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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 in 2 different locations, at the ferry dock in St. John's Harbour, bottom of High St., or in Jolly Harbor Marina, behind the Casino.

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

SCHEDULE

  Depart St. John's Depart Jolly Harbour Departure Barbuda
Mondays 7:00am 3:45pm
Tuesdays 7:00am 8:00am 3:45pm
Wednesdays 6:00am 7:45am
  2:30pm 4:30pm
Thursdays 7:00am 8:00am 3:45pm
Fridays 7:00am 8:00am 3:45pm
Saturdays available for charter available for charter
Sundays 12:00pm 3:45pm

FARES

Adult Round Trip
One Way
EC $195
EC $100
US $70
US $40
Child (0-2) Round Trip
One Way
EC $50
EC $30
US $20
US $10
Child (3-12) Round Trip
One Way
EC $100
EC $60
US $40
US $25
"Whole Island Experience" Tour Adults
Child (0-2)
Child (3-12)
EC$430
Complimentary
EC $270
US $159
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 Tour departs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00am from St. John’s Harbour with a pick-up at 8:00am from Jolly Harbor Marina. On Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00am only from St John’s Harbour. There are no tours on Saturdays nor 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 home of the largest Frigate Bird Colony in the western hemisphere. This Colony is located in the Codrington Lagoon, and is only accessible by boat with a knowledgeable tour guide. The open caves at Two Foot Bay, situated on the tempestuous, stunning East coast of the island is your second destination, absolutely breathtaking sightseeing.

Lunch will be served at our local beach bar owned by our partner Mr. John, on Pink Sand Beach with your choice of lunches. Lobsters are best as they are all caught locally, as well as fish and conchs. After lunch, enjoy a last swim at the world-renowned Princess Diana beach before returning to the ferry. Time to say goodbye!

The "Whole Island Experience" Tour entails:
  • Ferry - Bird Sanctuary - Open Caves - Lunch on Pink Sand Beach - Princess Dianna Beach
  • Monday - 7:00am Depart St. John's
  • Tuesday - 7:00am Depart St. John's
  • Tuesday - 8:00am Depart Jolly Harbour
  • Wednesday - 6:00am Depart St. John's
  • Thursday - 7:00am Depart St. John's
  • Thursday - 8:00am Depart Jolly Harbour
  • Friday - 6:00am Depart St. John's
  • AdultsUS $159
    Children
    (0 - 2)
    Complimentary
    Children
    (3 - 12)
    US $100

    * US$5.00 extra for lobster or curried conch lunches.

    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 be made by phone at (268) 560-7989 or (268) 764-2291, by WhatsApp at (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 between the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

    Service is provided from St. John's Harbour (bottom of High St.) and Jolly Harbour (behind the Casino) 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.