aruba curacao ferry
Aruba.
News

An Aruba-Curaçao Ferry?

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - October 8, 2018

By the Caribbean Journal staff

While it’s just about 70 miles between the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba and Curaçao, there’s traditionally been only one way to get between the two islands: by air.

But after decades of talk, it’s looking increasingly likely that a new ferry service between Aruba and Curaçao will soon become a reality, according to the Aruba Tourism Authority.

aruba curacao ferry

Curacao.

It’s likely that the new Aruba-Curaçao ferry will be in operation next year, the ATA, said, with a carrying capacity of about 800 passengers along with 300 cars.

Aruba’s government has announced that a contract will be finalized with a ferry provider by the end of 2018, while the governments of both islands are in talks regarding border control issues.

aruba curacao ferry

San Nicolas in Aruba.

The ferry terminal in Aruba will be located in the up-and-coming town of San Nicolas (a place that is becoming Aruba’s new capital of cool), the ATA said.

Popular Posts belize hotel mayan world

At the Falling Leaves Lodge in Belize, a Portal to the Maya World

SAN IGNACIO — There has been some form of settlement on this site for more than 3,000 years, here on a leafy hill above the town of San Ignacio, Belize. In other words, this is no ordinary hill. This is Cahal Pech, […]


In San Ignacio, Belize, The Art of Adventure (And Pupusas)

pupusas belize

The sizzle is calling you. In the early morning, corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans and meat sing a particularly strong siren song.  It could be that perfect blend of dough and heat, or the aroma. It might just […]


Delta Is Adding More Nonstop Curacao Flights, Citing “Booming Demand”  

the beach at the avila hotel in curacao

Curacao is hotter than ever, with a wave of new hotels and record-breaking tourism numbers. And just a few months after Delta made its long-awaited return to the island, the carrier is adding even more flights.  The reason? What Delta […]


Related Posts pink sand beach

The Bahamas Is the Caribbean’s Hottest Spring Destination 

The Bahamas is the most popular destination in the Caribbean for spring travel, according to a new report from travel insurance company Squaremouth.  The Bahamas was the only Caribbean destination to make the top 10 among the most popular destinations […]


Saint Lucia Is Getting a New Luxury Beach Resort  

cas en bas

Even if you haven’t been to the island, you’ve almost certainly seen Saint Lucia’s most famous imagery — the Pitons, around which stand most of the destination’s most luxurious resorts. In recent years, though, the island’s northern tip has been developing […]


Why to Visit Nassau and Paradise Island in The Bahamas Right Now

walking on the beach in nassau

Just take a short stroll around downtown Nassau and you see it. On one corner, a sparkling new Margaritaville-branded resort anchoring a new mixed-use development. A few steps away, a cutting-edge gallery by one of The Bahamas’ greatest artists. Just […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You