Caribbean Travel Movement has announced a new ferry service between St. Lucia and St. Vincent.
This new ferry service, to be operated by Bequia Express, is expected to start in the second week of January, Caribbean Travel Movement said in a press release.
“This new ferry service between the islands is very important as it will provide a much-needed transportation link between the two islands. Visitors will now be able to travel back and forth without having to go through the hassle of changing planes nor would they be required to spend over a thousand dollars as our introductory price is only EC$450 for a return ticket and CARICOM children under 12 travel free,” the press statement said.
A one-way trip is expected to take 4.5 hours and the service would initially be a weekly one.
It noted that citizens of each country only need and ID card (or passports) for travel.
“We know that many people have been waiting for this ferry service to become available,” the company said.
“The boat is very large as it holds 250 passengers and can transport not just people but also cargo and vehicles. It is comfortable, and our staff is friendly and knowledgeable,” the press release said.
“This is just one more step towards regional integration as we expect to host visiting sports clubs, young entrepreneurs and simply international stayover tourists visiting either island. We’re certainly excited and Caribbean Travel Movement looks forward to welcoming all on board soon!”
Caribbean Travel Movement, which was established in 2015, says it is a legally registered organisation that promotes regional travel among other services.
“The company originates from St. Lucia but has expanded since then and currently operates from several islands with staff throughout them all,” the company said.