The recent reopening of the Anguilla-St. Maarten ferry terminal on St. Maarten has streamlined travel for Anguilla-bound travelers arriving at Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten.

The ferry terminal on St. Maarten had been closed since Hurricane Irma damaged it last September. A temporary facility had been handling ferry transfers.

In addition to the public ferry, several private companies offer roundtrip ferry transfers between St. Maarten and Anguilla, including Funtime Charters and Calypso Charters Anguilla.

The one-way fare varies, depending upon the ferry company, but ranges between $12 and $15, in addition to the $28 departure tax for adults, $18 for kids 5 to 12.

The same holds true for passengers traveling from Anguilla to St. Maarten. 

In Anguilla, passengers arrive and depart from a temporary facility near the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal, which also was damaged by Hurricane Irma and is being rebuilt. 

Public ferry service is available from Marigot on French St. Martin to Anguilla in both directions. The taxi from Princess Juliana Airport to the Marigot ferry terminal is approximately $8 and the one-way fare is $20 plus the departure tax.

Passports are required to clear immigration in both St. Maarten/Martin and Anguilla. 

Progress continues at the airport as it rebuilds from Hurricane Irma damage. 

The departure and arrival operations will be temporarily transferred to the former baggage claim area on the ground floor of the main terminal building in November, according to airport officials.

Currently the operations are housed outside the terminal in large air-conditioned tents with check-in counters, gates, concessions and Customs and Immigration services.

The new temporary facility will offer more seating and check-in positions.

As to when the airport will be 100% operational, the projected date is early 2020.

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