A guide to ferry services between Trinidad and Tobago
The T&T Port Authority operate a car ferry service between Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago's capital, Scarborough.
Passenger crossing utilise a pair of high-powered catamarans ("T&T Spirit" and "T&T Express") with a crossing time of around 2¾ hours. Trucks and heavy cargo are transported via a traditional vessel (M/V "Warrior Spirit") with a 5½ hour journey time.
Although it is an affordable way of crossing between the islands, the journey is generally uncomfortable and has little or no merit from a sightseeing point of view. Unless you wish to transport a vehicle between Trinidad and Tobago, the airbridge service is a far preferable alternative. Having said that, the fast ferries are a viable alternative for day trips from Tobago to Port of Spain and a great way of avoiding the horrendous traffic problems between Port of Spain and the airport at peak times of the day.
The fast ferries sail twice a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and once a day on all other days.
Prices & Timetable
Schedules for Sundays and Public Holidays vary. Please use this link for the latest ferry timetables and prices.
Tickets are sold at the Port of Spain and Scarborough offices of the Port Authority.
Telephone (Information - not tickets): (868) 639-2181, 2416/2417 for Tobago or (868) 625-3981, 625-9894, 627-0568 or 623-9353 for Trinindad.
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