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Inter-island ferry

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Inter-island ferry


My simple question is: do tickets need to be purchased in advance to travel on Xpress des Îles between Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Dominica and Martinique? Will there be space if we purchase a week ahead?

My more complicated question, and the reason I'm asking is I don't want to purchase until I know the most economical solution...

1. I am travelling going to Marie-Galante from Guadeloupe and wanted to ferry into one port on MG and out another (due to schedule). Can I do this on a return ticket.

2. I am travelling Guadeloupe > Dominica > Martinique and wanted to buy a one way with stop over in Dominica. Can I?

Their site is not clear and you can't purchase tickets online! I've sent 2 emails with no response.


Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Inter-island ferry

Hi there,

0] No price difference and almost always seats available, so I'd wait until there.

1] Seems two separate one-ways.

2] Price of two separate one-way tickets is almost the same as a one-way PTP-FDF, so even if it's not allowed I would just go for separate tickets.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Inter-island ferry

I'm back from my trip so can shed some light in case someone else needs the info.

1. Marie Galante in one port, out another is OK as a return ticket.

2. No stopover was allowed, we bought 2 one way tickets.

Also, the line ups to buy tickets at Pointe à Pitre are long! It took me over an hour to get service.

3. Re: Inter-island ferry

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