Dawn II is based in Fort Bay, located on the South-Southwest side of the island. It is about a 15 minute taxi ride from just about anywhere on Saba.
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 is typically a fast and 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, 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.
Dawn II departs from Dock Maarten Marina in Great Bay,
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.
Dawn II departs from Dock Maarten Marina in Great Bay, Philipsburg, 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 check point gate to enter Dock Maarten Marina. They allow 15 minutes of free parking for drop offs and pick ups. 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.
Feel like shopping? Visit the famous Front Street Shopping area which is located within a short 3 minute walk. You will find many gift, souvenir, jewelry, clothing and duty free liquor stores.
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.
If you have time before your flight returning home we highly recommend having an island tour on the way to the airport.
Enjoy a personalized tour in an air conditioned van, travel to the Frenchside and visit different beaches. Just let us know so that we can arrange a tour just for you!