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White Bay cruise terminal gets ferry service

The new Beatrice Bush pontoon

The new Beatrice Bush pontoon

Captain Cook Cruises today launched a new ferry service from White Bay cruise terminal to the city.

The service will depart from ‘Beatrice Bush’ – the first Sydney Harbour mobile passenger terminal pontoon.

Beatrice Bush, named after the colourful local Balmain and Rozelle identity, will be stationed at White Bay and the ferry service will coincide with all cruise ship arrivals and departures at the White Bay Cruise Terminal from August 2015.

The 15 minute ferry service will provide a quick and efficient transfer option for all cruise ship passengers and crew.

Captain Cook Cruises general manager Anthony Haworth said, “White Bay Cruise Terminal has always been hard to access for interstate, international and even local passengers.”

“The cruise market has been crying out for a ferry service for a long time, but one has not been possible due to the lack of docking facilities for ferries.

“With the construction of Beatrice Bush complete we can now not only operate our convenient charter Ferry Service from the city direct to White Bay but use Beatrice Bush all over the harbour,” said Haworth.

The first pontoon of her kind on Sydney Harbour, Beatrice Bush was designed and constructed in Australia and is 16 metres in length. Beatrice is a rapidly deployable mobile ferry pontoon able to access anywhere in the harbour where there is no passenger wharf.

Beatrice Bush will be put to immediate use transferring guests to the Sydney Boat Show being held at the temporary Exhibition Centre opposite White Bay from July 30 to August 3, 2015.

 

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