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Demerara River – Speedboat Crossing

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Crossing the Demerara River from Vreedenhoop to the back of the Stabroek Market in Georgetown, Guyana can be a fun. It can also be a bit scary as the waters are often rough. The speedboat, commonly called water taxis by foreigners, whisks you from one port to the other in a matter of minutes. The cost for a one way trip is just 100 Guyana dollars.

Crossing the Demerara River via speedboat is an alternative or shortcut to using the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Everyday, hundreds of people cross the Demerara River from the West Bank to the capital city of Georgetown, Guyana and vice-versa using the speedboat services.

Crossing the Demerara River – Water Taxis

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Passengers use the water taxis – the small engine speedboats – to cross the Demerara River in Guyana, South America every day. They leave from the Vreehenhoop Stelling and disembark on the Stabroek Market Wharf located at the back of the Stabroek Market in Georgetown – and vice-versa. The speedboats charge $100 per passenger. Although the waters is sometimes rough, there has been very few reports of accidents and each passenger is required to wear a life jacket.

Passengers commuting from Georgetown to the West Coast often choose the speedboats as a faster route than going across the Demerara Harbor Bridge.

The photo above was taken by Patrick Carpen around April 2019.

The Demerara Harbour Bridge

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The Demerara Harbour Bridge is an 1851 meters long floating bridge which was commissioned on the 2nd of July 1978. The bridge spans a 4-mile gap between the East Bank and the West Bank of the Demerara River. As you can see in the picture above, there is a pedestrian lane in addition to the vehicular lane. The Demerara Harbour Bridge can be found on the East Bank at Peter’s Hall – about 4 miles from Georgetown, Guyana, South America. It crosses over to the village of Schoon Ord on the West Bank of the Demerara River.

The photo above was taken around June 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

The Vreedenhoop Stelling

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The Vreedenhoop Stelling is an entry and exit point for passengers crossing from Georgetown to the West Bank and vice-versa.

Speedboats take passengers across the Demerara River from Vreedenhoop to Georgetown, Guyana, South America for a small fee of $100.

The photo above was taken around June 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

The Demerara River – Speedboats

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These beautiful speedboats take passengers across the Demerara River from the Vreedenhoop Stelling to the Stabroek Market Wharf in Georgetown, Guyana, South America and back.

People travel from Georgetown to the West Bank and back everyday for various purposes including school, work and business.

The photo above was taken around June 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

The Demerara Harbour Bridge

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The beautiful and magnificent Demerara River separates the West Bank from the East Bank and Region 3 from Region in Guyana, South America, and the Demerara Harbour Bridge – a man-made structure, connects them.

The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

The Demerara River – Scenes

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The beautiful and magnificent Demerara river is dotted with colorful speedboats while the cloudy skyline is streaked with the lights of Georgetown City around twilight.

Speedboats transport passengers to and fro the Stabroek Wharf and Vreedenhoop Stelling in Guyana, South America.

The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

The Demerara River – Speedboats

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A colorful speedboat loaded with passengers gets ready for takeoff to the Stabroek Wharf from the Vreedenhoop Stelling in the beautiful and magnificent Demerara River in Guyana, South America.

Passengers pay $100 each to cross.

The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

Demerara River – Vreedenhoop Stelling

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Speedboats are moored along the Vreedenhoop Stelling in the beautiful Demerara River.

Passengers use the speedboat to cross from the Vreedenhoop Stelling to the Stabroek Wharf in Georgetown, Guyana, South America.

The cost per person is $100.00

The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen.