Saba Sea & Learn
Saba Sea & Learn Press Release:
Edge to Connect Saba to Statia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten
The Bottom, Saba – Commissioner of Tourism Bruce Zagers and Aquamania Adventures are happy to share the news that an agreement has been made for Aquamania Adventures to begin ferry services operated out of Saba. The agreement is for the provision of a ferry service between Saba and 3 other islands, on 5 days a week. This agreement would not be possible without the cooperation and assistance of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands.
Starting on Thursday, October 5th 2017, the Edge will be running a 3 times weekly ferry service between Saba, Statia and St. Kitts, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Edge will depart Saba at 7:30am and arrive in St. Kitts at 10:45am at the Zante Port, with a stop in Statia, at 8:45am on the way. It will then depart from St. Kitts at 3:30pm for the return trip to Saba, also stopping in Statia. The stops in Statia will be based on necessity when there are passengers to disembark or reservations for persons to be picked up. In addition to this, there will be a twice weekly service between Saba and St. Maarten. The Edge will depart Saba on Mondays at 8:15am and will return on Wednesdays, departing St. Maarten at 3pm from the Simpson Bay dock of Aquamania Advenutres. It will also make a day trip on Fridays departing Saba at 8:15am and St. Maarten at 3:30pm for the return trip.
Commissioner Zagers was very pleased with the finalization of this agreement. He stated, “Connectivity is important for Saba, as isolation can be a detriment to a small island’s economy. This ferry service provides the opportunity for visitors and locals alike to travel between the islands, which creates the possibility for our tourism industry to survive during a difficult period. Already there are visitors who hope to visit during Saba’s annual event of Sea & Learn. This service will ensure that this can happen and opens the gateway for more visitors to come.” The Commissioner concluded by thanking the Ministry of Economic Affairs for their support. “Without the cooperation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs this new ferry service would not have been realistic and not possible. The Ministry understood the importance and quickly made the necessary arrangements to make it happen.”
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