Frigate Bay Ferries

A quick drive from Frigate Bay will get you to the ferry terminal in Basseterre

Ferries serves as an important mode of transportation, allowing locals and visitors to travel between St. Kitts and her sister island of Nevis. There are four different services offered, one of which is a car barge. The other three are fast ferries that operate out of Basseterre.

Riding the Ferries

The drive between Frigate Bay and Basseterre lasts about 15 minutes. That's all it takes to get to the ferry terminal, which will in turn have you stepping foot on Nevis soil in another 45 minutes. Tickets cost less than $30(USD) each way depending on which ferry you take and whether or not you're transporting a car with you.

Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.

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

MC Caribe Queen is the fast ferry operated by F&F Transportation. It costs $3.70(USD) for an adult ticket and $1.85(USD) for a child's ticket. You'll be able to get more information by calling them at 869-466-4636.

Wesk Agency has two ferries in operation: the MV Mark Twain and the Sea Hustler. Tickets with them cost $4(USD) for adults and $2(USD) for children. They can be reached at 869-469-0403 in their office, and on their cell phone at 869-663-7206.

St. Kitts and Nevis Fast Ferries offers similar pricing to F&F, with adult tickets costing $3.70(USD) and children paying $1.35(USD). The ferries they run are called Geronimo and Geronimo Express. Call them at 869-662-8930 with any questions.

If you have a car in your possession, you may be able to take it across to Nevis aboard Sea Bridge Ferry. You'll pay $28(USD) to ride with a car, and just $8(USD) to travel aboard this ferry without a vehicle. They are accessible by calling 869-662-7002.

If you can add an extra day to your stay in Frigate Bay, try to spend it across the way on Nevis. With ferries making the trip quick and inexpensive, there is no excuse to skip a visit.


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