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High-speed ferry from Philipsburg

Offering a unique service between the islands of St Maarten, SabaSt Barths and St. Eustatius the Shantiwa is the perfect ferry for departing from Philipsburg, Bobby's Marina. The Shantiwa offers a smooth ride with a capacity of 150 passengers and is around 20 meters (65 ft) in length. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating with a classic style and a friendly crew. 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 or St Maarten Saba ferry journey.

Owned and operated by Great Bay Express, there are daily departures from St Maarten's Philipsburg to St. Barts and Saba. Dependant on sea conditions, the trip is non-stop from Philipsburg to St Barths in just 45 minutes and from Philipsburg to Saba in 1,5 hours. The departure from Philipsburg is very convenient for anyone staying in Philipsburg or people who are docked with a cruise ship at Bobby's Marina. Passengers should check-in at the Great Bay Express office (located 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 from Philipsburg to St Barths and Saba

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 Barts may be on either vessel - Pride of St Barth, Big B or Shantiwa. On board you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views from the airconditioned seating inside.

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 transporting any excess luggage.

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

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