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