The BVI Ferries

See all the virgin islands with the aid of the British Virgin Island's ferry system

While the availability of ferries in the British Virgin Islands are not as extensive as those on the US side, there is no denying that they are a useful way to see the islands. With services to Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, and some other minor islands, the system here helps keep the islands connected.

Riding the Ferries

When choosing to ride a ferry to another British virgin island, you might notice that a good number of ferries routinely cross over the BVI-USVI border. This means if you are on a time constraint, make sure to pick a ferry that is heading straight to your destination, or at least is not going too far out of the way.

Ferries in the British Virgin Islands routinely visit most of the major virgin islands, American and British. Visitors on either Tortola or Virgin Gorda should have little problems making their way to Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, St. Thomas or St. John.   Just keep in mind that when you leave the British Virgin Islands to travel to the US Virgin Islands, you will be responsible for paying a departure tax as well as the newly imposed $5(USD) security fee.

Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.

Ferry Docks
Name Phone Location Island
Beef Island Ferry Dock -- Trellis Bay - Beef Island Beef Island
Bitter End Ferry Dock -- Oil Nut Bay Virgin Gorda
Gun Creek Ferry Dock -- 4.4 mi. (7.1 km) Northeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock -- Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke
Laverick Bay Ferry Dock -- 4.6 mi. (7.4 km) Northeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Marina Cay Ferry Dock -- Marina Cay Marina Cay
NSX Beef Island Dock (284) 495-2138 Beef Island Beef Island
NSX North Sound Ferry Dock -- Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda
Peter Island Dock (284) 495-2000 Peter Island Resort & Yacht Harbour - Peter Island Peter Island
Road Town Jetty (284) 494-2323 Waterfront Drive - Road Town Tortola
Saba Rock Ferry Dock -- 6.2 mi. (10.0 km) Northeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Scrub Island Ferry Dock (877) 890-7444 Scrub Island Scrub Island
Setting Point Ferry Dock -- Anegada Anegada
Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
West End Ferry Terminal -- 6.2 mi. (9.9 km) West-Southwest of Road Town Tortola
Ferry Routes, the BVI
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Charlotte Amalie Peter Island Dock Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Peter Island Ferry Service 7 days per week
Charlotte Amalie Road Town Jetty Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Native Son Ferry several times per day
Charlotte Amalie Road Town Jetty Smith's Ferry USVI Smith's Ferry several times per day
Charlotte Amalie Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks Crown Bay Ferry Docks Speedy's Ferry Service 3 to 4 days per week
Charlotte Amalie West End Ferry Terminal Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Native Son Ferry several times per day
Charlotte Amalie West End Ferry Terminal Smith's Ferry USVI Smith's Ferry several times per day
Cruz Bay Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services 5 to 6 days per week
Cruz Bay Road Town Jetty Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services 1 to 2 days per week
Cruz Bay Setting Point Ferry Dock Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services occasionally
Cruz Bay West End Ferry Terminal Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services several times per day
Red Hook Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 5 to 6 days per week
Red Hook Road Town Jetty Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 1 to 2 days per week
Red Hook Setting Point Ferry Dock Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services several times per day
Red Hook West End Ferry Terminal Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 7 days per week
Road Town Crown Bay Ferry Docks Road Town Jetty Road Town Fast Ferry 1 to 2 days per week
Road Town Setting Point Ferry Dock Road Town Jetty Smith's Ferry 3 to 4 days per week
Road Town West End Ferry Terminal Road Town Jetty Smith's Ferry several times per day
Spanish Town Beef Island Ferry Dock Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks Speedy's Ferry Service many times per day
Spanish Town Crown Bay Ferry Docks Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks Speedy's Ferry Service 1 to 2 days per week
Spanish Town NSX North Sound Ferry Dock Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks North Sound Express several times per day
Spanish Town Road Town Jetty Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks Speedy's Ferry Service many times per day
Tortola Beef Island Ferry Dock Marina Cay Ferry Dock Pusser's Ferry Service many times per day
Tortola Beef Island Ferry Dock Scrub Island Ferry Dock Scrub Island Ferry many times per day
Tortola Bitter End Ferry Dock NSX Beef Island Dock North Sound Express several times per day
Tortola Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock West End Ferry Terminal New Horizon Ferry Service several times per day
Tortola NSX North Sound Ferry Dock NSX Beef Island Dock North Sound Express several times per day
Tortola Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks NSX Beef Island Dock North Sound Express several times per day
Virgin Gorda Bitter End Ferry Dock Gun Creek Ferry Dock Gun Creek Ferry many times per day
Virgin Gorda Saba Rock Ferry Dock Gun Creek Ferry Dock Saba Rock Ferry Service many times per day

Ferries in the British Virgin Islands play an undeniable role in getting people around the island group. Anyone visiting the BVI without taking at least one ride on the ferry is definitely missing out; not only because they missed an opportunity to travel to another Caribbean island, but also because they missed out on a staple of the British Virgin Island experience.

 

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