Great Bay Express

A ferry trip between St. Maarten and St. Barts takes approximately 45 minutes, and now travelers can make the voyage aboard a ferry owned by one of the Caribbean's yachting legends Sir Bobby Velasquez.

The Great Bay Express (GBE) is one of St. Maarten/St. Barts newest ferry operations. Shantiwa, GBE's main vessel was built in Lousiana, flies the Antiguan flag, and operates out of Bobby's Marina in Philipsburg, St. Martin. This ferry was built expressly for trips through the Caribbean, so the aluminum 65-inch mono-hull can withstand whatever resistance the Sea throws its way.

Shantiwa features two outdoor decks, one of which is covered, indoor seating, and air-conditioning. There is room to accommodate 130 seated passengers.

Schedule
  From St. Maarten From St. Barts
Sunday 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Monday 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Friday 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Rates
  Non-Residents Residents
Adult Round Trip, Open Return 95 60
Adult Round Trip, Same Day Return 60 -
Adult One-Way 60 50
Child Round Trip, Open Return 50 50
Child Rount Trip, Same Day Return 45 45
Child One Way 40 40

Luggage and pets may be brought aboard at no additional cost, though valid documentation must be presented to the immigration officer, and all animals must remain outside.

Contact Great Bay Express at info@sbhferry.com for more information.

 

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