ISLAND HOPPING by FERRY in the CARIBBEAN
A great way, and quite often the only way, to travel between Caribbean islands is by passenger ferry or interisland car barge. It is also one of the most enjoyable methods of Caribbean travel.
Carry a valid passport, often a new island represents a new country requiring you to pass through customs/immigration.
Plan for departure taxes that are often required when leaving island.
Schedules & Rates change often in the islands ~ No matter how reliable your web resource intends to be you should always personally contact the ferry services before relying on schedules or rates listed on non-official sites.
Always check to see if you need advance reservations for day trips especially if you are doing guided tours.
Local Islanders also love to participate in inter-island visits . On the weekends the ferries may become quite crowded.
Many ferries do not run every day, make note of the schedules and remember to check the time of the last ferry run of the day.
Check for llimitations on the amount of luggage you can bring on board.
Ferry Service in The Bahamas Tel: 242 323-2166; Email: email@example.com
Scheduled Trips between: Nassau & Governor's Harbour; Nassau & Harbour Island; Nassau & Spanish Wells/North Eleuthera; Nassau & Current. Boats: Da' Bo Hengy & The Sea Wind.
St. Martin/St. Maarten Ferries : Ferry Service via St Maarten to Anguilla & Dutch / French Caribbean islands
Anguilla Ferry from Marigot (French) The ferry to Anguilla is located on the French side of St. Martin in the port of Marigot. departs every 30-45 minutes, reliable and only takes about 35-45 mins. more about this Anguilla-Beaches.com
Anguilla Charter from St Maarten (Dutch): you can charter one privately for yourself, somewhat expensive, or you can travel by their schedule which means they may wait for another flight to fill the boat. Charters: Link: 264 497 2231/3290; Gotcha: 264 497 2956; Funtime: 264 497 6812/264-497-6511/264-235-8106/264-235-7022; Cheers: 264 235 6205; M.V. Shauna VI: 264 476 6275/6534 more about this Anguilla-Beaches.com
ANGUILLA: Ferry Boat Inn : Tips for Travel to and from Anguilla
ANGUILLA/ ST MARTIN - Link Ferries Tel#: 264-497-2231/3290; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boats: the Link Cat, a 48' by 17' aluminium catamarran with diesel engines,and the original, smaller Link a 33' by 10' monohull design. Scheduled trips between Anguilla & St Martin, Anguilla & Juliana , Juliana & Anguilla.
Also private charters to and from neighbouring islands (which include: St Martin. (french /Dutch), St Barths, Saba, Statia, St Kitts & Nevis) and offshore quays (which include: Sombrero, Dog Island, Prickley Pear Quays, Sandy Island, Scilly Cay, Scrub Island, Tante Marie).
ST MARTIN-ST MAARTE - Voyager: world class high speed ferries connecting St Martin, St Maarten, St Barths, Saba
GRENADINES - Ferry Service in The Grenadines Ferry Service Schedules between St.Vincent and Bequia Between the Ferry Terminal, Kingstown and: Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique and Union Island
GUADELOUPE - Inter-island ferries: Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and Les Saintes
Grande Terre and Basse-Terre are the two largest islands that make up Guadeloupe. There are several other smaller islands which make great day trips. There is daily service between Martinique and Dominica. approx. 2 hours one way and also a weekly ferry service between neighboring islands such as St. Lucia.
The tourism office at Pointe-à-Pitre has the ferry schedules Tel# 590-82-09-30. The trips range from about 30 mins to 2 hours one way depending on your destination.
GUADELOUPE - Brudey Freres tel#: 0590-90-04-48. Daily service between Pointe-a-Pitre and Fort-de-France. Brudey also offers daily transport between Guadeloupe and Dominica, as well as twice weekly trips to St. Lucia.
GUADELOUPE - Jeans Ferry Service Tel#: (767) 255-1127 or (767) 255-1166; E-mail: email@example.com. Daily service between Anguilla and French St Martin. The Ferry, HSC Liberty, travels three times weekly between both Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe to Portsmouth, Dominica as well as Portsmouth, Dominica to Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe.
GUADELOUPE - St Lucia Ferry: Connects St. Lucia with Martinique and then to other islands such as Dominica and Guadeloupe. Plus regular ferry service between the two sides of Marigot Bay.
ST LUCIA - MARTINIQUE - Channel Shuttles:
tel#: 758-452-8757/451 8161 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Between Martinique & St. Lucia. Small ferry: Point of Embarkment: SLASPA Ferry Complex in Castries (Faux a Chaud)
ST LUCIA - TRINIDAD - BARBADOS - GRENADA - Bedy Oceanline : Schedule and Rates traveling to the following islands: Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Barbados
GUADELOUPE - ST LUCIA - MARTINIQUE - DOMINICA - L'Express des Iles operates a modern high speed Catamaran service daily between St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. Tel#: 758 452 2211
ST KITTS - NEVIS - St Kitts/Nevis Ferries Schedule Five passenger ferries -- the Carib Breeze, Carib Surf, Sea Hustler, Mark Twain and M.V. Carib Queen -- operate between St. Kitts and Nevis, departing from the main harbor at Basseterre.
ST KITTS - NEVIS - Ferry Service Between Basseterre, St. Kitts and Charlestown, Nevis: Trip is about 45 minutes. Vessels: MV Mark Twain; MV Caribe Queen; MV Carib Breeze; MV Geronimo; MV Sea Hustler; ; MV Carib Surf;
Info Nevis: Phone: 869-469-7550
Info St Kitts: Phone: 869-466-INFO
ST KITTS - NEVIS - Seabridge car-ferry service between St. Kitts and Nevis. tel#: 869-662-7002. It links Major’s Bay in the south of St. Kitts with Cades Point on Nevis and operates every two during the day. You need ot book in advance, each ferry only holds 35 cars The car fee only covers the car and driver, if you need tickets for additional passengers let them know when you book.
NEVIS - the Nevis Tourism Authority has the daily schedules for both the passenger ferry and the car barge services. call directly for up-to-the-minute information or check the posted schedules in the Basseterre harbor.
Nevis Tourism Authority, P.O. Box 184, Main Street, Charlestown, Nevis, W.I.
Phone: 869.469.7550 /1042 | USA: 1.407.287.5204
Canada: 1.403.770.6697 | UK: +44(1)305233107
Email: email@example.com | Facebook: The Island of Nevis
PUERTO RICO - VIEGUES - CULEBRA - The Vieques/Culebra ferry system : Fajardo Office Tel#: 787-860-2005 / ext. 221 and 222
Passenger and Cargo ferry between Fajardo & Culebra and Fajardo & Vieques is available daily. Run and managed by the Autoridad de Transporte Maritimo (ATM) , a government agency.
PUERTO RICO - VIEGUES - CULEBRA - PR Passenger & Cargo Ferry Guide: Here you will find information on ferry rates, how to get to the ferry dock in Fajardo, contact information, ferry schedule and frequently asked questions about the ferry service.
Puerto Rico Day Trips : Here you will find a detailed & up to date description of Puerto Rico ferry travelling: what to expect and how to obtain your tickets.
GRENADA - ST LUCIA - TRINIDAD - BARBADOS - Bedy Oceanline : Schedule and Rates traveling to the following islands: Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Barbados
GRENADA - Grenada Fast Ferry : Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique Ferry Service
GRENADA - Ferry and Boat Schedules in Grenada Osprey Lines: Tel: +1-473+440-8126
Nutmeg Express & La Palma Express Tel #: +1-473-440 2339
Bridgetown - Kingstown : La Palma Express
Castries - Bridgetown: La Palma Express
Petite Marinique - Hillsborough Carriacou : Osprey Lines
St George's - Port of Spain : Nutmeg Express
VIRGIN ISLANDS - British Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and British Virgin Islands (BVI) ferry system
VIRGIN ISLANDS - Between BVIs & the USVIs : Comprehensive schedules and company contact information.
Inter Island Boat Services Tel. (284) 495-4166 or (340) 776 6597
West End, Tortola - Cruz Bay,St John
Call for scheduled to Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda
Caribbean Maritime Excursion (operating as Road Town(or Tortola) Fast Ferry):
340- 777- 2800 (USVI); 284- 494- 2323 (BVI);Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connects: Road Town, Tortola - Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
Connects: West End, Tortola - Red Hook, St Thomas
Speedy's Tel. (284) 495 5240
Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda / Road Town, Tortola - Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
Native Son Inc : Tel. (284) 495 4617/5674 or (340) 774 8685
Road Town / West End, Tortolla - Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas - Red Hook St Thomas via Cruz Bay St John
Smith’s Ferry Services Ltd. (operates as Tortola Fast Ferry)
Tel. (284) 494 2355/ 542 1297 /494 4454
Road Town / West End Tortola - Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
Virgin Gorda - Road Town, Tortola - Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
Road Town, Tortola - The Valley, Virgin Gorda - The Settlement, Anegada
New Horizon Ferry Services, Tel: (284) 495-9278
West End, Tortola - Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke
North Sound Express (284)495-2138
Beef Island - The Valley - Leverick Bay - Bitter End
Bitter End Ferry (284) 494-2746
Links Gun Creek to Bitter End Yacht Club
Scrub Island Ferry (284) 440-3440
Beef Island - Scrub Island
Peter Island Ferry (284) 495-2000
Operates daily from Peter Island Dock, Baugher’s Bay, Tortola to Peter Island Yacht Harbor
Marina Cay Ferry (284) 494-2174
Operates complimentary ferry from Trellis Bay, Beef Island to Marina Cay
Saba Rock Ferry Service (284) 495-7711
Gun Creek, Virgin Gorda to Saba Rock: Call for schedule
Norman Island (284) 494-0093
Hannah Bay, Tortola To Pirates Restaurant, The Bight. Call for schedule
North Sound Express (284) 495 2138 | Email: email@example.com
Trellis Bay, Beef Island - Bitter End, Leverick Bay & Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Water Taxi - BVI / USVI
Dohm’s Water Taxi (340) 775 6501
Operates in the BVI/USVI and taxis anyone to any Ferry Terminal