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Great Bay Express to St Barts

Great Bay Express to St Barth

Travel from one paradise to another aboard Great Bay Express Ferry on St. Maarten and discover St. Barths. This beautiful island is located only 45 minutes away from St. Maarten’s Philipsburg, departing from Bobby’s Marina. St. Barths is known for its beautiful beaches, jet-set clientele, culinary experiences and with luxury all around it is a must-see while being in the area

With daily departures from Bobby’s Marina in Philipsburg, St. Maarten you could be in St. Barths within 45 short minutes. With several departures a day, in both directions, it's perfect for people who would only like to spend a few hours on St. Barths

Simply perform a search through the search box and you will be able to check availability, timimings and book your tickets from St. Maarten to St. Barths from Philipsburg. After booking you will receive immediate e-tickets by e-mail.

Great Bay Express Ferry

Great bay Express

St. Barths Daytrip

Up to 4 trips a day depart from St Maarten, Philipsburg, starting at 7:15AM (except Sundays), with several departures throughout the day. For more information please check the timetable below.

Their office is located at Bobby’s Marina in Philipsburg (just behind the security booth) where you can check-in with your e-ticket and a valid passport. Adjacent to the marina is where most of the cruise ships are docked, which means it's very easy to hop-over on one of the ferries from Great Bay Express to St. Barths (or Saba). From Princes Juliana International Airport (SXM) it takes around 20-30 minutes to get to Bobby’s Marina by taxi, and from Grand Case Airport around 10-15 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Great Bay Express is the only service going to St. Barths from Philipsburg on St. Maarten.

Pride of St. Barths

Within just 45 minutes you will be taken to Gustavia on St. Barths on one of their their high speed ferries - Pride of St Barths or Big B - with wide screen televisions, comfortable seating, AC, bathrooms and large windows to enjoy the views. After a smooth ferry ride, you will arrive in Gustavia, St Barths which is the main hub for activities on St. Barths. Here you can go shopping, experience the delicious cuisine at one of the waterfront cafés or gush at the mega yachts in the harbour. 
 
The island is easy to get around in a day, and there will be taxi’s and car rental agencies readily available for you at the harbour. With beautiful white sandy beaches with shallow reefs, St. Barths is the perfect island to go snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing or, since it's a volcanic island, you could go hiking for some stunning panorama views.
 
The last ferry leaves Gustavia daily at 6:45 PM, arriving back in Philipsburg around 7:30 PM. Their modern high speed Catamaran will ensure a quick and easy trip back to St Maarten, although in some seasons the ride could get a little more bouncy due to the sea conditions.


Features:

  • Special Day Trip rates
  • Journey time only 45 minutes
  • Up to 4 departures a day
  • Ventilated passenger cabin
  • Restrooms available on-board
  • Fully insured
  • Designed and built to International Standards
  • Trained and professional crews
  • No weight restriction on luggage (conditions apply)

Pride of St Barths boat

St Barths Gustavia

St Barths Gustavia bay

Schedule & Route Map:

GREAT BAY EXPRESS

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
9:30am
5:45pm
  8:00am
10:15am
  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
10:30am
  6:45pm
 9:00am
11:15am
  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

Bobby’s Marina, Philipsburg, St Maarten

Gustavia Ferry Dock, Gare Maritime, St Barths

Prices:

All Departure Taxes/Port Fees are INCLUDED in the prices below!

Day Trip

Adult = US$85 (12+ yrs)
Child = US$70 (2-11 yrs)
Infant = Free (<2 yrs)

 

One way

Adult = US$70 (12+ yrs)
Child = US$45 (2-11 yrs)
Infant = Free (<2 yrs)

 

Return

Adult = US$115 (12+ yrs)
Child = US$70 (2-11 yrs)
Infant = Free (<2 yrs)

 

Departure Taxes:

All prices above already INCLUDE the Departure Tax/Port Fee - there's nothing more to pay!

St Barts - One way or Roundtrip = US$15


Additional Information:

IMPORTANT: A valid passport is required for travel to/from St Barths - some nationalities may require a visa

Check-in procedure
Passengers travelling to St Barths should arrive at the dock to check-in 1 hour prior to departure. Just present your StMartinbookings e-ticket to the Great Bay Express staff at their office located at Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg and they will provide you with your Boarding Pass and assist you with any luggage. Check-in strictly closes 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time!

Luggage allowance
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.

Cancellations
  • Tickets are 100% NON-REFUNDABLE from moment of purchase
  • Date changes possible at any time, subject always to availability
  • Tickets valid for a maximum of 1 year from original date of travel


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