Escape the heat this summer and discover the enchanting Saba with Edge Ferry!

Escape the heat this summer and discover the enchanting Saba with Edge Ferry!

Tucked away in the pristine Caribbean, Saba, which is one of our closest neighbours, is a hidden gem that offers a tranquil oasis away from the scorching summer temperatures. With its lush green landscapes, dramatic volcanic peaks, and breath-taking vistas, Saba is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Hop aboard Edge Ferry, the longest running ferry service to Saba, an island that exudes charm and marvels with untouched beauty. Explore the winding trails of Mount Scenery, home to the highest point in the Netherlands. Immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world as you dive or snorkel along Saba’s pristine coral reefs, teeming with colourful marine life.

Experience the warm hospitality of the Saban people as you wander through the picturesque villages, known for their charming architecture and friendly locals. Indulge in delicious Caribbean cuisine at cosy restaurants and cafes, savouring the flavours of fresh seafood and locally grown produce.

Saba has a rich history and dynamic art scene worth exploring when touring the island. The Sacred Heart Church has stunning murals and is located in The Bottom, the capital of Saba. In Windwardside, you will find several art shops for beautiful, locally made, handcrafted jewellery and artwork. If you are feeling creative yourself, then make sure you check out the art workshops hosted at Juliana’s, or stop for demonstrations and glassmaking workshops by Jobean Glass Art, whose stunning glasswork is available for purchase and makes for great gifts for yourself and your loved ones!

You can easily explore Saba in a day, especially if you book your island tour with Garvis through Aqua Mania. He knows the history of the island, the go-to places and must-sees, as well as everyone who lives on the island. His air-conditioned minibus can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably.

Whether you seek adventure or tranquillity, Saba has something for everyone. Hike the famous staircase to the clouds, traverse the rugged terrain on a guided tour, explore the wondrous underwater world, or simply bask in the serenity of the elfin rainforest. Every corner of this idyllic island holds a unique surprise waiting to be discovered.

As Saba is part of the Dutch Kingdom, you will find the Dutch influences as you explore the island. The Dutch Bakery “Bizzy Bee” sells delicious Dutch snacks and high-quality breads, in addition to a large spread of other home-baked and tasty treats. There is also a windmill house for sale, in case you fall in love with Saba and never want to leave again, or want to make the island your regular summer escape.

Don’t let the summer heat wear you down. Escape to Saba with Edge Ferry and create memories that will last a lifetime. Edge Ferry runs on Tuesdays and Fridays and departs from the Police Dock in Simpson Bay. Reservations are advised to secure a seat. For bookings and more information, call +1 (721) 544-2640 or +1 (721) 544-2631.

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