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Island Hopping in the Virgin Islands

Buck Island, St. Croix

One island is a fulfilling vacation however why not visit neighboring islands! The Virgin Islands, including both the US and the British islands, are made up of more than 120 islands, cays and islets. Most of these bits of land are uninhabited. There are eight larger inhabited islands, four in the United States Virgin Islands and four in the British Virgin Islands. It is worth planning your trip so you can spend some time on as many of the islands as possible. Each island has it’s own uniqueness and offers experiences completely different from the others.

There are three convenient ways to island hop; take a boat charter, use a ferry or fly between the islands. Below you will find a brief description of each island with links to more information on each island. Read through the descriptions and decide which islands you would like to visit. Ferry schedules and transportation information are also available. Island hop for a couple days or just as easily for one day! A day trip to a neighboring island is a great activity and a favorite amongst both visitors and residents.

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

St. Thomas is the busiest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. There you will find shopping, fine dining, wonderful resorts, beautiful beaches and so much more. Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S.V.I. is on St. Thomas and is the shopping mecca of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. St. Thomas offers you great attractions, shopping and great water sports opportunities. Visit a Complete Guide to St. Thomas.

Visit St. Thomas Activities for information on sailing charters and powerboat rentals.

The following trips are available via Direct Ferry Service to/from St. Thomas:

St. Thomas to/from Water Island
St. Thomas to/from St. John
St. Thomas to/from B.V.I.
View All Inter-Island Ferry Schedules

Island Hopping via Direct Inter-Island Airlines to/from St. Thomas:

St. Thomas to/from St. Croix
St. Thomas to/from B.V.I.
View Inter-Island Carriers

Water Island, U.S.V.I.

Water Island is the most recent addition to the United States Virgin Islands. There are no fancy hotels or restaurants on Water Island, just quiet roads and beautiful scenery. One of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.V.I. is Honeymoon Beach, located on Water Island. Visit a Complete Guide to Water Island.

Visit St. Thomas Activities for information on sailing charters and powerboat rentals.

The following trips are available via Direct Ferry Service to/from Water Island:

Water Island to/from St. Thomas
View All Inter-Island Ferry Schedules

St. John, U.S.V.I.

St. John is home to the Virgin Islands National Park; peaceful beaches, sugar plantation ruins, hiking trails and shopping await you. The island is definitely worth visiting. St. Johnians (St. John residents) are laid back and the island is unspoiled by large development. Visit a Complete Guide to St. John

Visit St. John Activities for information on sailing charters and powerboat rentals.

The following trips are available via Direct Ferry Service to/from St. John:

St. John to/from St. Thomas
St. John to/from B.V.I.
View All Inter-Island Ferry Schedules

St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

St. Croix, at 82 square miles, is the largest of the US Virgin Islands. The two main cities, Christiansted and Frederiksted, are picturesque and historical. Rolling hills, rain forest and the beautiful sea are some of the natural treasures that await you. The only casino resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands is located on St. Croix. Also located near St. Croix is the only underwater National Monument, Buck Island. Visit a Complete Guide to St. Croix

There is no ferry service to/from St. Croix to neighboring islands.

Island Hopping via Direct Inter-Island Airlines to/from St. Croix:

St. Croix to/from St. Thomas
View Inter-Island Carriers

British Virgin Islands: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada

The British Virgin Islands are made up of about 50 islands and islets. The four largest islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. . Tortola is the largest island with an area of 21 square miles. The other larger islands are Anegada – 15 square miles, Virgin Gorda – 8 square miles and Jost Van Dyke – 3 square miles. Smaller islands include Great Tobago, Peter, Cooper, Norman, Guana, Beef, Great Thatch and Marina Cay. The beaches are lovely and the water inviting. The British Virgin Islands are among the world’s loveliest cruising grounds. More Information on the B.V.I.

Visit St. Thomas Activities and St. John Activities for information on sailing charters and powerboat rentals offering trips to the BVI.

The following trips are available via Direct Ferry Service to/from B.V.I. to the U.S.V.I.:

B.V.I. to/from St. Thomas
B.V.I. to/from St. John
View All Inter-Island Ferry Schedules

Island Hopping via Direct Inter-Island Airlines to/from B.V.I. to the U.S.V.I.:

B.V.I. to/from St. Thomas
B.V.I. to/from St. Croix
View Inter-Island Carriers

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