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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

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
CrisPini40
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Vancouver
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Germantown, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We caught this ferry when we exited our cruise ship, it was to the right. There are about 3 or 4 stops for the ferry depending on the order it goes. First stop, it looked to be more of a town with a little beach. Next stop, it was several restaurants and a longer strip of beach. We got off... More 

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Praia, Cape Verde
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

First of all, Express des Iles has one of the world's worst websites. It is supposedly in French and English, but the latter is not equally represented. If you wish to book, you have to do it in French. I booked a round-trip ticket from Castries, St. Lucia to Roseau, Dominica because that was seemingly my only option. There were... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This was probably the worst experience of our five week Caribbean trip and I would certainly never travel with this agency again. First of all their website is a complete disaster. One of the most user unfriendly sites I've ever dealt with and very difficult to book on. The loading process in Martinique is chaotic to put it mildly. If... More 

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