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Address: Bobby's Marina Village, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: (+599) 542 0032
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A good alternative to the flight!

When it runs on time (it did one of two times for us), it's great. 40 minutes door to door and a helpful staff there to hand out free waters and ginger ales. Recommend staying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New York, NY
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New York, NY
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When it runs on time (it did one of two times for us), it's great. 40 minutes door to door and a helpful staff there to hand out free waters and ginger ales. Recommend staying covered as the sun can get bad out on the balcony.

Thank BZ1220
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your passports! The ride is 45 minutes for one-way to St. Barth's. Our hotel completed the reservation for us to use them for a day trip to St. Barth's. Price was about $160 roundtrip for 2 people, I believe. They were on time for both departures. Seating was roomy, crew was friendly, and we got free drinks for the... More 

Thank Jenny N
Brooklyn, New York
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the ferry to St Barths, very easy to get to from Julianna Airport. Easy online booking and boarding process. Just a 40 min ride to St Barths, Ferry was clean and was not crowded, the crew was very friendly carried your luggage, came through and gave out water etc. Ask everyone if they were ok on way out as... More 

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Carmen F, Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks For Your Review! Our office aims to please our customers to the best ability! hope to see you one day again! More 

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We opted to take the Edge out of Simpson Bay, but heard this boat is fine too....only thing to beware of is that this is a VERY rough water trip, and so be sure to pick a calmer day. The Atlantic Ocean merges with the Carribean Ocean right on the waters between St. Maarten and St. Barts for your trip... More 

1 Thank CheeseheadwithTaste
Wilson, New York
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102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is an excellent way to get to see st Bart's! Word of warning, very fast and choppy on the way there. Several people were sea sick. I would take a Dramamine. I usually don't get sick, and this ride made me a bit queasy. Do not sit outside, you will get completely drenched!

Thank cheryl g
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

With calm waters and nice weather,the 40 minutes between the islands with this ferry is a delight to travel However when the weather is rougher, I saw people getting seasick The 65 ft aluminimum monohull of the Shantiwa, then goes from left to right and up and down The Shantiwa was built in Louisiana and leaves from Bobby's Marina, operated... More 

2 Thank AlexanderD634
Minot, North Dakota
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123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Had a great experience using this ferry for my roundtrip transfer from St. Maarten to St. Barth's. It was on time, provides a clean boat and a nice speedy service to get from one island to the other.

Thank Questovia
Los Angeles, California, United States
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171 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Did a day trip to St. Barts. $80 RT Takes like 45 minutes. You can set inside or out. Pretty quick and efficient. The staff was real nice. They gave out water and gingerale. They saw that my sis wasn't feeling to well they situated her on a part of the boat where she'd be better off... I highly recommend... More 

2 Thank Sammy C
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This ferry provides quick service to Barth's. It's pretty no nonsense but you are still in a small bit of paradise. So quick and convenient, you'll be glad you made a great day trip. Also they handled transfer or country processes fees, if any .

2 Thank Don B
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I booked a trip to ST Barth with great bay express we found out after the the water is very choppy from locals that have taken the ferry and it wouldn't be safe for my pregnant wife. I went back to the office and talked to them very politely if we could please have at least half... More 

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