By Ken Carroll
Abaconians flocked to the Government Dock in Crown Haven to welcome the new ferry service in to Freeport. Scuba Bimini Water Ferry, under the management of Aaron Rolle, – has been operating out of Bimini for over ten years. Mr. Rolle saw the need to extend the Water Taxi Service into Abaco. In a brief interview with Mr. Rolle, he stressed that, being an Abaconian himself, he wanted to bring a positive, sustainable development to the Northern Region of Abaco with the introduction of Scuba Bimini Water Taxi Services.
He said his operation has introduced a new level of Domestic Tourism. He provides daily services to McLean’s Town, Grand Bahama and Crown Haven, Abaco.
This 36 foot boat, powered by a 2200 horse power engine, is captained by Mr. Cutis Mills, who has more than 15 years of experience in boating.
Speaking with the captain, Mr. Mills enthusiastically said, “This completely renovated, modernized boat can carry about thirty six persons to offer them first class experience travel with their luggage.”
Scuba Bimini Water Taxi Service leaves Crown Haven Dock Daily at 8am and arrives in McLean’s Town Dock at 9:10am. 10:00am it departs McClean’s Town Dock, arriving back in Abaco after an hour and ten minute ride. It again leaves at 2:00pm from the Crown Haven Dock and 4:30pm from McClean’s Dock.
Boat Captain Mr. Curtis Millis said, confidently, that they are here to serve persons with the best possible care, second to none.
In the near future they will be expanding and offering package deals with bus fare and cars. He also indicated that another water taxi ferry will be sent to Abaco to assist in the work.