St Barthélemy / Ferries
There is a good network of ferries that operate mainly from St Maarten, offering a more sedate transfer to St Barths than the journey by air. The fastest public crossing is by hydrofoil, which takes around 30 minutes, but for those wanting the privacy and glamour of their own private boat – or if a late flight arrival in St Maarten means there is no alternative, speedboats can be hired. But at cost of around 1,000 euros, they don’t come cheap.
For an interactive map of St Barths' ferry docks click on the map and select transport from the key.
Ferry companies servicing St Barths include:
Voyager, St Martin - Voyager makes the crossing twice daily, sometimes from Oyster Pond, otherwise from Marigot.
The Edge, St Maarten - The Edge makes a day trip from Simpson Bay five times a week, from Tuesday to Saturday, leaving St Maarten at 9am for the 45-minute crossing and returning from St Barths in the afternoon.
Great Bay Express, St Maarten - Daily service from Phillipsburg.
For private crossings contact Jicky Marine Service or Master Ski Pilou, both located in Gustavia.
St Barthélemy, WI
Gustavia, St Barthélemy, WI
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Looking for inspiration?
- Head to St Jean beach where the hip, beautiful people go to see and be seen
- Indulge yourself in some designer retail therapy
- Sample the delights of fine French wines and dining
- Get pampered at one of the many island spas
- Experience a night of cinema under the stars during the annual St Barth Film Festival