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Dawn II ~ The Saba Ferry
Sometimes referred to as the Heineken boat, the Dawn II has provided consistent, reliable, service between Fort Bay, Saba and Dock Maarten, Sint Maarten since 2005.

The 65' aluminum vessel is equipped to carry 50 passengers and features an air-conditioned passenger cabin with comfortably padded seats inside as well as outside seating to enjoy the cool Caribbean breeze.

Just in case you are wondering... there is FREE Heineken onboard!

Reservations are recommended. Please complete the Ferry Reservations Request Form or email us to make reservations. To confirm availability, we recommend tickets are purchased in advance.

Luggage Allowance
Passengers are allowed one carry-on and one piece of luggage included with the ticket. Have more luggage? Don't worry, extra luggage is $20 each if it is pre-purchased at the same time as your ticket. Extra luggage checked-in at the dock is subject to additional charges.

Traveling with a furry friend? Kennels are required for all pets, including cats and dogs. Large kennels will be placed in the outside seating area so that you may sit with your pet.

In addition to our regular schedule, Dawn II travels during peak travel times when the Saba University School Of Medicine students are leaving and returning to the island. For more information and schedule visit SUSOM Trips.

Dawn II ~ The Saba Ferry provides same day shipping services between Saba and Sint Maarten. We specialize in the importation and exportation of frozen, chilled and dry items. Deliveries of dry items are accepted from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm on scheduled travel days.
For more information about shipping onboard Dawn II visit Shipping Services.
For more information about shipping onboard the cargo vessel visit Mutty's Pride.

Private Charters
Dawn II is available for private charters between Saba, Sint Maarten, and Sint Eustatius. Specializing in group travel, sporting events, VIP island hopping, emergency medical evacuation or Subsea Surveying.
Have a special event that you would like to attend? Contact us for more information.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays :
Departs Fort Bay, Saba at 7:00 am ~ Arrives Dock Maarten, Sint Maarten at 8:30 am
Departs Dock Maarten, Sint Maarten at 4:30 pm ~ Arrives Fort Bay, Saba at 6:00 pm

Due to the schedule airport closure, we are offering traveling daily.
September 10th - October 8th, 2018
Departs Fort Bay, Saba at 8:30 am ~ Arrives Dock Maarten, Sint Maarten at 10:00 am
Departs Dock Maarten, Sint Maarten at 4:30 pm ~ Arrives Fort Bay, Saba at 6:00 pm

Please note that all passengers must arrive at least 30 mins. prior to departure times for check-in and to clear immigration. Passports are required for travel.
Airport Closure Schedule
All passengers must arrive at the dock at least 30 mins. prior to departure times for check-in and to clear immigration.
When departing from Dock Maarten, you may check-in as early as 10:00 am and drop-off your luggage.
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Fort Bay, the only port on Saba and it docks at the Captain Leo Chance Pier, which is located on the South-Southwest side of the island. It is about a 15-minute taxi ride from just about anywhere on Saba.
If you are departing from Saba, our check-in office is located in the Harbor Offices building.
Passengers are required to clear immigration and customs when departing from or arriving into Saba, which is right next door. It's an easy process, just be sure to have your passports handy.
The port can be a hot spot with lots of action as it is utilized by the three dive centers, cargo vessels, the local fisherman, and incoming yachts. It is also a great place to swim, fish or watch the tarpons swimming by.
Be sure to visit the Saba Conservation Foundation to learn more about the Marine Park and the nature of Saba, they also have a wide variety of apparel and cool souvenirs.
The Fort Bay is also home to two restaurants, Pops Place and the Deep End. During the Saba Day festivities, it is where the local booths are for food sales and live concerts.
Dock Maarten Marina, Sint Maarten

Dawn II departs from Dock Maarten Marina in Great Bay, Philipsburg, on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten.

Some taxi drivers may know it as Chesterfields Waterfront Restaurant & Bar which is famous for their breakfast and fresh seafood. Dive shop, jet ski rentals, UFO-boat rentals and beach area are located at the marina.

Traveling with a furry friend? Don't worry! There is a shaded grassy area and a sandy beach area for them to enjoy.

Here are directions to Dock Maarten from the Princess Juliana International Airport.

Look for the Dawn II signs on the gate.

You must clear the security checkpoint gate to enter Dock Maarten Marina. They allow 15 minutes of free parking for drop-offs and pickups. After that, there is a small fee. If you visit the restaurant, be sure to have your parking ticket stamped for free parking. If you are planning to leave your vehicle there, they do offer long-term rates.

Front Street Shopping
Feel like shopping? Visit the famous Front Street Shopping area which is located within a short 3-minute walk. You will find many gifts, souvenir, jewelry, clothing and duty-free liquor stores.

Great Bay Beach
Feel like going to the beach? Great Bay is one of the longest and widest beaches in Sint Maarten. There are beach chairs with umbrellas available, and lots of beach bars. Take a walk along the boardwalk or get adventurous and rent a Segway.

Island Tours
Have time before your flight returning home? An island tour is a great way to explore Sint Maarten and can be included in your transfer to Princess Juliana International Airport. We offer guided tours in an air-conditioned van and can accommodate a couple or groups. Shopping tours, beach tours, and St. Martin tours available. We can arrange a personalized tour just for you.

Travel Insurance
There are, on rare occasions, times when travel is either postponed or canceled due to weather conditions. This applies to all modes of travel to Saba. SCT, it's affiliates and/or agents are not to be held liable for any additional fees that may be incurred to disrupted travel. For that reason, we do recommend that you purchase travel insurance. If you need to make a claim, we will be happy to provide any information that may be required for you to do so.
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