Offering a handful of routes that traverse both the American and British Virgin Islands, the Tortola ferries give visitors plenty of options in planning their perfect vacation. Shopping on St. Thomas, hiking on St. John, and the beaches of Virgin Gorda are just a ferry ride away when you are on Tortola.
Tourists who initially fly into the Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas at regular intervals each day, and arrive either at the main ferry dock in Road Town, or further south in West End. The trip, provided by Road Town Fast Ferry, Smith's Ferry, or Speedy's Ferry Service, takes between 45 and 70 minutes, and costs around $35(USD) for a one way adult ticket. The low cost and reasonable time the transport time makes taking a ferry to Tortola a common choice.on have another option available to them. Instead of flying to Beef Island, they can take a ferry directly to Tortola. Ferries leave from
Tourists who will be taking a ferry to the island should always be sure that they have coordinated their plane's arrival so that they have plenty of time to make it to the ferry dock in Charlotte Amalie before the last ferry of the day leaves. This will ensure that a night spent on St. Thomas will not become necessary. Additionally, have $6 or $7(USD) per person on hand to cover the cost of the taxi to the ferry dock.
Check the following chart for ferry details.
|--||Trellis Bay - Beef Island||Beef Island|
|--||Marina Cay||Marina Cay|
|(284) 495-2138||Beef Island||Beef Island|
|(284) 494-2323||Waterfront Drive - Road Town||Tortola|
|(877) 890-7444||Scrub Island||Scrub Island|
|--||6.2 mi. (9.9 km) West-Southwest of Road Town||Tortola|
A hub of ferry routes in the British Virgin Islands, visitors will find the convenience of the ferries hard to pass up. On top of this, the cost is quite comprable to air travel, which can be overwhelming to arrange for so many. Keep this very important option in mind as you make travel arrangements for time spent on Tortola and you may find it to be the best way for you to get around.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|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||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|
|Cruz Bay||Road Town Jetty||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||1 to 2 days per week|
|Cruz Bay||West End Ferry Terminal||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||several times per day|
|Jost Van Dyke||West End Ferry Terminal||Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock||New Horizon Ferry Service||several times per day|
|Red Hook||Road Town Jetty||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||1 to 2 days per week|
|Red Hook||West End Ferry Terminal||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||7 days per week|
|Road Town||Crown Bay Ferry Docks||Road Town Jetty||Road Town Fast Ferry||1 to 2 days per week|
|Road Town||Setting Point Ferry Dock||Road Town Jetty||Smith's Ferry||3 to 4 days per week|
|Road Town||West End Ferry Terminal||Road Town Jetty||Smith's Ferry||several times per day|
|Spanish Town||NSX Beef Island Dock||Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks||North Sound Express||several times per day|
|Spanish Town||Road Town Jetty||Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks||Speedy's Ferry Service||many times per day|
|Virgin Gorda||NSX Beef Island Dock||Bitter End Ferry Dock||North Sound Express||several times per day|
|Virgin Gorda||NSX Beef Island Dock||NSX North Sound Ferry Dock||North Sound Express||several times per day|
|the BVI||Marina Cay Ferry Dock||Beef Island Ferry Dock||Pusser's Ferry Service||many times per day|
|the BVI||Scrub Island Ferry Dock||Beef Island Ferry Dock||many times per day|
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