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 7:15am and last run at 6:45pm. 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 


St Maarten ↔ St Barth

Passport Required

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

*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.

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.
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Our Destinations

Great Bay Express currently provides daily ferry services between the islands of St Maarten - St Barthelemy - Saba - St Eustatius. Our departure times cater to everyone, tourists and residents alike. 

St Barths - St Maarten both are home to the best culinary experiences paralleled to those anywhere in the world. Walk the streets and shop in the finest chic boutiques and quaint shops. Come explore and enjoy the sights and activities that both these beautiful islands have to offer.


Saba and St Eustatius both offer the true Caribbean experience that have just begun to open up to tourism. Both these islands offer some of the best Dive Sites and Hiking Exploration the world has to give. 

St Maarten

is an island country in the Caribbean. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With a population of 33,609 on an area of 34 km2 (13 sq mi), it encompasses the southern 40% of the divided island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Its natural features span lagoons, beaches and salt pans. The capital, Philipsburg, has cobblestone streets and colorful, colonial-style buildings lining its Front Street shopping area. The port is a popular cruise-ship stop.

   St Barthelemy


 a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, has an area of 25 square kilometers (9.7 sq mi) and a population of 9,278. Its capital is Gustavia, which also contains the main harbor to the island. It is the only Caribbean island which was a Swedish colony for any significant length of time; Guadeloupe was under Swedish rule only briefly at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Symbolism from the Swedish national arms, the Three Crowns, still appears in the island's coat of arms. The language, cuisine, and culture, however, are distinctly French. The island is a popular tourist destination during the winter holiday season, especially for the rich and famous during the Christmas and new year period.


is a Caribbean island and the smallest special municipality  of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, at 887 meters (2,910 ft) the highest point of the entire Netherlands. Saba has a land area of 13 square kilometers (5.0 sq mi). As of January 2017, the population was 1,991 inhabitants, with a population density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometer (390/sq mi). Its towns and major settlements are The Bottom (the capital), Windward SideHell's Gate and St. Johns.

Sint Eustatius  


also known affectionately to the locals as Statia is part of the Caribbean Netherlands. The island lies in the northern Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies, southeast of the Virgin Islands. Sint Eustatius is immediately to the northwest of Saint Kitts, and to the southeast of Saba. The regional capital is Oranjestad. The island has an area of 21 square kilometers (8.1 sq mi). In the 2001 census, the population was recorded as 3,543 inhabitants, with a population density of 169 inhabitants per square kilometer. As of 2017, the population was officially estimated at 3,877. The official language is Dutch, but English is the "language of everyday life" on the island and education is solely in English. A local English-based creole is also spoken informally. 


VISA Requirements

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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

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