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Dominica Waterways

In coastal areas, maritime transport is available for international maritime transportation of passengers, break bulk cargo and container shipping provided by fishing vessels, freight barges and ferries. The rivers of Dominica are not used for cargo or passenger transportation. 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List  

Company Information 

L’Express des Iles is the only inter-island fast ferry company that connects Dominica with the islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, and St. Lucia. 

For more information on waterway company contact details, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List 

Passenger Carrying Capacity
 L'Express des Iles

Number of Passenger Vessels
< 20 Passengers

N/A

Number of Passenger Vessels
< 50 Passengers

N/A

Number of Passenger Vessels
< 100 Passengers

N/A

Number of Passenger Vessels
> 100 Passengers

2

Passenger Carrying Capacity

L’Express des Iles

Boats

Number of Boats

2

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity (MT / m3)

63 MT

 

For more information please see the following documents:

Travel Time Matrix 

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports on Ferry (h’min”)

 

Roseau, Dominica

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadalupe

Fort de France, Martinique

Castries, Sainte Lucia

Roseau, Dominica

 

2’30”

2’30”

4’30”

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadalupe

2’30”

 

4’45”

6’45”

Fort de France, Martinique

2’30”

4’45”

 

1’30”

Castries, Sainte Lucia

4’30”

6’45”

1’30”

 


Key Routes 

 

Key Route Information

Domestic / International

 

From: Dominica

To: Guadalupe

From: Dominica

To: Martinique

From:

To: Saint Lucia

Total Distance (km)

113

97

154

Seasonal Effects

No

No

No

Regular Traffic

Passenger / Cargo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Companies Operating

Along the Route

L’Express des Iles

L’Express des Iles

L’Express des Iles

Security Concerns

No

No

No

Main Ports

Yes

Yes

Yes


Port Information

Key Port Information

 

 

Ferry Terminal

Roseau Port

Location

Roseau

Roseau

Berth

160 ft / 49 m

263 ft / 80 m

Contact Information

H.V Whitchurch & Co Ltd.

HP.O. Box 771

Roseau

1-767-255 1125/255 1127

shipping@whitchurch.com

DASPA

Woodbridge Bay Port P.O. Box 243 Roseau

 (767) 448-4431

 (767) 448-6131

 daspa@cwdom.dm

Connections with Other

Transport Means

Road

Road

Storage Capacity (m2 and m3)

14 m2 (temporary storage)

No

Handling Equipment

No

No

Customs Clearance Available

Yes

No

Other Comments

Initially constructed in 1995 and refurbished in 2007, it is conveniently located in the Capital of Dominica with small port facilities for passengers.

Cruise ships dock at a dedicated pier ("Roseau Cruise Ship Berth") located near the downtown.

 

 

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