In the Virgin Islands, ferries are the most valuable resource for getting around. They connect the British islands with their U.S.-owned counterparts and are often the only way to reach some of the smallest islands. Fortunately, ferry travel isn't terribly expensive, and the opportunity for riders to enjoy the beautiful water and warm sunshine makes it one of the most pleasurable ways to sight-see.
The island's ferries are very reliable, making them a favorite choice of vacationers and locals alike. Travelers who plan on taking advantage of the ferry service without making reservations in advance, however, are advised to contact their ferry line of choice to ensure the standard schedule is still valid.
Rates, of course, will vary according to the ferry line, but a general rule of thumb is that the price of the ride will depend on how far you are traveling. For example, a ferry from Cruz Bay, St. John to Red Hook, St. Thomas should cost less than $5(USD) each way. Those traveling from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, however, should anticipate spending approximately $10(USD) each way per person. Longer trips may cost as much as $45(USD). All ferries offer reduced rates for children 3 to 11, and some offer discounts for senior citizens.
Make finding water transportation easy by browsing the selection of ferry services below.
|--||Caneel Bay Resort - Caneel Bay||St. John|
|(340) 774-2250||Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(340) 774-1629||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|--||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|--||Cruz Bay||St. John|
|--||Prince Street - Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|(340) 776-8500||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(340) 773-2035||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|--||Cruz Bay||St. John|
|--||Water Island||Water Island|
|(340) 774-1629||Red Hook||St. Thomas|
|--||Red Hook||St. Thomas|
|--||Westin Resort, St. John - Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Charlotte Amalie||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal||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||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|
|Fajardo||Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal||Fajardo Ferry Dock||Transportation Services||occasionally|
|Red Hook||Cruz Bay Ferry Dock||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||many times per day|
|Red Hook||Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||5 to 6 days per week|
|Red Hook||Road Town Jetty||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||1 to 2 days per week|
|Red Hook||Setting Point Ferry Dock||Red Hook Ferry Terminal||several times per day|
|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|
|Spanish Town||Crown Bay Ferry Docks||Virgin Gorda Ferry Docks||Speedy's Ferry Service||1 to 2 days per week|
If you are looking for a way to move around the islands, ferries may be the best option for you. As you can see there are many options, including international ones. These low-cost opportunities allow you to see more of the Caribbean on one trip, and are allows you to spend some time on the water. It may not be the quickest option, but it is definitely one of the most iconic features of the US Virgin Islands.
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