Princess Juliana St. Maarten / St. Martin Airport and Anguilla
$70 per person
(half price for children under 12)
Visitors will find the
FUNTIME airport ferry service unique. FUNTIME Charters runs what local islanders
call a 'shuttle' ferry service in their private boats from the main airport in
St. Martin on the Dutch (Netherland Antilles) side of the island. Discover
the benefits of the Funtime Airport Shuttle Ferry Service.
Call us toll free at 1-866-978-8529 US line: 1-718-577-2526
It is interesting and significant to note the spelling on the Dutch side is different than the French side. ... more here
All the main airlines land at the main airport (second busiest in the Caribbean). There also is an airport on the French side of the island small interconnects to other French islands.
If you are going to Anguilla you can either take a private charter boat (what we call a private) or you can take one of the FUNTIME shuttles (shared with some other folks) ...or you have to take a taxi over to Marigot on the French side to catch the public ferry over to Anguilla. ... more here
Here are some of the key benefits of the FUNTIME ferry service - whether private or shuttle:
1) A FUNTIME representative meets you at the arrivals area at the airport
2) Your baggage is handled and loaded onto the FUNTIME shuttle bus and you are then driven the 2 minute drive to the FUNTIME dock
3) You provide the FUNTIME representative with your passports for check in and are given an Anguilla customs form to complete that you will present upon arrival at the Blowing Point ferry / customs terminal in Anguilla. The departure tax has now been increased to $23.00 USD (cash only).
4) It is about a 15 to 20 min crossing on the FUNTIME ferry service boat
5) Refreshments are served on the FUNTIME ferry service boat
6) Upon arrival in Anguilla your baggage is off-loaded and taken to the customs terminal. NOTE: if you have your baggage taken up by the porter - you should tip once you get your bags back after clearing customs.
Anguilla: The Dutch built a small fort on Anguilla in 1631. Then, in the mid-17th Century, English settlers arrived and colonized the island. Anguilla is known as a quiet, peaceful island, with miles and miles of white sand beaches, all ringed by crystal clear waters. Tourism is the major industry, and visitors (many coming to scuba dive), arrive by air, while some take one of the convenient ferries linking Anguilla with Marigot, St. Martin. Anguilla is mostly flat land, with the highest point only 213 ft. above sea level. There are no rivers or streams, and the average high temperature is near 80º.
St Martin / Sint Maarten: St. Martin was discovered and named by Columbus in 1493. In the early 17th Century, the French and Dutch arrived, built small settlements and eventually drove the Spanish off the island. Divided between two countries for 350 years now, St. Martin/St. Maarten is harmoniously shared by the French and the Dutch.The border between north and south is all but invisible, and in most ways.....St. Martin/St. Maarten is simply a strikingly beautiful neighborhood with two distinct cultures. The French side (St. Martin) is certainly more relaxed and sophisticated, and its first-class resorts and white sand beaches are mostly secluded. Marigot is Mediterranean resort-like, with yachts in the harbor, and open-air markets and shops lining the waterfront. A bit to the north, Grand Case is known for the island's best restaurants. The Dutch side (Sint Maarten) is a lively destination of white sand beaches, casinos, historical sites, shopping venues and lot of nightlife. Philipsburg, a duty-free port, is the main entry point, and it vibrates with Caribbean colors, sounds and cruise ship passengers.
Barts / St. Barths:
It is widely believed that St. Barts was discovered by
Christopher Columbus in 1493, and he named it in honor of his brother Bartolomeo.
In the mid-1600s, the French arrived, took control from the indigenous indians,
and built small settlements. In
1784 it was sold (traded) to Sweden, and even though the French bought it
back in 1878, some Swedish influences remain, including the name of the its
capital, Gustavia. The
island is part of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe, and the French
influence and style are everywhere. It
is considered by many to be the Caribbean's most beautiful island, with dozens
of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and a green, hilly landscape
punctuated by numerous lagoons. St.
Barts is definitely upscale, and a favorite of the rich and famous. The island
is chic and simply stunning. Gustavia, a duty-free port, is a picturesque place
of red-roofed buildings, boutiques, a yacht-filled harbor, and a very relaxed
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