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Midday ferry between Virgin Gorda, Anegada coming — Wheatley

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Residents and visitors will soon see more frequent sea transportation between Virgin Gorda and Anegada.

Ferries between the two islands currently run twice per day — once in the morning and once more at evening time. But Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley told BVI News that a midday service is now to be offered.

He said fruitful talks are already underway with local ferry company Anegada Express to make that a reality.

“We have been speaking to the other ferry companies, but Anegada Express is showing a keen interest in making it happen,” Wheatley said, adding that more frequent ferries to Anegada is something he has been advocating ‘for a long time’.

“Hopefully, that will be starting soon,” Wheatley said.

The new run will be beneficial to Anegada

Wheatley said the additional time to the ferry schedule will run a few days per week in the first instance and will be reviewed as time progresses.

“That is going to open up some opportunities for Virgin Gorda to better serve Anegada’s needs in terms of government services and other services,” he said.

Asked why a similar run is not being considered for the main island of Tortola, Wheatley said travelling from Anegada to Tortola is farther and more expensive.

“Virgin Gorda is cheaper and much shorter,” he argued.

Anegada Express currently services the Virgin Gorda-Anegada route on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:15 am and 5:15 pm. Smith’s Ferry services the route on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:15 am and 4:40 pm.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely the right venture. Such will be a catalyst for continued expansion of the economics of Anegada.

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  2. vip heckler says:

    Vincent is the only VIP that’s making sense

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  3. Good says:

    This is great. Those of us in Tortola will just have to connect via Speedy or the other VG ferry, I like this.

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  4. Anegada Express says:

    Correction … it will run from Tortola (Trellis) midday to VG and then VG to Anegada. Returning back through VG on to Tortola (Trellis).

  5. notonmywatch says:

    Of course this makes sense. Economic growth is all about movement of people. If you need to get to Road Town you just connect to the other ferries in Spanish Town. Now if you really want to see movement of people lets work on getting the price of travel down to a reasonable price.

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