Great Bay Express

Ferry Service

St. Maarten - St Barth

From One Paradise To Another

      Escape and come enjoy the good life with Great Bay Express. We offer high speed ferry service between the islands of St Maarten - St Barthelemy (St Barth) - Saba - St Eustatius. Great Bay Express offers convenient schedule starting at 7:30am and last run at 6:30pm. This allows the traveler the flexibility and options they deserve when traveling between islands. Whether it be making the final connection after a long day of flying to reach your destination of St Barth and surrounding islands or getting back to the airport on time after your stay.  The Great Bay Express staff and crew are there to ensure that your experience is as pleasant and easy as possible.

      Great Bay Express has the best competitive prices in the region. With children 3 years old and under traveling for free and Children 4 to 12 years old traveling at a sharply reduced prices. Also, regular adult tickets are the lowest you will find anywhere in the area. Top that off with the great customer service, online booking and shuttle service, Great Bay Express should be your first choice when traveling to or from St Maarten – St Barthelemy - Saba - St Eustatius.

      We are located at Bobby’s Marina in Philipsburg, St Maarten. Opened 7 days a week with office hours from 6:30 to 6:30. They accept all major credit cards, US Dollar or Euro. You can contact them by phone 1-721-520-5015 or email Also visit their website for more information.

 Convenient -  Safe - Affordable - Reliable 

Current Status Alert 


As of August 1st, 2020

All passengers arriving to St. Maarten MUST fill in an EHAS form.

The form can be found on

Passenger must fill this in and be approved BEFORE entering St. Maarten.

(approval usually takes 2 min)

If you require help filling in this form, please arrive to our office early so an agent can assist you


A compter du 1er Aout 2020

Tous les passagers arrivant à Sint-Maarten doivent avoir remplis le formulaire EHAS.

Ce formulaire est disponible en ligne sur le lien suivant :

PCR Test Only For American Passport Holders Only
Test PCR uniquement pour les détenteurs d'un passeport américain uniquement
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Current Status Alert 

Attention - Important

All Scheduled Trips Temporarily Suspended

Because of French St Martin Territorial COVID-19 Restriction of

Non-French Private and Commercial Boats   

We Apologize For Any Inconvenience

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For More Information Please Contact: 1-721-520-5015

COVID-19 Travel Requirements

1. Sanitizing of Hands Prior To Check-In

(Hand Sanitizer Available At Office Entry)

2. Temperature Check Prior To Check-In

3. Must Wear Face Mask Prior to Entering Check-in Area

(Disposable Face Mask Available At Check-In)

4. Social Distancing Must Be Followed

(Throughout Check-In Travel Interaction) 

5. Face Mask Must Be worn During Entire Travel Experience

(Check-In - Immigration Control - Onboard The Ferry)

Thank You For Your Cooperation

Located At Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg, St Maarten

Booking & Reservations

St Maarten - St Barth

Booking & Reservation

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Passport Required

Please Check In At Great Bay Express Main Office 45 Minutes Prior to Departure
PCR Test Only For American Passport Holders Only
Test PCR uniquement pour les détenteurs d'un passeport américain uniquement

Safe, Secure and Convenient  

Great Bay Express Online Booking

Will Have No Trips Scheduled For Tuesdays & Wednesdays 

Daily Schedule

Please Check In At Great Bay Express Main Office 45 Minutes Prior to Departure

Ticket Prices


*Day Trip Defined as same day departure and return.       **Residents must have valid I.D. issued by St Maarten, St Martin or St Barth


With the recent worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 Great Bay Express would like to ensure our passengers and the public that we as a transportation provider have always had a Communicable Disease Policy and Procedure in place which was established in  2009 at the inception of our company.

However, we as a company have now further enhanced these existing policies in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.   

Great Bay Express takes very seriously our responsibilities for the wellbeing of our passengers and crew members by implementing even more stringent and comprehensive protocols as it pertains to any communicable diseases.


These Policy and Procedure consist of but are not limited to:

  •    Providing well trained crew, and staff

  •   Provide a safe, secure work and passenger environment 

  • ​  Providing Staff and Crew with appropriate training and awareness of the transmission and prevention of           communicable diseases.


  • Established procedures by which Ticket and Check In areas are cleaned and wiped down with disposable wipes and approved disinfectant and germicidal products throughout the day.


  • Established procedures by which each ferry is Cleaned and Sanitized using approved disinfectant and germicidal products between every dismemberment - embankment of passengers.


  • Established procedure by which each Ferry undergoes a thorough cleaning prior to the beginning of the day and a Deep Cleaning at the end of the days last trip.


  • Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes will be made available to the Passengers, Staff and Crew in the Ticket Area and on board each of the ferries.  


At Great Bay Express we have always had a pro-active and positive approach when it comes to the safety of our passengers and employees. To do otherwise would be detrimental to our business and to the modern world we all share.


We ask that everyone help with their understanding and cooperation as we all together navigate through these less than ideal circumstance that we as a collective find ourselves.


OUR Ferries

Pride of St Barth
68 ft.
99 Passengers
Big B
120 ft.
150 Passengers

The Pride of St Barth having the newest innovations in marine technology and design, makes her the passengers choice. With her Airline Interior Design, Spacious Comfortable Seating, Large Windows, AC, Bathrooms and Wide Screen Televisions. Pride of St Barth is truly the pride of our fleet.

Big B is the Pride of Sint Maarten. It is our newest and largest ferry. At 120 feet in length and her 26 foot width she offers the smoothest most comfortable ride of all our ferries. On board you will find plenty of room and comfort, with both indoor and out door seating. Classic style at its best.


Shuttle Service

Travel time to Princes Juliana International Airport (Dutch St.Maarten) is approximately 20 to 30 minutes by Taxi/Car, depending on traffic conditions.
Travel time to Grand Case Airport (French St Martin) is approximately 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Please email
You Will Find Patrick Just Outside The Doors As You Exit The Airport

$10 Shuttle Service

Available With Fast Easy Service

Clildren 6 Years or Younger 

Ride Free

Contact Patrick Direct


Other Options are to Pre- Arrange Shuttle Service or Visit The Information Desk Located At The Airport Upon Arrival To St Maarten

Great Bay Express Office: 1-721-520-5015


VISA Requirements

Check Your Visa Requirements For St Barthelemy

Check VISA 

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Pet Requirements

  • Pet Passport

  • Health Certificate From Veterinarian

  • Chip ID With Registration Number

  • Chip ID Registration Number Must Be Documented On The Pet Passport & Health Certificate

Download Pet Import Form - PDF Here


J. Yrausquin Blvd. H-22

Bobby's Marina

Philipsburg, St Maarten​

Tel:  1-721-520-5015