Ground transportation isn't the only way to get around St. Johns. Thanks to this town's location on the northwest coast of the Caribbean island of Antigua, ferries are also a very viable source of transportation. Tourists considering getting out on the opening sea will be able to take a local ferry directly from St. Johns, or head to English Harbour for international boat travel.
North of St. Johns is Antigua's smaller sister island of Barbuda. This island is known for its natural spaces and offers a glimpse of what life was like in the Caribbean before development took over. A ferry out of the capital city is available Tuesday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Tourists are invited to take the 90 minute journey then spend their day exploring all that Barbuda has to offer, before returning at 3:45 p.m. The cost is EC$260 or $96(USD) for adults and EC$200 or $96(USD) for children round trip. Call at 268-560-7989 if you need more details.
International transport between Antigua and the rest of the Caribbean via ferry is sparse. However, there is one ferry service that can be counted on for day tripping, or if you have business to conduct: the. This service is offered on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, leaves from St. Johns, and costs EC$300 round trip for an adult, while children pay half price. You can call Montserrat Ferry at 664-496-9912 on Montserrat and 268-778-9786 on Antigua for specific scheduling details.
Check the following chart for ferry details.
|Jolly Harbour Marina & Boatyard - Jolly Harbour|
For a scenic ride and a money saving option, ferry travel for long distance travel simply makes good sense. If you're like most people, it's not every day you get to ride on a ferry, so take this opportunity to enjoy the ride.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Caribbean||Deepwater Harbour||Little Bay Ferry Terminal||5 to 6 days per week|
|Caribbean||Dickenson Bay Ferry Terminal||Little Bay Ferry Terminal||3 to 4 days per week|
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