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1. Posted by Lukus (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Hi,

I am planning to arrive into the caribbean by boat and I will be travelling on foot from Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Caracas, Venezuela to get a connecting flight.

From what I see at the moment the most likely way to do this is a ferry from Port of Spain to Guiria, followed by a bus journey to Caracas.

Can anyone offer any info or experiences along this route? Particularly operators/websites/timetables/formalities/better options.

Any help much appreciated,

Cheers!

Lukus

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y

The Ferry doesn't leave from POS but from nearby Chaguaramas.

3. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

are you sure there is a ferry that runs between Trinidad and Venezuala. I'm only familiar with one that runs between Trinidad and it's sister island tobago. If there is a website or other information could you post it please.

Thanks

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5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Not everyone can travel on a whim. People usually come here looking for answers and/or help.

Welcome to Travellerspoint Sunni! :)

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7. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

If you are referring to Windward Lines Limited, I don't think it exsist any longer at least in the passenger ferry business. (there ship the MV Windward purchased by another company a few years ago and sails in the Baltic now (although if unless it's been redone, hull and all I wouldn't sail on it).

Again, there is "ferry" service between Trinidad and Tobago, but again to my knowledge none between Trinidad and Venezuala. There are, however, some, very few, cruise ships that call in both ports on the same itinerary. This however is not going to help Lukus who may need to be in the area during a time when cruise ships.

Cargo vessals also sail between these countries, but this might not help depending on the schedule. SeaFreight Agencies has a vessal that includes La Guiara and Trinidad originating in Port Everglades (and coming through Barbados I might add), but they hit Venezuela first

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8. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Hey Sunni! :)
I found some information for you..
A fast passenger boat runs between Guairia in Venezuela and Chaguaramas, near Port of Spain in Trinidad. However, the service is only weekly, so weekend jaunts are not feasible by sea.

The boat costs roughly £40 one-way or about £70 return. The journey takes three-and-a-half hours. Windward Lines runs the service but has no website. You can book in Trinidad.

Venezuela is more easily accessible from Trinidad by air. You'll pay around £110 for a return flight between Caracas and Port of Spain, operated by Aeropostal or BWIA.
I got it from this website...hope it helps!
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/travel/story/0,6903,1489370,00.html

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10. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 11y

Quite agreed. Sam's comment was out of line and I have deleted the entry and various responses that didn't make any sense after that.

Welcome to Travellerspoint Sunni! Most of us are quite helpful