Ferries to Jost Van Dyke

With few other options, ferries are crucial for anyone looking to reach Jost Van Dyke

Many people use ferries to actually arrive on Jost Van Dyke, preferring the slower but cheaper ferries to air charters. Still, the route system makes it easy and fun to explore the entire Virgin Island, starting with either St. Thomas or Tortola.

Riding the Ferries

Once you've arrived on either St. Thomas or Beef Island, you will then have to take a ferry to Jost Van Dyke. From St. Thomas, you can head to the ferry terminal in Red Hook to catch a ride aboard Inter Island Boat Services to Jost Van Dyke via Cruz Bay, St. John. The ticket costs $50(USD) one way or $70(USD) round trip. Make sure to schedule your arrivals early in the morning unless you plan to stay overnight on St. Thomas. The last ferry of the day will leave no later than 4:00 p.m

Those who arrive on Beef Island can cross the Queen Elizabeth Bridge onto Tortola and take a cab to Soper's Hole. There, New Horizon Ferry Service offers four trips a day to Jost Van Dyke at $15(USD) one way and $25(USD) round trip for an adult ticket.

Check the following chart for ferry details.

Ferry Docks
Name Phone Location Island
Caneel Dock -- Caneel Bay Resort - Caneel Bay St. John
Cruz Bay Ferry Dock -- Prince Street - Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock -- Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke
Road Town Jetty (284) 494-2323 Waterfront Drive - Road Town Tortola
West End Ferry Terminal -- 6.2 mi. (9.9 km) West-Southwest of Road Town Tortola

While the ferries on Jost Van Dyke cannot be your only mode of transportation, they do allow you to get the most out of the island chain; hoping from one virgin island to another.

Ferry Routes, Jost Van Dyke
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Cruz Bay Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services 5 to 6 days per week
Red Hook Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 5 to 6 days per week
Tortola Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock West End Ferry Terminal New Horizon Ferry Service several times per day

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