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High-speed ferry to Saint Barthelemy

Offering a unique service between the islands of St Maarten and St Barths, the Big B is the perfect ferry option for a day trip to St Barts. The 'Big B' is the newest and largest vessel in the Great Bay Express fleet, with a capacity of 230 passengers. It offers one of the smoothest and most comfortable rides due to it being approx. 39 meters (130 ft) in length and 8 meters (26 ft) in width. Onboard there is enough room for a comfortable ferry trip as you can be seated both indoors and outdoors. Use the search box on this page to check schedules and live availability, book and pay online and receive instant confirmation and e-tickets for your St Maarten St Barths ferry journey.

Owned and operated by Great Bay Express, they depart daily from St Maarten's Philipsburg and, dependant on sea conditions, travels non-stop to St Barths in just 45 minutes. Passengers should check-in at the Great Bay Express office (located behind the security booth at Bobby's Marina). Just present your e-ticket to the Great Bay Express staff and they will provide you with a Boarding Pass and you're ready to go as the departure taxes are already included in your tickets!

Fast Ferry Schedule between St Maartin and St Barths

ST MAARTEN - Philipsburg ST BARTHS - Gustavia
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr.
7:15am
9:45am
5:45pm
  8:00am
10:30am
  6:30pm
7:15am
9:45am
5:45pm
  8:00am
10:30am
  6:30pm
7:15am
9:45am
5:45pm
  8:00am
10:30am
  6:30pm
7:15am
9:45am
5:45pm
  8:00am
10:30am
  6:30pm
7:15am
9:45am
  3:00pm*
5:45pm
  8:00am
10:30am
  3:45pm
  6:30pm
7:15am
9:45am
5:45pm
  8:00am
10:5am
  6:30pm
10:00am
-
  5:45pm
10:45am
-
  6:30pm

ST BARTHS - Gustavia ST MAARTEN - Philipsburg
Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr.
  8:15am
10:45am
 6:45pm
 9:00am
11:30am
 7:30pm
  8:15am
10:45am
 6:45pm
 9:00am
11:30am
 7:30pm
  8:15am
10:45am
 6:45pm
 9:00am
11:30am
 7:30pm
  8:15am
10:45am
 6:45pm
 9:00am
11:30am
 7:30pm
  8:15am
10:45am
   4:00pm*
  6:45pm
 9:00am
11:30am
 4:45pm
7:30pm
  8:15am
10:45am
  6:45pm
 9:00am
11:30am
  7:30pm
 11:00am
-
 6:45pm
11:45am
-
  7:30pm
 
Check-in 1 hour prior to departure // Check-in closes strictly 20 minutes before departure!
Terminals:

St Maarten: Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg
St Barts: Gustavia Ferry Dock - Gare Maritime
Luggage Allowance:

Carry on / Cabin (1 piece)
Checked baggage (2 pieces)
Passengers must be able to carry weight of own luggage

No size restrictions
No size restrictions
Please Note: Schedules are subject to change without prior notice

* Service begins 22 Nov 2019

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Depending on passenger loading, your trip to St Barths will be on one of these vessels - Pride of St Barth or Big B. Onboard you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views from the air-conditioned seating inside.

SPECIFICATIONS
Craft Name: Big B
Length Overall: 130 ft. or 40 Meters 
Width: 26 ft. or 8 Meters
Passengers: 230
Main Engines: 16V 2000 Series MTU (x3)
Service Speed: 26 knots


Passengers may take one carry-on (free of charge) and two checked bags (free of charge), however you must be able to carry the weight of your own luggage. Should you have additional luggage, please contact us before making a reservation, as excess baggage fees may apply. Great Bay Express does not operate as a cargo vessel and reserves the right to refuse to transport any excess luggage.

Online bookings can be made up to 24 hours before departure. For any questions on how to book your "Big B" high-speed ferry check out the most common FAQ. For any changes or cancellations, please see our Terms and Conditions.

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