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Entering Saba – One Wait You Won’t Hate to Make

Entering Saba – One Wait You Won’t Hate to Make

It’s not the sexiest travel photo I’ve ever snapped, but it’s one that will likely stir emotions in me for the rest of my days.

If you’ve ever come ashore at Fort Bay Terminal, perhaps you feel the same.

I could hardly contain my excitement standing here a few months ago, mere steps from my first-ever Saba experience. Like everyone else who arrives in this most uncommon corner of the Dutch Caribbean by boat, I had to wait in a decent-sized line that stretched outside the Harbour Office and back down the dock.

Waiting inside were some very friendly customs and immigration officials, the lot of them seemingly giddy at our arrival. In the line, a collection of equally giddy locals and adventurers eager to make their way up to The Bottom, or down to the scuba treasures beneath Saba’s waves.

I generally loathe waiting in lines… ANY kind of lines.

This one, though, seemed more like a party. Even amid some serious heat and intermittent rain the mood never changed, the smiles never waned.

You could feel it – everyone just wanted to be there; felt special to be there at the veritable pearly gates to the heaven on earth that is Saba.

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  • Michael Robinette

    Half the excitement of arriving in Saba is flying into

    Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport. Both the landing and takeoff from there is pure excitement.

  • Raymond S. Simmons

    Comes to show you how much fun you can still have in a line, when your expectations are high for the fun to become! Get to meet the locals. Ask for information on what to do to make the most of your time on this unique island. You won’t regret it. Come back next time for more adventures and also experience the trip via air. You can always fly in and take the boat back!