Vessels and Services

Vessels and Services

APT James

Introducing the APT James, the  newest addition to the passenger ferry fleet on the inter-island sea-bridge. This new passenger vessel successfully completed its maiden voyage and was officially commissioned on Thursday 21st January 2021.  The vessel soon joined the inter-island ferry service and completed its first commercial voyage on Monday 1st February, 2021.

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The M.V. Cabo Star

On July 24, 2017 the M.V. Cabo Star was commissioned into service. The Cabo Star is a conventional Roll-on/Roll-off vessel designated to transport cargo between the islands. The vessel was built in 1988 and is approximately 158m in length with a draft of 7.3m. The voyage takes approximately 6-7 hours with the vessel departing Port of Spain, Mondays to Fridays at 2:00pm and Scarborough at 11:00pm. On Sundays, the vessel departs Port of Spain at 12:30pm and Scarborough at 11:00pm. There are no scheduled sailings on Saturdays and public holidays. The Cabo Star can accommodate 130 passengers (crew included) and 300 vehicles.

The T&T Spirit

On 2007 July 20, the T&T Spirit was commissioned into service. The Incat 060 vessel was converted from a military-type configuration to a passenger-type design to service the inter-island bridge. The vessel is 97.22 metres in length with speed of 30-40 knots. It can accommodate 865 passengers and 180 cars. On board facilities include a cafeteria, a bar and a VIP Lounge.

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The M.V. Galleons Passage

On 2018 October 08, the Galleons Passage was commissioned into service. The Galleons Passage is a Catamaran RoRo passenger ferry, built according to Lloyd’s Register Rules and Regulations for Classification of Special Service Craft. The vessel can accommodate 400 passengers and 60 cars. On board facilities include a cafeteria, a bar and a VIP Lounge.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any limitations as to the type of goods that can be transported on the Cabo Star?
  • There are few restrictions, among these propane gases and flammable liquids.
  • Are corpses accommodated on this vessel?
  • Yes, they are. However the Health and Safety Office located in the
    Port of Spain and Scarborough Ferry Terminals must be notified in
    advance.  The corpse must be placed in an appropriate ‘container’ and in
    a vehicle for transportation.
  • Are there any facilities for the transportation of frozen goods? REMOVE
  • I am building a house in Tobago and want to transport all building materials to the island. How can I do this?
  • Materials can be transported on trucks. The rates are based on the
    MGW (loaded) and the TARE weight (unloaded). The cost of the Driver’s
    ticket is $37.50 (one way). An alternative is the rental of a flatbed,
    however this should be done in advance.
  • How do I go about sending a 20ft. or 40ft. container?

The following are the costs associated with this service:

  • UNDER 4 TONNES, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO RENT A FLATBED AND CONTAINER LIFT.
    • Cost of a flat bed for a 40’ container is TT $300.00 + TT$37.50 (VAT) (one way)
      Cost of a lift for a 40’ container is TT$100.00 + TT$12.50 (VAT)  (one way)
    • Cost of a flat bed for a 20’ container is TT$150.00 + TT$18.75 (VAT) (one way)

Cost of a lift for a 20’ container is TT$100.00 + TT$12.50(VAT) (one way)

  • OVER 4 TONNES YOU ARE REQUIRED TO VISIT THE FRONT OFFICE AND PURCHASE A TRAILER TICKET
    • Cost of a trailer ticket  for a 40’ container is  TT$1,800.00 (one way)
    • Cost of a trailer ticket for a 20’ container is TT$1,300.00 (one way)
  • THE COST OF THE TRAILER IS DEPENDENT ON THE MGW OF THE TRAILER:
    • MGW of a 20ft trailer is approximately 23,000 kg. – Cost (one way):  TT$970.00 + TT$121.25 (VAT) + TT$37.50 for the Driver
    • MGW for a 40 ft. trailer is approximately 34,000 kg. – Cost (one way):  TT$1,450.00 +  TT$181.25 (VAT) + TT$37.50 for the driver
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