Boat and Ferry Travel
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Boat and Ferry Travel
Ferries run frequently between Anguilla and St. Martin. Boats leave from Blowing Point on Anguilla approximately every half hour from 7:30 am to 6:15 pm and from Marigot, St. Martin, every 45 minutes from 8 am to 7 pm. You pay a $20 departure tax before boarding ($5 for day-trippers—but be sure to make this clear at the window where you pay), in addition to the $15 one-way fare. Children under three years of age are free, children 3–12 half price. On very windy days the 20-minute trip can be bouncy. Remember that the drive between the Marigot ferry terminal and the airport can take up to 45 minutes with traffic. Private transfers by speedboat are sometimes offered from a dock right at the airport, at a cost of about $75 per person (arranged through your Anguilla hotel). Private ferry companies, including Shauna, run six or more round-trips a day, coinciding with major flights, from Blowing Point direct to the airport in St. Maarten. On the St. Maarten side they will bring you right to the terminal in a van, or you can just walk across the parking lot. These trips are $35 one-way or $60 round-trip (cash only), and usually include departure taxes. Shauna also can arrange charters.
A late-night sea shuttle service leaves St. Maarten for Anguilla at 10:30 pm. This sea shuttle meets the daily American flight from Miami, which arrives at 9:55 pm. It then takes you directly to Blowing Point in Anguilla. The trip costs $85 per person. Another sea shuttle, which departs at 7 pm, also goes from St. Maarten to Anguilla. This connects with JetBlue and InselAir flights originating in San Juan; the cost is $65 per person.
Anguilla Ferries (264/235–6205. www.anguillaferry.com/anguilla-airport-ferry-schedule.html.)
Funtime Ferry (866/334–0047. www.funtime-charters.com.)
Link Ferries (264/497–2231. www.link.ai.)
Shauna Ferries (264/476–0975.)
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