Last month, we told you how Interisland Boat Service planed to begin offering ferry service between Crown Bay Marina and Cruz Bay. Crown Bay is the closest marina to the airport – roughly a five minute or so drive – so it was a great option for people traveling to and from the airport, and also for cruiseshippers.
Well unfortunately due to some “island politics”, the service has been temporarily suspended. The following image was pasted on Interisland’s Facebook page the other day:
We were out and about in Cruz Bay the other day, and we heard that the temporary suspension was due to complaints made by the two current ferry operators that bring travelers between Cruz Bay and Red Hook – Transportation Services and Varlack.
Apparently these two companies felt that the new service would take away from their trips, and therefore demanded that Interisland stop offering the service. Keep in mind that Transportation Services and Varlack are the same two companies that received brand new ferries just a few years back, refused to maintain them even though they received them for free, and now run very old ferries instead. That’s just my two cents, folks.
Personally I like the idea of the new Crown Bay ferry. Hopefully service resumes soon. We will keep you all posted.