Getting to Saba is now easier than ever...
March 31, 2021:
Saba is opening its borders to vaccinated tourists on May 1, 2021. Be certain to confirm your St. Maarten to Saba connection BEFORE booking your airfare in to SXM. Winair will continue to add to its schedule as demand increases. The Edge ferry will soon release its schedule.
Saba is the smallest island in the Dutch Caribbean, located at 17.63 and 63.23. You can get to Saba on a flight or by ferry but only via the island of St. Maarten (SXM, Princess Juliana Airport), 28 miles from Saba. SXM is a major hub with flights form the US and Europe. Daily air travel to and from St. Maarten is offered by American, Delta, United, Spirit, Jet Blue, Air France, KLM, COPA, and more.
Saba by air:
Saba by Air: 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 3-5 conveniently scheduled connecting flights to and from St. Maarten each day. The last flight each day is just before dark (there are no lights at the Saba airport) so be sure to book your major carrier flight that lands on SXM before 3 p.m. You can easily book your own Winair flight: fly-winair.sx to look at scheduling options and direct e-ticketing.
Saba by sea:
Known as "The Saba Ferry", The Dawn II is one of two ferries servicing Saba and St. Maarten. The Dawn II travels on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (see their website for additional charter dates). If flights are full or you must carry additional luggage or just prefer to go by boat rather than plane, the Dawn II’s schedule works to depart Saba early (to catch an international flight) and arrive Saba late (flying in to SXM on an international flight) and is about half the price of flying. Dawn II leaves Saba at 7:00 a.m. to travel to St. Maarten. Dawn II departs St. Maarten from Dock Martin (near Chesterfield's/Great Bay Marina) at 4:30 p.m. so that you're on Saba by 6:00 p.m. Check their website for the most up-to-date schedules or simply contact their office
Sea Saba is now the Saba agent for The Edge ferry!
Make your reservations in advance with us: email or call and we can set up the ferry, diving, guided hikes, taxi tours and more! Aqua Mania owns The Edge and is the provider of water sports activities on Dutch St. Maarten. The Edge is the most economical option if you are 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. Wednesday, Friday and Sundays. The Edge departs Simpson Bay's Pelican Marina at 9:00 AM (you must arrive by 8:15 a.m. for paperwork) 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 p.m.
Dawn II Agent:
Saba C Transport
Telephone: USA/Canada Direct (607) 8-GO-SABA
From the US and Canada dial 011
From elsewhere dial 00
The Edge Travel Agent:
Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center
Lambert Hassell Road #10
All inclusive one day excursions are now easier than ever!
The discounted price of $260 includes the Edge ferry, port fees, 2 dives, rental equipment, Saba Marine Park fees and a packed lunch (new healthy options!) from Tropics Cafe. Contact us for more information about one day trips and reservations. A bit of pre-planning assures your special dive day on Saba goes smoothly.
From your own boat...please see the Ahoy Yachties page of this site for full information.
Considering a two-island trip?
After being on Saba for 25+ years, Sea Saba has developed relationships with dive operators on our neighboring islands. So whether the focus of your trip is Saba or one of the islands in our region, we will be pleased to work with you to set up a multi-island trip or just provide our recommendations. Click here to learn more about our neighbors.
a passport is required to enter St. Maarten and Saba, even for a one-day trip. Not a U.S. or Canadian citizen or EU passport holder? Click here for rules to enter the Netherlands Antilles. Divers, don't forget your certification card or other means of proof of certification. No exceptions!
Travel all booked and nowhere to stay?
Still haven't decided where to rest your head when you arrive?
No worries! Sea Saba has you covered with an extensive list of all your accommodation choices on Saba island!