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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.

Speedboats at Parika Stelling

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The speedboats, docked at Parika Stelling, are waiting to transport passengers across the mighty Essequibo River to the town of Bartica in Region 7, Guyana, South America.

The cost per passenger as of June 2019 was $2500 per person.

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