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Address: St Johns Harbour, St. John's, Antigua
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+1 268-560-7989

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Rough waters, check with locals before booking.

We were told by locals to wait for calmer waters prior to going to Barbuda. Some did get sea sick. Boat was clean. It's a catamaran ferry. 1 bathroom. Doesn't run at full... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Newmarket, Canada

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Soul less boat,abandoned on a liveless beach, only saving grace was to the Bird Island. The local small boat men were very knowledgeable and helpful. Went on the Excellence Cruise Boat.

Thank Akin I
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The government run Barbuda Express ferry is hilarious- it's tiny and fun and quite frankly the captain was amazing. I was so lucky I had the foresight to check it was running before leaving my hotel as I only found out when I was in Barbuda from someone that it hadn't been for the previous 3 days because the sea... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told by locals to wait for calmer waters prior to going to Barbuda. Some did get sea sick. Boat was clean. It's a catamaran ferry. 1 bathroom. Doesn't run at full capacity, booking ahead is recommended. Ocean was calm on return trip to Antigua.

Thank LeaCal18
Old Bridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

While vacationing in Antigua, we went on a day tour by "Barbuda express". We arrived to the pier at 8.30 am as was instructed by our concierge. First you have to wait in line to "check in", which we did, then they embark you on a boat itself. We were supposed to leave at 9.00 but we left the pier... More 

Thank Aleksandra B
East Quogue, New York
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very rough crossing! It is not the Caribbean you are crossing but the Atlantic. 1/2 the boat got sick and it wasn't rough. Not a white cap to be seen. 1 1/2 hours of a roller coaster ride each way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's around $159 per person for full day trip with lunch. If you pay credit card, there are a surcharge extra for that. The hotel charged me $30 deposit at the hotel and I paid the rest on boat and I was told $6 extra for paying credit card. There are no pick up or drop off from your hotel.... More 

1 Thank Metira C
Kamari, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A fast visit to the second exotic island of the country.It's a beautiful cruise around Barbuda.Great beaches.Barbuda needs a visit of some days.Great place for relax

1 Thank Styliprek
Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Barbuda Express took 1hr 20 from St Johns and we had a smooth sailing. The staff organised a taxi and guide to take us to Lady Dianas Beach and Pink Sands beach and we had a delicious lobster lunch

1 Thank Susie F
Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I took the full day tour that was offered. The island isn't ideal to be explored on foot. The ride over was a bit rough, as there were some good sized waves. We were given a small cup of a ginger drink prior to leaving that was quite tasty (and helps to settle the stomach). We were met by a... More 

3 Thank 631sailinggirl
Wickford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

The crossing was lively, with quite a few bumps, but mainly fun. When we arrived we really enjoyed the day on the island, especially the frigate bird sanctuary.

Thank Keith B

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