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Transportation SKB airport to Nevis

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Transportation SKB airport to Nevis

Our flight from the US will land in St. Kitts on a Friday in March around 2:30 p.m. Can you give me the play by play regarding how we get from our plane to a rental car on Nevis?

1) Do we take taxi from SKB to ferry port?

2) I hear there are private ferry options - where find that info?

3) What is the most convenient option?


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1. Re: Transportation SKB airport to Nevis

Here are your options - you'll have to decide for yourself which is most convenient for your particular situation.

1) This will be your least expensive option. Take a 10 minute taxi ride (about $10US to $12US) from the airport to the passenger ferry dock in Basseterre (there will be plenty of taxis waiting at airport), purchase ferry ticket at Kiosk & pay port tax (total cost about $10US/PP). Board ferry for 45 minute trip. Go here for ferry schedules: http://boatschedule.leytonms.com/index.php. Once in Charlestown take a taxi or walk to your car rental office (depending on rental company's location). Cost of taxi from dock in Charlestown to car rental office varies depending on office location but figure $10US to $15US. Depending on how long it take you to clear Immigration & Customs at the airport you could have some "waiting time" at the ferry dock. Note: Passenger ferry normally runs "on time".

2) Take a taxi from airport to the SeaBridge Car Ferry (it also takes passengers) at Major's Bay. Board ferry and pay fare (about $10US). Ferry will take you to Cades Bay on Nevis. You will have to make your own arrangements for a taxi to take you to your car rental office as no taxis will be waiting at the ferry dock. Taxi fare from airport to Major's Bay - about $28US and takes about 25 to 30 minute for the drive. Ferry ride is 15 minutes. Taxi from Cades Bay to car rental company varies depending on location of office but figure another $12US to $18US. Note: Sea Bridge Car Ferry often runs 20 to 30 minutes late.

3) A private water taxi will be your quickest but MOST EXPENSIVE option - first call ahead (contact info below) to reserve your water taxi. Then, take taxi from airport to Reggae Beach Bar on Cockleshell Beach (30 minute drive at a cost of about $30US), board Water taxi for 10 minute trip to Oualie Beach - cost varies between $85US and $100US (for between 1 to 4 people - if 5 or more in your party you'll pay $20US to $25US per person) depending on size of boat. Ask boat Captain to arrange for a taxi to meet you at Oualie Beach for ride to car rental company as none will be waiting at Oualie Beach. Taxi fares from Oualie to your car rental company will be about the same as in 2) above.

For water taxis contact:

Captain Winsent on Fan-TaSea - 869-662-7081 or 869-662-1762

Captain Clivens on Black Fin - 869-663-3301

Captain Cornelius on Perfect Life - 869-663-3595

Captain Coby on Sea Brat - 869-662-9166

FYI - all land taxi fares given above are based on 1 to 4 people in your group. If you have 5 or more you'll pay a per person rate.

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2. Re: Transportation SKB airport to Nevis

As usual, CaribSurfer has fully answered a SK/Nevis question. He/she is a great resource on this and on other related forums.

We used the taxi/water- taxi transit from the airport, SKB, over to Nevis. We made arrangements in advance with Liz at: < lizpereiratours@yahoo.com > Upon arrival and having a taxi driver at the airport holding up a sign with our names and then helping with our luggage was very welcome after a lengthy flight. The water-taxi transfer was similarly arranged seamlessly. The whole process was well worth the expense and took away any anxiety we may have had about flight delays interfering with our basic plans. Cheers, Richard.

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3. Re: Transportation SKB airport to Nevis

Thanks - your information is exactly what we needed!

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