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
“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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