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.