Thursday, August 26, 2010

New ferry service provides speedy ride

A new ferry service called Jaden Sun, operating between the mainland St. Vincent and the Grenadine islands has chopped significant time off traveling between the islands.

The 150-foot boat which can carry over 200 passengers, has as its Captain Elvis Gooding. It made its introductory voyage last Saturday and took a little over 20 minutes in calm waters to reach Bequia. A ride to Bequia usually takes about 45 minutes. The operators of the boat have praised the vessel stating that it is different and faster than the other services offered including those offered by other ferries that they also run. The Jaden Sun also plans to soon offer passage to neighboring Grenada on a regular basis. The Jaden Sun also boasts of being able to reach Canouan in 50 minutes and Union Island in 1 hour 15 minutes.

The Jaden Sun management is also hoping to also use the ferry for passengers only (not cargo).

By on 8/25/10