Ferries to St. Thomas

With two major terminals, ferry transportation to and from St. Thomas is easy

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While most people will fly into St. Thomas, anyone who happens to already be in the Virgin Islands will find the trip to either Red Hook or Charlotte Amalie to be an easy one. With regular service and plenty of companies to choose from, St. Thomas is well connected to the other islands in the chain.

Riding the Ferries

If you are going to by flying into St. Thomas and hope to utilize the ferry system, you will most likely be flying into Cyril E King Airport, just a few miles outside Charlotte Amalie. From there you can take a taxi to either Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook. Charlotte Amalie has an enormous selection of shops, restaurants, and other tourist activities. While Red Hook has less tourist attractions, it has more ferry routes to the the BVI than Charlotte Amalie, and more frequent services. Still, both are good options.

As for the routes themselves, most involve inter-island transportation between the Virgin Islands. There are some exceptions, but they tend to be rare. Also note, unlike in the past, there is no ferry service from St. Thomas to St. Croix. If you want to get to St. Croix you will need to hire a private charter boat or you will need to fly.

Check the following chart for ferry details.

Ferry Docks
Name Phone Location Island
Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal (340) 774-2250 Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Docks (340) 774-1629 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Crown Bay Ferry Docks -- The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Frenchman's Reef Ferry Terminal (340) 776-8500 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Phillips' Landing -- Water Island Water Island
Red Hook Ferry Terminal (340) 774-1629 Red Hook St. Thomas
Vessup Bay Dock -- Red Hook St. Thomas

In addition to these inter-island ferries, there is also one service that offers transportation between Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Fajardo, Puerto Rico called Transportation Services. As noted, the trip does not occure fequently, and the schedules change very often, so travelers are required to call 340-776-6282 for information about the schedule and details.

Ferry Routes, St. Thomas
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Charlotte Amalie Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Boyson's Car Barge many times per day
Charlotte Amalie Frenchman's Reef Ferry Terminal Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Docks Frenchman's Reef Ferry many times per day
Charlotte Amalie Peter Island Dock Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Peter Island Ferry Service 7 days per week
Charlotte Amalie Phillips' Landing Crown Bay Ferry Docks Water Island Ferry many times per day
Charlotte Amalie Road Town Jetty Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Native Son Ferry several times per day
Charlotte Amalie Road Town Jetty Smith's Ferry USVI Smith's Ferry several times per day
Charlotte Amalie Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks Crown Bay Ferry Docks Speedy's Ferry Service 3 to 4 days per week
Charlotte Amalie West End Ferry Terminal Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Native Son Ferry several times per day
Charlotte Amalie West End Ferry Terminal Smith's Ferry USVI Smith's Ferry several times per day
Charlotte Amalie Westin Dock Crown Bay Ferry Docks Westin Ferry Service 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
Fajardo Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal Fajardo Ferry Dock Transportation Services occasionally
Red Hook Cruz Bay Ferry Dock Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services many times per day
Red Hook Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 5 to 6 days per week
Red Hook Road Town Jetty Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 1 to 2 days per week
Red Hook Setting Point Ferry Dock Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services several times per day
Red Hook West End Ferry Terminal Red Hook Ferry Terminal Inter Island Boat Services 7 days per week
Road Town Crown Bay Ferry Docks Road Town Jetty Road Town Fast Ferry 1 to 2 days per week
Spanish Town Crown Bay Ferry Docks Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks Speedy's Ferry Service 1 to 2 days per week
 

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