You can now get from Las Palmas to Santa Cruz in just 90 minutes thanks to the new Armas ferry link between the two capitals.
It hasn’t been this quick to travel between the two capitals since the days of the Transmediterranea jetfoil (which stopped running in 2005).
The Armas boat, a catamaran called Volcán de Teno, leaves Las Palmas twice every day at 07:40 and at 15.45.
Tickets for residents currently cost 9.90 euros each way. Buy them on the Naviera Armas website.
The Armas direct ferry competes with the Fred Olsen ferry based in Puerto de las Nieves in the north-west of Gran Canaria. The stretch between Las Palmas and the harbour is covered by bus (which leaves from Santa Catalina Square).
The Armas service is definitely more convenient than getting a bus then a boat with Fred Olsen, or getting down to the airport for a Binter flight.