The people of Antigua have learned how to handle the constraints of living on a parcel of land surrounded by water, and almost nothing is off limits here. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome has been transportation. Before the days of prop planes, sailing was the only option available for travel away from the island, and even today ferry services remain a viable choice for local and even international travel.
A ferry service that runs between Antigua and the nearby island ofoffers tourists a great opportunity for an international day trip. offers a two hour ferry trip four days a week on Mondays and Thursday through Saturday.
The cost of this service is EC$300 or around $111(USD) for adults, and half that for children under the age of 12 for a round trip ticket, and you'll have to travel to the ferry dock in English Harbour to enjoy it. For more details, call Montserrat Ferry at 664-496-9912 on Montserrat and 268-778-9786 on Antigua.
Barbuda's smaller sister island is accessible via ferry from St. John. The Barbuda Express offers 90 minute rides Tuesday through Saturday for EC$260, which is about $96(USD) for adults and EC$200 or $74(USD) for children round trip. The ferry leaves at 9:00 a.m. and returns at 3:45 p.m. Barbuda Express can be reached by calling 268-560-7989 if you have any further questions regarding their services.
Check the following chart for ferry details.
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Add riding the ferry to Barbuda to your list of things to do when you visit Dickenson Bay and you won't be disappointed. Meanwhile, if you'd like to extend your vacation and stop by the nearby British island of Monsterrat, that is a possibility as well thanks to the international ferry service that exists here as well.
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