|Fast, easy trips from both St. Martin and St. Maarten|
The St. Barts airport can accept only limited traffic, so there are three ferries traveling to the island, all from neighboring St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Great Bay Ferry
The Great Bay Ferry is a a high speed 140-passenger catamaran, daily between Philipsburg, St. Maarten, and Gustavia, St. Barts. The crossing takes about 40 minutes.
Advance reservations are necessary and you should be at the dock at least 30 minutes before departure.
It is possible to reserve in advance online. See Great Bay Ferry.
Voyager I is an aluminum catamarans that cruises at 20 knots. It features large picture windows, sun decks and shade decks. The bar located on the main deck offers a complimentary drink during transit.
Voyager has a good deal for frequent visitors with its discounted “Frequence” tickets and Voyager Card that offers reduced rates and a free trip after a fifth trip made in the same year. Groups of 8 and more also qualify for a discount.
Reservations are needed since the boat may be full or have a private charter. There is no service on Mondays. Sunday and Wednesday ferries leave from Oyster Pond in Dutch St. Maarten. See Voyager schedule.
Another catamaran ferry, The Edge leaves Pelican Bay Marina on St. Maarten at 9 a.m. Tues.-Saturday. Check-in 45 minutes
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