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Postby candeesb » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:09 am

Rumor has it that the Rapid Explorer will start again as of Feb 11, 2008 from Chesterfield Marina in Philipsburg to Gustavia. Someone from Premium IV, a destination management company in St Barth, checked with the Port Authority and they confirmed. The Rapid Explorer is a high-speed catamaran with airline-type seats and air-conditioning. The trip from St Maarten to Gustavia takes about 45 minutes. The Rapid Explorer stopped operations about a year or a year and a half ago do to engine problems. Having them in service again will be a welcome relief to the only other ferry, The Voyager, which takes 90 minutes from Marigot, St Martin and is infamous for its rough journey.
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Postby Caribbean traveller » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:08 pm

Everybody will understand that the message came than Rapid Explorer company... That's right that Rapid Explorer try to start again in 2008 but they stopped 4 months after (bankruptcy)for the second time. Concerning the Voyager ferries, they started in 1995 and they never stopped. For information, the 2 high speed ferries take only 40 minutes from St Martin Oyster Pond to St Barths...
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