St. John is best reached by ferry. The extensive ferry routes that come into Cruz Bay make this island well connected with the rest of the Virgin Islands. Any traveler hoping to island hop will be pleased to know that St. John's ferry offerings make it very easy.
After arriving on St. Thomas via Red Hook are car barges, so you can rent a car on St. Thomas and take it with you to St. John if the agency allows this (though it is rare). Rates for these ferries range from $6(USD) per person one way to $50(USD) for a group with a vehicle one way., most tourists then take a taxi to the for between $11 and $15(USD). This is where the most ferry services to St. John are available, including the shortest route which is just a seven to 10 minute trip operated jointly by Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services. Having launched in June of 2014 it is the most recent offering in Pilsbury Sound. Three of the ferries that take off from
There is also one regular ferry option from the Charlotte Amalie to St. John is 45 minutes long and costs $12(USD) one way.. The trip from
Ferries typically arrive at the cruise terminal in Cruz Bay, which is the largest town on the island, however, docks at Enighed Pond.
Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.
|Caneel Bay Resort - Caneel Bay|
|Prince Street - Downtown Cruz Bay|
|The Westin St. John Resort - Cruz Bay|
You may have noticed that the ferry routes are not limited to the US Virgin Islands; there are a few routes that go to the British Virgin Islands as well. Routes to places like Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada allow tourist to fully explore what this island chain has to offer. If you do end up traveling between the US and British islands, just make sure you bring a passport with you.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Charlotte Amalie||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal||many times per day|
|Charlotte Amalie||Westin Dock||Crown Bay Ferry Docks||several times per day|
|Cruz Bay||Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||5 to 6 days per week|
|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||many times per day|
|Cruz Bay||Road Town Jetty||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||1 to 2 days per week|
|Cruz Bay||Setting Point Ferry Dock||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||occasionally|
|Cruz Bay||West End Ferry Terminal||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||several times per day|
|Red Hook||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||many times per day|
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