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Only one ferry route to Ometepe?

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Only one ferry route to Ometepe?

Is there only one ferry route to get to Ometepe, from San Jorge? or did i hear somewhere you could also get there on a ferry that leaves Granada?

Thank you!

Napa, California
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1. Re: Only one ferry route to Ometepe?

I took a ferry from Rivas. I did not know of others, but the replies lead one to believe thare are many ferries from different ports.

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2. Re: Only one ferry route to Ometepe?

The Rivas and San Jorge ferries are one and the same. Yes, there is a ferry from Granada. I don't know the schedule, but I seem to remember that it only goes once or twice a week. This same ferry makes the trip from Granada to Omotepe to a couple of small places on the eastern shore of the lake and then San Carlos and returns. The Granada ferry stops at Altagracia on Ometepe while the San Jorge ferry stops at Moyogalpa.

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3. Re: Only one ferry route to Ometepe?

I got more information on ferry and boat timings from Vianica.com website http://www.vianica.com/visit/ometepe). If the link does not open go to destinations, find ometepe and the boat and ferry time table is at the end of the page.

I have not checked whether this information has been upadetd recently or not.

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4. Re: Only one ferry route to Ometepe?

There is a ferry from Granada to Ometepe, but it takes just as much time, if not more to drive from Granada to San Jorge and catch the ferry there. That ferry runs several times a day all days of the week, while the ferry from Granada only runs only a few times (not everyday) during the entire week.

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5. Re: Only one ferry route to Ometepe?

There is another ferry to Ometepe from Granada. It leaves Monday and Thursday (also Saturday I think, not sure) at 2pm and takes about 4 hours, that's it. The San Jorge - Ometepe ferry runs several times per day and it's very easy to take a bus between Rivas (cheap and short cab ride or bus to/from San Jorge) and Granada. It takes a little over an hour.

Also you should know that the Granada and San Jorge ferries arrive in different towns on Ometepe. The Granada one stops at Altagracia and the SJ one at Moyogalpa.

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