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Barbuda Express

St Johns Harbour, St. John's, Antigua
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Check Facebook for changes to Timetable

Unfortunately the election meant that the ferry was running an unusual timetable... And I hadn't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate_JG
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Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unreliable Service

Arrived over half and hour early for this ferry but it left an hour early. Government business... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Arvensis2017
,
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
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St Johns Harbour, St. John's, Antigua
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"mini van"
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"crossing"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the election meant that the ferry was running an unusual timetable... And I hadn't checked Facebook! The website doesn't have really up to date info, so really, really do check on FB! Fred was charming and helpful, but we couldn't go on another day...More

1  Thank Kate_JG
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Arrived over half and hour early for this ferry but it left an hour early. Government business allegedly but even the guides on Barbuda did not know about it. There were other people there who had been specifically told to come back today because the...More

1  Thank Arvensis2017
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

The morning of our trip was overcast and on/off raining in St John's, which put a few people off as the sea was a bit rough. This was to our enormous benefit because there were only three of us booked for the guided tour and...More

1  Thank samsotc
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Took the day tour to Barbuda. It is actually a fairly small ferry and the trip over was pretty rough; a few passengers got sea sick. Once at Barbuda we are met by a couple of taxi vans that give a tour of the small...More

1  Thank Flying_Rog
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

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.

2  Thank AKIN I
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

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...More

1  Thank citychic81
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

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...More

1  Thank LeaCal18
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Reviewed January 8, 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...More

1  Thank Aleksandra B
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Reviewed December 31, 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.

2  Thank Mindy1961
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Reviewed November 29, 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...More

2  Thank Metira C
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