Red Hook Ferries

Red Hook is known for its ferry services, and anyone going will easily see why.

Red Hook is the major ferry destination of St. Thomas, and most people traveling to other virgin islands will be going through Red Hook. With destination including places in both the US and British Virgin Islands, Red Hook is a great hub for any ferry-centric vacation.

Riding the Ferries

Most tourist will actually fly into St. Thomas and use the Red Hook Ferry Terminal to get to other places. With five regular destinations that include most of the Virgin Islands, including routes that let you bring a car, Red Hook is an invaluable service for both tourists and people living on the islands.

If you arrive on St. Thomas via air, you will likely be landing at Cyril E King Airport. Getting to Red Hook from there is easy, with taxis lined up to take you. The fare will not be much – around $10 or so, and they will drop you off right at the terminal if you wish.

There is another ferry terminal on St. Thomas though: the Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal. It has less routes, so sometimes people will enter St. Thomas here and take a taxi to Red Hook to have some additional options. Charlotte Amalie Harbour is also home to the Seaborne Airlines' Seaplanes which will take you to St. Croix.

Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.

Ferry Docks
Name Phone Location
Red Hook Ferry Terminal (340) 774-1629 Red Hook
Vessup Bay Dock -- Red Hook

As you can see, Red Hook does have quite a few options, especially if you are going to Cruz Bay.  One of the newest offerings is a fast ferry service that makes the trip across Pilsbury Sound in under 10 minutes.  This option became available in June of 2014 and is sure to be a hit in years to come. Another nice aspect about Red Hook though is that in addition to the regular ferry service, there are a number of charters here that will offer to take you to places not on the list; so you never quite know what all the options are.

Inter-Island Boat Services operates between Redhook, Cruz Bay, and Roadtown. Their ferry runs daily, offering quiteat least 2 departure times a day. Their services used to reach much farther, but the recent hurricane has stunted their efforts. Round trip fares cost $55 for adults and $20 for infants.

Another option when in Red Hook is Dohm's Water Taxi, who has been serving BVI for over 40 years. Operating between Red Hook, Cruz Bay, Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, Jost, West End, and more, they will get you to many areas within the islands. Tickets range between $30-$145 per person and they operate on your schedule. Call for reservations.

Ferry Routes, Red Hook
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Anegada Red Hook Ferry Terminal Setting Point Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services several times per day
Cruz Bay Red Hook Ferry Terminal Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Global Marine's Tug Life many times per day
Cruz Bay Red Hook Ferry Terminal Westin Dock Westin Ferry Service many times per day
Jost Van Dyke Red Hook Ferry Terminal Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock Inter Island Boat Services 5 to 6 days per week
Road Town Red Hook Ferry Terminal Road Town Jetty Inter Island Boat Services 1 to 2 days per week
Tortola Red Hook Ferry Terminal West End Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 7 days per week

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