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DAWN II ~ The Saba Ferry

Travel from Sint Maarten to Saba onboard the Dawn II, take in the fresh ocean breeze, keep an eye out for flying fish, dolphins and in some months mystical whales! 

 

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... yes, there is FREE Heineken onboard!

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DAWN II travels on :

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​

Check out the schedule calendar for updates. 

 

Passengers should check-in at least 1 hour prior to departure. Check-in strictly ends 30 minutes prior to departure times for immigration purposes. 

If you are on an early flight or already on Sint Maarten, you may check-in as early as 10:00 am and drop-off your luggage and hit the beach, enjoy Front Street Shopping or do some exploring.

 

Passport and/or Local ID are required to travel. 

Immigration and customs control are mandatory. 

Reservations are highly recommended. 

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 or boxes checked-in at the dock is subject to additional charges. 

 

Don't worry about losing your luggage, Dawn II has plenty of space for your luggage and it always travels with you. 

Shipping Services

Dawn II ~ The Saba Ferry provides same day shipping services for passengers goods and deliveries of light cargo. Deliveries of dry items are accepted from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm on scheduled travel days.

Pets

Traveling with a furry friend? For the safety of your pet and others, kennels are required for all pets. Large kennels will be placed in the outside seating area where you will be able to sit with them.   

Entry Requirements

  • Pet Passport and Health Certificate 

  • Microchip

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.

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Destinations

 

Fort Bay, 

Saba

Dawn II is based in 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.

Arrivals & Departures

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.

 

If you are departing from Saba, our check-in office is located in the Harbor Offices building.

 

Saba's Only Port

The port can be a hot spot with lots of action as it is utilized by the ferries, two dive centers, cargo vessels, the local fisherman, and incoming yachts. It is also a great place to relax, fish or watch the tarpons swimming by.

 

Marine Park

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.

 

Restaurants 

The Fort Bay is also home to two restaurants, The Deep End and Pops Place. During the Saba Day festivities, it is where the local booths are for food sales and live concerts.

Dock Maarten,

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.

 

 

Parking

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.

 

Shopping

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.

 

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

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!

 

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Saba, Dutch Caribbean

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