The Caribbean’s Makana Ferry Is Expanding to St Kitts


Recently, St Kitts has been grabbing the attention of worldwide tourists but, this time the reason is not the pristine beaches, mind-blowing coral reefs, irresistible charm, stunning natural beauty, and incredibly diverse terrain. Wondering what the reason is? Well, this time the reason that is making St Kitts a hot place among tourists is Makana Ferry, which is going to start on the islands very soon. 

 

 

The Makana Ferry service in the Caribbean

 

The Makana Ferry service is one of the best hopping options in the Caribbean. The interesting thing is that you don’t need to pay a fat amount to enjoy this ferry. This service has been in operation for more than 30 years and now it is expanding its traveling destinations making St Kitts a new entry.

Special features of Makana Ferry

  • The ferry has a 72 feet long catamaran.
  • It can carry up to 150 passengers on its two decks.
  • It features an open sun deck and two air-conditioned decks.
  • The cruising speed of the ferry is around 23 knots.
  • It also has a bar service area.

Early travel destinations of Makana Ferry service:

The ferry is already available on other Islands of the Caribbean named Statia, St Maarten, and Saba. The ferry destinations among these three islands are –

Statia – St Maarten

Statia – Saba

Saba – St Maarten details-

Rates:

ADULTS

Round Trip: US$85.00

One-way: US$65.00

CHILDREN (2 – 11)

Round Trip: US$55.00

One-way: US$35.00

INFANTS (UNDER 2)

Round Trip: Free

One-way: Free

Schedule:

  • DEPARTING SABA

MON MORNING

Departs  7:20 AM

Arrives  9:00 AM

THU MORNING

Departs  7:20 AM

Arrives  9:00 AM

THU AFTERNOON

Departs  3:15 PM

Arrives  4:55 PM

SAT MORNING

Departs  7:20 AM

Arrives  9:00 AM

SAT AFTERNOON

Departs  3:15 PM

Arrives  4:55 PM

SUN MORNING

Departs  8:20 AM

Arrives  10:00 AM

  • DEPARTING ST. MAARTEN

MON AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  6:55 PM

THU  MORNING

Departs  9:20 AM

Arrives  11:15 AM

THU AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  6:55 PM

SAT MORNING

Departs  9:20 AM

Arrives  11:15 AM

SAT AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  6:55 PM

SUN AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  6:55 PM

Statia – St Maarten details-

Rates

ADULTS

Round Trip: US$85.00

One-way: US$65.00

CHILDREN (2 – 11)

Round Trip: US$55.00

One-way: US$35.00

INFANTS (UNDER 2)

Round Trip: Free

One-way: Free

Schedule

  • DEPARTING STATIA

MON MORNING

Departs  6:00 AM

Arrives  9:00 AM

THU MORNING

Departs  6:00 AM

Arrives  9:00 AM

FRI MORNING

Departs  7:10 AM

Arrives  9:00 AM

SAT MORNING

Departs  6:00 AM

Arrives  9:00 AM

SUN MORNING

Departs  7:10 AM

Arrives  10:00 AM

  • DEPARTING ST. MAARTEN

MON AFTERNOON

Departs  5:10 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

THU AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

FRI AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  7:00 PM

SAT AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

SUN AFTERNOON

Departs  5:15 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

Statia – Saba Details:

Rates

ADULTS

Round Trip: US$65.00

One-way: US$40.00

CHILDREN (2 – 11)

Round Trip: US$40.00

One-way: US$25.00

INFANTS (UNDER 2)

Round Trip: Free

One-way: Free

Schedule

  • DEPARTING STATIA

MON MORNING

Departs  6:00 AM

Arrives  7:00 AM

THU MORNING

Departs  6:00 AM

Arrives  7:00 AM

SAT MORNING

Departs  6:00 AM

Arrives  7:00 AM

SUN MORNING

Departs  7:10 AM

Arrives  8:00 AM

  • DEPARTING SABA

MON AFTERNOON

Departs  7:15 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

THU AFTERNOON

Departs  7:15 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

SAT AFTERNOON

Departs  7:15 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

SUN AFTERNOON

Departs  7:15 PM

Arrives  8:15 PM

So, we have provided you with all the details about the three active travelling destinations of Makana Ferry services. Now, let’s talk about its new ferry destination which is St Kitts.

 

St Kitts Makana Ferry 

There has been a buzz about a Makana Ferry being started on St Kitts for quite some time and now it’s going to be true. The Makana Ferry service is being officially launched on St Kitts on 31st October 2022.

Initially, the ferry routes would be between

St Maarten – St Kitts

Saba – St Kitts

Statia – St Kitts

Fare and the schedule of St Kitts Makana Ferry ferry

Since the announcement regarding the ferry has been made recently, official fare and schedule of the ferry has not been disclosed yet. Soon, it will be public. Still, if you want to have an idea about the fare of the ferry, you can look into the fare of its other destinations about whom we have already talked and estimate the round figure amount. 

Events that you can attend enjoying St Kitts Makana Ferry:

The primary purpose of starting this service in St Kitts this season of the year is to allow travelers to experience the colorful and fun-filled annual festivals of the island. From December itself, the captivating island will be hosting some mega cultural events, which you can definitely attend if you are there to enjoy the Makana Ferry. In December, there will be Sugar Mas Carnival. Then in January, you can enjoy St Kitts music festival. Means, the festival season is going to start in St Kitts.

Tourist places to visit when you are in St Kitts

When you are in St Kitts to enjoy Makana Ferry, don’t forget to explore the island and its alluring charm. If you call yourself a wandering soul, you will definitely be drawn to the magnetic term of the islands. From historical monuments to natural places, there are a number of tourist places that you can explore here. We have mentioned just a few:

  • Brimstone Hill Fortress
  • Fairview Great House
  • Old Treasury Building
  • Romney Manor
  • Church of Immaculate Conception

So, this was all about the Makana Ferry that is going to be started in St Kitts soon. Plan your trip to this beautiful island and enjoy the fun of Makana Ferry to the fullest.

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