Ferries and speedboats operate between Kish and Bandar-e Charak and Bandar Lengeh. No longer from Bandar-e Aftab.
It’s not the easiest way to get there (some pacing back and forth between immigration and the ticket office is likely), but if you’re (like us) not an airplane enthusiast, you will prefer this option.
Open speedboats operate between Kish and Bandar-e Charak. It’s around 12$, 45 minutes sailing from 8am to 4pm. Boats leave when full.
It’s a comfortable 90 minutes to Bandar-e Charak (15$ ticket). Boats to Bandar-e Lengeh take 2 hours and cost around 20$. Operating times depend on traffic, meaning frequent during holidays, down to no service at all in the low season. Boats leave in the morning from Kish and return after lunch from the mainland.
Shipping company is Valfajre-8, located in the shipping building on Sanaee street near the port, opposite Amir mosque. Tel: (0764) 442 1767, 442 1769, 442 4415
More options to travel around the Persian Gulf by boat can be found at Persian Gulf ferries.