Whether you live in the Caribbean or are visiting our beautiful islands from far away, the rich history of the island of Saba is not to be missed – and it’s now easy to reach with the luxurious Makana ferry service.
Saba is a dormant volcano in the Dutch West Indies that dates all the way back to the Pleistocene Epoch (the Ice Age) which occurred over a million years ago. The volcano itself has not erupted for approximately 5000 years, although traces of lava still exist on Saba.
During the period of 1640-1816, the island went through a turbulent period when Spain, Holland, France and Great Britain fought to conquer it – not to mention the infamous pirates that joined the fight for the rights to the island. The Dutch eventually took control.
In 2010, the Netherlands Antilles was eliminated, but the Dutch Caribbean islands still remain under the rule of Holland to this day.
Explore the allure of Saba aboard the luxurious Makana ferry, offering trips to and from Saba, Statia and St. Maarten. To book your online tickets, visit Makanaferryservice.com.