Caribbean Tourism

Getting There

Air

Large aircraft cannot be accommodated although there are plans to build a longer runway. Planes do not land in bad weather in case they skid off the end. Winair (T54237 in St Maarten), the only scheduled airline, has 4-5 daily 20-seater flights from St Maarten (15 mins, US$88 return) some of which come via St Eustatius or St Barts. It is essential to reconfirm your return flight.


Sea

Ports of Entry: (Dutch flag). Go ashore to clear immigration with the Harbourmaster at Fort Bay or with the Police in The Bottom.

Anchorages: Fort Bay has three free moorings but it is rolly with southeast winds. The Ladder and Well’s Bay moorings (yellow buoys) are available for use by yachts for US$2 per person for anchoring and snorkelling, and US$2 per person for each dive you take on your own. Use a strong line and plenty of scope. Marine patrol will collect fees and explain the rules and regulations. The Marine Park has a leaflet with map of anchorages and dive sites.

The Voyager, a monohull boat carrying 150 passengers, leaves Marigot, St-Martin, Tue 0830, returns 1615, leaves Bobby’s Marina, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Thur 0830, returns 1615, one way US$40 (children half price), return US$60. Island tour of Saba with lunch, US$30, reservations recommended. Dockside Management, Sint Maarten, T24096, F22888, Email: dock...@megatropic.com The Edge is supposed to sail Wed, Fri, Sun at 0900, 1 hr, from Simpson Bay/Pelican Marina, St Maarten, T42640, US$40 one way, US$60 return, but be sure to check, often not running. On windy days crossing can be very rough. Travellers prone to sea sickness may be advised to travel by air instead. A deep water pier at Fort Bay allows cruise ships to call.


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Before Travelling

Climate The average temperature is 25-28°C, 78-82°F during the day but at night it can fall to 16-18°C, the low 60°Fs. The higher up you...

Getting Around

Land Car Hire There are no buses on the island but you can hire a jeep or car. Drive on the right. Johnson’s Rent A Car, at Juliana’s Guest...

Communication

Telephone Services Most hotels have direct dialling worldwide, otherwise overseas calls can be made from Landsradio phone booths in...

Tourist Information

Tourist Office The Saba Tourist Board (Glenn Holm, Zuleyka and Angelique) is at Lambee’s Place in Windwardside, open Mon-Fri, 0800-1200,...

Excursions

There are four picture book villages on Saba, connected by a single spectacular 10½ km road which begins at the airport and ends at the...

Walking

Before the road was built people got about Saba by donkey or on foot and there are still numerous steep trails and stone steps linking...

Saba

Saba The island is an extinct volcano which shoots out of the sea, green with lush vegetation but without beaches. In fact there is only one...