Get to know our history
Our first trip, a great milestone on the islands.
It was on 8 July, 1974 when our ferry Benchijigua sailed from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife to San Sebastián de la Gomera for the first time. This voyage marked the beginning of a new era for inter-island communications in the Canary Islands.
The Benchijigua was a modern and comfortable ship, with a capacity for 399 passengers and 60 cars. The journey between Tenerife and La Gomera took only 80 minutes, which meant a significant increase in connectivity between the two islands. In just six months, the line carried more than 100,000 passengers, a milestone for La Gomera.
The success of the Benchijigua, our first ferry, gave impetus to the development of Ferry Gomera, which at that time was our commercial name. In the following years, we expanded our fleet and routes, becoming one of the favourite companies of the archipelago and opening new possibilities for the islanders.
Our philosophy has always been to offer you the best service: fast and comfortable. For this reason, in 1999 we were pioneers in high-speed transport in the Canary Islands, incorporating the first fast ferry to the islands' connections. And, in 2005, we acquired the first trimaran, a model of vessel that improves comfort on crossings and which has now become our flag ship.
Today, we are also a benchmark in terms of accessibility, sustainable development, and family-friendly transport, being the Canary Islands shipping company with the pet-friendly accommodation preferred by pets. All of this is thanks to you and our team, our true driving force.