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Getting there & away



There are two ferries that run visitors between Sint Maarten and Saba. The Dawn II (416-3671; info@sabactransport.com; adult/child one way US$35/18, round-trip US$60/30) travels on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving Saba at 6:30am and from Dock Maarten in Philipsburg at 5pm. The Edge (545-2640; adult/child one way US$45/23, round-trip US$65/33) leaves Pelican Marina in Simpson Bay at 9am Wednesday to Sunday, arriving in Saba at about 10:30am. It departs Saba at 3:30pm, arriving at Pelican Marina at 5pm. It’s worth double-checking the schedule as times may change.

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Entering the destination

Entering saba

Valid passports are required by all visitors.

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Landing at Saba’s Juancho E Yrausquin Airport (SAB; 416-2255; Flat Point) is the second-most thrilling activity undertaken on Saba. The first is taking off – the runway doesn’t end with a comfy grassy meadow or even a fence, but at a sheer cliff. Don’t worry, though: your pilot must pass a test every month to be able to fly into Saba.

Currently, the only airline flying into Saba is Winair (416-2255; www.fly-winair.com). It has five 15-minute flights a day to/from St-Martin/Sint Maarten, as well as a daily flight to/from Sint Eustatius.

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