Friday, September 08, 2017

New ferry to begin service next week. Presentation to go ahead in VGR this Saturday. Revised viewing times

The damage to the new Benchi Express vessel reported yesterday has now been repaired in record time with the help of specialists from the Catalan shipyard that built the ferry. The Fred. Olsen ferry line has announced that the vessel will begin scheduled services on the interior ferry line between San Sebastion de La Gomera, Playa de Santiago, and Valle Gran Rey from the middle of next week and tickets are on sale now.
The introduction ceremony for the purpose-built ferry in Valle Gran Rey will now go ahead as planned on Saturday.
The viewing times when the vessel will be open to the public have however been changed again and the vessel will now open its doors (and hatches, I suppose) on Sunday, September 10th 2017 as follows:
San Sebasti├ín:          from 09:00 to 11:00
Playa de Santiago:    from 12:00 to 15:00
Valle Gran Rey:         from 16:00 to 19:00


Anonymous said...

You can see the new ferry from pension candelaria's webcam. There it is right now. Quess it's safe to say that this time the ferry line is really going to happen. Unlike so many times before.
Has it been about sig years allready since the ferry line was closed? Since that there has been many rumours about opening the line again but as many times there has been also dissapointments. But now! There it finally is and because I can see it my with my own eyes, I'm pretty sure that this time there won't be another dissapointment anymore. :)

Anonymous said...

You can see it from here

La Gomera said...

Well spotted ! By the way, there's a link to that camera on the right
sidebar (Links) on this blog. They often train the camera on any events
happening in the harbour. They run it together with Tina Excursions
and mostly it's directed at the Tina motor yacht as their security cam :-)