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Bad News about the ferries

The ferry service is often disussed here espcially how unreliable it has been . But for the last year it has actually been very relible with very frequent service , it has been so good I had started to use it quite frequently .

All of that is about to end, and although it was reported in the press that the contract with the private operator had been extended it appears that is not the case. Today on the boats, it was announced that they would be ceasing service before the end of May because there is no contract. They will be back to trying to run a schedule with only a few of the port autority boats even in service. I have only seen two ports authority boats the rest are in dry dock or moored somewhere.

Expect long delays and cancelled or combined trips with Culebra which will increase travel time for some to several hours.

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Man, that stinks. Maybe DTOP will get it's act together at the last minute.....

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Those are really bad news, Wholegrain!

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Whether rumor or truth, there is also talk the PA employees were sabotaging the Fast Ferry service in varios ways. Telling customers they were sold out (cargo) when in fact they were wide open ..

The government employees want them to leave because they were getting some outrageous amount of overtime prior to the Fast ferry contract. Even if their is an eleventh hour reprieve they will send some boats home because of these issues.

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I just read on the DTOP website that it is possible to reserve ferry tickets in advance by credit card using these phone numbers:

787-801-0250/1, extensions 221, 222 y 234 or 1-800-981-2005, or 787-860-2005 con VISA o Mastercard and you can pick up tickets on the day of the departure.

I'm sure it's not a well-oiled machine.

Edited: 2:52 pm, April 22, 2013
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Don't put any faith in that calling for reservation info. The first few numbers haven't been in service in many months. The others work but people hardly ever answer.

Edited: 3:28 pm, April 22, 2013
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You are correct about the first number and its extensions. The 1-800 number will not work from the states, therefore the only number operational is the last one.

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I have never had any luck making a reservation any way but in person. No one answers phones there. You can hear them ringing and watch the employees ignore them when you are there in person trying to get a res!

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Sad news

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Gopherbroke- love it!