Aktau - Baku ferry information
For anyone gunning it for Aktau and the ferry to Baku: I arrived here on Sunday August 4th and immediately located the ticket office. I stayed one night in a hotel, three nights in the parking lot next to the ticket office, and am now camped at a beach about 30 km south of the ticket office. I enquired today at the ticket office as to a departure time (as I have done everyday) and was told that the boat would be leaving Monday, August 12th (fingers crossed). I rode like the wind from Dushanbe to Aktau, thinking I would make a boat to Baku, only to get here and start waiting. Just a heads up.