Thanes first floating restaurant & cruise experience – The C Cruise Review
How about spending a fun filled evening soaking in the sunset views whilst cruising on water? Sounds dreamy right? I have got news for you fellow Mumbaikars, Thane has gotten its first ever floating cruise that provides a great sailing and dining experience.
When it comes to activities in Mumbai, apart from the usual stuff there aren’t many that come to one’s mind. So when we discovered the cruising & dining experience, right in the city itself, we fell head over heels in love with the whole experience. The one hour cruise experience is a treat for every person and you must experience it!
The Cabo Cruise
Where is the C Cruise located?
Located approx. 30 kms from Mumbai, the C Cruise is located at Thane’s very own Chowpaty – Gaimukh. The promenade is very known amongst Thanekars to spend a fun filled evening watching the sun set into the mountains.
Directions to reach The C Cruise
From Borivali : Stay on the path of Ghodbunder road, once you cross fountain, it will take another 15 -20 mins to reach the place.
From Thane City : Once you reach Gaimukh, take the big U turn that’s opposite to Gaimukh. If you miss this U turn then you will end up driving all the way to Fountain hotel and then you will get to take a U turn. This will be very time consuming.
The C Cruise Experience
The Upper Deck
The voyage begins with the cruise boat arriving at the promenade. Its a 2 deck boat that can easily accommodate 100 people. Upon embarking the boat, I felt this gush of wind on my face. With 360 degree open views of the creek and the mountain, the view is surreal. The deck is spacious and the boat has been modified tastefully to provide comfort. The organizers have thoughtfully made seating arrangements for a large group and couples alike. The center of the upper deck provides seating for a larger group while the corners of the boat have cute 2- seaters for couples.
The upper deck also has a shimmery center stage that provides a perfect set up for those Instagram pictures. The kitchenette is also located on the upper deck where the chef dishes out fresh food to relish.
The Lower Deck
Down a short flight of stairs, one arrives at the lower deck. One can watch the boat making ripples in the water and its the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. There is an open deck area perfect for those Titanic poses 🙂
The highlight of the lower deck is a transparent glass bottom square that allows you to watch the waves. Have a wonderful scenic experience cruising through the waters.
C Cruise Entry Fee
C Cruise provides you a unique experience of sailing & dining. However those of you who are scared of the waters and would only like to opt for a unique dining experience, fret not! C Cruise offers an option to dine in while the boat is anchored at Gaimukh Chowpaty.
Sailing & Dining experience Cost
The cruise sails only from Friday to Sunday. The entry fee is,
For Friday : ₹ 600
For Weekend : ₹ 700
This is for SAILING ONLY! Food + drinks is extra.
From Monday to Thursday : ₹ 500 cover charge
This is for FOOD + DRINKS only. No Sailing
Good to know : No Charge for children below 9 years of age. Arrive 30 mins prior to your boarding time if you opt for sailing.
Booking Details of The C Cruise
One can make the booking by either calling the C Cruise or make the reservations online. The contact details are mentioned at the end of this article.
Timing of The C Cruise
The floating restaurant is open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on all days. From Friday – Sunday, the boat is engaged in sailing. However once the evening sail is over, one can dine in the floating restaurant as it is anchored at Gaimukh Creek.
When Can I go Sailing
On Friday : They have only 1 sailing session from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
On Weekends : The timing of the ride is 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Food : The Flavour of the Horizon
What better way to make the sailing experience more enjoyable than provide some scrumptious food. One has an option to order A la Carte from the inhouse restaurant ” The Flavour of the Horizon”. The restaurant provides an array of options like Chinese, continental and Indian food. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian food is served.
The starters are priced as low as ₹125/- for a plate of fries and the continental starters are priced at ₹250/- onwards. Food is served both on the upper and the lower deck.
Tip: We had ordered the panner Lababdar with Paratha and it was delicious.
Activities on the C Cruise
How about listening to some soulful live singing and singing along? Every Saturday, there is a live singing session on the Upper deck area.
Put on your dancing shoes because the lower deck holds a DJ night every Sunday. Dance to some groovy music and have a fun time with friends and family.
Safety on The C Cruise
Be rest assured that the management has taken safety of the people into consideration.
Smoke Detector : They have smoke detectors to identify occurrence of fire hazard and fire extinguishers to mitigate the risk. This is the reason why the boat unfortunately does not host a candle light dinner for its guests. Also they use induction and not stove for preparing food taking into account the safety of the guests.
Bouncers : If you are a group of girls worried about being eve teased while on the cruise then they have a bouncer at the Gaimukh Chowpatty and in the cruise to provide you safety.
Life Vests : The have a few life vests and tyres in case of emergency.
Parties on the C Cruise
The C Cruise is a perfect option to hold any celebratory events. Birthday parties, Pre wedding photoshoot, private parties, corporate parties etc are some events that one can consider celebrating on the C Cruise.
Some Noteworthy Points
Boat Capacity : The boat can accommodate up to 200 people easily however due to the current pandemic situation they take only 100 guests at a time on the boat.
Sailing Time : The cruise provides you with a 1 hour of unique sailing & dining experience.
What does it cover : The boat goes 10 kms deep into the Thane Creek up to Kolshet Khadi.
Dress code: Though there is no dress code however one may want to dress appropriately as it gets extremely windy. Also the stairs to step down to the lower deck are very narrow hence wear comfortable shoes.
Contact of the C Cruise
Contact Number : +91 7400075901 | +91 7400075920
Email id : email@example.com
Website : https://www.theccruise.com/
Address : GAIMUKH CHOPATTY, GHODBUNDER ROAD, THANE WEST 400607
All in all I had a great time watching the sunset into the mountains and the boat cruising through the green waters of Thane Creek. It was nice to have some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Disclaimer: I would like to thank The C Cruise for generously sponsoring the experience in exchange for this honest review. As always, you are getting my sincere and candid opinions.