Why Sea Saba?
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is located at 17.63 N 63.23 W
By air or
by sea, there are more ways to get to Saba than ever...
Once you have made your plans to
get to Saba, don't miss the Travel Tips
page of our website for more helpful information.
Located 28 miles southwest of St. Maarten, Saba is reached by a short 12
minute flight on Windward Island Airways. Winair
(airline code WM) provides 5 conveniently
scheduled connecting flights to and from St. Maarten each day. You can now e-ticket your Winair flight. Go to
Winair's revamped website: http://www.fly-winair.com
to look at scheduling options and direct e-ticketing. Daily air
travel to and from St. Maarten is offered by American, Delta, Continental, US
Airways, United, Spirit, Jet Blue, Air France, and KLM. July
2008 Special Note: ETicketing now requires that you
contact Winair via fax or email with a copy of your passport, both sides
of your credit card--see their website for more specific information to
be sure your ticket is not cancelled due to your non-compliance.
If you are not comfortable with this, check with
one of our recommended tour operators to
book your entire trip or
Caribbean Travel to book your tickets specifically. Another
option is to use Island Communications Services right on Saba.
Contact Lynn so that we can refer
you to this company for easy ticketing without the special
Jauncho Yrausquin Airport, located
at Flat Point on Saba, boasts one of the world's shortest commercial runways at
around 1300 feet (400 meters). One of the highlights of your Saban
adventure is sure to be the hair-raising landing and takeoff aboard the
Dehavilland Twin Otter STOL
aircraft that provide air service to Saba. Not to worry though... Saba
and Winair are celebrating nearly 50 years of accident-free flight service to
the Price of a Winair ticket?
Winair fares can vary dramatically
depending on where and how you book. We suggest you first look at
booking the Saba portion of your trip with whomever is ticketing your
flight in to St. Maarten. This should be the most economical form of
ticketing and depending upon the carrier, can translate to no excess
baggage and "in transit" treatment at the St. Maarten airport. Winair is now in alliance with USAir,
Air France and KLM so ticketing is
easier, at least in theory. Travelocity and other bulk wholesaler's
prices can now be as high as $180 due to surcharges, mailing costs,
etc. If you are traveling "on mileage" and therefore
unable to ticket through to Saba, we are finding best fares found by
booking on-line with Winair and e-ticketing directly from their website. Be sure to provide all travelers names as
stated on their passports, exact itinerary for your 'bigger flight' in and
out of St. Maarten, and your desired travel time to Saba.
For all those e-Travelers who book their travel via online services such as
Travelocity.com, Orbitz, etc. Saba's airport code is SAB whereas St. Maarten's Princess
Juliana Airport has an airport code of SXM. Take advantage of
and Fare Search Options where you can locate the best fare, 9 best
itineraries or search by schedule depending on your preference. At the
same time, some airlines now allow you to book your complete roundtrip to
Saba directly online and your tickets are mailed to you in a few short
days. We've included both Saba's and St.
Maarten's airport codes since some online services don't recognize SAB. You'll sometimes find lower fares by breaking your trip into a seperate SXM-SAB roundtrip segment. For example, assume you're
coming to Saba from Newark, NJ (EWR). Search for seperate EWR-SXM
and SXM-SAB roundtrips rather than a single EWR-SAB
You might be surprised by the results and be able to spend more of your
dollars on Saba rather than in the air. So, shop smart!
what do you say? You're virtually here!
Click on the airplane below, book it now and take off for Saba!
Even in this internet age, you may
find you are
more comfortable and less frustrated to take the traditional approach by booking a travel agent
or wholesaler. As there are few commissions to be made for
air travel, you will probably find many companies are not willing to
book just your air travel but be confident to know you will not pay a
higher price with our recommended tour operators. In some cases,
you may find these travel agents and tour operators still can find you
considerable airfare savings between $100-$200 per person. It pays to shop around and
by shopping smart, we're
sure you'll find the best airfare whether it's through Travelocity,
Expedia or a dive travel
We'd just like to see you on Saba
whichever route you choose in booking. We feel it's our
responsibility to provide you with all of the available options since
over the years we've found our best customers are those who make an
For seafarers, for many years only The Edge
consistently provided ferry services
from St. Maarten to Saba. Since January 2006, Dawn II now
gives Saba residents and visitors an alternative to using Winair.
Saba's Medical School has doubled enrollment. The increase of students
increased tourism means it is often times difficult to get a flight.
Craig Buchanan once worked as an instructor/boat captain for Sea Saba.
His father, Dr. Jack--one of two island doctors, returned to Saba a few
years ago. Craig has now returned with his wife and two children and
C-Transport, the owners of Dawn II, a 65' vessel.
Intended as a regular ferry and also available for private charter.
Dawn II leaves Saba at 7:00 a.m. to go to
St. Maarten. Dawn II departs St. Maarten from
(Great Bay Marina) at 5:00 p.m. so that you're on Saba by 7:00 p.m. Check out the website for
most up-to-date schedules or simply contact the owners directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mania (at Pelican Resort) is the owner of The Edge and the
provider of water sports activities on Dutch St. Maarten. The
Edge is still the most economical option for those persons staying
on St. Maarten and looking to come to Saba for the day and return back
to SXM the same day--or to come to Saba for a few days as an add-on to
your St. Maarten trip. Make your
reservations in advance with Debby or stop by when in St. Maarten.
The Edge comes to Saba, Wednesday through
Sunday. Although the ferry schedules generally don't allow
for same day air travel connections, some visitors opt for this mode of
transportation with overnight layovers in St. Maarten. At the same time,
many visitors to St. Maarten find this to be the perfect full day outing
that provides them with a glimpse of the Caribbean as it used to be and
still is on Saba! The Edge departs Simpson
Bay's Pelican Marina at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
(only Wed, Fri and Sun in slower summer months--late August through
October) arriving in Fort Bay, Saba at approximately 10:30 a.m. The
return trip from Saba is at 3:30 p.m. and arrives in St. Maarten at 5:00
The Voyager (from Marigot,
French side St. Martin) seems to have ceased service to Saba (as of
us for more information about one day trips and reservations. A bit
of pre-planning assures your special dive day on Saba goes
Forget...as of January 2006, a passport is required to enter the Netherlands Antilles, even for a one-day
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to enter the Netherlands Antilles
Divers, don't forget your Certification Card!
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