Saba Island is one of the Duch isles in Caribbean Sea (Lesser Antilles group) - together with Sint Maarten (Saint Martin) and Sint Eustatius. The other "Dutch Antilles" islands are in the Leeward Antilles - the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao).
Saba Island is the smallest (total area 13 km2 / 5 ml2) overseas territory of the Netherlands (aka Holland). It has a total population of around 2,000. On the island there is an active volcano (named Mt Scenery), which is also the Kingdom of the Netherlands' highest point - approx 890 m (2910 ft). Mt Scenery is a potentially active (dangerous) volcano. Its last eruption was around 1640.
The Bottom (aka Botte) is island's capital and largest town (population around 500). The Bottom is also the first stop from Fort Bay towards the rest of the island. Hell's Gate features the Holy Rosary Church (built 1962) and a community center where tourists can buy the famous Saba Lace (hand-made needlecraft) and Saba Spice (locally produced spiced rum). From here starts the "Crispin Trail" (shore excursion) that takes approx 2 hours and features stunning views of the coastline and the Diamond Rock formation. Hell's Gate also has the island's airport - the world's smallest commercial one.
Saba Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Saba Island dock (anchor) at Fort Bay (near The Bottom - Saba's capital) located on the southwestern coast.
Port Saba Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Saba Island, Dutch Antilles. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|30 November, 2021|
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