Aruba to Venezuela by boat
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Mar 26, 2011 11:55 AM Last Post By: janmonsoon
Aug 5, 2008 6:47 AM
Aug 7, 2008 5:58 PM
1No, the guy that told you was wrong. I've been asking that for a long time, even in their official bureaus, and such ferries don't exist. They did some years ago, but not any more. Right now, only cruises call at Aruba, some of them come from Cartagena in Colombia. As far as I know, there was announced a ferry from Puerto Cabello to the ABC, but once again it looks that it has been delayed or suspended.
Aug 7, 2008 6:09 PM
2I am going to Aruba again next Monday. I will confirm it. This guy who told me lives in Punto Fijo and he has taken the boat a few times.
Aug 13, 2008 2:21 PM
Aug 14, 2008 4:07 AM
4I just talk to the Venezuelan guy in Aruba. There are boats taking passengers from Aruba to Punto Fijo in Venezuela. The boat leaves Friday from Aruba and comes back Sunday. Cost is $200 round trip. The boat departs out of the yacht dock near the airport (On the south side of the airport).
With so many people from Venezuela working on the island, it is natural the service revived. Of course if a tourist wants to go he can. He recommends that if I want to use the service to go with a local because Punto Fijo is not the safest place. There are corrupt military personnel and members of the police force in addition to the common criminals.
Aug 14, 2008 6:27 AM
Aug 14, 2008 9:49 AM
Aug 17, 2008 4:33 AM
So did you use the ferry boat? what is there to see in Punto Fijo? Is it worth it? When you say go with a local, you mean a local Venezuelan? what kind of trouble could you expect from corrupt police?
Any experience please share. I'm tempted to doing it, but everyone tells me it's not worth it with current problems between US and Venezuela, and that I'll eventually either get in trouble or people will be unfriendly
Aug 17, 2008 5:12 AM
8I did not do and do not intend to go in the near future. Not unless I can get a Venezuelano to go with me. The boat caters primarily to people who works in Aruba but want to go home for the weekend.
There is probably not much to see or do in Punto Fijo. The boat presents an alternative to air travel if you want to go to Venezuela and onward.
Aug 17, 2008 6:39 AM
9alright, i'll see if i decide to go or not. I'm really tempted by Maracaibo, but airfares are ridiculously high, and i'm afraid i'll get bored after 5 days in Aruba (i have planned 10 days there). I got a little bit of trouble with custom officials in Belize and Guatemala when passing the border by car or being stopped by military, but it never went too far apart from them trying to get a "propina" from foreigners. I have heard from different sources though that Venezuelan are less friendly than other Southern Americans, and there is more corruption from police, so I'm not too sure what that means. I'm definitely not the average tourist though and would qualify myself as a NY urban backpacker if such a thing exists....
If you guys have any opinion on what I should do, please share,
Aug 17, 2008 6:53 AM
Aug 20, 2008 6:10 AM
11That web site is very poorly constructed. Have you tried it? Try this one.
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