Saba Rum & Lobster Fest

Save the Date: Sunday Nov 5 – Sunday Nov 12, 2023

Saba, the stunning Dutch Caribbean Island known as "The Unspoiled Queen," is a hidden gem full of unexpected experiences, making it the ideal spot for an unforgettable adventure. With its warm Caribbean hospitality, authentic charm, and abundance of outdoor activities, now is the perfect time to plan and discover Saba. Located just 12 minutes by air or a scenic 90-minute ferry ride from St. Maarten, the island offers world-class diving, incredible hiking, and a rich cultural scene. It soars 5,000 feet from the seafloor of which 3,000 feet are visible. With a population of just over 1,800, Saba is comprised of four main villages - The Bottom (Saba's capital), Windwardside, St. John's, and Zion's Hill (a.k.a. "Hell's Gate").

Indulge and be a part of the upcoming festival; taste, music, arts, nature, & island vibes. Enjoy Saba’s spiny lobster and Unspoiled Queen Liqueur rums.
This is a collaboration between different stakeholders within the tourism sector; restaurants, bars, hotels, dive shops, transportation, guides, arts & crafters.


RUM FESTIVAL logo                      Lobster Logo


  • Pre-opening Street Fair
  • Sip & Snack Art Fair
  • Rum & Lobster Fest Weekly Specials
  • Rum & Lobster Jam
  • Lobster Rum Crawl
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Crafty Claws
  • Sunday Sundowner Rum & Lobster Closing Event

To view the full weeks program click here: Rum & Lobster Fest Program

To view the full event booklet, click here: Rum & Lobster Fest Booklet

Participants will receive merchandise when signing up for the various activities. To view, click here: Merchandise Pack

Rum & Lobster Fest Weekly Specials

Dates: November 6 - 12, 2023

Different Lobster and rum-inspired dishes, meals, and beverages by participating bars and restaurants.  Opening event scheduled for November 5, 2023, at Queen's Hotel.

We invite you to savor amazing lobster dishes at the following participating restaurants:

View here: Participating Restaurants

Click to view menus: Restaurant Menus

Rum & Lobster Fest Street Fair

Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2023

The Saba Tourist Office will be partnering with Seductive Secrets to host a street fair before the opening of the Rum & Lobster Fest. Food, entertainment and more. The street fair will also feature a free rum tasting by Unspoiled Queen Rums.

Sip & Mingle

Date: Sunday November 5th, 2023

The opening event for the Rum & Lobster Fest is being hosted by Queens Hotel in Troy Hill. There will be an arts & crafts market, lobster snacks, and rum cocktails. Live performance by Betti V and Connis. Music will also be provided by DJ Kevin Johnson. Transportation from the Tourist Bureau will be provided along with a shuttle service from the Juliana's Sports Field to Queens Hotel.

A $15 package can be purchased and includes entry to Arts Fair, 1 Lobster snack & 1 Rum Cocktail, and free rum Tasters from Unspoiled Queen Rums.

Menu for Sip & Mingle

Please view the menu for the Sip & Mingle event.

Lobster Rum Crawl

Date: Friday November 10th, 2023

Price: $75.00 per person

A fun bar hop for the participants to experience different locations in one evening. The “Rum Crawl” will have 3 groups, maximum 30 persons can participate. The meeting point will be Tropics Cafe followed by a crawl to nine bars and restaurants. Rum crawl includes a special rum cocktail, lobster bites, transportation, lobster fest merchandise pack. Groups will stay at each location for 30/45 minutes and move on to the next location.

Payment for bar crawl can be made at Tropics Cafe prior or on the day of the event. Participants should arrive between 4 - 5 PM, crawl starts at 5:30 PM. The crawl is estimated to finish around 11 PM.

Please see the second slide for the restaurant specials.

Lobster Rum Crawl

Please see the menu with all of the restaurant food & drink specials for the Rum Crawl.

Sunset Cruise

Date: Saturday November 11th, 2023

Price: $50.00 per person

An enjoyable sunset booze cruise with Sea Saba. Participants can sign up to join a relaxing sunset cruise in the waters of Saba and enjoy delicious lobster snacks, beverages, and rum punch by Unspoiled Queen Liquers.

Lobster snacks will be provided by the following restaurants: Ocean Club, Queens Hotel, and Rendezvous.

Payment can be made at Sea Saba Locations and on the day of the cruise at Fort Bay.

Space is limited to 20 passengers.

Treasure Hunt

Date: Sunday November 12th, 2023

Price: $25 per person, with children aged 12 and under enjoying free admission. 12 years and older, the fee is $10.

A fun scavenger hunt at one of Saba’s famous Trails! Activity will include Lobster Fest Merchandise pack, a chance to win fun prizes, transportation, snacks, and drinks. Only 20 participants allowed for activity. Pre-registration can be made at the Tourist Office.

Starting at 9:30 AM at the Trail Shop, join fellow hikers on a fun family friendly hike to the Crispeen trail collecting decorated stones with prizes detailed underneath them.

The treasure hunt will be led by a guide from the Saba Conservation Foundation and transportation will be provided. Participants will learn about the trail and nature of Saba and also look for the decorated stones, that will be scattered along the trail. These can be returned at the end of the hike for prizes.

Participants will end with a mingle at Saba Snack Gourmet with lobster snacks and rum mimosas.

First transport back will be at 12:30 PM.

Rum & Lobster Jam

Date: Friday November 10th, 2023

Rum drinks, lobster specials & DJ Kevin Johnson.

Snacks for purchase:

  • Lobster Rangoon served with Hot Hot Ginger Rum Ketchup
  • Lobster Croquettes served with Passionfruit Scotch Bonnet Rum Sauce
  • Lobster Spring roll served with Passionfruit Scotch Bonnet Rum Soy sauce.
  • Wild Lemon Lobster Dip with Crostinis

Sunday Sundowner Rum & Lobster Closing Event

Date: Sunday November 12th, 2023

The closing event for the Rum & Lobster Fest. The closing event will feature live music by Elry, Kaye, and Johnny. Lobster snacks and Unspoiled Queen Rum Taster.

Snacks for purchase:

  • Lobster Rangoon served with Hot Hot Ginger Rum Ketchup
  • Lobster Croquettes served with Passionfruit Scotch Bonnet Rum Sauce
  • Lobster Spring roll served with Passionfruit Scotch Bonnet Rum Soy sauce.
  • Wild Lemon Lobster Dip with Crostinis

Crafty Claws

During the week, participate in creative workshops by different artists with lobster and/or rum inspired themes. All workshops are $50.00 per person, this also includes materials, food & beverages, transportation, and a goodie bag.

Crafty Claws Workshop Schedule

View the full schedule for all the workshops being offered by the artists for the Rum & Lobster Fest.

November 11: Hideaway Card Making

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The class includes 1 drink, 2 lobster sliders and all materials to create 2 of the cards shown. To secure your seat, payment needs to be made at The Hideaway before November 1st.

To register for the workshop, please contact +599 416 5300.

November 12: Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Rum & Lobster Brunch

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create fun lobster earrings & bracelets by artist Marie de Saba.

How to get to Saba

Travelers can fly to Saba from St. Maarten in less than 12 minutes with Winair or enjoy a scenic 90 - minute ferry ride via the Edge or Makana Ferry. The Makana Ferry also offers service from St. Eustatius and St. Kitts.


Winair offers flights daily to Saba. Visitors also have the option of doing a day trip with the airline. They can travel over to Saba on the first flight of the day (around 7:00 AM) and return to St. Maarten on the last flight (around 5:00 PM).


The Edge Ferry (Under Maintenance)

The Edge offers trips to Saba twice per week, on Tuesdays, and Fridays. Passengers have the option of booking various types of day trip packages. Join the lunch & taxi tour package with a taxi tour around the island, with time for sightseeing, shopping in the town of Windwardside and a lunch at Tropics café that is included in the total cost. Hikers can choose the option of a guided hike package for the wonderous walk-up Mt. Scenery with a picnic lunch in the rainforest. Hikers also have the option of choosing a solo hiking package. Choose any of these packages from the addons during the booking process for the ferry.

Makana Ferry

Travel between Saba, Statia, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts onboard the Makana Ferry. Trips between Saba and St. Maarten are conducted 4 days a week and the Makana also offers day trip options on Thursdays & Saturdays. Departs from Bobby’s Marina in St. Maarten.

Tickets can be bought through the agent on Saba called Saba C Transport or via the Makana website.

Experience Saba’s accommodations and hospitality

The island has accommodations to suit every style and budget-from intimate boutique hotels to luxury villas and charming cottages. Almost all guest rooms have an uninterrupted view of the sea, and there is no question about the level of hospitality and customer friendliness. With open arms and inviting smiles, the community welcomes you to the island they proudly call home.

The hotels featured below are offering specials for the Rum & Lobster Fest. Visitors interested in the offers can reach out directly to the properties via the website.

Juliana's Hotel

Juliana’s Hotel is perfectly located and nestled in the lush hillside in the village of Windwardside, just a minute’s walk from Saba’s finest restaurants, gift shops, grocery stores, museums, and scenic hiking trails. While strolling through the streets, you’ll acquire the true feeling of real island life…relaxed and easygoing!

Our hotel special is a 20% discount with promo code: RUMLOBSTER. The code will be valid for bookings during Rum & Lobster Fest 2023 & 2024 (always the first full week of November). All bookings include: daily breakfast, shuttle service for arrival and departure, and a welcome drink.

Cottage Club

The only Saban-owned hotel on the island, Cottage Club is perched on the edge of a ridge in the village of Windwardside like a perfect jewel, with views of Mount Scenery, English Quarter and the deep-blue Caribbean Sea.

The hotel special is a 20% discount on all room options for stays longer than two nights. This special lasts from November 8th - 12th.


Saba Arawak Hotel

Located in Windwardside, the new upscale hotel is located within walking distance from Mt. Scenery the highest point in the Dutch Kingdom, restaurants, the trail shop and much more.

Saba Arawak Hotel is offering an accommodation special on the Junior Suite with a Queen bed. Maximum Occupancy is 2 persons.

Special Rate for Rum & Lobster Fest is $135.00, tax included.


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