Are you a fan of Guyana, South America? Subscribe so we can email you with updates from time to time.

Demerara River – Harbour Bridge – Scenes

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

The beautiful and magnificent Demerara River separates the East Bank from the West Bank in Regions 3 and 4, Guyana, South America.

The Demerara Harbour connects settlements along the East Bank and West Bank of the river and beyond.

The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen while crossing the Demerara Harbour Bridge.

The Beautiful Demerara River – Scenes

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

The beautiful and magnificent Demerara River separates Region 4 from Region and the West Bank from the East Bank in Guyana, South America.

The Demerara River rises in the Central Rainforests of Guyana and flows to the north for 346 kilometers until it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

Every day, speedboats make hundreds of crossings across the Demerara River.

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

Demerara River – Speedboat Crossing

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

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.

Vreedenhoop Stelling

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

The Vreedenhoop stelling may be a bit rundown, but it does its job! Hundreds of passengers commute everyday via speedboats across the Demerara River. These passengers leave the Vreedenhoop stelling en route to the Stabroek Market Wharf and vice-versa.

The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen in Vreedenhoop, Guyana, South America.

Demerara River Crossing

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

Passengers disembark after crossing the Demerara River from the Stabroek Market Wharf to the Parika Stelling in Vreedenhoop, Guyana, South America.

The cost of crossing by boat from the Stabroek Wharf to Vreedenhoop stelling is 100 Guyana dollars per person. Many people who work in Georgetown choose to commute via boat across the river instead of bus over the Harbor Bridge.

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

Wings Over the Demerara

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

Thousands of beautiful birds – some white and some red – nest in trees on the banks of the Demerara River in Guyana, South America. They leave early in the morning and return near dawn.

To see these birds, take a trip to the Demerara Harbour Bridge at dusk or towards dawn.

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

The Beautiful Demerara River

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

The Demerara River is a river in eastern Guyana which rises in the central rain forests of Guyana and flows north for about 346 kilometers into the Atlantic Ocean in Guyana, South America.

The Demerara River divides Region 3 on the West Bank from Region 4 in the East.

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

Stabroek Market – Rear View

Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Guyana, South America for more!

The back of the Stabroek Market overlooking the Demerara River in Georgetown, Guyana South America. Around this vicinity speedboats load passengers to take to Vreedenhoop stelling.

The Stabroek Market is a symbol of Dutch Colonial Rule in Guyana.

This photo was taken around March 2019 by Patrick Carpen.