Charlotte Amalie Ferries

A hub of travel among the Virgin Islands, ferries are a common sight in Charlotte Amalie's Harbor

Photo credit © Luke Stachowicz
 

Most tourists arrive in Charlotte Amalie by air, then use the plentiful array of local ferry services to make day trips to other parts of the Virgin Islands. However, the ferries are also used as the final leg of the journey to St. John, and even to some of the nearby British Virgin Islands.

Riding the Ferries

On occasion the Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal also serves as a port of entry for visitors traveling from the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and beyond. Although there is no ferry service currently in operation between St. Croix and St. Thomas, St. John depends on ferries from St. Thomas to connect tourists to the island. If you are thinking about day tripping in the reverse direction, traveling by ferry to Charlotte Amalie, it is most likely you will be coming from Puerto Rico or the British Virgin Islands.

The ferry from Fajardo, Puerto Rico is called Transportation Services. The schedule and pricing changes so regularly that it is hard to keep up. If you plan to take the two hour ferry, your best bet is to call the company at 340-776-6282 to get up-to-date details.

Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.

Ferry Docks
Name Phone Location
Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal (340) 774-2250 Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Docks (340) 774-1629 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Crown Bay Ferry Docks -- The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie

If your ultimate destination is a resort on St. John, you may have noticed quite a number of ferries to choose from. One resort, The Westin St. John Resort, even has its own private ferry service that takes guests to and from the resort. Even if you are not a guest of an all-inclusive, you will have no problem finding another St. John bound ferry.

Remember, those traveling to or from the British Virgin Islands will have to be prepared with their passport in order to gain entry.

Ferry Routes, Charlotte Amalie
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Cruz Bay Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Boyson's Car Barge many times per day
Cruz Bay Crown Bay Ferry Docks Westin Dock Westin Ferry Service several times per day
Fajardo Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Fajardo Ferry Dock Transportation Services occasionally
Road Town Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Road Town Jetty Native Son Ferry several times per day
Road Town Crown Bay Ferry Docks Road Town Jetty Road Town Fast Ferry 1 to 2 days per week
Road Town Smith's Ferry USVI Road Town Jetty Smith's Ferry several times per day
Spanish Town Crown Bay Ferry Docks Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks Speedy's Ferry Service 1 to 2 days per week
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Docks Frenchman's Reef Ferry Terminal Frenchman's Reef Ferry many times per day
Tortola Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal West End Ferry Terminal Native Son Ferry several times per day
Tortola Smith's Ferry USVI West End Ferry Terminal Smith's Ferry several times per day
Water Island Crown Bay Ferry Docks Phillips' Landing Water Island Ferry many times per day
the BVI Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Peter Island Dock Peter Island Ferry Service 7 days per week
 

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