island hopping in st. thomas


Ferry Schedules between
St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Puerto Rico

Ferry to ST. JOHN

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (340) 776-6282
VARLACK VENTURES (340) 776-6412

RED HOOK, St. Thomas to CRUZ BAY, St. John

$7.00 one way, children under twelve $1.00. 15 to 20 minute ride. $4.00 per bag fee.
Leaving Red Hook
Monday: first boat 5:30 am (then same as Tues-Sun)
Tues – Sun: 6:30 am, 7:30 am and 8:00 am, then hourly until Midnight
Leaving Cruz Bay
Every hour from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas to CRUZ BAY, St. John

$13.00 one way; $3.50 children. 45 minute ride. $4.00 per bag fee. Cash Only.
Leaving Charlotte Amalie
Mon – Sun: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Leaving Cruz Bay
Mon – Sun: 8:45 am, 11:15 am & 3:45 pm

PRIVATE WATER TAXI

DOHM’S CATAMARAN (340-775-6501)
DOLPHIN WATER TAXI (340-774-2628)

to St. John, the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda

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RED HOOK, St. Thomas to CRUZ BAY, St. John Leaving West End
7:45 am 6:00 am (RT)
11:45 am 6:45 am
3:15 pm 8:30 am
5:00 pm 12:30 pm
3:15 pm (RT-Sun/Seasonal)
4:00 pm

ST. JOHN Car Ferry

RED HOOK, St. Thomas to Enighed Pond, ST. JOHN

BOYSON, INC. (340) 776-6294
LOVE CITY (340) 779-4000

Round trip from $42-$50 – One way $27-$30
Depends on Carrier (plus Port Authority Fee)
Cash only. *Credit card when office is open, please call.
Be there at least 25 mins before. If you buy a round trip ticket you must return with the same Company. Check your boat’s return schedule or buy a one way ticket so it doesn’t matter which boat you return on.
Leaving Red Hook, St. Thomas
Mon-Sat: 6:15 am until 7:00 pm.Every Half Hour
Sundays: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. Every Half Hour
Leaving Cruz Bay, St. John
Mon-Sat: 6:15, 7:00-7:00 pm Every Half Hour
Sundays: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm Every Half Hour

FRENCHMAN’S REEF

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Waterfront to MARRIOTT FRENCHMAN’S REEF

Shopping ferry $7 adults; $4 children (3-12 years); 2 years and under Free.
Mon-Sat ferry departs from the hotel every 30 minutes, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm – departs from the waterfront every 30 minutes, between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. Sunday ferry is hourly from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Ferry to PUERTO RICO

ST. JOHN / ST. THOMAS to PUERTO RICO

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (340) 776-6282

One Way $100 – Round trip $125. 2 hour trip. Cash only.
Between Cruz Bay, St. John, Charlotte Amalie, and Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
This service leaves sporadically and unpredictably. You can try calling the phone number above to see if there is anything on the dates you require.

Ferry to ST. CROIX

V.I. SEATRANS (340) 776-5494

Temporarily not in service
This ferry service has been temporarily discontinued.
You will need to use the inter island airlines to get to St. Croix:

Between CHARLOTTE AMALIE waterfront
and CHRISTIANSTED HARBOR

Charlotte Amalie Harbor to Christiansted Harbor:

SEABORNE AIRLINES tel: (340) 773-6442

St. Thomas Airport to St Croix Airport:

CAPE AIR tel: (800) CAPE-AIR
SEAFLIGHT tel: (340) 714-3000

NO PASSPORTS NEEDED BETWEEN
ST.THOMAS – ST CROIX – ST JOHN and PUERTO RICO

Ferry to WATER ISLAND

Leaving Crown Bay, St. Thomas

Mon-Sun: 6:30 am until 9:00 pm. Approx. every Hour.
25 min. travel time. Adults $5, Kids (2-11) $3
Call to confirm time.
Water Island Ferry (340) 690-4159

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas to TORTOLA, BVI

SMITH’S FERRY (775-7292), NATIVE SON, INC. (340-774-8685), ROAD TOWN FAST FERRY (340-777-2800)

Between the Marine Terminal on Charlotte Amalie waterfront and Tortola, BVI.
RT $55-60 depending on carrier + $15 BVI depart tax (West End, 45 mins., Roadtown, 1 hour)
Important: Please note that port fees, security fees, and departure taxes are not included in the cost of your tickets.
Presently, port fees are $10 from St. Thomas to Tortola. Fees from Tortola to St. Thomas are $20. Fees are subject to change.
Ferries stopping at West End are marked “W” Those indicated by “R” go to Roadtown

Leaving Charlotte Amalie Leaving Roadtown Leaving West End
8:00 am (Sun) W/R 6:15 am (Mon-Sat) 7:00 am (Daily**)
8:25 am (Daily**) W/R 6:30 am (Daily**) 7:30 am (Mon-Sat)
8:30 am (Mon-Sat) R 6:45 am (Mon-Sat) 9:15 am (Sun)
8:30 am (Sun) W/R 7:00 am (Mon-Fri) 9:30 am (Sun)
8:55 am (Mon-Sat) W/R 8:45 am (Sun) 10:00 am (Daily)
10:45 am (Sun) W/R 9:00 am (Sat & Sun) 10:30 am (Mon-Sat)
11:15 am (Sun) W/R 9:30 am (Daily) 12:00 pm (Daily)
12:00 pm (Daily) R 9:45 am (Mon-Sat) 12:30 pm (Daily)
12:15 pm (Mon) W/R 10:00 am (Mon-Sat) 2:30 pm (Daily)
12:45 pm (Mon) W/R 11:35 am (Mon-Sat) 3:00 pm (Daily**)
1:30 pm (Daily) W/R 12:00 pm (Sat & Sun) 3:30 pm (Mon-Fri)
1:45 pm (Sun) W/R 2:00 pm (Daily) 3:45 pm (Daily)
2:00 pm (Mon-Sat) W/R 2:30 pm (Daily) 3:50 pm (Sun**)
2:30 pm (Daily) W/R 2:45 pm (Daily**) 4:05 pm (Sun)
2:45 pm (Sun) W/R 3:15 pm (Sun**) 5:30 pm (Sat)
3:30 pm (Daily) W/R 5:30 pm (Sat) 5:45 pm (Sat)
4:00 pm (Daily**) W/R 6:00 pm (Sat)
4:15 pm (Daily) R
4:30 pm (Daily**) W/R
5:00 pm (Daily**) W/R
5:30 pm (Sun**) W/R
5:30 pm (Daily) R ** Seasonal

RED HOOK, St. Thomas to WEST END, Tortola BVI

NATIVE SON, INC. (340) 774-8685

Between Red Hook and West End
(30 mins) Daily

Leaving Red Hook Leaving West End
7:45 am 6:00 am (RT)
11:45 am 6:45 am
3:15 pm 8:30 am
5:00 pm 12:30 pm
3:15 pm (RT-Sun/Seasonal)
4:00 pm

RED HOOK/ST. JOHN to WEST END, Tortola

INTER ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597

Between Red Hook/St. John and West End
RT $55.- Kids $45 + $28 BVI depart tax (30 mins)

Departs Red Hook / St. John West End
7:15 am / Non-Stop (Mon-Sun) 8:00 am
8:00 am / 8:30 am (Mon-Sun) 9:15 am
11:00 am / 11:30 am (Mon-Sun) 12:15 pm
2:45 pm / 3:30 pm (M, T, W, T, Sat) 4:15 pm
4:00 pm / 4:30 pm (Sunday) 5:00 pm
4:30 pm / 5:00 pm (Friday) 5:30 pm
4:30 pm / Non-Stop (M, T, W, T, Sat)

REDHOOK/ST. JOHN to JOST VAN DYKE

INTER ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597

RT $80.- Kids $60 + $28 BVI depart tax + fees

Mon, Tue, Weds & Sat:
Departs Red Hook Departs St. John Departs Jost Van Dyke
8:00 am 8:30 am 9:15 am
2:45 pm 2:20 pm 4:00 pm
Fridays and Sundays:
Departs Red Hook Departs St. John Departs Jost Van Dyke
8:00 am 8:30 am 9:15 am
2:00 pm (Fri) 2:20 pm (Fri) 3:00 pm (Fri)
4:00 pm (Sun) 4:30 pm (Sun) 5:30 pm (Sun)

RED HOOK, St. John to VIRGIN GORDA, BVI

INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597

Round trip $90 – Kids $70 +$28 tax + fees (same day travel)

Thursday and Sunday only:
Departs Red Hook Departs Cruz Bay Departs Virgin Gorda
8:00 am 8:30 am 3:00 pm

RED HOOK, St. John to ANEGADA, BVI

INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597

Round trip $135 – Kids $90 +$28 tax + fees (same day travel)

1st Sunday of month: (by reservation only)
Departs Red Hook Departs St. John Departs Anegada
7:30 am 8:00 am 4:00 pm


SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 (TENTATIVE), NOON-6 PM 34th  Annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands’ Chili Cook-Off Brewers Beach, St. Thomas One of St. Thomas's most anticipated beach parties of the year!  Slather on your sunscreen, then come and sample up to 30 different kinds of delicious chili--even vegetarian.  Enjoy cold beverages while delighting at the funny and witty themes at all the chili booths and rocking out to music by local bands.  You may even want to try your strength in the team tug-of-war or join in some of the other games, while supporting local charities.  See who gets to take their chili to the big cookoff in Terlingua, Texas!  Be cool-- no coolers, please. For more information, call (340) 473-8706 or (340) 474-0019

THURSDAY - SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 - 25 The 46th Annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament American Yacht Harbor Marina, Redhook,  and other locations TBA, St. Thomas Welcome to the Super Bowl of big game fishing, and days of fishing and fun!  It’s the place to be during the August full moon, attracting serious fishermen and –women from all over the world.  The party that happens alongside the Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABTM) includes great events like a welcome party, a day trip to the beautiful neighboring British Virgin Islands, and an afternoon beach bbq, plus the Red Hook “Jump Up”.   The event raises funds for the ABTM’s Marine Vocational Program. For more  information, call (340) 775-950

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 & 26 8th Annual Virgin Islands  Billfish Tournament For Haiti IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina, Redhook,  St. Thomas This year’s post-Irmaria fundraiser will be different.  While the event is still committed to helping the Ensemble Scholaire Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School in Port au Prince, 50% of the proceeds will stay right here in St. Thomas to help rebuild the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School.  For information, email caribbeanrosevi@gmail.com or call (340) 998-3446

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 & 7, 10 AM Columbus Day Regatta St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas This annual event features dinghy and big boat racing in Cowpet Bay. For info, call (340) 775-6320

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 10 AM - 6 PM Island Vibes Summer Camp Scavenger Hunt: Halloween Edition The Cove, Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas Halloween fun for the benefit of the only overnight summer sports and adventure camp of its kind in the VI, offering a unique opportunity for athletic and personal development through activities that take place at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas campus.  For more information, call (340) 774-9500

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St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For more active beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaking.

Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bay-like beaches with amenities such as restaurants, rest rooms, chair rentals and complete water sports centers offering a variety of rental equipment .

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Generally, the ships of Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean (except Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) dock at Havensight. Cunard, Princess, Holland America and Oasis and Allure typically dock at Crown Bay. This can change depending on the number of ships in port. Deeper draft ships such as Queen Mary 2, Oasis and Allure are required to dock at Crown Bay.

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