Located on the island of Nevis, Charlestown is a great destination for lovers of history. Not only was it the birthplace of one of the founding fathers of the United States, Alexander Hamilton, but it is also home to three museums and dozens of historical buildings of importance. The town is popularly visited by tourists staying on Nevis' sister isle of St. Kitts who travel here by ferry in the morning, visit the most popular attractions, then return late in the afternoon.
There are several different ferry services that offer transportation between St. Kitts and Nevis, including F&F Transportation, St. Kitts and Nevis Fast Ferries, Wesk Agency, and Sea Bridge Ferry. You can sail directly to the ferry terminal in Charlestown from Basseterre on St. Kitts, so there is an option easily accessible from anywhere on St. Kitts. The ride takes about 45 minutes.
Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.
|Downtown Basseterre||St. Kitts|
|5.1 mi. (8.3 km) Southeast of Frigate Bay||St. Kitts|
F&F Transportation travels from Basseterre utilizing a ferry called the MV Caribe Queen. Adults pay $3.70(USD) one way, while children are $1.85(USD). For a full schedule, you can contact the company at 869-466-4636.
Wesk Agency has two boats that travel back and forth throughout the day, cost adult passengers just $4(USD); children are half price. They are called the MV Mark Twain and Sea Hustler, and also depart from the ferry terminal in Basseterre. Wesk can be reached at 869-469-0403 or directly on their mobile phone at 869-663-7206.
St. Kitts and Nevis Fast Ferries, another set of boats that sail between Basseterre and Charlestown, charge $3.70(USD) for adults and $1.50(USD) for children each way. Their ferries are named Geronimo and Geronimo Express and their phone number is 869-662-8930.
The final ferry service is actually a car barge which you can ride with or without a vehicle from the Sea Bridge Ferry. The trip with a vehicle is $28(USD), but without you'll pay $8(USD). More information about sailing with a vehicle from St. Kitts to Nevis can be garnered by calling Sea Bridge Ferry directly at 869-662-7002.
Whether you're traveling to Charlestown for a day trip or a major portion of your getaway, ferries are a great way to go. Not only do they save you money, but there are several option to choose from, and they are quite simply, fun to ride.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Basseterre||Charlestown Ferry Terminal||Basseterre Ferry Terminal||F&F Transportation||5 to 6 days per week|
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