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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 runs 5 days a week between Antigua and Barbuda:

SCHEDULE

  Departure Antigua Departure Barbuda
Monday OFF OFF
Tuesday 9:00am 3:45pm
Wednesday 9:00am 3:45pm
Thursday 9:00am 3:45pm
Friday 9:00am 3:45pm
Saturday 9:00am 3:45pm
Sunday 12 noon 2:30pm

FARES

Adults Round Trip
One Way
$260 EC
$130 EC
Children (0 - 2) Round Trip
One Way
Complimentary
Complimentary
Children (3 - 6) Round Trip
One Way
$120 EC
$60 EC
Children (7 - 12) Round Trip
One Way
$200 EC
$100 EC
Day Tours Adults
Children (0 - 2)
Children (3 - 12)
$169 US
Complimentary
$85 US

DAY TOURS

Visit Barbuda, Antigua's Sister Isle & one of the few unspoiled islands left in the Caribbean:

Barbuda Day Tour

The vessel leaves Antigua early in the morning for a 90 min. trip to Barbuda. There is a short taxi ride to Codrington where you meet the boats that will take you to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. You will then return to Codrington where the taxi is waiting to take you on a short tour, including caves used by the Arawak Indians and the ruins of the Codrington family home, before delivering you to a beach for an "al fresco" lobster lunch under the trees. Plenty of time to relax, swim or snorkel until the taxi returns you to the ferry for the trip back to Antigua.

Day Tour Fares
Adults$169 US
Children (0 - 2)Complimentary
Children (3 - 12)$85 US

* $15.00 USD roundtrip fuel and insurance surcharge included in quoted prices.

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CONTACT

For reservations, booking tours or general inquiries, our Contact Details are as follows:

FAQ

Reservations

»   Where can I purchase passenger tickets?

Passenger tickets can be purchased at the wharf prior to a departure, or in Barbuda at Nedd's Grocery in Codrington Village.

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 either be made by phone at (268) 560-7989 or in person at the wharf or online.

»   Are there different ferry schedules each seasons? Are you open year-round?

The Barbuda Express provides year-round passenger ferry service to the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

Service is provided from The Bryson Wharf to Barbuda, and The River Dock 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
  • Barbuda - (268) 724-7027
»   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, (268) 764-2768 or (268) 764-2689 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.