If you're renting a car during your stay on either St. Thomas or St. John, you may be turned off by the idea of island hopping and not being able to keep the same car with you the whole time. Fortunately, Boyson's Inc. has solved that problem by providing car transport services between the two U.S. Virgin Islands.
Boyson's Inc. operates two car barges that run between St. Thomas and St. John seven days a week. Rates are $50(USD) round trip and $30(USD) one way, and includes the cost of a vehicle. Port Authority collects a $3(USD) fee for cars, small and medium SUVs, and motorcycles; and a $4(USD) fee for trucks, vans, and large SUVs. On weekends you'll find the fare to be cheaper at $40(USD) round trip and $25(USD) one way.
The barges run every half hour from 6 am to 6:30 pm, except on Sundays when they run from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Check the chart below for tentative departure or more information, contact Boyson's Inc. at 340-776-6294. Regardless of when you'll be sailing, make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.
|Depart from St. John ||Depart from St. Thomas
|7:00 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|7:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|8:30 a.m.||10:30 a.m.|
|9:30 a.m.||11: 30 a.m.|
|10:30 a.m.||12:30 p.m.|
|11:30 a.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|1:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.|
|2:30 p.m.||4:30 p.m.|
|3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|4:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
*Note that the 5:30 a.m. trip from St. John is only available Monday through Friday.
Don't let wanting to be in charge of your transportation hold you back from visiting more than one island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With Boyson's Inc. you can drive right off the barge and start your exploration right away.
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