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Los Reginas SA - Santander Ferries

Photographs © John H. Luxton 2006

Los Reginas S.A. of Santander operate a large fleet of both traditional and modern passenger vessels which operate the high frequency Santander - Pedreña - Somo ferry service which operates every 30 minutes. When I took a trip on Maundy Thursday April 13, 2006 the service was running at the lower level Bank Holiday frequency. However, this gave the opportunity to see the large fleet of vessels operated by the company, most of which where still at their berths at Pedreña, though some were being prepared for pleasure trips later in the day.

In addition to the regular ferry service, the company also operates cruises of the Bay of Santander and up the Rio Cubas as well as a summer seasonal ferry service to the El Puntel beach across the bay. Fares are very reasonable with a return to Sumo via Pedreña costing just €3.50 for almost an hour's round trip.

For those taking an excursion with Brittany Ferries on the PONT-AVEN a trip with Los Reginas is highly recommended. Full details on the company's web site at .

BAHIA DE SANTANDER returns from a morning bay cruise

Catamaran REGINA ONCE and some other more traditional members of the fleet at Pedreña on the morning of April 13.


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