Welcome to the epitome of Caribbean luxury travel, where the azure waters and white sands of St Martin beckon you towards the exclusive paradise of St Barts. The St Martin ferry to St Barts is designed for maximum ease and comfort. 

In this guide, we will explain everything you need to know about the voyage via ferry, ensuring your journey between these two idyllic islands is as seamless and stress-free as can be.

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Ferry Services Explained: Schedules, Prices, and Tips

Begin your journey from St Martin to St Barts aboard the luxurious ferry services that connect these two Caribbean island paradises. With multiple operators offering regular schedules, travelers have the flexibility to choose the option that best suits their preferences. 

We have compiled an overview of the schedules, prices, and insider tips to ensure your voyage is nothing but smooth sailing.


St Martin St Barts ferry schedules

The ferry schedule between St Bart and St Martin boasts frequent departures, providing travelers with ample options to plan their journey. Each ferry service typically offers 4-5 departures per day on weekdays and 3-4 departures during weekends. 

Great Bay Express and Voyager are two reputable operators that ensure a seamless transition between these idyllic islands. A newer option, “Edge” fast ferry,  also provides return transfers.

Great Bay Express ferry

Great Bay options to set sail on their Caribbean adventure. 

The company operates three boats, Pride of St Barth, Big B or Shantiwa – each equipped with amenities like widescreen televisions, comfortable seating, A/C, bathrooms and large windows to enjoy the views.

This option offers services from Philipsburg to Gustavia.

Voyager high-speed ferry​

Voyager sets sail from the French side of St Martin, offering departures from Marigot to St Barts. Although the distance traveled is larger, their high-speed hydrofoil catamaran ensures a swift journey of just 60 minutes. The service runs three times a day during peak season. 

Passengers can choose from three different classes—ECO Flex, SMART, and Business class—each offering a unique onboard experience.

Edge ferry

The Edge high-speed ferry provides a weekly roundtrip departure from Simpson Bay, St Maarten to Gustavia harbor in St Barts. Although less frequent than other operators (departing Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9 am), the Edge ferry departure point at the Aqua Mania office is just a 10-minute drive from St Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).

Edge provides return journeys from St Barts to St Martin departing at 4 pm on the same days from Gustavia and arriving 45 minutes later in Simpson Bay.

Ferry Prices and Tips

Advance reservation costs for ferry tickets tend to be lower than same-day purchases, making it advisable to book your tickets before you travel. 

Return ticket prices from Saint Martin to St Barts vary across operators. Great Bay is the most cost-effective option offering return journey tickets from $120 for adults and $75 for children. However, these tickets are 100% non-refundable.

Voyager’s 3 different classes (ECO Flex, SMART, and Business) average $134 for adults and $93 for children’s return tickets.

“Edge” ferry is the most expensive option when traveling by boat from St Martin to St Barts with return tickets at $150 for adults and $76 for children.

Both Voyager and Edge offer a 100% refund if canceled more than 24 hours before departure (50% for less than 24 hours).

*All prices shown include the $15 Departure Tax/Port Fee.

Additionally, families, couples, and residents can benefit from special discounts and package deals. So, whether you choose the convenience of online booking or purchasing your tickets at the ferry terminal, planning ahead is key to securing your preferred departure time and enjoying a stress-free voyage.


Get your tickets from St. Martins to St. Barts here.

Other Ways to Go from St Martins to St Barts

While ferry services offer a scenic and leisurely journey from St Martin to St Barts, travelers also have the option of making the journey by air. Flights provide a faster alternative for those seeking to minimize travel time and maximize their time spent on the shores of St Barts.

Several airlines, including Winair, Air Antilles, and Saint Barth Commuter, operate flights between St Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) and St Barts’ Gustaf III Airport (SBH). These short-haul flights typically take around 10-15 minutes, making them ideal for travelers with tight schedules or a preference for swift transportation. 

While flights from St Martin to St Barts may be slightly more expensive than ferry services, they offer unparalleled convenience and efficiency for those prioritizing speed and comfort.

Find out more about flights to St Barts.

Take the Ferry from St Martin to St. Barts

As we conclude our journey from St Martin to St Barts, we look forward to the unforgettable experience that lies ahead. Whether you’ve chosen to take the St Martin to St Barts ferry or a short-haul flight, the real treat is waiting on your arrival.

At Bucketlist Villa, we understand that the journey is just the beginning of your Caribbean escape. As you plan your idyllic retreat to St Barts, we invite you to elevate your experience with our exclusive selection of luxury accommodations. From private villas to oceanfront estates offering panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, our properties are designed to exceed your every expectation.

Indulge in the ultimate luxury as you unwind in the comfort of your own private sanctuary, complete with bespoke amenities and personalized service. From family retreats to honeymoons to romantic getaways for two, Bucketlist Villa has the perfect accommodation to make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive.

Contact our reservation team today and allow us to take care of the rest. Your Caribbean oasis awaits at Bucketlist Villa.