Ile de Goree Transportation

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    Ferry to Île de Gorée (Goree Island)

    by brendareed Written Nov 2, 2014

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    Île de Gorée is an island not far from the port of Dakar. To visit the island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, you must take the ferry, which departs the port regularly throughout the day.

    We arrived at the port by taxi and were immediately approached by tour operators and people selling sunglasses and hats. After we went through the port gate, we were left alone with the other passengers. Daughter-in-law purchased our tickets, which came to 15,000 CFA for three round-trip tickets; although I am not sure of the individual price since Hubby and my tickets cost more than hers (she got the local price).

    We boarded the ferry and opted to stay outside on the deck to enjoy the view rather than sit inside on the benches. While the view wasn’t much as we were headed out of the port (the smells weren’t great either!), once we were in the open water, it was beautiful with Dakar behind us and Île de Gorée ahead of us. The one-way journey took about 15 minutes and, with the high heat and humidity, the sea breezes felt wonderful.

    Be sure to save your ticket after boarding because you will need to show it again on your return journey.

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    The ferry

    by flynboxes Written Nov 7, 2008

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    The ferry to Goree takes about 30 min or so either way. There are basically two identical boats that make the trip from Dakar. Don't know if you can see the sched in the pic but the boats fun every 30 min to an hour during the day.

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    Ferry

    by SirRichard Written Sep 28, 2008

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    There is a ferry that goes almost constantly from Dakar to Goree and retour. It starts at 6:15 and stops at midnight, so you won't have problems in getting there and back.
    If you wanna visit the museums... they open at 10:30, so don't take any ferry before 9:30 unless you want to wait there at the island till they open...
    5000 CFA (7,5 euros) for foreigners, the return ticket.
    In Dakar, go to the harbour and once inside, turn right till you find the signs for the ferry.

    The ferry leaving Goree
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    Ferry to Ile de Gôree

    by hannette Updated Mar 4, 2013

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    The ferry goes about every 1 to 2 hours, takes about 30min and is very reliable and safe.
    It costs about 5000 CFA (€7,5 / $10) for an adult and 2000 CFA for a child.

    view on the island from the ferry
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    Ferry to Goree Island

    by MikeAtSea Written Jun 14, 2007

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    The only way to reach Goree Island is by ferry. Ferries leave the port of Dakar in regular intervals and take about 15 minutes to cross the bay of Dakar. Fees are around CAF 5000.

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    Boots that were made for walkin...

    by africateach Written Mar 18, 2005

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    Just walk around and you will find everything you need. The island is not very big, but big enough for a couple hours of walking and stopping to visit places and take pics.

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