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.
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 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.
|--||Caneel Bay Resort - Caneel Bay||St. John|
|--||Prince Street - Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|--||Jost Van Dyke||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 494-2323||Waterfront Drive - Road Town||Tortola|
|--||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.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Cruz Bay||Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||5 to 6 days per week|
|Red Hook||Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||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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