This weekend, my husband, daughter and I took my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law to Trinidad’s sister island,
Tobago. Normally, we would’ve taken the 15-minute plane trip over, but this time, we decided to take the
About a year ago, Trinidad & Tobago purchased two catamaran ferries to make the trip between the
two islands. Previously, the ferry journey would dtake 5 — 6 hours; now? A relatively speedy 2-1/2
hours. And the ferries are actually quite comfortable — they have full-service snack bars (as well as bars of
the more alcoholic sort), spacious seating, and a light, airy atmosphere.
The trip between the islands costs
less than US$10 (compared to the US$50 airfare). Definitely worth the ticket price. A word of warning,
however: if you’re prone to seasickness, better to go ahead and spring for the airfare, or a dose of Dramamine —
the passage between the islands can sometimes get a bit choppy. But if you can handle it? It’s a beautiful
way to see the islands from a diffferent perspective.