28 Apr 2009

Plans for Tulagi ferry in Solomons take shape

11:12 am on 28 April 2009

A new tourism-related business that focuses on transportation is expected to open soon at Tulagi in Solomon Islands' Central Province.

The Solomon Star reports the ferry business will operate between Tulagi and Honiara to cater for both locals and visitors.

The Director of Solomon Islands Mammal Marine Entertainment Centre and Marine Export Limited, Christopher Porter, has told the Solomon Star he plans to venture into the ferry business as soon as his dolphin business is sold.

The controversial Dolphin Island of Gavutu is up for sale at a 20-million US dollar price tag.

The package includes the island and its facilities and dolphins.

Part of the money will go towards the new business.

Mr Porter says Tulagi lacks basic infrastructures to support tourism industry and he hopes to invest in infrastructures and the new ferry business.