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Ferry to Saba

Getting from St Maarten to Saba is easy with Whether you're planning a day trip to Saba, or staying a while longer, booking your ferry to Saba is a breeze with our simple online booking system. Just select your departure and arrival points, dates of travel and number of passengers and within seconds you'll have access to live seat availability, be able to book and pay for your ferry online and receive instant confirmation and e-tickets for your Saba ferry.

With Tuesdays and Fridays crossings between Saba and St Maarten - Simpson Bay or Philipsburg - now is the perfect time to visit this "Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean". Saba's exquisite natural beauty, both above and below the waterline, is what draws visitors to its rocky shores. World-class diving, lush tropical forests and quaint hillside villages are waiting to welcome those willing to get off the beaten path.

Saba Island

Rising majestically from the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the cone-shaped island of Saba - with its diverse and vibrant ecosystem and exceptional diving possibilities - is like no other Caribbean destination. From the cloud-tipped peak of Mount Scenery - the highest point in the Kingdom of The Netherlands - which looms above the island, to the azure waters of the Saba Marine National Park which surround it, Saba is a nature-lovers paradise. Virtually untouched by modern-paced life, Saba is how the Caribbean used to be and makes for a perfect day trip from St Maarten/St Martin. Hike its rainforest and mountain trails, go diving and experience its incredible marine life or simply hang out by the pool with a good book. Or perhaps take a taxi tour with breathtaking views from "The Road", which winds its way across the lush mountainous interior, passing through hillside villages where local artisans produce lace handicrafts and other works of art. For more info, see our Saba Travel Tips.

Saba Ferry

Regular ferry services operate two routes between Dutch St Maarten and the Fort Bay Ferry Terminal on Saba, with at least 3 departures a week departures from both Simpson Bay and Philipsburg*. Our ferry partners The "Edge" and Dawn II* have years of experience in the region and maintain the highest levels of customer service and safety. Journey times are just 90 minutes from either port, depending of course on sea and weather conditions. To check schedules and availability and to book your boat to Saba just use the search box above. You can book a ferry to Saba online up to 24 hours before departure.

The "Edge" high-speed ferry, with its distinctive wave-piercing catamarans, leave Simpson Bay Police Dock at least twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) at 9:00am returning the same afternoon at 3:30pm from Saba, making this the ideal choice for a day trip to Saba. Perfect for anyone wanting to do a couple of dives, a (guided) hike or maybe a taxi tour of Saba. Various tour package are available - contact us for more details. Onboard you can enjoy complimentary beverages from the open bar.

Dawn II* travels three times a week (Tue, Thu, Sat) from Saba at 7:00am to the Dock Maarten Marina in Philipsburg, St Maarten. It then returns to Saba the same afternoon, leaving St Maarten at 4:30pm. Their iconic green mono-hulled vessel features a fully air-conditioned passenger cabin with comfortable padded seating, as well as some outside seating for anyone wishing to enjoy the cool Caribbean breeze. There's lots of space for baggage, making it the most popular choice for divers and their equipment, as well as medical students.

Saba Island

Saba Diving

Saba Ferry

Saba Ferry Schedules & Maps


ST MAARTEN - Simpson Bay Police Station Dock SABA - Fort Bay
Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr.
9:00am 10:30am 9:00am 10:30am

SABA - Fort Bay ST MAARTEN - Simpson Bay Police Station Dock
Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr.
3:30pm 5:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm

Simpson Bay Police Station Dock
Airport Road, St Maarten

Check-in times:
St Maarten = 1 hour before departure (8:00 am) - Check-in closes at 8:35 am sharp!
Saba = 45 minutes before departure (2:45 pm) - Check-in closes at 3:15 pm sharp!
For Saba - RETURNING DAY TRIPPERS ONLY = Please be at the dock by 3:15 pm at the latest!
Terminals: Luggage Allowance:
St Maarten Simpson Bay Police Station Dock - near Simpson Bay bridge
(Check-in is inside the Polcie Station)
1 x (small) carry on (free of charge)
2 x checked bags - not more than 50lbs - charged at US$20 per bag
Saba Fort Bay
Please Note: Schedules are subject to change without prior notice

DAWN II FERRY - Services suspended until further notice

SABA - Fort Bay ST MAARTEN - Philipsburg
Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr.
7:00am 8:30am 7:00am 8:30am 7:00am 8:30am

ST MAARTEN - Philipsburg SABA - Fort Bay
Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr.
4:30pm 6:00pm 4:30pm 6:00pm 4:30pm 6:00pm

Dock Maarten Marina, Philipsburg, St Maarten

Check-in at least 30 minutes before departure
St Maarten

Fort Bay
Dock Maarten Marina - Philipsburg
Luggage Allowance:
1 x carry on
1 x piece luggage* (max. 50lbs)
Please Note: Schedules are subject to change without prior notice

*Additional luggage can be paid for at check-in = US$20 per bag (max. 50lbs)


Ferry to Saba route map



*Dawn II ferry services between Philipsburg, St Maarten and Fort Bay, Saba have been suspened until further notice.

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