English Harbour Ferries

The local ferry out of English Harbour is just one more bonus to staying in this bustling town

English Harbour, a town on the Caribbean island of Antigua, is a destination in which all things water-based are important. From a tour of Nelson's Dockyard to learning about local naval history, to snorkeling and diving, and even parasailing are all important activities that draw tourists here on a daily basis. Because of this, it just makes sense that one of the most important forms of transportation on the island originates out of the harbor: the ferry.

Riding the Ferries

As of May 2013, there is one ferry service providing transportation between the nearby island of Montserrat and Antigua called the Montserrat Ferry. If you'll be vacationing on either island and want to get in a day trip to the other, the possibility is certainly there for a round trip fee of EC$300 for adults, and half that for children under the age of 12. Services are available on Mondays as well as Thursday through Saturday, and the trip lasts about two hours. You can call Montserrat Ferry at 664-496-9912 on Montserrat and 268-778-9786 on Antigua.

If you'd like to visit the smaller island of Barbuda during your vacation, you can do so via ferry from St. John. Barbuda Express runs Tuesday through Saturday, leaving Antigua at 9:00 a.m. and Barbuda at 3:45 p.m. The trip takes about 90 minutes. It costs EC$260 or $96(USD)for adults and EC$200 or $81(USD) for children, round trip. For more details, contact Barbuda Express by calling 268-560-7989.

Check the following chart for ferry details.

Ferry Docks
Name Location
Dickenson Bay Ferry Terminal St. John's
Jolly Harbour Ferry Dock Jolly Harbour Marina & Boatyard - Jolly Harbour

Whether you're up for an international adventure, or are looking for something a little more local, ferries are a great way to get out on the sea with the fresh air blowing through your hair and a tropical landscape standing still in the distance. There really is nothing like it, and many travelers would recommend you take a ferry at least once in your life. Now that you know what ferries are available in English Harbour, you're better prepared to add "ride a ferry" to your vacation bucket list.


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