St. Barts is a gem of an isle. Just nine square miles and home to pristine beaches, luxury yachts, designer boutiques, and celebrities. It is the most flamboyant of the French West Indies Islands. Arrive in Gustavia Harbor and disembark at great sidewalk cafes and boutiques. White sandy beaches are within walking distance, or take an island tour with a taxi and spend the day at St Jean Beach...home to the famous "Nikki Beach" Restaurant.
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- Aqua Mania Marina
Edge Ferry travels Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Check in for daytrips at 8am for a 9am departure out of the Simpson Bay Resort Marina. Departure from Gustavia is at 4pm; arriving in Sint Maarten at 4:45pm. Please arrive on time for check in, to ensure all guests can clear the immigration procedure before departing. There is a gift shop to browse while waiting. We close check-ins 20 minutes before departure in order to clear the boat. Guests arriving after that time may need to reschedule.
Please note that our schedule and pricing are subject to changes.
A daytrip ticket is $100 for adults, $55 for children ages 5 to 13 and $25 for infants/toddlers ages 0-4. Port fees are included
Water and sodas onboard
We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) however there is a 5% surcharge for credit card usage.
Good to know:
Rental cars and taxi are offered in port after disembarking the boat.
Taxis tours are offered and the tour takes approximately 1½ hours. The tour takes you around the island and lets you off in the famous St Jean Beach area where you can have lunch, shop and relax on the beach before the taxi comes back to drop you off in Gustavia for the ferry. You can also opt to head straight back to Gustavia after the tour and enjoy Shell Beach, the restaurants and shopping in the port. Whatever you take along on the trip will be with you all day, unless you are renting a car. We advise you to pack light.
Car rentals can be pricey in season and sometimes unavailable over Dec/ Jan. Costs are from $80 in high seaon and from $50 for the day in low season. Valid driver’s license and credit card are required. The roads are steep and hilly, twisty and turny and they drive fast there, but you can stop at your leisure to sightsee and pick a great venue for lunch.
The 45 minute ferry ride can be bouncy going over and is usually quite smooth coming back. We operate unless advised not to by the port. Ask about sea conditions if you have concerns.