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Sensation Ferries to discontinue service between Tortola & VG

Sensation Ferries announced today, April 12, 2024, it will discontinue operations between Tortola and Virgin Gorda, effective May 1, 2024. Photo: Facebook
Sensation Ferries stated on its Facebook page today, April 12, 2024, that the decision to cease operations between Virgin Gorda and Tortola was not made lightly. Photo: Facebook
Sensation Ferries stated on its Facebook page today, April 12, 2024, that the decision to cease operations between Virgin Gorda and Tortola was not made lightly. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sensation Ferries announced today, April 12, 2024, it will discontinue operations between Tortola and Virgin Gorda, effective May 1, 2024.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, effective 1st May, 2024, Sensation Ferries will cease daily scheduled operations between the islands of Virgin Gorda and Tortola indefinitely,” Sensation Ferries stated on its Facebook page.

The ferry company said the decision was not made lightly and “it has been our absolute pleasure serving our daily customers for the past six (6) years. We extend our heartfelt appreciation for your loyalty, patronage and support over the years.”

Sensation Ferries said it sincerely apologise for the inconveniences caused and “look forward to serving you again in the future.”

32 Responses to “Sensation Ferries to discontinue service between Tortola & VG”

  • ... (12/04/2024, 10:10) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    sooo I asking for a friend how much I could buy one of the bus them for...hit me a contact number anybody
    • @... (12/04/2024, 12:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      BVI Yacht Sales has a very nice ferry for sale right now. Check their website. Please NOTE it is NOT a Sensation ferry for sale but if you want a beautiful ferry check BVI Yacht Sales at Nanny Cay or their website.
  • jack (12/04/2024, 10:24) Like (83) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is very unfortunate news.... it's always good to have choices.
  • Asking For Myself (12/04/2024, 10:30) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    We need the government to help where is Lorna in your corner?
    • Ricky Rose (12/04/2024, 12:35) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
      Help what? Either they figure out how to be profitable or not. No government intervention needed. All happen was them man was less asf. Slow boat, slow customer service, smelly boat. Inside just look nice but VG people trust the speedy or my boat to geh VG.
      • Have sense ! (12/04/2024, 13:27) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
        Speedy boat has always been smelling like diesel inside the cabins compared to sensation, has always been slower than sensation, and both companies have good customer service. Also, there has been plenty times speedy boats have broken down in the middle of the ocean because they ran out of diesel or had problems and if sensation felt that they couldn’t, they wouldn’t risk their passengers’ lives forcing to run. Sensation has never once made their customers feel stuck out in the water regardless of problems and has never ran out of ‘fuel’. What kind of thing is that
    • To Asking for Myself (12/04/2024, 17:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did the company make any request for government help? If they did not, then what's the reason for you to bring it up to turn the conversation. They did not say why they are discontinuing and because the public don't know, everyone jump to conclusion not lnowing the facts.

      Look at Liat the other day. We thought they were buried and going in cemetery. They are re-setring and coming back stronger.

      Let us just thank Sensation for the time they provided the service and wish them God speed.
  • another one bites the dust (12/04/2024, 10:30) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    The Premier boasted on a busted economy
  • BOTTOM LINE (12/04/2024, 10:31) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    It look like VG people only support their own.
    • we have to !!! (12/04/2024, 12:44) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
      we have to because we dont get a whole lot of support or respect from Tortola (going on for years) , only during election time . We want a greater % of those tourist dollars too because of one the the most visited attractions in the entire BVI.
  • VIP take note (12/04/2024, 10:33) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Its companies like these that had needed stimulus
    • lower (12/04/2024, 17:51) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      Lower you prices for a while and you’ll get more customers. Seek long term contracts with Sol or delta petroleum. Be on time, be professional raise your standards.
  • Customer (12/04/2024, 10:34) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you VINO for sharing this story
    We will miss their service in V G
    Appreciate the explanations and decisions
  • Blindman (12/04/2024, 10:43) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Laundry business was'nt as easy like you thought it would be more a lost than anything. You would srill come off good after the sale . Good luck with your next venture ..
  • Cash flow (12/04/2024, 11:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Most likely, the economics did not work for them. The cost of ferry ownership, fuel, plus captain and crew salaries exceeded the revenue collected.
  • Yes (12/04/2024, 11:32) Like (44) Dislike (2) Reply
    Any time I had to go to VG I used Sensation Ferries they are more comfortable faster and the service was the best I will miss your service.
    • Speedys (12/04/2024, 12:48) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      Sppedys is a well run, professional company and that is one of the reason for their longevity . I wish they ran the Tortola to STT routes wih their clean and comfortable ferries. There is one company tha you feel as if you are in a cargo barge ..SMH shameless.
      • And… (13/04/2024, 22:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        That is Speedy’s. Take a single trip and come smelling like you bathed in diesel fumes.
  • Madea (12/04/2024, 11:46) Like (36) Dislike (5) Reply
    Very sad. Sensation is much better than Speedys.
  • Guest (12/04/2024, 12:36) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sorry to hear their service was way better than the other company as of late…
  • I'm confused. (12/04/2024, 13:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    They benefit a lot from cruise passengers a lot use the ferry services to VG..Unless they are forecasting the Cruise ship reducing from May going reduce drastically. And not enough traffic From locals, or shareholders not happy.. so they are out...Sad though. Our Festivals need these vessels to connect easy back and fort..
  • I asked @... (12/04/2024, 13:11) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    I heard the taxi vans going for 150k...
  • VG (12/04/2024, 13:49) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is good to have choices; One BVI; the thing is, we need people with open minds in the Ports Authority, the ferry services schedules need to be regulated better, all those scheduled times are too close to each other and at other times during the day, passengers are left with this big useless gaps between both ferry schedules. On Sundays, not one ferry runs from Road Town to VG, height of nonsense.
  • sorry (12/04/2024, 16:00) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Sorry to hear that. Maybe they couldn't compete against other local businesses that get free supplies of drugs
    from Carrot Bay sources to give away as incentives to sail on their boats...
    • Earth shaker (12/04/2024, 16:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
  • The watchdog (12/04/2024, 18:26) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Was this one of the company funny man was talking about?
  • The watchdog (12/04/2024, 18:26) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Was this one of the company funny man was talking about?
  • flUffy (12/04/2024, 22:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The ferry company made a post and said it was not doing any more runs after a certain date!!! DID THEY TELL YOU PEOPLE THEY NEEDED GOVERNMENT HELP?? Why we like that? We get on PLANET SOCIAL MEDIA and we making All kinds of ASSUMPTIONS as to the reason of their departure!! Gosh man!!! ( but leh me add my 2 piece here so!! GRANNY ALWAYS SAY,WHEN TOO MUCH COOK IN 1 KITCHEN,SOMETHING GOING GET CORN!!! IT TEK LONG!! TONGUE AND TEETH FALL OUT!!!????????
  • musa (12/04/2024, 23:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hopefully they will run to Guyana
  • Will miss you! (13/04/2024, 08:59) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    SENSATION raised the bar for ferry service in the whole BVI. Their innovation, level of professionalism, cleanliness and quality service will always be truly appreciated. I know the next chapter will be spectacular!!! GOD SPEED!!

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