Crossing the Demerara River is an occasional treat for some and a daily routine for many – especially those who live on the West Coast or West Bank and prefer to take the speedboat from Vreedenhoop instead of the bus which goes across the Demerara Harbour Bridge in Guyana, South America.
Crossing the Demerara River by speedboat can be fun. It can also be risky as I’ve experienced some very rough waters where the boat rocked violently. However, most commuters seem comfortable with it and there has been very few reported incidents. Furthermore, all passengers are required to wear life jackets when taking the speedboat – as you can see in the picture above.
The cost for one passenger to cross from the Stabroek Wharf to the Vreedenhoop Stelling is $100.
The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen.