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St. Mary's Island

Malpe | Behind TebmaShipyard, Udupi 576108, India
+91 820 253 8779
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**Important notice before you visit**

Tourists please note that if u plan to visit the island during May ~ September, please visit the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Varun A
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Ride times not mentioned-wasted a day

***Island ferry doesn't operate until after October. This is never mentioned in any review. Tourist... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Malpe | Behind TebmaShipyard, Udupi 576108, India
+91 820 253 8779
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tourists please note that if u plan to visit the island during May ~ September, please visit the boating website above to confirm that ferry/boat service is provided or not. Usually from may 15th to sep 15th boating will be closed due to rainy season.

2  Thank Varun A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

***Island ferry doesn't operate until after October. This is never mentioned in any review. Tourist beware!*** Don't plan St Mary's ride during Mar-Sep. There is nothing else to do in Udupi otherwise.

1  Thank ashish1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to hangout with family or friends but make sure to carry ur food. Hope it gets even still better

Thank Namitha U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The islands form one of the four geological monuments in Karnataka state, one of the 26 Geological Monuments of India declared by the Geological Survey of India in 2001. The monument is considered an important site for "Geo Tourism" Nice picnic spot for families ,Very...More

2  Thank nandakishorerai
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St Mary's island is Situated nearly 3-4 km from malpe beach in Mangalore. One needs to take a boat to reach to the island. The route from the beach to the island is adventurous. Great experience visiting the island.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is said that St. Mary's Island was the first point where Vasco da Gama set his foot on Indian soil, and it adds to the beauty that is this Island. The rocks, the beach, the trees and everything in between, it is a must...More

Thank NaGupta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely island...which is about 5-6 kms away from Malpe Beach... Boat service is available between Malpe Beach and St. Mary's Island...they would allow you to stay there for Max 2 hrs... Boat ride would cost you INR 300/head... However once on the island it...More

4  Thank Kunal_Bhowmick
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful island. Yoy need to take a ferry boat ..aprox 300 rs charge. It will take you to and fro. Caryy food with you. The island is beautiful. The major attraction is the beach is made of shells.

1  Thank RachitaNanda
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful island located at udupi district approx 5-7 km away from udupi, perfect place for photography, if you visit make sure to take some water & food

Thank Furtadomel
Reviewed June 28, 2017

You would need a boat ride to reach this beach. And not just the beach is enjoyable but also the boat ride. The boat ride is generally booked for two way. And the boat would give you 1-2 hours to have good time there. We...More

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Ashika R
August 12, 2017|
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Response from Varun A | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
boat will be usually closed during rainy season from may 15th to sep 15th . It better visit after September. U can get all updates regarding boating/ferry at their website.
Sahil S
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Bhismh | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sahil.. Even though we receive continuous rain but there will never be a problem of road blocking due to rains.
Rishabh J
May 20, 2017|
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Response from vivekkumarlal | Reviewed this property |
No. It beaches remain open during full moon day. When tides are high then ferry service pauses for St. Mary's island.