Georgia Ferry Services

How to travel to Georgia by boat?

Regular Georgia ferry services for passengers and vehicles operate to and from Russia and Ukraine. To start exploring Georgia with its harbor cities of Poti and Batumi is a great way to travel. The latter is also a touristic center of the country.

There are currently two points from where you can get to the country shores: from Russian Sochi by fast vessels “Kometa” or from Ukrainian Ilichevsk by ferry. Each of these routes have their own advantages, so let’s give a deeper look into them.

«Kometa» passenger ships schedule from Sochi (Russia):

City of departure

Departure days

Departure time

City of destination



10.00 (check-in at 09:00)




11.30 (check-in at 10:30)


Kometa ferries route only to Batumi and back. The ship has 114 seats, duration of the trip is approximately 5 hours, but it all depends on the weather conditions. Tickets are available at the cash desk No.3 of the sea station Sochi or in the cashbox of the Batumi seaport, and are also possible for advanced booking, with purchase time of one day before the trip. This option suits people traveling independently and light, since it is only 20 kilos allowed on board, extra kilos will be charged accordingly. To book Kometa tickets and for more information please call: Batumi +995 593 333 966; Sochi +7918 409 1296.

Ferry from Ukraine (Chernomorsk) to Georgia:

Ferry service connecting Georgian and Ukrainian ports also offers vehicle/baggage. In the Ukraine it departs from the city of Chernomorsk (formerly Illichivsk) located 20 km from Odessa. Ferries run from Chernomorsk to Batumi 3-4 times a week.

Ferry departure time is a constant subject to changes due to functioning capacity of seaports, weather conditions, duration of customs control procedures and other circumstances not depending on the carrier. Approximate length of the trip is 48 hours. Apart from the indefinite time of departure and sail, it is to note another significant disadvantage of this option – extreme busy schedule of ferries and their kind-of-ok service. However, this is the only way of Georgia ferry services offered. For more details on ferry services please contact: Georgia +995 422 274 119; Ukraine +380 482 348 296. Ferries schedule for the next two months is available here.

It is to note that ships go into the sea only in good weather and the ferry schedule may change depending on the season.

Thus, it is up to you to decide which water services to use. No matter what you choose, wish you an enjoyable trip, nice weather and fair wind.