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L'Expresse Des Iles Ferry

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Address: Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Trying and unhelpful administration, good ferries

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
bebsaurus_13
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Paris, France
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Scotland/Manhattan
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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 30 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Arriving via cruise on a Sunday, we were not prepared for most places to be closed. We decided to look into the ferry after a recommendation from the tourist bureau people at the port. It was a fun ride over. We ventured over to the beach but chose not to pay the amount to remain on the resort and ventured... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The ferry goes between st lucia, Martinique, dominica and guadelupe, and offers much better value than LIAT, being almost 1/2 price of average flights. The ferry is small, and on a windy day can give you a bit of stomach sensation, so - it may be good to have some sea sickness pills, just in case. you can buy duty... More 

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