Ferries are not the fastest way to travel to and from Trinidad and Tobago, but it is popular. Many people enjoy taking part in the maritime travel as they chug towards their next destination.
When it comes to ferries on Trinidad, most people will think only of the connection between Trinidad and Tobago. Luckily, there is hopes that Bedy Oceanliner will add a new service that connects Trinidad to a few other islands. But please note that as of January 2014, the Bedy Oceanliner service has not started. Do not commit to this service before calling and confirming that it is operational.
However, the service to Tobago is full functional and is an iconic feature of the two islands. Many tourist have and will travel between Trinidad and Tobago via the Port Authority ferry. Make no doubts, the ferry is slow, but it serves its purpose.
is the only local ferry dock. Be sure to reach them at (868) 625-4906; visit the dock on Wrightson Road just outside the heart of Trinidad.
For those who decide that getting to Tobago is going to be part of their vacation, ferries can be the cheapest option. An adult will have to pay about 37 Trinidad Dollars (about $6 US Dollars) for a one way ticket, while a child will pay half that. See the chart below for more information on rates.
|Ticket Type||Price on Trinidad Dollars|
|Adult - Cabin||TT $80.00|
|Adult - Economy||TT $37.50|
|Vehicle One Way||TT $150.00|
|Vehicle Round Trip||TT $250.00|
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Port of Spain||Scarborough Ferry Port||Port Of Spain Ferry Dock||Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago||at least daily|
One other feature to make note of is that the ferry to Tobago also serves as a car barge, so you will be able to bring your car onto the ferry and take it between the islands. However, it is always a good idea to confirm with your rental car agnecy that this is okay with them, as some may have a policy against it.
Regardless, for those who don't mind a slow trek over the water, taking a ferry to Tobago can be a fantastic way to see the islands.
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