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Address: Bobby's Marina Village, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: (+599) 542 0032
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Double Edged Sword

We loved the round trip ride between Phillipsburg and St. Barts. The staff in Phillipsburg and on the boat were efficient and helpful. The weather was perfect and the beauty was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
Zipper53
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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Had terrible time in this experience with people who does not have a clue on how to treat a tourist . Came in early in the morning on Oct 30 ' 2016 myself & my wife we wanted to celebrate our weeding anniversary in St Bart . Poor us , no commitment from the crew poor information ( NOT CLEAR... More 

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

Good Day, First of all thank you for taking the time to review us. As with most International voyages, check in must be done one hour prior to departure. This information is clearly stated on all our websites, signs outside our office, as well as signs by the departure point. All our agents also have this information stated Also you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We loved the round trip ride between Phillipsburg and St. Barts. The staff in Phillipsburg and on the boat were efficient and helpful. The weather was perfect and the beauty was incredible. On the other side of the coin, we found the staff in the office at the dock in St. Bart's to be rude, officious and unpleasant. We returned... More 

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Thank Zipper53
Carmen F, Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Good Day, On Behalf of the staff In St Barths I Apologize Greatly. Customer Service is something we take really Serious in our company. Rest assured that this will be addressed and resolved. Thank you however for choosing Great bay Express! Please Come Back Again! More 

Calafell, Spain
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

There are more ferries from st. Martin/ st. Maarten to st. Barth's!! We booked and paid in cash our day trip half an hour before departure. Five minutes before departure no action at all in or around the ship. We had to go back to the office and ask for information. The friendly ladies informed us that due to the... More 

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4 Thank corky K
Carmen F, Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Good Day, First of all i would like to thank you for your initial interest in Great Bay Express. As previously stated, weather conditions are not something we have control over. You purchased your tickets one day in advance for your day trip to St Barths, that was cancelled due to weather conditions. When you came on the morning of... More 

New York City, New York
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120 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Took ferry over to St Barths, ferry was clean, seat extremely comfy, on time, crew attentive. Picked up ferry in Bobby's marina in Phillipsburg. If going over again I would use this service. PS we hit a very calm day, cannot review if water is rough or any sickness.

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1 Thank John G
Carmen F, Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Good Day Thank You For Traveling With us At Great Bay Express! More 

St.Thomas
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78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This ferry leaves out of Phillipsburg- Bobby's Marina. It takes about an hour. Much faster than hopping a plane and you arrive downtown. Saves all the hassle at the airport and taxi fees.

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Thank llcooke
Carmen F, Front Office Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Thanks So Much For Choosing Great Bay Express! More 

New York City, New York
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160 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Nothing much to brag about. There was nothing fancy. Just a TV playing some movie. Bench seating for the one we took from St. Barths to St. Maarten.

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1 Thank Wilson L
Carmen F, Front Office Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Hello! Firstly i would like to thank you for traveling with Great Bay Express! i would also like to invite you once more to try out our new ferry Pride Of St Barths! Best Regards More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Good trip to St. Barth. Good timing. I read that will be a movie about island, but it wasn't. Water was provided that is nice.

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Thank raisa225
Carmen F, Front Office Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Thank You! Come Back Again Soon! :) More 

United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Spend the money and book a flight people! We didn't know any better and booked the ferry from St. Maarten to St. Barths. Let me describe the ride- it was as if I was on a roller coaster for 45 minutes. I hate roller coasters, and so the ride was pure hell. Granted it was a rough day, but the... More 

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2 Thank Sara S
Carmen F, Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Hello Sarah I'm sorry your experience on our ferry was not a good one. however we cannot do anything when it comes to rough seas, which has been the case here. however we can help when it comes to sea sickness on board, which is exactly what the crew did. they are there to help you all the way to... More 

Valdosta, Georgia
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I read many reviews before deciding on Great Bay Express. I'm happy to report the ride was as expected. I did wear a scopolamine patch as I was joing friends on their boat, so the rough 40 min. ride didn't bother me. However, I must say the rough water is not the fault of the boat. The channel between St.... More 

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Thank Diane S
Carmen F, Front Office Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for Choosing Great Bay Express! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

At first, get your money in Euro since their exchange rate is ridiculous, but they will not accept credit card, only cash. It runs well and on time , but since this is used as a public transportation or locals it become crowded since you only have one going at the end of working day. Don't forget to calculate your... More 

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Thank Annam1957
Carmen F, Front Office Manager at Great Bay Express, responded to this review

Hello! Im happy to inform you that as of May 9 2016, All our prices have been adjusted (both dollars and euros), see website for details. Children 5 years and under also now travel for free Also, when it comes to taking Euro's in credit cards, we cannot because we are located on the Dutch Side of St Maarten. We... More 

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