You will fly into St Kitts (SKB) and out of St Maarten (SXM). If your flight is delayed or you miss any of your flights and are not able to make it on schedule, please call the vessel. Notify the crew of your updated arrival time should you have that information, and where you may be reached in the meantime. The vessel will not leave port until after the last arrival on Saturday. If you are delayed and do not arrive until Sunday, all is not lost! Simply contact the vessel (1.800.322.3577 (US/Canada) or +1.721.554.5186 (boats’ cell)) and coordinate your pickup with the captain.
The vessel arrives at its final destination port on Friday afternoon at approximately 1:00pm. Passengers spend Friday night and have Saturday breakfast on board. There will be sufficient time to catch a flight out of St. Maarten (SXM) at any time on Saturday. If you have a flight on Saturday afternoon, you are welcome to leave your luggage on board the boat until it is time to go to the airport. There is a departure tax, payable in cash, upon leaving on a flight from St. Maarten.
Check your carrier's baggage allowances. You are encouraged to use soft-sided luggage that will store under your bed to lessen the space that is taken in your room. Packing for a liveaboard trip is much easier than packing for a land-based vacation. The climate doesn’t require much more than shorts, T-shirts, and swimsuits (you may consider slacks, dress shorts or sundresses for dinner ashore, though all restaurants are “casual”). Soft luggage is recommended as it takes up very little space when empty. Sun screens, sunglasses, a visor or hat is recommended. In case of rough weather or if you have a tendency towards seasickness, come prepared with motion sickness medications or Transderm patches from your doctor. If you have favorite CD’s, IPod playlist or DVD’s, feel free to bring them. All linens (including sheets, comforters, bath towels, hand towels, dive towels, and wash cloths) are provided on board. If possible, pack your regulator, dive computer, mask, a swimsuit, change of clothes, necessary medications and toiletries in your carry-on bag. Having these few items with you will make an unexpected luggage delay far more bearable.
Transfers are not included in the package. You will be met at the airport by a driver; the price is currently US$20-$30 per person each way, depending on the size of your group. If by chance you miss the driver, simply catch a taxi to Port Zante (St. Kitts) - the vessel will be waiting there.
Please note that a passport is required of all visitors arriving in St. Maarten or St. Kitts. Please verify passport expiration date requirements for each island if your passport will expire within 6 months of your boarding date. A paper copy of your valid return or onward airline ticket is also required.