Hydrofoil Boat SochiNew Sochi – Novorossiysk sea route has been recently lunched for summer season. It will operate daily, except Mondays, between June 15th and August 31st. The hydrofoil (called Kometa, or Comet, in Russian ) trip lasts approximately 3 hours, and the ticket prices are: adult ticket is around $60 (1365 rubbles); kids older than 5yrs old – around $45 (1023 rubles), and kids under five with parents ride for free.

Here’s scheduler for Sochi/Novorossiysk route:

From Novorossiysk to Sochi, daily except Mondays:
Leaving: 9:00 (9:00am)
Arriving: 12:15 (12:15pm)

From Sochi to Novorossiysk, daily except Mondays:
Leaving: 18:00 (6:00pm)
Arriving: 21:15 (9:15pm)

Phone numbers in Novorossiysk port (probably only in Russian):

Ticketing in Novorossiysk Sea Port: (8617)-60-22-84
General Information: (8617)-60-23-24
Information in Novorossiysk Sea Port: (8617)-60-23-47

Btw, there are also daily buses going from Novorossiysk to Sochi, two leaving in the morning (7:50 & 10:50), and one at night (21:50). Information phone number: (8617)-64-42-79.


  1. 1
    July 15th, 2008 at 3:53

    Zdrastvuite uvajaemi, napishite pojalusta kak mojno iz Armeni bronirovat bileti bashei tur.organizacii, i kakie ceni?
    s Uvajeniem Anjel

  2. 2
    July 15th, 2008 at 21:08

    Здравствуйте, Anjel. Это личный блог, “мы” не турфирма :) Но я вам на почту отправил контактную информацию где вы сможете узнать ответы на ваши вопросы. Они работают и с гражданами всех стран, не только россиянами.

  3. 3
    July 18th, 2008 at 7:52

    What is the name of the hydrofoil operator and what is their website? I understand they are using the two olympia hydrofoils previously used on the helsinki/talinn service?

  4. 4
    July 18th, 2008 at 8:59

    Mark, I don’t know about which hydrofoils they use. I also don’t know Sochi-Gagra operator. However, the hydrofoils on Sochi-Novorossiysk route are Seaflight-I and Seaflight-II, and i found some detailed information about Seaflight-I here: former name is KATRAN-4 (changed in 2006), built in Russia in 1996, engine is German. There also are bunch of technical and registration info there.

    As far as I know, neither one of the operators has a website.

  5. 5
    July 22nd, 2008 at 5:41

    A UK magazine “Ships Monthly” noted in the July issue that “Jannika” and “Laura” the two Olympia hydrofoils have been sold to a Sochi based company, Olympia Line, as part of the build up of hydrofoil services before the Olympics.

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