Caribbean Sailing Vacations by Ed Hamilton

Information on the St. Thomas / Tortola Ferry
  Most charterers board the ferry at Charlotte Amalie rather than Red Hook. This is a short cab ride from the St. Thomas airport and is within walking distance of the famous duty free stores on main street.

If your charter company or crew are meeting you at the ferry in Tortola, it is important for you to know if they will be at the West End or Road Town terminal. If you are staying in Road Town, check to see if your ferry continues on to Road Town (no extra charge). If your ferry does not continue to Road Town, taxis are available from the ferry terminal at West End. If you are unsure of what you should do, please ask us. Times for the newer catamaran ferry known as the 'Tortola Fast Ferry' are also included. This ferry goes directly into Road Town.

Ferry times and charges are believed to be correct, but we are not responsible for changes or errors.
     
 
FERRY SCHEDULE
    Between CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas and TORTOLA. Round trip fare is $55 per person. One way, $30. 45 - 60 minutes to West End, an additional 15 minutes to Road Town. Ferries stopping at West End are marked below with "W". All passengers must disembark at West End to clear customs and immigration. Those ferries that continue on to Road Town are indicated below by "R". The 'Fast Ferry' goes directly to Road Town. The taxi from St. Thomas Airport to the ferry dock in Charlotte Amalie is approximately $6 per person - 10 minute ride. Taxi from West End to Road Town is approximately $8 per person - 20 minute ride.
   
  LEAVING CHARLOTTE AMALIE
US Virgin Islands

TO
TORTOLA
British Virgin Islands

Monday Thru Friday

8:25/8:55 a.m. *W
8:30 am. R. Fast Ferry
12:00 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
12:15/12:45 p.m. *W
1:30 p.m. *W/R
2:30 p.m. **W
4:00/4:30 p.m. *W/R
4:15 p.m. R. Fast Ferry

Saturdays Only

8:25/8:55 a.m. *W
8:30 am. R. Fast Ferry
12:00 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
12:15/12:45 p.m. **W/R
1:30 p.m. W/R
2:30 p.m. W
4:00 p.m. W/R
4:15 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
4:45 p.m. *W/R

Sundays Only

8:00/8:30 a.m. *W/R
10:45/11:15 a.m. *W/R
12:00 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
1:45 p.m. W
2:45 p.m. W
4:00 p.m. **W/R
4:15 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
5:30 p.m. W/R

*Alternating Times **Check for Availability
 
 
  LEAVING TORTOLA
British Virgin Islands

TO
CHARLOTTE AMALIE
US Virgin Islands

Monday Thru Friday

6:15/6:45 a.m. *R
7:00 a.m. R. Fast Ferry
7:00/7:30 a.m. *W
9:45 a.m. R
10:00 a.m. R. Fast Ferry
10:00/10:30 a.m. *W
2:45 p.m. R
2:30 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
3:00 p.m. W

Saturdays Only

6:15/6:45 a.m. *R
7:00 a.m. R. Fast Ferry
7:00/7:30 a.m. *W
8:45 a.m. **R
10:00 a.m. R. Fast Ferry
10:00/10:30 a.m. *W
2:45 p.m. *R
2:30 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
3:00 p.m. W
5:15 p.m. R
5:45 p.m. **W

Sundays Only

9:00 a.m. R. Fast Ferry
9:30 a.m. W
2:30 p.m. R. Fast Ferry
3:15 p.m. R
3:50 p.m. W


*Alternating Times **Check for Availability
     
    Between RED HOOK, St. Thomas and WEST END, Tortola. Round trip $40 - 1/2 hour.
Taxi from St. Thomas Airport to Red Hook approximately $8 per person - 30 minute ride.
  LEAVING RED HOOK
US Virgin Islands

TO
WEST END
British Virgin Islands

Daily

7:45 a.m. W
11:45 a.m. W
3:15 p.m. W
5:00 p.m. W/R

Additional Ferries on WEEKENDS

10:45 a.m. R
2:00 p.m. **R
6:00 p.m. **R

Additional Ferry THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Red Hook to Road Town Only


9:00 p.m. R.Fast Ferry
   
  LEAVING TORTOLA
British Virgin Islands

TO
RED HOOK
US Virgin Islands
(does not continue on to Charlotte Amalie)

Daily

6:00 a.m. R
6:45 a.m. W
8:30 a.m. W
12:30 p.m. W
4:00 p.m. W

*Alternating Times **Check for Availability
   
Reservations are not necessary but recommended for groups. Native Son, Inc., PO Box 6057, St. Thomas, USVI 00803. St. Thomas (340)774-8685; Tortola (284)495-4617, Fax (340)777-9966. Schedules subject to change.