Ferry services modified to facilitate increased goods, food transport

—Leguan, Wakenaam, Supenaam, Bartica ferry schedules change

— no more than 200 passengers allowed per trip

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has amended the Leguan, Wakenaam, Supenaam and Bartica ferry schedules to facilitate increased transport of goods and food.

The new schedules permit no more than 200 passengers per trip to maintain social distancing:

Parika-Bartica (Return Trip)

Three return trips will be allowed to Bartica on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday with the timings as follows:

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Ferry will depart Parika for Bartica at 05:00 AM and will depart Bartica at 12:30 PM. On Saturdays, the Ferry will leave Parika at 06:00 AM and depart Bartica at 12:30 PM.

Leguan-Parika (Return Trip)

Ferry Services will only operate on Wednesdays and Sundays from Leguan to Parika. The Ferry will depart Leguan at 07:00 AM and Parika at 4:00 PM.

Wakenaam-Parika (Return Trip)

For Wakenaam two trips will be permitted per week on Mondays and Fridays. The Ferry is scheduled to depart Wakenaam at 06:00 AM and leave Parika at 4:00 PM.

Supenaam-Parika (Return Trip)

One return trip will be permitted on weekdays from Supenaam to Parika. The Ferry will depart Supenaam at 07:00 AM and leave the Parika Stelling for Supenaam at 2:00 PM.

The new schedules are effective from Friday, April 17, 2020.


COVID-19 Alert!

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