Water Taxi Service (Trinidad and Tobago)

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Water Taxi Service
Locale Trinidad Island, Trinidad and Tobago
Waterway Gulf of Paria
Transit type Water taxi
Owner National Infrastructure Development Company Limited
No. of lines 1
No. of vessels 4
No. of terminals 2
Water Taxi Service
Port of Spain
San Fernando

Water Taxi Service operate in the Trinidadian cities as an alternate form of transportation to and from Port of Spain and San Fernando.

History[edit]

Operations and Restrictions[edit]

Water taxis are publicly run.

Schedule

Departure from San Fernando
AM- 6:00 6:45 8:00


PM- 4:30


Departure from Port of Spain
AM- 7:00


PM- 3:30 4:30 5:30


For more information, please contact The Water Taxi Service office at Flat Rock in San Fernando at:
657- 5434 or 652- 9980 and Port of Spain Terminal
624- 3281 or 624- 6563[1]


Ticketing

Tickets can be purchased at both the Port of Spain and San Fernando terminals for any sailing up to one week in advance. Ferry capacity is limited to 402 seated passengers plus 2 wheelchair spaces.

Seating is on a first come - first served basis. Payment can be made via cash, linx or visa/master card. We ask that groups of 15 or more passengers call in advance.


-$15.00 one-way fare

-Senior Citizens (65 AND OVER) travel free of charge on off-peak sailings upon presentation of valid photo I.D.

-Infants under the age of one (1) year travel free of charge [2]

Expansion[edit]

Water Taxis expansion is under construction for terminals at Chaguanas, Point Fortin,[3][4] and Point Cumana.

Operators[edit]

Stations[edit]

Name Transfers Facilities Location
Water Taxi Terminal (Downtown POS) Port of Spain
Water Taxi Terminal (San Fernando) San Fernando

Current Fleet Vessels[edit]

Name Built Entered service Tonnage Passengers Registered Notes
Paria Bullet 2010 2010[5] 405 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain This vessel bought by the Previous Government last year. The vessels are Austal made.
Calypso Sprinter 2010 2010[6] 405 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain This vessel bought by the Previous Government last year. The vessels are Austal made.
Trini Flash 2010 2010[7] 405 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain This vessel bought by the Previous Government last year. The vessels are Austal made.
Carnival Runner 2010 2010[8] 405 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain This vessel bought by the Previous Government last year. The vessels are Austal made.

Former Fleet Vessels[edit]

Name Built Entered service Ended the service Passengers Registered Notes
H.C. Olivia 2004 2008 2010 150 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain
H.C. Milancia 2004 2008 2010 150 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain
H.C. Katia 2004 2008 2010 150 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trinidad & Tobago Water Taxis". Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ticketing". National Infrastructure Development Company Limited. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Point Fortin water taxi". Newsday. Retrieved December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Point Fortin water taxi". Trinidad Express. Retrieved January 2011. 
  5. ^ "New Vessels". Trinidad Express. Retrieved October 2010. 
  6. ^ "New Vessels". Trinidad Express. Retrieved October 2010. 
  7. ^ "New Vessels". Trinidad Express. Retrieved October 2010. 
  8. ^ "New Vessels". Trinidad Express. Retrieved October 2010. 

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