Important Notice, September 2017: Hurricanes Irma and Maria have caused widespread damage in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We look forward to welcoming you back to our islands as soon as we can. Please follow the islands’ rebuilding and recovery on our VInow.com Recovery Blog.
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria Recovery

Dear Friends, On September 6th, 2017 and again on September 19th, 2017 the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by category 5 hurricanes. Hurricane Irma devastated St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Hurricane Maria arrived under two weeks later, devastating St. Croix and added further damage to the sister islands.

Thank you for your emails with prayers, and requests to donate and volunteer. And thank you for your questions asking when you can come back to the islands. Right now, our islands’ residents are picking up the pieces and figuring out how to make do one day at a time. Soon we will shift to rebuilding. We will keep you posted on our recovery. We look forward to welcoming you to our islands again as soon as we can.

Latest Update: October 17, 2017
Ferry Schedule

St. Thomas – St. John Ferry and Barge

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October 17th, 2017: There is passenger ferry service between St. Thomas and St. John. And there is car barge service as well. Both are on limited post-hurricane schedules. Please see Virgin Islands Ferry Schedules for more information. October 3, 2017: Post-hurricane ferry information. The St. John – St. Thomas passenger ferry is running on a special […]

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St. Croix Ferry

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October 17th, 2017: The QE IV Ferry is operating on a limited post-hurricane schedule between St. Croix and St. Thomas. Please see St. Croix Ferry Schedule for more information. October 2nd, 2017: The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has not yet declared the Gallows Bay port in St. Croix open. The QE IV ferry will not resume St. […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Business Updates

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Update: We are reaching out to tourism based businesses in the Virgin Islands to see how they are doing after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We will add to the list as we get information. If you are a business owner and want to share your status with us at VInow.com, please Email Us. St. Thomas Aqua […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Property Updates

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Update October 16th, 2017 St. Croix The Buccaneer The property has been spared of major damage after Hurricane Maria. The hotel is accommodating relief personnel until the end of October. Guests who are scheduled to arrive before November are advised to reschedule or cancel their trip with no hotel penalty. Guests who wish to still […]

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Update: Government House

Section: Government & Organization Updates

October 11th, 2017 – Curfew Changes St. Croix: Curfew in effect from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island: Curfew in effect from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. October 14th, 2017 – Power restoration in the U.S. Virgin Islands is ramping up with the arrival of more linemen in the Territory. […]

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Update: Virgin Islands Tourism Department

Section: Government & Organization Updates

October 11, 2017 – The U.S. Virgin Islands is getting back to the business of welcoming visitors to its shores following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which struck the Territory last month. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported that the airports on St. Croix and St. Thomas are now open to commercial flights, and one of […]

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Airport

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October 5, 2017 – The Virgin Islands Port Authority reports the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix reopened to commercial flights today, October 5, 2017. American Airlines (Miami), Cape Air (SJU, STX, STT), JetBlue (Ft. Lauderdale) and Seaborne (SJU, STX, STT) have flights to and from St. Croix. US Customs and TSA are fully functional. […]

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Thank You

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  Thank you for your emails with thoughts, reflections and questions about the Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Below we share a few of the emails. “We are praying for all of you as the islands hold a special place in our hearts.” “We have been coming to St. Thomas for 15 years. […]

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U.S. Postal Service

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St. Croix The following offices will be open for retail, PO Box mail and package pickup. Christiansted, 00820 Downtown, 00820 Gallows Bay, 00824 Sunny Isle, 00823 Customers serviced by Kingshill, 00840 will alternately go to Frederiksted, 00850 to pick up their mail. St. Thomas Offices operating in St. Thomas will continue for pickups 11:00 a.m. […]

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Seaborne Airlines

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September 29, 2017 – Seaborne Airlines has resumed limited seaplane services between the downtown areas of St. Croix and St. Thomas, offering about three flights a day and walk-up one-way fares of $70 between the two islands. Flights between airports in St. Croix and St. Thomas will resume soon. “We can expect to see more robust […]

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Friends of the National Park

Update: St. John Friends of the V.I. National Park

Section: Government & Organization Updates

September 26, 2017 – We have been receiving many, many thoughtful inquiries as to the condition of the park, the animals, the coral reefs, and when the park will be scheduled to re-open. Though it is too soon for us to answer many of these questions, it is important to know that although you may need […]

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How to Help the U.S. Virgin Islands

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Hurricanes Irma & Maria – Donations Many people have emailed and asked where they can send donations to help the U.S. Virgin Islands and its residents after two devastating category 5 hurricanes caused catastrophic damage on St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Thank you for your willingness to help the islands in […]

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Update: St. John Community Foundation

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October 2, 2017 – We are getting many generous offers from people who want to come to the island to help in the recovery efforts. However, right now the few accommodations left intact are prioritized for displaced residents and federal disaster responders, who are also priority recipients of limited supplies of food, water, gasoline, etc. Please […]

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