Barbuda Express Ferry

Longer but less expensive way to reach Barbuda vs small plane

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Barbuda Express Ferry
Perfect Day Trip To Barbuda

Running 5 days a week between St.  John’s, Antigua, and Barbuda, the Barbuda Express takes 90 minutes to travel from Antigua’s port and capital city to an island with some of the Caribbean’s most  pristine beaches.  

Once in Barbuda, you can relax on a beach or have lunch at one of Barbuda’s resorts or take an organized day trip that includes a tour to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, a short island tour that includes caves used by the Arawak Indians, ruins of the Codrington family home and a beach time lobster lunch under the trees.

The rest of the afternoon is spent relaxing, swimming or snorkeling until a taxi takes you back to the ferry and the return trip to Antigua. (See details)

Barbuda Express
departs from The Bryson Wharf in Antigua. In Barbuda, Barbuda Express leaves The River Dock to return to Antigua.  

Ferries run every day except Sunday and Monday. Departure time from Antigua is 9am, leaving Barbuda at 3:45pm. Check here for any schedule changes.    
Passenger tickets can be purchased at the wharf prior to a departure, or in Barbuda at Nedd's Grocery in Codrington Village.

Reservations not required but recommended for Fridays and Saturdays and holidays.  On busy weekends and holidays, there are cutoffs as much as 1 hour ahead of departure.

Reservations can be made by phone (268/560-7989), in person or can either be made by phone at (268) 560-7989 or in person at the wharf.

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Complete Barbuda Express information here

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