Getting to Anguilla via ferry service from Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin is easy and there are several options.The Anguilla Ferry System offers a daytime service between Marigot (French St. Martin) and Blowing Point in Anguilla. The ferry runs every day in 45 minute intervals. Anguilla to Marigot hours are from 7:30am to 6:15pm and Marigot to Anguilla hours are from 8:15am to 7:00pm. The cost each way is US$20 per adult (age 12 and over) and US$10 per child (age 2-11).
Private Anguilla ferries with service to and from the new Anguilla Ferry terminal at the Princess Juliana Airport in Dutch St. Maarten are: GB Express, The Link, Funtime, and MV Shauna. Prices vary from US $60 one way and up.
To French and Dutch St. Martin/St. Maarten, security tax leaving Anguilla is US$3 p/p. Onward departure taxes from Anguilla are US $20 p/p. For day trips only, departure taxes are US$8 p/p (day trip only) for adults and children 12 years and over and US$3 p/p (day trip only) for children 2-11 years. Note that to the Dutch side only there is an additional port tax added. Cash only – no credit cards.
Consult the Anguilla Tourist Board website for up-to-date schedules and information on departure taxes.
“Carimar Caring” Concierge Service can reserve these ferry services for you.
***In order to stimulate the local economy, Anguilla encourages travelers to use the local taxi services when transferring to/from the airport or ferry terminal. The taxi rates can be found here.
Please note that the ferries are small boats and if you tend to be seasick, take dramamine well before getting on the boat and try to sit on the top level of the boat. On windy days, on the way to Anguilla sit on the left side facing forward, and going to Marigot, sit on the right side.