November 24, 2021
Makana ferry service to Saba, Statia starts December 1st
The new Makana ferry service starts on December 1st, with the inaugural run to Saba and St. Eustatius scheduled for this Sunday, November 28th, 2021.
The ferry service between St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba will be carried out by the company Blues and Blues Ltd from Anguilla with a comfortable high-speed 72-foot catamaran adjusted to a 149-seat capacity. The operation will begin on December 1st, with an adjusted schedule during the first few days due to the Saba Day festivities. On December 3rd, Saba Day, people from St. Eustatius have the possibility to come to Saba on a day trip. As of Sunday December 5th, the regular schedule will begin.
Later in December, the online booking platform will be launched. Booking via the agents will remain possible. The ferry service to St. Kitts will be added as soon as COVID-19 restrictions enable this connectivity. During this time additional connectivity will be added to St. Maarten.
For bookings please contact the following Agents:
Saba C-Transport, N.V.
📲 +599-416-2299 WhatsApp
Contact Agent : Jaime Buchanan
Basket Whelk Shell Dr. #2 C 1.1.
Hope Estate, Sint Maarten
Backstreet #140, Philipsburg
Cell: +1(721) 553-3670/ 554-8372
Tel.: +1(721) 543-8915
Contact Agent : Cleveland Codrington
Passion Fruit Road 19a
Tel: +599 318 0081
Contact Agent: Makeba Mitchell
Please note that EHAS Pre-Approved Entry forms are mandatory for all travel.
For over 30 years Blues & Blues Ltd has provided ferry services between Anguilla and St. Maarten, and cargo shipping services between Anguilla, St. Maarten, Saba, Statia, and St. Kitts. The company and its affiliates understand the importance of maritime connectivity for the overall development of island nations and look forward to championing these new routes which will serve to improve regional tourism by increasing access to Saba and Statia.
Dwayne Hodge of Anguilla will be the captain of the Makana Ferry. Mr. Hodge has over 27 years of experience in the maritime industry, serving as Captain of the Tee-zech Ferry from 2000-2008, Harbour Master for the Anguilla Air & Sea Port Authority from 2008-2015, and Captain of the Niki V Ferry from 2015 to 2020.
Makana will be providing maritime connectivity for the islands of Saba, Statia, St Maarten and St. Kitts.
Sabans and Statians are encouraged to apply for positions as First Mates, Second Mates, and Deckhands
Service to commence December 1st 2021. Later in December, the online booking platform will be launched. Booking via the agents will remain possible. The ferry service to St. Kitts will be added as soon as COVID-19 restrictions enable this connectivity.
Sabans and Statians are encouraged to apply for positions as First Mates, Second Mates, and Engineer.