Ferries to Basseterre

Just over 12 miles traveled by ferry stands between Basseterre and Nevis

Tourists staying in Basseterre have easy access to every form of transportation available on the island of St. Kitts, including all water-based operations. The Basseterre Ferry Terminal is where three different ferry services operate, providing daily transportation between St. Kitts and her sister isle of Nevis.

Riding the Ferries

Ferries are a great option for tourists who want to spend a day or two exploring what Nevis has to offer without overdoing it on their budget and booking another expensive plane ticket. Regular ferry rides cost less than $30(USD) each way and children cost even less.

Ferries travel between Basseterre and Charlestown, which is the historical center of Nevis, and the trip takes just 45 minutes.

Check the following chart for ferry details.

Ferry Docks
Name Location Island
Basseterre Ferry Terminal Downtown Basseterre St. Kitts
Charlestown Ferry Terminal Charlestown Nevis
Sea Bridge Cades Bay Terminal Cades Bay Nevis
Sea Bridge Terminal to Nevis 5.1 mi. (8.3 km) Southeast of Frigate Bay St. Kitts

F&F Transportation has just one ferry that makes the journey called the MC Caribe Queen. It costs $3.70(USD) for adults each way, and $1.85(USD) for children. If you need information about their schedule, you can call them at 869-466-4636.

In possession of two different ferries, the MV Mark Twain and the Sea Hustler, you can contact Wesk Agency in their office at 869-469-0403 and on their mobile at 869-663-7206. They offer trips for $4(USD) for adults and $2(USD) for children.

The least expensive ferry offering is St. Kitts and Nevis Fast Ferries. Although the adult ticket is $3.70(USD) just like F&F, children ride for $0.35(USD) less. Their ferries are called Geronimo and Geronimo Express, and you can contact them at 869-662-8930.

In addition to these three ferries that operate out of Basseterre, there is car barge that travels from the Sea Bridge Terminal to Nevis. The service is offered by Sea Bridge Ferry, who can be contacted for further details by calling 869-662-7002. You'll pay $28(USD) to ride with a vehicle, and just $8(USD) without.

Your stay in Basseterre will be improved exponentially just by heading down to the ferry dock and making a quick trip over to Nevis. Offering a handful of landmarks and to see, this is an island you won't want to miss the chance to visit.

Ferry Routes, Basseterre
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Charlestown Basseterre Ferry Terminal Charlestown Ferry Terminal F&F Transportation 5 to 6 days per week

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