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Getting to Anguilla

Getting to Anguilla

Fly to a gateway airport
As the first leg of your trip, fly into one of the area’s international gateways. These include St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts or Antigua.  Many airlines offer direct flights from the US, Canada and Europe.  Use the gateway airport as your destination, not Anguilla. See Arriving by Air below.

Then fly to Anguilla or travel by boat.
Option A: From your choice of the international gateways take a second, short commercial or private flight to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd Airport (AXA).  Anguilla is just an 8-minute flight from St. Maarten (SXM) and a 50-minute flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU).

 

Option B: Or, what many travelers find more flexible and economical, after flying into Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on Anguilla’s neighbor, the Dutch/French island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, take the public ferry or a charter boat to Anguilla.  See Arriving by Sea below.

Drive or take a taxi to the villas.
Once you’ve arrived in Anguilla, pick up your rental car at the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or Anguilla airport, or take the short three-minute taxi ride to Beaches Edge.  Our concierge can handle arrangements for you.
 

Arriving by Air

Fly into one of the Caribbean’s international gateways listed below.
Then from your choice of the international gateways, take another short flight to Anguilla.

 

TIP:  Most travelers will find flying into St. Maarten most efficient.  Type in SXM as the airport code destination for your first flight. Then book another separate flight through a local carrier that departs from SXM to AXA.  You’ll probably save money, have more flight options, and will avoid delays.  Visit the St. Martin Tourist Board for flight information>

Arriving by Your Own Private Plane
Private planes may land at the Anguilla airport (AXA), but there are size restrictions.  Our concierge can assist you with planning, or you can contact the Clayton J. Llloyd International Airport for more information.

Airports and Airlines

Arriving by sea

You can get to Anguilla by sea from our neighbor island St. Maarten/St. Martin via scheduled public ferry from the island’s French side (St. Martin) or by private or semi-private charter ferry or boat from the Dutch side (St. Maarten). Many visitors prefer this option over flying into Anguilla as it is usually more economical and offers a wider choice of departure times.

Anguilla Public Ferry

The reliable public ferry runs daily between Marigot Port on St. Martin (the French side) and Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal every 45 minutes. The one-way trip takes approximately 25 minutes.  Your name must be on the ferry manifest at least 15 minutes before the ferry departs, but advance reservations are not required.

 

Getting to the Public Ferry from the St. Maarten Airport
From the Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten (the Dutch side) take a 25-minute taxi ride to Marigot Port on St. Martin (the French side).

 

Public Ferry Schedule

Departing St. Martin’s Marigot Port Every 45 Minutes:

First Ferry:  8:10 am local time daily
Last Ferry:  7 pm


Departing Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal Every 45 Minutes:

First Ferry:  7:30 am local time daily
Last Ferry:  6:15 pm

 

Fares
Fares are one-way and are subject to change without notice.

Adults & Children 6 Years & Older: $15 US

Children Under 6: $10 US

 

Departure Tax
There is also a $20 US departure tax per person 12 years and older from Anguilla to St. Martin (at the time of your final departure) and a $5 US departure tax per person 12 years and older from St. Martin to Anguilla.

For daytrips from Anguilla, the departure tax from Blowing Point is $5 US.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Contacts
Blowing Point Ferry Terminal | 264-497-6070

Private Ferry or Charter Boat
Private or semi-private shuttle or charter boat (often called ferries when used for scheduled crossings) which you book in advance.  Charter ferries and boats have higher per-person fares, but may be more affordable for larger groups who can book the entire boat. They also offer more flexible schedules, earlier and later crossings and depart from the convenient St. Maarten dock just three minutes from the airport on the Dutch side. Most companies will meet you at the airport and escort you to the pier.

 

Fares
Fares vary based on time of day and number of people in your party, but this method of transportation may be more economical for larger groups, or if you need early morning or late evening service.

Reserving the entire boat costs $400 or more one-way, but you can control the schedule. Shared semi-private charters range from $50 to $65 per person one-way, but have a set schedule. However, you may have to wait for other travelers to land before heading out.

 

TIP: Booking a round-trip fare can save you money.

Getting to the Charter Boat from the Airport
These companies offer airport transfer service between St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport and Anguilla’s Blowing Point Terminal. Our concierge is happy to assist you with arrangements or you can contact the charter companies directly for current pricing, schedules and booking.

 

Who to Contact
Start with our concierge for advice.

Entry
Entry Requirements
A valid passport with at least six months before expiration, as well a return or onward ticket(s) are required for all visitors.

 

Visas
For visa information, please contact the Anguilla Department of Immigration.

 

Customs & Immigration
All persons traveling to and from Anguilla must clear Customs and Immigration at either Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.

If you are arriving by private boat, you must contact and clear Customs and Immigration at Sandy Ground. The facility is open from 8:30 am to Noon and then again from 1 pm to 4 pm.   For communications with the Sandy Ground Customs and Immigration port, please tune into VHF channel 16.

Be sure to bring your passport with you on any day trips to neighboring islands.

For more information contact the Anguilla Department of Customs.

 

Pets & Service Animals
Contact the Anguilla Agricultural Department for information on importation.

 

Tourist Departure Tax
There is a $20 US departure tax per person 12 years and older from Anguilla to St. Martin/St. Maarten and a $5 US departure tax per person 12 years and older from St. Martin/St. Maarten to Anguilla.

For daytrips from Anguilla, the departure tax from Blowing Point is $5 US.

Taxes are subject to change without notice.