La Gomera boat shuttle service ends

The La Gomera connection service between the capital San Sebastián and the harbours at Playa de Santiago and Valle Gran Rey finally ceased operation on Tuesday 30 January. The service had been maintained by Fred Olsen by means of the catamaran Benchi Express, but has pulled out of the island after cuts to Canarian Government subsidies. As from this week, communication between the different parts of La Gomera is more difficult, and totally reliant on the island’s roads.


  1. We have an apartment in Los Cristianos and spend 7/8 months of the year there. We visit the Tecina hotel at least 3 times per year, especially August for a family birthday. As we do not have a car, we do not know how we will be able to get to the Tecina hotel this year with our family. Taxis seem very expensive for 4 adults and 2 children and most hire cars not big enough. Any advice or assistance would be gratefully received.

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    I’m afraid that without the Fred Olsen water shuttle service, it’s very difficult without a car. The only thing I can suggest is contacting the hotel directly to see if they have some sort of bus shuttle service themselves to San Sebastian.

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