Nice boat rides to the island. Its kept clean and tidy. Relaxing and quiet

Thank Rakesh B
Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is visible from Malpe beach. You need to take a boat ride from the beach that costs 300 per head. You may need to wait for some time on open beach, so better to go in morning. Boat ride is around 20 mins and is an enjoyable experience. The island itself is not too big and can be... More 

1 Thank DardiBhatkya
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to visit either solo or with family/friends. Beautiful island with lava rocks, shells and coconut tress located near to Malpe. Boats are available from Malpe beach (INR 200/adult and INR 100/kid). Lot of jelly fishes can be seen on the way and if you are lucky then a dolphin too (i saw 2 while coming back from... More 

1 Thank Flora0804
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes as said I visited St. Mary's Island after 23 long years, earlier when I visited there were only few tourist and boats were available also there was nothing available for purchase. This time the place has improved a lot boats are available every 10 min, water, snacks & fresh fish fry available for purchase. very calm and clean beach... More 

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