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The Antigua Barbuda ferry service uses the Barbuda Express which is an innovative wave-piercing catamaran giving maximum passenger comfort at high speed. The journey time of 90 minutes in nearly all weather conditions makes it ideal for business use and for day-trips or excursions.

The Barbuda Express ferry can be boarded at the ferry dock in St. John's Harbour. The ferry dock is located at the bottom of High Street in St. John's city.

The Barbuda Express runs 6 days a week between Antigua and Barbuda:

SCHEDULE

  Departure Antigua Departure Barbuda
Mondays 7:00am 3:45pm
Tuesdays 7:00am 3:45pm
Wednesdays 6:00am 7:45am
  2:30pm 4:30pm
Thursdays 7:00am 3:45pm
Fridays 6:00am 7:45pm
  2:30pm 4:30pm
Saturdays available for charter
Sundays 12:00pm 3:45pm

FARES

Adults Round Trip
One Way
EC $195
EC $100
US $70
US $40
Children (0 - 2) Round Trip
One Way
EC $50
EC $30
US $20
US $10
Children (3 - 12) Round Trip
One Way
EC $100
EC $60
US $40
US $25
Day Tour #1 Adults
Children (0 - 2)
Children (3 - 12)
EC$430
Complimentary
EC $270
US $159
Complimentary
US $100
Day Tour #2 Adults
Children (0 - 2)
Children (3 - 12)
EC$395
Complimentary
EC $270
US $145
Complimentary
US $100

DAY TOURS

Visit Barbuda, Antigua's Sister Isle & one of the few unspoiled islands left in the Caribbean:

Barbuda Day Tour

Our Barbuda Day Tours depart on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thusrdays at 7:00am and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00am. There are no tours on Saturdays or Sundays. The journey time to Barbuda takes 90 minutes. Once in Barbuda, you will be greeted by your local tour guide. After a short taxi ride to Codrington Village, you will be heading to the open caves at Two Foot Bay, situated on the wild, stunning East coast of the island. Your journey has only just begun, as through the day you will visit the world-renowned Princess Diana beach for some beach time and take a guided snorkel tour through the colorful reefs at Coral Group bay. Continue exploring Barbuda by heading to the spectacular Frigate Bird Sanctuary, situated in the lagoon’s mangrove, which is only accessible by boat.

Included in your tour, is a gourmet lunch at the famous Uncle Roddy’s beach bar & restaurant. Come with us! Explore Barbuda the best way! Plenty of time to relax, swim or snorkel until the taxi takes you back to the ferry. Time to say goodbye!

The "Whole Island Experience" Tour entails:
  • Depart 7:00am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Depart 6:00am (Wednesday, Friday)
  • Ferry - Open Caves - Bird Sanctuary - Lunch at famous Uncle Roddy - Princess Dianna Beach
  • AdultsUS $159
    Children
    (0 - 2)
    Complimentary
    Children
    (3 - 12)
    US $100
    The "Princess Diana Beach" Tour entails:
  • Depart 7:00am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Depart 6:00am (Wednesday, Friday)
  • Ferry - Bird Sanctuary - Lunch on Pink Sand Beach – Princess Diana Beach
  • AdultsUS $159
    Children
    (0 - 2)
    Complimentary
    Children
    (3 - 12)
    US $100

    * US$5.00 extra for lobster or conch lunch.

    CONTACT

    For reservations, booking tours or general inquiries, our Contact Details are as follows:

    FAQ

    Reservations

    »   Where can I purchase passenger tickets?

    Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. We also recommend arriving one hour ahead of sailing time, as we sometimes have cutoff times on busy weekends and holidays. Reservations can either be made by phone at (268) 560-7989 or (268) 764-2291 or via email at info@barbudaexpress.com

    »   Are there different ferry schedules each seasons? Are you open year-round?

    The Barbuda Express provides year-round passenger ferry service to the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

    Service is provided from St. John's Harbour at the bottom of High Street to Barbuda, and The River Dock in Barbuda to Antigua.

    Please click here for schedules.

    »   Do I have to get a round trip passenger ticket or can I buy a one-way ticket?

    Either round trip or one-way tickets can be purchased. Round trip (return) tickets may only be purchased for same day travel. If your travel plans include different days you will need to purchase separate one way tickets.

    »   How do I get information on the day of sailing?

    For Day of Sailing information:

    • Antigua - (268) 560-7989 or (268) 764-2291
    »   Do you offer group rates?

    The Barbuda Express offers reduced fares to parties of twelve or more persons traveling as a group and consisting of school groups, business organizations, church groups, fraternal organizations, senior citizen clubs, tour groups and other recognized established social groups.

    Party members must travel as a group from point of origin to destination, except when authorized by the Group Sales Office to make the return independently and individually.

    Please call our Group Sales Department at (268) 560-7989 or (268) 764-2291 for information regarding Group Rates.

    »   What if I lose my ticket?

    Without the original tickets The Barbuda Express will be unable to reissue any passenger tickets.

    We do not offer refunds.