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Benchijigua Express

Operated by Fred Olsen Express on the Los Cristianos San Sebastian de la Gomera, Los Cristianos Santa Cruz de La Palma & San Sebastian de la Gomera Santa Cruz de La Palma routes

Benchijigua Express is the most modern multiple hull ship in the world. Benchijigua Express can carry up to 1291 passengers and 450 vehicles and on board passengers are offered a range of amenities which include, numerous bars, children’s play area, well lit lounges, reclining seats and a spacious sun deck.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Benchijigua Express guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Onboard Benchijigua Express

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Benchijigua Express Reviews

4.0
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.3
  • Cleanliness:4.1
  • "Well worth the effort"

    Many years ago we discovered the attraction of using our allocated two week holiday in the Canaries by first spending a few days on Tenerife (Los Cristianos) then boarding the ferry in the harbour to La Gomera for a week then returning and spending a few more days on Tenerife before flying home. The ferry crossing takes about 45 minutes and is thoroughly pleasant - free wifi and good cafe and shopping facilities on board. We don't find there is a need for a car on Tenerife but we ore book a car which we pick up at the harbour at San Sebastián on La Gomera. Some may feel this us all too much trouble - but do try it. The ferry crossing really couldn't be more straightforward. The cases are put in lockers on a Fred Olsen supplied "train" before you board the ferry and are easy cleated and then transferred to a hire car when you disembark - easy. Cannot speak highly enough if the service from Direct Ferries - cheaper and more convenient than booking direct with the ferry company.

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    Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Peter who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Very Helpful"

    Due to flight being delayed (10th April 2015) we were too late for our booking on the 14.00 crossing. Your staff transferred tickets for us to travel on the 19.00 to La Gomera. The lady in your left luggage office also 'phoned our car hire people in La Gomera for us, to change the arrangements with them. We thank everyone at Fred Olsen who took the worry away from us.

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    Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Keith who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Ferry to La Gomera and return"

    I found it easy to book these ferry crossings on directferries website. All that was required was to arrive at the ports at least 30 minutes before sailing time then join the queue present our passports for scanning - no paper no hassle!!

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    Reviewed 17 April 2015 by David who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • " Fred Olsen Ferry to La Gomera from Tenerife South"

    Booked return journey with Direct Ferries from Tenerife to La Gomera sailing Jan/Feb. Simple to book and everything went perfectly to plan - very comfortable crossing. Would definitely use this ferry and the services of Direct Ferries again.

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    Reviewed 02 March 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "La Gomera crossing"

    6 of us traveled across to La Gomera and back the journey was very good the boat was clean and well equipped and we were pleased we have used this service many times and our only remark would be because of the reduced service we had to wait five hours to cross.

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    Reviewed 30 January 2015 by Melvyn who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "La Gomera. Ferry"

    Yes this was an excellent trip - both ways. Very smooth, no engine or other noise. Refreshments fine and plenty of very comfortable seating with good views of the sea etc. Loos very clean. Only one slight problem of diesel smell on the aft deck, outside, but I gather there are other decks with outside areas. Much better than the other company operating to La Gomera.

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    Reviewed 25 November 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "trouble free trip"

    Great service, a little expensive for just foot passengers but everything was fine.

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    Reviewed 23 October 2014 by Simon who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Tenerife to La Palma"

    Very fast ship with lots of space, very clean and comfortable. Nice coffee and very professional staff.

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    Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Trip to La Gomera"

    Had a very pleasant crossing from Tenerife to La Gomera. Boat left on time, was clean and tidy and staff were helpful. The only thing we felt could have been improved were the terminals which were quite basic and as we had arrived promptly, it would've been nice to at least been able to grab a cup of coffee. However, the refreshments on the boat were good.

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    Reviewed 22 September 2014 by Peter who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "La Gomera to Tenerife"

    When the ship arrived at port, the process of embarking was dealt with quickly and efficiently. The journey was pleasant, (inbound and outbound) comfortable and the staff were competent and polite. I hope to make this crossing again one day.

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    Reviewed 10 September 2014 by Wendy Goble who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Agreeable in spite of being limited by only two sailings"

    The journey was very nice, the only thing is that the timetables of departure are a rush hours and with only two sailings per day. We decide to take the ferry departure at 19:00 hours for what we arrived very late to La Palma.

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    Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Benchijigua Express "

    This was a smooth punctual crossing with quick, efficient loading and unloading of cars.

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    Reviewed 08 July 2014 by Brian who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "La Gomera"

    I have never been so impressed by a company serving the public! The ferry was clean and modern, the staff were kind and helpful, the prices on board were very reasonable and the ferry set off and arrived on time both ways. The car handling was professional and the crossing was smooth and completely comfortable. I will certainly be using this ferry service again as my first choice.

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    Reviewed 12 June 2014 by Byron who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Monthly travel "

    I travel monthly and always with Benchjigua Express, due to the possibility to travel with car ,the treatment to the passenger and the afordable price,for this reason i recommend Fred Olsen Express thanks to the good service on board and the impeccable cleaning. Regards

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    Reviewed 02 June 2014 by José ÁNgel who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Fred Olsen the number one"

    Excellent company to cross the islands, they have fast ferries, the staff is professional, they are punctual and efficient and they have competitive prices I recommend it…

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    Reviewed 19 May 2014 by Aldino who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Pleasant experience "

    I am contrary to sea trips, either long or short, but this journey has been pleasant, comfortable and short. Very good.

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    Reviewed 18 May 2014 by Andreu Jordi who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "May visit to La Gomera"

    the trip was easy to book online, punctual, efficient, quick and the boarding and unloading were well managed. The crew were courteous, helpful well presented, and professional. The buffet service was good, and we saw one of the buffet staff help passengers when they were having difficulty carrying their tray The ship was well maintained and clean but some of the soft furnishings (seat cushions) appeared to be worn and frayed and the hand drier in one of the toilets was not working

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    Reviewed 17 May 2014 by David who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Fanbloodytastic"

    Very good service, worth every penny, gives one a chance to visit the other islands in the canaries whilst on holiday, will be using this service again in October and there after. Book with confidence!!

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    Reviewed 13 May 2014 by Chris who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "FRED OLSEN IN THE CANARIES ISLANDS"

    The booking with Directferries was great, everything was as we ordered it.

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    Reviewed 08 May 2014 by Christian who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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  • "Slick service"

    Fred Olsen provided a superb service between Los Cristianos and La Gomera. It was very comfortable, ran almost precisely to time and had a no nonsense check-in and boarding process.

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    Reviewed 07 May 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Fred Olsen Express on Benchijigua Express

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