Boat and Ferry Travel
Public 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 $23 departure tax before boarding ($5 for day-trippers coming through the Blowing Point terminal—but be sure to make this clear at the window where you pay), in addition to the $20 one-way fare. Children under 12 years of age are $10. On very windy days the 20-minute trip can be bouncy. The drive between the Marigot ferry terminal and the airport is vastly improved thanks to a new bridge across Simpson Bay. Some ferries operate between Blowing Point and Juliana Airport on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, with crossings four times daily. Fare is $55 one-way/$90 round-trip. Transfers by speedboat to Anguilla are available from a new terminal right at the airport at a cost of about $75 per person (arranged directly with a company or through your Anguilla hotel). Private ferry companies listed below run six or more round-trips a day, coinciding with major flights, between Blowing Point and 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 $65 one-way or $120 round-trip (cash only) and usually include departure taxes. There are also private charters available.
A late-night sea shuttle service leaves St. Maarten for Anguilla at 11:30 pm. This sea shuttle (leaving Blowing Point Terminal at 10:30 pm) 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 $80 per adult and $40 per child. 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.
Funtime Ferry. 264/476–1115; www.funtimechartersanguilla.com.
GB Ferries. 264/235–6205; 321/406–0414; www.anguillaferryandcharter.com.
Link Ferries. 264/497–2231; www.link.ai.
MV Shauna Ferries. 264/476–6511.