Gokada, Nigeria’s on-demand bike-hailing startup is set to launch GBoat, its boat riding service in Lagos on 13th of June 2019.
Coming to you sooner than you know! Beating the traffic and doing more with time spent in gridlocks just got more interesting. GBoat is here! Watch this space for more details on how to use this service #GBoat #Gokada pic.twitter.com/K7cKVhCQGP
— Gokada (@GokadaNG) June 10, 2019
This is coming a few weeks after Gokada revealed it raised about $5.3 million funding round led by Rise Capital and joined by Adventure Capital, IC Global Partners, and Illinois based First Midwest Group.
Gokada’s GBoat will be restricted to Lagos State, for now, its only market where over 20% of its landmass is occupied by water consisting of lagoons, rivers and the Atlantic Ocean.
#GBoat officially launches in 2 days!!! All aboard! 😎⛵
— Lagos Boats (@lagosboats) June 11, 2019
The state currently has several boats and ferry operators running across Ikorodu, Lekki, Victoria Island and Ajah axis, however, their fairs are quite pricey and many have poor service quality and safety standards.
It takes you just about 15 minutes to your destination on a Gboat ride! Head to https://t.co/vaHsnNkEzD to book your seat(s). Limited tickets available. @GokadaNG @lagosboats #Gboatexperience #Anewwaytoride pic.twitter.com/j804y88oTR
— GBoat (@GboatNg) June 12, 2019
Powered by Lagos boats, a boat rental company based in Lagos, some of the destinations already shown on the GBoat site include 3 locations – Ikoyi (five cowries terminal), Lekki (The Pavilion Jetty) and Victoria Island (The Paradise Jetty).