Philipsburg & Marigot - Gustavia
The St Barth Ferry team have worked hard to create one of the most customer friendly ticket reservation systems online today, our booking process is designed to allow our customers to book a ticket quickly with no fuss while at the same time giving our customers the peace of mind that comes with booking a real ticket.
If you should have trouble booking your ticket then please do not hesitate to review our step-by-step instructional guide to help walk you through the process.
Passports are required for all passengers and be sure that you check that you meet all VISA entry requirements before booking your tickets. Feel free to contact us with any questions
It is the passengers responsibility to ensure they meet any mandated criteria to enter either island
The journey will take approximately 55 minutes in total, Philipsburg St Maarten to Gustavia St Barth and the same for the Marigot Saint-Martin to Gustavia St Barth .
You will receive your tickets when you report for Check-In at the ferry operators checking office which are either located at Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg, St Maarten or at the St Barth Ferry Terminal where the ferry operator also has a check-in booth located. Once you are at the Check-In counter you will present the Ticket Agent your St Barth Ferry reservation number and at that point your actual tickets will be printed
The ferry operator requirers you be Checked In at least 45 minutes prior to the time of the scheduled departure.
This is always one of St Barth Ferry's main criteria when choosing which ferry operator we will be utilize for our service. Our current chosen operators for St Barth - St Maarten have large and specifically designed ferry that minimizes any discomfort passengers may experience. However, sea sickness can occur and so in those rare cases, the crew is well trained to assist in helping provide relief.
There is no extra charge for luggage or baggage. This is another criteria that St Barth Ferry checks when choosing a ferry operators. We are a strong believer that traveling should be affordable and customer-friendly. Our current ferry operator does not charge any extra fees for luggage or baggage. They are also bicycle, surfboard, and recreational equipment friendly. Baggage Porter assistance is available.
The ferry operator is pet friendly and so you can travel with your pet without issue. The ferry operator has indicated to us that you must have a Pet Passport along with the pet being Micro Chipped. The Pet must also be up to date on all shots and secured and maintained at all times while on the ferry.
No problem, as our current ferry operators for St Barth - St Maarten / Saint-Martin will honor any ticket or reservation regardless of the original date of the scheduled trip. They have indicated that on certain and rare occasion that the ferry may be "Sold-Out" you will then be placed on a Stand-By list on a first come first serve bases. Howerver, we strongly suggest you contact either us or the operator before hand to eleiminate any last minute issues.
The island as we know it today was finally established in 1648 with the signing of the treaty of Concordia by the French and the Dutch which lead to the birth of St Maarten - St Martins unique shared culture, While there are historic links to the past at Fort Amsterdam and Fort Louis, the island has developed into a hub of the Caribbean community offering a popular cruising destination, duty-free shopping, art galleries, and intimate restaurants, exciting nightlife, and beachfront restaurants to die for.
Each year St Maarten hosts the internationally recognized Heineken sailing regatta, an an entire week of world-class sailing and festivals where you can see artists ranging from UB40 the Commodores, The Jacksons, Shaggy, and even Wyclef Jean.
Marigot, located on the French side of the island of Saint-Martin in the Caribbean, is a charming and picturesque town that exudes the distinctive blend of Caribbean and French cultures. Nestled along the shores of Marigot Bay, this vibrant coastal town serves as the capital of the French side of the island and offers visitors a unique and captivating experience.
One of the standout features of Marigot is its rich culinary scene. The town is renowned for its delectable French and Creole cuisine, offering a wide array of restaurants, cafes, and bistros where visitors can savor mouthwatering dishes. The colorful market, known as the Marigot Market, is a must-visit spot where locals and tourists come together to explore stalls brimming with fresh produce, spices, crafts, and traditional Caribbean delicacies. The scents of spices and the lively atmosphere make it a sensory delight.
Marigot's architecture is another highlight, characterized by charming Creole-style buildings painted in pastel shades. The streets are lined with boutiques, art galleries, and shops selling a variety of goods, from luxury fashion to local handicrafts. The town also boasts historic sites like Fort Louis, which offers panoramic views of the town and surrounding seascape.
The bay itself is a beautiful spot, featuring a marina filled with sailboats and yachts, making it a hub for water sports and recreational activities. Marigot's beaches, like the popular Baie Rouge, are known for their powdery white sands and clear blue waters, inviting sunbathers and swimmers to bask in the Caribbean sun.
In essence, Marigot is a captivating destination that encapsulates the essence of the French Caribbean. Its fusion of French elegance and Caribbean charm, coupled with its culinary delights and scenic beauty, make it a must-visit location for those exploring the island of Saint-Martin. Whether you're wandering the streets, enjoying a croissant in a cafe, or taking in the stunning coastal views, Marigot promises a memorable experience that lingers long after your visit.
Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, is a bustling and vibrant town that offers visitors a delightful mix of tropical beauty and Dutch colonial charm. Nestled along a stunning stretch of beachfront, Philipsburg boasts a long, picturesque boardwalk known as the Great Bay Beach, where visitors can relax on the soft white sands, swim in the clear turquoise waters, or engage in water sports.
The town's vibrant atmosphere is characterized by colorful buildings, duty-free shops, and a lively marketplace, making it a haven for shoppers and souvenir hunters. Front Street, in particular, is famous for its duty-free shopping, offering a wide range of products, from luxury goods to local crafts and jewelry. Beyond shopping and beach activities, Philipsburg also features historical sites like Fort Amsterdam, which offers panoramic views of the town and the surrounding bay. With its blend of Caribbean warmth and Dutch efficiency, Philipsburg provides a memorable experience for travelers exploring the Dutch side of St. Maarten.
A day trip to St Maarten & St Martin is really a trip to two destinations on one small island, from the capitals Philipsburg and Marigot either Orient beach or Kimsha beach can be reached in a few minutes, while the Pic Paradise, Bai Rouge, and Long Beach are only a short journey by taxi or hire car. Alternatively take a leisurely stroll around the marinas, restaurants and world-class shopping outlets of Simpson Bay, Marigot, and Philipsburg.
The local currencies are the Euro and Antillean Guilder although the U.S. Dollar is universally accepted and while the languages are French and Dutch, English is the everyday language on both sides of the island.
The St Barth Ferry team have worked hard to create one of the most customer-friendly ticket reservation systems online today, our booking process is designed to allow our customers to book a ticket quickly with no fuss while at the same giving our customers the peace of mind that comes with booking a real ticket.
For more in-depth question and answers about your trip or step-by-step instructions on booking your trip, please visit the link below.