Fred. Olsen, a revolution in sea links in the Canary Islands.
Since the founding of the company, Ferry Gomera, S.A., in 1974, Fred. Olsen has firmly stood by his resolve to develop maritime links in the Canary Islands.
Fred. Olsen's goal has always been to connect the islands of the archipelago via the shortest routes, at the same time offering maximum speed and comfort.
This project was launched on 8 July 1974 when the first ferry set sail from San Sebastián de La Gomera to Los Cristianos. However, this historical event was just the beginning of Fred. Olsen's long-term commitment to the Canarian community.
Some years later, with the service between Tenerife and La Gomera running smoothly, a period of growth and development took place throughout the Canaries. In just 25 years, the company Fred. Olsen, S.A., has reached its goal to offer sea links to each and every one of the Canary Islands, maintaining its initial objectives clearly in sight: comfort and speed combined with quality service.
Today Fred. Olsen Express is a clear market leader, covering 7 sea routes for foot passengers, leisure vehicles and freight, carrying more than 2,800,000 foot passengers, 750,000 cars and more than 125,000 heavy goods vehicles each year.
Thanks to the incomparable service offered by Fred. Olsen Express and its fleet of spectacular, modern fast ferries, the Canary Islands have been brought closer together. Without a doubt, Fred. Olsen Express is your best choice for travel between the islands.
The Olsen Family's business activities in the Canary Islands stretch back over a century.
To be precise, it was in1904 when Thomas Olsen, grandfather to the current president of the company Fred.Olsen, S.A., set up an important agricultural centre in the south of the island of La Gomera.
From then on, the family launched a maritime route as a means of exporting to the rest of Europe the tomato and banana crops produced in the La Lomada de Tecina and Playa de Santiago.
With the passing of time, Fred. Olsen has upheld his commitment to the local people to invest profits made back into the Canary Islands, thus boosting the economy and allowing the local community to obtain direct benefits from his success.
With this in mind, Fred.Olsen, S.A. has created more than 1,000 jobs in the islands and has invested vast sums of money into developing a modern, efficient network of maritime transport between the Canary Islands, as well as in other areas such as tourism and leisure.
The prestigious Hotel Jardin Tecina, the Tecina Golf course and the residential estate, Pueblo Don Thomas, form part of the most advanced, exclusive tourist attractions in the Canary Islands.