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The ferry between Caminha, Portugal and A Guarda, Spain summer 2015

Discussion in 'Camino Portugues' started by anniethenurse, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. anniethenurse

    anniethenurse Veteran Member Donating Member

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    http://telemarinas.com/horarios-par...gosto-del-ferry-que-une-a-guarda-con-caminha/

    Google translation:
    The ferry -boat linking the town of A Guarda Portugal Caminha villa set times in July and August.

    This transport , which connects Galicia with Portugal, the Minho river , work all week .

    Monday through Friday from Portugal the ferry will go from 9 ( Spanish time ) at all hours in point except at 14:00 hours until 21:00 hours. Moreover , the outputs from A Guarda , will be from 9:30 am until 21:15 pm , excluding 14:30 hours.

    Saturdays and Sundays from Caminha hours begin at 10:00 hours and from A Guarda from 10:30 hours.
     
  2. Rainerbernd

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  3. Doogman

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    Hi: I had seen that schedule as well, but what we found when we arrived at the ferry dock in Caminha last month (July 2016) was that there would be a 4.5 hour wait for the next ferry due to low tides. Fortunately there was someone driving past that saw us and suggested that we walk up near the mouth of the river (about 3km) to see if Mario could take us across in his boat. We were able to find Mario and arrange that for 5 euros each. It was also a nice walk along the river.
     
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    Olá Doogman, Many thanks for your post about low tides. Yes, sometimes it´s a problem. Last year, they dug out the port but not deep enough. When Mario is there, the problem is solved! Maybe there is no ferry on mondays after high season.I try to get a now timetable.[/QUOTE]
     
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  5. jon gregg

    jon gregg New Member Donating Member

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    It's Monday September 5 2016 and we are in Cahmina wanting to cross to A Guarda tomorrow; but can't find anything on line about the schedule , low water delays or how to purchase tickets.....also how to find Mario at the head of the bridge ( which bridge? ) can anyone help ?
    Thanks
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  6. Rainerbernd

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    At the moment, there aren´t any online informations on the Municipio de Caminha website. A forecast about low water doesn´t exist. The price per person is 1 € and you pay on the ferry. Well, if there is a delay and you want to take Mario´s boat, you´ll find him at the campsite, but it´s a way back.

    bom caminho, Rainer
     
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    Doogman Active Member Donating Member

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    Hi: In July we were able to find Mario by walking along the river towards the ocean to a beach near the mouth of the river. It is about 3km from the ferry dock. We asked a couple of people and they pointed him out to us. He took us across for 5 Euros each. Good luck!
     
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    In early July, found out no ferry was running on the Sunday morning needed. With others in the albergue, we arranged for taxi for 4 people, I think 6 euro each. A 6am pickup, quick ride, to other side, started walking from there.
     
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    Well . . . from the ferry timetable, you can tell that high tide, on Saturday 10 Sep, must be between 11:00 and 13:30, as that is when the ferry is operating.

    That agrees with this prediction:

    http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/6776.html

    which states that high tide (in Vigo, not so far away) on 10 Sep is at 10:50, and low tide is at 17:12 (5:12pm).

    By changing the dates on the above website, for a given area, you can see when high tide occurs (and the ferry is running), and low tide occurs (no ferry service).

    Jill
     
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    Olá Jill, many thanks for this helpful info. Good to know where you can get information.

    Bom caminho, Rainer
     

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