Getting to Anguilla

Anguilla is located in the Eastern Caribbean, (18º North Latitude and 63º West Longitude) just one-hour east of Puerto Rico and seven minutes north of Dutch St. Maarten by air; and just under 30 minutes north from French St. Martin or Dutch St. Maarten by ferry. There are a number of options available for getting to Anguilla. Visitors can fly directly into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport from Puerto Rico via Seaborne Airlines (which had code sharing arrangements with several international airlines) or opt to fly directly to St. Maarten for easy ferry or air transfer to Anguilla.

TRANSFERRING FROM ST. MAARTEN TO ANGUILLA

There are several options for transfers to Anguilla from Princess Juliana Airport in Dutch St. Maarten.

By Sea From Dutch St Maarten - Sea Shuttle Service:

A scheduled Sea Shuttle service enables guests to take a shared motor launch from the lagoon near Juliana Airport to Blowing Point Ferry Port in Anguilla without the high price of a private motor launch. The Sea Shuttle will meet main flights from the US and Europe that arrive in the afternoon. There is also a Sea Shuttle available to take guests to St. Maarten to catch their planes.

Here are some options:

Calypso Charters – www.calypsochartersanguilla.com
GB Express – www.anguillaferryandcharter.com
Funtime – www.funtime-charters.com
Gotcha – www.rentalboatcharters.com or www.gotcha-garfields-sea-tours-anguilla.com

Private Boat Charter /Motor Launch:

A 25-minute boat ride departs from the nearby lagoon at Princess Juliana Airport and disembarks at the Blowing Point Ferry Port in Anguilla. Guests must first clear Immigration and Customs in St. Maarten and then proceed to Anguilla. Maximum 12 persons per private charter.

Here are some options:

Calypso Charters – www.calypsochartersanguilla.com
Funtime – www.funtime-charters.com
Gotcha – www.rentalboatcharters.com or www.gotcha-garfields-sea-tours-anguilla.com

The lagoon dock in St. Maarten opens at 8:30am and closes at 6:00pm daily. Due to Dutch regulations in St. Maarten the private boats cannot operate beyond 6pm. After 6pm guests are required to take the 7:00pm ferry from Marigot (French St. Martin) to Anguilla.

By Sea From French St. Martin

Public Ferry to and from St. Martin: The first ferry departs (Blowing Point Ferry Port) Anguilla at 7:30am and (Marigot) St. Martin at 8:15am daily, with boats departing each port at 45 minute intervals. THE LAST FERRY DEPARTS ST. MARTIN AT 7:00PM. Passengers taking the ferry must have their names on the manifest 15 minutes prior to departure. NO ADVANCE RESERVATIONS. The Ferry crossing is approximately 30 minutes between both Islands.

By Air From Dutch St Maarten

Private charters can also be arranged with:

Anguilla Air Services - www.anguillaairservices.com
Trans Anguilla Airways – www.transanguilla.com

Anguilla FAQ’s

Where is Anguilla?

Anguilla, the most northerly of the Leeward Islands is just 16 miles long and three miles wide. Miles of pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters surround this Caribbean paradise. The reef system provides excellent diving and snorkeling. The impressive number of shipwrecks has earned Anguilla the reputation of the “Wreck Dive Capital of the Caribbean”.

Dining in Anguilla

Known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, Anguilla has over 100 + restaurants from Beachside bistros to roadside BBQs to fine dining with a delectable variety of cuisines. Some of these are: Anguillian, Caribbean, Mexican, French, Italian, Pan-Asian, Japanese, American and Eclectic.

Anguilla Beaches

Anguilla has over 33 pristine white beaches with crystal clear waters.

Anguilla Temperature

80°F monthly mean temperature, water temperatures generally range between 70°F and 85°F.

Payment Methods
Most major credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted | MasterCard | Visa | Amex |

Currency

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the basic currency, and the United States Dollar is widely accepted throughout Anguilla.

ATM’s Currency Dispensed

ATMs island-wide dispense both XCD and USD. ATMs accept Visa, MasterCard, and Cirrus.

Driving in Anguilla

Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, and a local driver’s license is required which is provided by your local vehicle rental agent. See Driving in Anguilla Guide

Nearest International Airport

The nearest international gateways are St. Maarten/Martin (7 minute flight), San Juan, Puerto Rico and Antigua (1 hour flight).

Departure Taxes

A US $20 departure tax applies to all tourists departing from Anguilla, whether by plane or ferry. There is no charge for children under twelve years old. The departure tax for day trips to surrounding islands is US $8 for trips through Blowing Point Ferry Terminal.

Traveling Documents

A passport is required when traveling to Anguilla. Some territories may require a visa.

Voltage

Standard voltage in Anguilla is 110v.

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