Special St. Patrick’s Week Ferry Trips & Fares to Montserrat

BRADES –  Twin Islands Ferry Service has announced several special ferry trips from Antigua, with discounted fares of EC$200 return, for the upcoming St Patrick’s Week celebrations on Montserrat.  These special trips are as follows: 

Friday March 12th, 2010

Ferry Departs Antigua at 6:30 p.m. and overnights in Montserrat 

Saturday March 13th, 2010

Ferry Departs Montserrat at 7:00 a.m.

Ferry Departs Antigua at 5:00 p.m.

Ferry Departs Montserrat at 9:00 p.m. 

Wednesday March 17th, 2010 (St Patrick’s Day) 
Ferry Departs Antigua at 8:00 a.m.

Ferry Departs Montserrat at 7:00 p.m.  

“These special St Patrick’s Week trips are designed to get residents and visitors in Antigua to come over to Montserrat and experience the island’s unique St. Patrick’s Week celebrations,” commented Montserrat’s Director of Tourism, Ernestine Cassell.  “With the Old Road Football Team from Antigua coming over to play Montserrat on Saturday March 13th from 5:00 p.m. at the Blakes Football Field, we expect to see several supporters and family members of the team coming over.  With this in mind a special fete has been organised at The Lyme in Brades on Friday March 12th, the night before the football game.  The fete will feature Antigua’s world-famous DJ Chickie International and Montserrat’s own Multiplex I Power, with admission being only EC$10.” 

For the St. Patrick’s Week special trips, discounted fares of EC$200 return for adults and EC$100 for children under 12 years will apply.  The ferry will depart from the Deep Water Harbour in Antigua, with the trip to Montserrat taking approximately 75 minutes.  Check in time is 60 minutes prior to departure and no advance ticketing is required.  The normal ferry services on Mondays and Thursdays will remain the same, and the full ferry schedule and other information can be obtained from www.visitmontserrat.com or by calling 268 721 0756. 

Montserrat has the distinction of being the only country outside of Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday, and the island of Montserrat comes alive with Caribbean flair for the annual event. Showcasing the unique mix of Irish and African heritage, the week-long festival will take place from March 13 – 20, 2010 at various locations throughout the island. Key events include Freedom Run and Hike, Heritage Day Feast, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, a Junior Calypso Competition, a Pub Crawl Marathon and performances by the Martin Healy band from Ireland. The full schedule of St. Patrick’s Week events can be found at www.visitmontserrat.com.