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 and COVID entry requirements before booking your tickets. The latest updates can be found here. Visa Entry Requirements --- Latest COVID Mandates
It is the passengers responsibility to ensure they meet any mandated criteria to enter either island
How long will the ferry ride take?
The journey will take approximately 45 minutes in total, Port to Port.
When and how do I get my tickets?
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
How long before departure should I report for Check-In?
The ferry operator requirers you be Checked In at least 45 minutes prior to the time of the scheduled departure.
What if I am prone to sea sickness?
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 operator for St Barth - St Maarten has a 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.
Is there any luggage or baggage charges?
There is no extra charge for luggage or baggage. This is another criteria that St Barth Ferry checks when choosing a ferry operator. 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.
What is the policy on pets?
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.
What if I need to change the date or time of my trip?
No problem, as our current ferry operator for St Barth - St Maarten 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.
Glamorous St Barthelemy or “St Barts” is a French-speaking island located in the northeastern Caribbean and close to the dual island of St Maarten / St Martin. This beautiful island is renowned for its mixture of French chic and relaxed island charm set in magnificent Caribbean scenery... There are no huge resorts on this gem of the Caribbean but instead, you will find serene beaches. boutique hotels and private villas, making this sun-soaked island a natural magnet for movie stars and the jet set.
Leased to Sweden in 1785 for 93 years, while St. Barts is predominantly French there are a few lingering reminders of its Swedish past especially the name and building style of the capital of Gustavia, a popular cruising port named after a Swedish king. Gustavia exudes chic with shops, art galleries, and intimate restaurants lining the streets, many of which daily fly in delicacies from all over the world.
Each year St Barts hosts many internationally recognized social and sporting events including the St Barts Tennis Open, the New Years Eve party, and fireworks on Nikki beach or the St Barts Bucket race for the very grandest of ocean racing yachts.
A day trip to St Barts really offers so much more in one small island, from the capital, Gustavia” either Nikki beach or Shell beach can be reached in minutes, while the spectacular Gouverneur and Lorient beaches 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 Gustavia.
The local currency is the Euro but most establishments will accept U.S. Dollars and while the language is French, many people are also fluent in English.
Unique St Maarten or St Martin” is renowned the world over for being a crossroads of the The Caribbean, an island split between the Dutch and the French and blending a glorious mix of distinct but complementary cultures.
This jewel of the Caribbean, located in the northeastern Caribbean and close to both the glamourous island of St Barts and also Anguilla with its world-class beaches.
This beautiful island is famous for its mixture of French cuisine, vibrant Dutch nightlife, duty-free shopping, and relaxed island charm. Set in magnificent Caribbean scenery with gorgeous beaches and views over neighboring islands there is something for everybody on this gem of the Caribbean. You will find world-class beaches at Bay Oriente, spectacular views from Pic Paradis, resort hotels in Maho, and boutique villas at Anse Marcel and endless duty-free shopping opportunities in Philipsburg. making this sun-soaked island is a natural magnet for visitors from all five continents.
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.
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.