Ferries to Anegada

Thrice weekly ferries to Anegada are perfect for day trips

For many tourists, traveling to Anegada aboard a ferry is the optimal choice for them. Although services are limited, the price is right and inter-island ferry transport comes highly recommended by people who have traveled throughout the British Virgin Islands before as well as local islanders.

Riding the Ferries

Because the airport on Anegada is so small that it only services charter planes, the most affordable way to get to the island is to take the ferry. Tourists can fly into the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, then take a 15 to 20 minute cab ride over the Queen Elizabeth Bridge to the Road Town Jetty on Tortola for between $12 and $27(USD) depending upon how many passengers the cab is carrying. If they have arrived at least 30 minutes prior to departure time, they are welcome to board and sail to Anegada. Otherwise, they will end up having to stay a night or two on Tortola, or book a charted ferry, which can get pretty pricy.

As of April 2013, there is one available ferry route from Tortola. It is serviced by Smith's Ferry. The trip departs from the Road Town Jetty on the island's south coast on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week at both 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices as $35 for a one way adult ticket and $55(USD) for a round trip adult ticket, and the trip lasts for just under an hour.

...great option for a day trip...


If you catch the 7:00 a.m. ferry to Anegada, you can sail back Tortola aboard the 5:00 p.m. return ferry, making it a great option for a day trip to “the drowned land.” Still, most tourists use this ferry service as a connection to their final vacation destination.

In addition to the route from Tortola, there are two additional services that come from the USVI, allowing for easy transportation between the two sides of the island chain.

Setting Point Ferry Dock is the one ferry dock that we are aware of.

The average savings for one person taking the ferry from Tortola to Anegada versus flying a charter plane is close to $100 per trip. If your ultimate goal is to fly into Beef Island then take the ferry to Anegada, you would be wise to book your arriving flight time as early in the day as possible so you run no risk of missing the boat.

Using ferry transport in the British Virgin Islands is almost a must. Whether you'll be visiting Anegada for a day or a week, you'll find sailing there to be not only a way to save money, but an adventure on the seas.

Ferry Routes, Anegada
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Cruz Bay Setting Point Ferry Dock Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services occasionally
Red Hook Setting Point Ferry Dock Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services several times per day
Road Town Setting Point Ferry Dock Road Town Jetty Smith's Ferry 3 to 4 days per week

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