Welcome to the U.S. Virgin Islands! First Stop, Saint Thomas. Once your plane touches down and the sun and breeze hits you in your face as you walk down the stairs to the tarmac, you’ll find that you just can’t wait to get to Saint John. Well, this may not be without grabbing a Painkiller at the Bar while waiting for your luggage. Then you decide on how you would like to get to Saint John, by People Ferry or Car Ferry. And as you make your way and are finally crossing the Pillsbury Sound, the views of Saint John will come to life… IT’S ISLAND TIME!
Please click on the FERRY SERVICES category links for information about their services, schedules, rates, booking, hours of operation, FAQ’s, video links, amenities, and more. FERRY LOCATIONS have been provided so Visitors can easily find their water transportation needs.
INTER-ISLAND FERRY SERVICES — (340) 776-6597 (Tortola, JVD, VG)
NEW HORIZON — (284) 495-9278 (Jost Van Dyke)
NORTH SOUND EXPRESS — (284) 495-2138 (Tortola, Virgin Gorda)
SMITH’S FERRY SERVICES — (284) 494-4454 (Virgin Gorda OR Anegada)
SPEEDY’S — (284) 495-5240 (Tortola, Beef Island, Virgin Gorda)
RED HOOK PEOPLE FERRY TERMINAL, SAINT THOMAS: Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal. This is the main People Ferry Terminal in Red Hook on Saint Thomas heading to Cruz Bay, Saint John. There is a ticket booth and an open air waiting area with benches. Quin’s Rum Bar is very busy as folks have time to grab a drink before the Ferry, play some Slots, or enjoy some local food from vendors. Passengers from Saint Thomas arrive on Saint John approximately 25 minute after the hour. No open drinks or food are allowed on the Ferry. Restrooms available.
CRUZ BAY PEOPLE FERRY TERMINAL, SAINT JOHN: Loredon Lawrence Boynes Sr. Dock. This is the main port of entry for Saint John to Saint Thomas and very busy and not the place to hang out. There is a ticket booth and an open air waiting area with benches. The Ferry provide service to Red Hook and the Charlotte Amalie Harbor in Saint Thomas. The schedules vary, although the People Ferry leaves on the hour to Saint Thomas. There are no restrooms.
ST. JOHN FERRY TICKETING CO.
CRUZ BAY CAR FERRY TERMINAL: Theovald Moorehead Dock and Terminal. Located in Enighed Pond in the heart of Cruz Bay. There are several car ferry companies operating in alternating hours to provide the most efficient service. This channel is very large and provides a turn-around area for vessels up to 175 feet in length. There are public restrooms at the facility.
BIG RED BARGE, LOVE CITY CAR FERRIES
THE CREEK: Victor Sewer William Marine Facility. The “Creek” surrounds the National Park Visitor’s Center in the heart of Cruz Bay. It used to be the cargo port although now the Facility is being used for the berthing of passenger ferries, charters, and tenders. All vessels that require federal inspection must also use this facility.
INTER ISLAND BOAT SERVICES, PRIVATE CHARTERS