Fred Olsen Express Ferries

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About Fred Olsen Express Ferries

Fred Olsen Express Ferries is a ferry company which operates in the Canary Islands – one of Europe's most popular vacation destinations. The company's vessels offer a variety of connections throughout the Spanish-governed islands, which offer beaches, nightlife, golf, cultural activities, mountain climbing, and plenty of excellent accommodation. Founded in 1974, the company was the first to provide scheduled ferries for Canaries destinations like Gomera. Today, it carries both foot passengers and cars, operates a fleet of six rapid catamaran-style vessels. There's no better partner for some Canary Island hopping adventures. 


Connections and services of Fred Olsen Express Ferries

Fred Olsen has come a long way since the first crossing left Gomera over 40 years ago. Nowadays, the company offers a wide range of ferries for Canaries visitors to board. Islands served include Gomera, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, so most of the major tourist islands are part of the network. Ports include Los Canarios, Agaete, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Las Palmas (the islands' capital), San Sebastian de la Gomera, Corralejo, Morro Jable, and Playa Blanca. There is a total of 14 routes between these destinations, so there should be a voyage to suit most itineraries. Facilities on board include shops, restaurant service, play areas for children, and satellite television to keep everyone entertained. All boats are high-speed models, and all have been updated since 1999, so fast, comfortable crossing are always available. 

Fred Olsen Destinations

Destination Company
Gran Canaria Fred Olsen
Tenerife Fred Olsen
La Palma Fred Olsen
La Gomera Fred Olsen
Fuerteventura Fred Olsen
Lanzarote Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen main routes

There is a total of 14 routes between Canary Islands and between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife to and from Huelva. Journeys from the Iberic Peninsula and Gran Canaria island takes 36 hours while jouneys from Huelva to Tenerife takes 44 hours. Connections to minor islands are pretty short, between 25 minutes and 3 hours and 45 minutes for the longest trips.



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What should I do if my ferry gets canceled?

If your ferry is cancelled, you will be entitled to a full refund. Fred Olsen may also offer to accommodate you and your party on the next available crossing, although passengers are under no obligation to accept this offer.

Which services are available for disabled passengers?

Fred Olsen boats are fully wheelchair accessible (except for the Bonanza Express). Crew members can also be made available to assist those with limited mobility. To use this service, make sure you inform the company at the time of booking.

How much luggage am I allowed to take onboard?

Passengers may carry up to 20kg of hand luggage on every voyage. Lockers are available for a small fee to protect valuables throughout the trip.

Can I reserve a seat?

Seat bookings are not available. However, Gold Class members can enjoy access to spacious lounges and table service throughout their voyages.

Which pets are allowed to be carried onboard?

Pets weighing up to 6kg can remain with their owners, provided they are housed in a proper container. Pets weighing over 6kg must remain in special cages within the ferry's hold for the duration of the voyage. Alternatively, animals can remain inside passengers' vehicles.

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