Varlack Ventures

Varlack Ventures offers daily transportation between the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John. There are two routes available, allowing you options for departure and arrival.

The shortest route between St. Thomas and St. John is from Red Hook to Cruz Bay. This is a 20 minute trip and costs $6(USD) each way. You can catch this ferry each hour between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. A joint option between Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures brought an even faster ferry option to this route in June of 2014. Two 84 foot long aluminium catamarans that seat 204 passengers each can now make the trip in between seven and 10 minutes. Be on the lookout for the boats, which are called Red Hook I and Cruz Bay I if you're interested in making the trip in an even shorter time than you could have hoped for. Do be aware, however, that space for luggage is limited.

The other route offered by Varlack is from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas to Cruz Bay, St. John. This trip is twice as long as the Red Hook/Cruz Bay route, at 40 minutes long, and costs $12(USD) each way.

Visitors who opt for Varlack Ventures should find the boats running on the following schedule but are encouraged to contact the company directly at 340-776-6412.

Departing From
Arriving In Departure Time
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Cruz Bay, St. John 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Cruz Bay, St. John Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 8:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
3:45 p.m.
Red Hook, St. Thomas Cruz Bay, St. John 5:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.
Cruz Bay, St. John Red Hook, St. Thomas 6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.

If a day trip between St. John and St. Thomas is on your list of things to do when you visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, Varlack Ventures is a great option for getting from one island to the other.

 

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