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Welcome Aboard – Essequibo River

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Welcome aboard! These small speedboats which brave the waters of the Essequibo River from the Wharves of Bartica will give you a thrilling ride -but only if you’re on the wild side! Get ready to ride some waves with the wind in your face. And always wear your life jackets!

In reality, there has been very little, if any, incidents with speedboats on the Essequibo River in Guyana, South America. If you’re the daring type, take a ride!

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

The Kurupukari Crossing – Island in the Stream – Lethem – Linden Trail

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The Kurupukari Crossing is located at Kurupukari Village along the Lethem – Linden Trail in Guyana, South America. This is where the mighty Essequibo River cuts across the Trail as it flows along.

The ferry takes vehicles across every hour from dawn till dusk every day.

In this photo, you can see an island in the River which the ferry had to divert to come to the other side.

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

Bartica Wharves

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Speedboat operators refuel their boats at one of the many wharves of the peninsular town of Bartica in Essequibo, Region 7, Guyana, South America.

The photo above was taken around the July 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

The Big Steamer – Bartica Wharf

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The big steamer leaves the wharf of Bartica en route to Parika Stelling carrying people, vehicle and goods.

Before the advent of the Berbice River Bridge in Region 6, the big steamer was much more popular there also.

This photo was taken around June, 2019 by Patrick Carpen in Bartica, Guyana, South America.

The Bartica Stelling – Scenes

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From the wharf of Bartica, the big steamer as well as small speedboats transport passengers and goods to other parts of the country.

This photo captures part of the wharf and part of the mighty Essequibo River in Bartica, Region 7, Guyana, South America.

Photo taken by Patrick Carpen around June, 2019.