Boat and Ferry Travel
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Boat and Ferry Travel
St Barth can be reached by sea via ferry service or charter boat. There are three companies that provide passenger ferry service between St. Maartin and St. Barth, so check each provider's timetable to determine the most convenient departure. All service is to and from Quai de la République in Gustavia. Voyager offers round-trips for about $100 per person from either Marigot or Oyster Pond. Great Bay Express has several round-trips a day from Bobby's Marina in St. Maarten for €55 if reserved in advance, or €60 for same-day departures. Babou One, a new, stabilized, air-conditioned boat run by West Indies Ferry Express with service between Marigot and Gustavia, takes only 70 minutes. There are three convenient departures daily, at a cost of about €50 for adults, €35 for children under 12 (each way). Private boat charters are also available, but they are very expensive; Master Ski Pilou is one of the companies that offer the service.
Boat and Ferry Contacts
Great Bay Express Ferry. This express service provides quick ferry transportation between Phillipsburg and Gustavia two or three times daily. Online reservations are available on their website. Round-trip fares are $124 for adults and $65 for children, less if booked in advance. 690/71-83-01 or 917/652-7346. www.sbhferry.com.
Master Ski Pilou. Private boat transfers from St. Maarten to St. Barth are available with Master Ski Pilou. 0590/27-91-79. www.masterski-pilou.com.
Voyager. This service offers several daily departures to Gustavia from Marigot or Oyster Pond in St. Martin 0590/87-10-68. www.voy12.com.
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