Back to category Published: 03 august 2022 Author: Zhanna Mukhatzhanova

Kuryk Seaport


Kuryk Seaport is located on the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea, in a natural harbor well protected from waves and wind. Ships carrying trucks and railroad cars regularly travel between Kuryk and the cities of Baku and Alyat in Azerbaijan.  Cargoes from Georgia, Turkey, Europe, China, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan are transported through the port of Kuryk. The port helps Kazakhstan-based manufacturers export wheat, metals, chemicals, fertilizers, and oil products. Kuryk Seaport reached its full capacity in August 2018. 

Ferry travel 

There is a regular ferry service from the port of Kuryk to Baku (Azerbaijan). The Professor Gul ferry was built in full compliance with international quality standards. It's equipped with state-of-the-art navigation equipment and a stabilization system to reduce the ferry's roll due to wind or waves. The ferry can carry 79 passengers. Travel time – 18-20 hours. Two-way tickets cost: 

2-bed cabin – $80 per person 

4-bed cabin – $70 per person 

6-bed cabin – $60 per person 

The ticket price includes meals. Passengers can take up to 50 kg (110 lb) of baggage with them for free. However, you'll have to pay $0.16 per each kilogram of extra baggage. The Professor Gul is a ro-ro ferry designed to carry vehicles which means you can take your car with you to Baku. 

You can buy tickets in Aktau, microdistrict 5, building 29, office 1. 

There is a hotel on the territory of the ferry complex. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. The hotel is a two-story building that stands next to the customs clearance area and the diner. 

How to get there? 

Kuryk Seaport is located 90 km (56 mi) southeast of the city of Aktau. The nearest settlement is the village of Kuryk situated 17 km (10.5 mi) away. 

Other tourist attractions near Kuryk Seaport:

   •    Caspian Sea
   •    Cape Peschany
   •    Tree of Life Beach Resort
   •    Karagiye-Karakol Nature Reserve
   •    Karagiye Trench

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