Ferry - Martinique to Guadeloupe
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 5, 2012 2:54 PM Last Post By: mgtraveler
Jul 26, 2012 1:12 PM
Anyone got some up-to-date phone numbers that work (from Europe - not France)?
If anyone has travelled recently with them, is a reservation necessary? Could a foot passenger simply buy a ticket and board the boat?
Jul 26, 2012 2:37 PM
1Yes, they are still in service but they don't seem to answer their phones or email in my experiences with L'Express. You can show up and get a ticket ... you don't need an advance reservation. Allow a little bit of time to stand in line and get a ticket though -- don't show up at the last minute because you'll need a ticket to board and the lines can sometimes be a little slow and long. Maybe arrive 45 minutes to an hour early or, if it's not inconvenient, you might want to drop by the ticket office once you arrive on the island and confirm times etc. and buy your ticket a day or two in advance, although it's not essential.
Jul 27, 2012 8:17 AM
Oct 5, 2012 1:08 PM
3Hi mgtraveler, hope you catch this.
On checking the L'Express timetable I see that the times have changed. I also see that their timetable shows the departure from Martinique as St Pierre. Do you know if the ferry definitely departs from Fort de France? I have no idea whether St Pierre even has a big enough jetty! So just checking - don't want to head to the wrong place.
Oct 5, 2012 2:54 PM
4That's very interesting. I didn't know they used St. Pierre although it wouldn't be a problem docking the ferry there. I've only used the FDF port. Are you going to be in Martinique a few days before you catch the ferry? If so, you could stop by the ferry office in FDF or St Pierre to confirm. You'll should visit both places in your sightseeing. I, and others, have never had good luck calling or emailing the ferry office (admittedly, I've only tried it a couple of times though). Let us know how that St. Pierre thing works out.
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