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L'Expresse Des Iles Ferry

Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Four journeys went fine for us

Reading all the negative reviews I was a bit concerned as to what we'd let ourselves in for. In... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rebecca L
London, United Kingdom
Don't Expect Much...This Ferry is Point A to B

As with every vacation I plan, I spend hours doing research to make sure I have most of the... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Average25%
  • Poor15%
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Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading all the negative reviews I was a bit concerned as to what we'd let ourselves in for. In reality, we took four ferries (FDF-DOM, DOM-PTP and PTP-Marie-Galante return trip) and all left on time, without issue, without chaos at any check-in, boarding or disembarking...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

As with every vacation I plan, I spend hours doing research to make sure I have most of the important info before I embark on my trip. And this ferry was definitely a learning experience. Here's my advice, which I hope helps to make it...More

1  Thank RRS013
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank Christina H
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank 304tonib
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...More

1  Thank Kenro112
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...More

Thank CrisPini40
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...More

1  Thank keith.chilvers
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Rowanrobin
Reviewed 30 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,...More

Thank bebsaurus_13
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Kathy L
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Would the best option be to attempt to purchase tickets over the phone, on-line, or in person? I am an American and the website isnt the clearest to me either, thanks
13 February 2017|
Response from CrisPini40 | Reviewed this property |
We did buy online and it worked on second attempt. You can also easily buy in person at the ferry terminal itself (at least in Fort de France and Castries this is the case)