Many visitors say travelling by boat is the only way to arrive on Nevis. The views of Mount Nevis, the dormant volcano, as you approach the island are stunning.
Arriving by sea is the ideal choice for those flying into St Kitts from Europe or North America. Boats will travel to Charlestown, the capital of Nevis, while the Seabridge ferry docks at Cades Bay. On demand water taxis from St Kitts normally arrive at Oualie Beach on the island’s north side.
Small cruise ships and ferries dock at Charlestown, from where it’s easy to get taxis and other road transportation.
Visitors arriving on yachts are required to check in with customs and immigration for official clearance.
Experience St. Kitts and Nevis like a local. The passenger ferry service between St. Kitts and Nevis is our equivalent to the subway in many big cities. It is public transportation just more interesting and with better views.
These are the ferries that go between St. Kitts and Nevis and their trip times.
- Mark Twain 45 mins
- MV Patience, Caribe Express, Next Edition, and Apple Cider - 30 mins
- MV Hustler – 1hr.
- Sea Bridge – 20 mins
A water taxi is a most convenient and efficient way to travel between St. Kitts and Nevis. In six minutes you can be on either island for the last leg of your journey or for a day trip.
If you rent a car the vehicle passenger ferry is one convenient way to explore both islands by car at your own pace and convenience.