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L'Expresse Des Iles Ferry

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Address: Fort-de-France, Martinique
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nice way of travelling between Martinique and St. Lucia

It was not that easy to book online whilst being in Martinique.Maybe it was just a slow connection though... We needed two attempts. If you only have the receipt of the... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
CrisPini40
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

As other reviewers have expressed, this ferry is not for those who are organizational minded. The website is a disaster. Very difficult to navigate, also there are additional options, not covered on the website. I was turned off by the website so had a local friend get me a ticket instead. Turns out it was for a different ferry 30... More 

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MD
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Prior to us arriving i was warned that the ferry was never on time. we traveled from fdf to st lucia. Ferry wasnt too late we left about 15 min after the scheduled departure time. Sea was rough, but not like a normal rough, i mean like a really weird and extremely rocky, the boat was about to sink rough.... More 

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Thank 304tonib
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We took L'express Des Iles Ferry from St. Lucia to Martinique and to Dominica and to Guadeloupe. We pre-purchased tickets for the entire trip in the internet. They sent us receipt and instructed us to exchange it to the actual tickets upon our arrival at St. Lucia. The agent in St. Lucia issued tickets for the first portion of the... More 

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Thank Kenro112
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

It was not that easy to book online whilst being in Martinique.Maybe it was just a slow connection though... We needed two attempts. If you only have the receipt of the reservation you need then to print the boarding pass at the ferry terminla. Be aware that you need a return ticket out of St. Lucia when you are coming... More 

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Surrey
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Thanks again for the replies. To be honest we tried several times to get accurate ferry timings from St Lucia to Martinique for this coming Feb- March. The ferry company Cox could never really say exactly weather they would be sailing or not. We had set dates,one week in St Lucia then one week in Martinique,We had made, paid and... More 

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Scotland/Manhattan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were going from Martinique to Dominica, leaving the former at St Pierre. The signage to find the ticket desk was appalling. You have to go into the local covered market on your right and there is a man standing at a desk in the rear right of the space. But he did have our pre-bought tickets ready. On boarding,... More 

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Thank Rowanrobin
Paris, France
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192 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The contrast between trying to get onto the ferry and actually taking the ferry is astounding. We tried booking tickets by email, a process which was significantly longer and harder than it needed to be. Furthermore once the tickets had been booked and paid for, we were given a new port of departure - which was obviously not as convenient... More 

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Thank bebsaurus_13
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

l'Express des Iles runs a ferry service between the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia and Dominica. Earlier this year l'Express des Iles provided me with their complete 2016 schedule, as my daughter and her family of 5 are coming over to Dominica in July for a holiday. Based on the company's schedule of crossings between Guadeloupe and Dominica, I... More 

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Thank Kathy L
Vancouver
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I decided to take this ferry from Guadeloupe to Dominica and return, just for something different. The ride to Dominica (from Gwada) was really bad. The ferry was scheduled to leave at 10:00 am, and I arrived at 8:30, and there was already a line forming to check baggage (yet they did not open until 9:00am). This was Good Friday,... More 

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Has anyone done the Ferry trip from St Lucia to Martinique recently and do you have the prices and also ferry times both ways Thankyou Keith and Mary Chilvers

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