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Great Bay Express

Address: Bobby's Marina Village, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: (+599) 542 0032
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
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Green Bay
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I have to write this review. So many people post the poor experience they have from taking the ferry from St Maarten to St Barth. I can tell you it is a beautiful ride and the views were awesome as you come into the port of both St Maarten and St Barth... so why do people get sick. They don't... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was really rough the day we went, but yet felt totally safe. It was quite the experience and the view coming in to St. Barthemy are the most amazing you will ever experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've travelled the world, taken boats all over - in calm and rough seas, never had a problem with sea sickness... until this ferry! I threw up from the start to the finish, going to St. Barths. The staff check on you, handing out bags, ice and rub mint oil on you... just to be clear I wasn't the only... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
39 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Take your dramamine! it's 40 minutes there and very choppy in the morning. The 5:45pm return was much calmer. Complimentary soft drinks, nice staff, saw a "business class lounge" area, but were never offered that option or upgrade, so can't tell you how much it was.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Make sure to take motion sickness pills. This is a bumpy ride but tranquil being on the ocean. The crew were very nice and accomodating and helpled those who became ill. St. Barths is an over rated island in my opinion and very expensive but I am glad I went and got it "out of my system".

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a relatively easy ride to St Barth's. I few bumps along the way but the driver did a good job getting threw the chop

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Sarasota, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The first problem with the ferry is they have you arrive 1hr before departure which is totally unnecessary. The ferry is somewhat ancient, but was immaculate and seemed to be in good working order. The crew was extremely helpful, however if you have even the remotest chance of getting sick this WILL do it. I have no issue with rough... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I read a lot of bad reviews of this ferry before my trip, and I was honestly pretty afraid of taking it. Because of the reviews on here, I bought motion sickness pills and asked the opinion of the people selling the tickets which day (weather-wise) would be best to go. They told us the next day should not be... More 

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Sacramento, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have ready many negative reviews of the fast ferry due to their recklessness. I would like to say that the crew defiantly looked out for their passengers. We took the 9am boat out to St. Barts, due to a tropical storm coming in the water was insanely choppy. This boat just plowed through the water, pouring waves over the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If your goal is to save time and try to take advantage of your day trip to St Barths, get it. If you feel more relaxed and have some more time, skip it and take another method of transportation. Once you're in Gustavia you can enjoy your gained travel time. If ocean is OK naturally it goes better.

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