One-way fare is $24EC plus $1EC Port tax for a total of $25EC which equates to $9.30US per person. You can pay in $EC or $US - doesn't make any difference. Children pay the same rate as adults.
HINT: DO NOT purchase a R/T ticket as you may be on a ferry run by a different operator on your return trip and besides there is no cost savings.Edited: 9:35 am, October 08, 2017
I am not sure how the new terminal in St Kitts handles ticket sales now that they have rebuilt it but you previously paid for the port tax/security fee at a separate window from the actual ticket window.
What is a difference between passenger ferry and water taxi ?
I will be in St. Kittts on December 10 and would like to visit Nevis.
I only can take what the cruise ship offers- because of age and traveling alone.
They offer ride on water taxi, lunch in LIME bar, etc.
How is usually the sea conditions in that time of the year?
How is the beach where LIME BAR is located?
Thank you very much
Any information will be greatly appreciated
The "Ferry" is just that, a public ferry that goes between Basseterre (on st. Kitts) and Charlestown on Nevis - you'll be traveling with about 100 or so other passengers. The crossing takes about 45 to 50 minutes. FYI - The ferry leaves from the marina which is just a 5 minute walk from where your cruise ship will dock.
The Water Taxi is a small boat holding between 4 and 15 passengers and they normally travel between Cockleshell Beach on St. Kitts (but because of damage to the dock at Cockleshell due to the recent hurricane the water taxis are using a dock at nearby Christophe Harbour) and Oualie Beach on Nevis. FYI - the LIME Bar excursion uses one of the larger 15 passenger water taxis and they provide land transportation on either end. If you are not on the tour you'd have to make your own arrangements for the land taxis to get to/from the water taxi departure dock on St. Kitts and again to/from Oualie Beach to wherever you want to go on Nevis. Since the water taxi goes between the "narrows", the crossing only takes about 10 minutes.
Sea Conditions vary, by day (and sometime by hours) not necessarily by time of year. Most of the time the crossing by ferry or water taxi is relatively calm but there can be times when it is a little wavy. On "wavy" days the passenger ferry will "hug the coastline" of both islands making the crossing as smooth as possible.
So, if you are taking the LIME BAR TOUR they will meet you at the cruise ship dock, transport you by land taxi to the Water Taxi dock, put you on a boat with the rest of the people on the tour and provide transportation from Oualie Beach to Lime Bar. When it's time to go back, they will just reverse the above procedure.
Hope this answers your questions.Edited: 12:21 pm, October 10, 2017
Thank you very much!