St. John: Taxis & Rates

Taxis are a popular transportation choice for visitors to St. John. The most popular taxi vehicle used on the island is the open-air safari. They are basically converted trucks. The truck beds are customized with bench seating and a roof, the sides however are open-air.

Taxis on St. John are not metered, the rates are per person and per destination. Taxi drivers try to group people going in the same direction in order to be more efficient people-movers and to make more cash per trip. Sometimes drivers will wait around to see if they can solicit more customers. This means the customers they already have sit in the safari and wait for departure. You can request a private taxi just for you or your group; and there are some taxi drivers that only offer private taxis and tours. Private taxis have the benefit of operating on your time and schedule, and for that benefit they cost more than the standard per person rates in a shared taxi.

Taxi rates are set by the VI Taxicab Division with provisions covering luggage, waiting time, late night runs, and private taxis. St. John Taxi Rate Sheet and Provisions are provided below.

Note Regarding Taxi Rate Increases: New taxi rates went into effect on October 24th, 2022. The new published rates are below.

Taxi Tips

  • Taxis are almost always available at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay (during regular ferry schedule hours) and also at hotels. They frequently wait for passengers at the taxi stand area at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay.
  • Licensed taxi vehicles are labeled with a taxi placard or dome light on the roof, license plates that indicate Taxi status, On Duty/Off Duty sign in the window of the vehicle and a sign, usually on the fender, indicating passenger capacity. The drivers personal identification/taxi license should be on the vehicles dashboard.
  • Although rates are standardized it is recommended that you speak to the driver and agree to your total rate (for you, your group, your luggage, waiting, tour) before boarding the taxi.
  • Many taxis are multi-destination, and some can carry up to 26 passengers; drivers will often wait to fill their vehicle before departing (particularly from the ferry dock and popular beach locations like Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay).
  • See the Additional Taxi Charges Section after the rate sheets for sightseeing tour rates, luggage rates, private taxi rates, weekly rates and other information.

St. John Taxi Rate Tables

CRUZ BAY TO/FROM: 1 PERSON 2+/Per Person
Same Group
Annaberg 20.00 14.00
Bethany 8.00 7.00
Bordeaux Mountain 26.00 17.00
Beth Cruz/Upper Deck 9.00 8.00
Calabash Boom 30.00 21.00
Caneel Bay 9.00 8.00
Catherineberg 14.00 11.00
Chateau de Bordeaux 14.00 11.00
Chocolate Hole 11.00 9.00
Cinnamon Bay 14.00 11.00
Concordia 30.00 21.00
Contant 9.00 7.00
Coral Bay 25.00 15.00
Dennis Bay 12.00 9.00
Desoto Bock House (East End) 38.00 23.00
Estate Lindholm 8.00 6.00
Fish Bay 20.00 12.00
Francis Bay 20.00 14.00
Frank Bay 8.00 6.00
Gallows Point 8.00 6.00
Gift Hill 12.00 9.00
George Simmonds Terrace 12.00 9.00
Goat Path/Maho Bay Beach 17.00 12.00
Great Cruz Bay 9.00 8.00
Grunwald 9.00 8.00
Haulover 32.00 22.00
Hawksnest 9.00 8.00
Hurricane Hole 29.00 20.00
John’s Head 14.00 11.00
Jumbie Beach 12.00 9.00
Lameshur 38.00 25.00
Leinster Bay 20.00 14.00
Little Maho Bay Campground 20.00 14.00
Mandahl 30.00 21.00
Ms. Lucy’s 30.00 21.00
Oppenheimer 9.00 8.00
Pine Peace 8.00 6.00
Privateer Bay 45.00 30.00
Rendezous Bay (Klein Bay) 15.00 10.00
Reef Bay Trail 14.00 11.00
Salt Pond 30.00 21.00
Sunset Ridge 12.00 9.00
Susannaberg (Clinic/Laundry) 12.00 9.00
Trunk Bay 12.00 9.00
Vie’s (East End) 38.00 25.00
Westin Resort 9.00 7.00
Zootenvaal 27.00 18.00
CORAL BAY TO/FROM: 1 PERSON 2+/Per Person
Same Group
Annaberg 12.00 9.00
Blomingdale (Freeman Ground) 9.00 8.00
Calabash Boom 9.00 8.00
Caneel Bay (via Northshore) 20.00 14.00
Cinnamon Bay 13.00 10.00
Desoto Bock House (East End) 18.00 9.00
George Simmonds Terrace 14.00 11.00
Hawksnest 20.00 14.00
Hurricane Hole 11.00 8.00
John’s Folly School 9.00 8.00
Lamishur 15.00 10.00
Maho Bay Beach 12.00 9.00
Mandahl 11.00 9.00
Oppenheimer 20.00 14.00
Salt Pond 11.00 9.00
Public Works 15.00 11.00
Susannaberg (Clinic/Laundry) 15.00 11.00
Trunk Bay (via Centerline) 29.00 20.00
Trunk Bay (via North Shore) 14:00 11.00
Vie’s (East End) 12.00 11.00
Zootenvaal 9.00 8.00
GALLOWS POINT TO/FROM: 1 PERSON 2+/Per Person
Same Group
Annaberg 20.00 14.00
Caneel Bay 10.00 8.00
Cinnamon Bay 15.00 12.00
Cruz Bay 8.00 6.00
Coral Bay 25.00 16.00
Maho Bay Beach/Goat Path 17.00 13.00
Francis Bay 20.00 15.00
Golf Course/Pastory 11.00 8.00
Hawksnest Beach 10.00 8.00
Jumbie Bay 13.00 10.00
Maho Bay Campground 20.00 14.00
Oppenheimer 10.00 8.00
Susannaberg (Clinic/Laundry) 12.00 9.00
Trunk Bay 13.00 10.00
Westin 11.00 8.00
CANEEL BAY TO/FROM: 1 PERSON 2+/Per Person
Same Group
Annaberg 18.00 12.00
Bordeaux Mountain 27.00 15.00
Chateau de Bordeaux 20.00 14.00
Cinnamon Bay 12.00 9.00
Coral Bay (Via Centerline) 27.00 15.00
Coral Bay (Via Northshore) 20.00 14.00
Francis Bay 18.00 12.00
Gallows Point 10.00 8.00
Hawksnest Bay 8.00 6.00
Lamishur (via Northshore) 35.00 20.00
Maho Bay Beach/Goat Path 15.00 11.00
Pastory/Course 12.00 9.00
Maho Bay Campground 18.00 13.00
Salt Pond (via Northshore) 30.00 18.00
Susannaberg (Clinic/Laundry) 16.00 13.00
Trunk Bay 11.00 8.00
Westin 12.00 9.00
WESTIN RESORT TO/FROM: 1 PERSON 2+/Per Person
Same Group
Annaberg 23.00 17.00
Asolare/Estate Lindholm 11.00 8.00
Calabash Boom 35.00 21.00
Caneel Bay 12.00 10.00
Chateau de Bordeaux 18.00 15.00
Catherineberg 17.00 14.00
Chocolate Hole 8.00 6.00
Cinnamon Bay 17.00 14.00
Coral Bay 25.00 17.00
Cruz Bay 9.00 7.00
Dennis Bay 15.00 12.00
East End 41.00 27.00
Fish Bay 15.00 10.00
Francis Bay 23.00 17.00
Gallows Point 11.00 8.00
Gift Hill 11.00 8.00
Maho Bay Beach/Goat Path 18.00 15.00
Golf Course/Pastory 11.00 8.00
Hawknest Bay 12.00 10.00
Maho Bay Campground 23.00 17.00
Ms. Lucy’s 38.00 23.00
Oppenheimer 12.00 10.00
Salt Pond 40.00 26.00
Susannaberg (Clinic/Laundry) 15.00 12.00
Trunk Bay 15.00 12.00
Neptune Landing/Windmill To/From: 1 PERSON 2+/Per Person
Same Group
Annaberg 20.00 17.00
Caneel Bay 16.00 13.00
Cinnamon Bay 18.00 15.00
Coral Bay 18.00 11.00
Cruz Bay 12.00 9.00
Francis Bay 20.00 17.00
Gallows Point 12.00 9.00
Goat Path/Maho Bay Beach 20.00 17.00
Hawksnest Beach 16.00 13.00
Jumbie Beach 17.00 14.00
Maho Bay Campground 27.00 20.00
Oppenheimer 16.00 13.00
Trunk Bay 17.00 14.00
Westin 15.00 12.00

Additional Charges for St. John Taxi Service

  • Unlisted Destination Charges: The charges to areas not listed in the above schedule shall be arrived at by using the nearest tariffed place crossed to the next tariffed place ahead, based on one nearest to the passenger’s destination.
  • Kennel Charges: Large Kennel – $45, Small Kennel – $30.
  • Round Trip Fares: Double the one-way fare plus waiting charges.
  • Waiting Charges: $1.00 per minute. First five minutes free.
  • Radio/Phone Call: One person, the fare plus one third of the basic fare. More than one person; add $2.00 to each passenger.
  • Late/Odd Hour Charges: Between midnight and 6:00am, there shall be an additional charge of $3.00 per person.
  • Exclusivity: Any person requesting a taxi exclusively for themselves: rate to be negotiated between the taxi operator and passenger(s).
  • Luggage: A flat rate of $3 per bag shall be added to the fare for each passenger. The rate for items greater than 30″x20″ shall not exceed $6 per item.
  • Hourly Rates: For 1-4 passengers, Sedan/Mini Van $60; Van/Safari (14 pax capacity) $70; Safari $90. Rates for additional passengers will be negotiated between the taxi operator and passenger(s).
  • Sightseeing Tours: One passenger $70; two or more passengers $35 per person. Limited time of tour is 2 hours.

St. John Taxi Rules of Operation & Special Provisions

Taxi drivers must adhere to the Virgin Islands Taxi Commissions Rules and Regulations governing taxi operations while on duty. These rules are presented here but are not inclusive.

  • Access to Tariffs: The tariff must be posted in all public vehicles used as a taxi.
  • Passenger Behavior/Pets: A taxi operator, while on duty, shall not refuse any passenger unless the passenger is intoxicated or disorderly, or in possession of a pet or animal (other than a seeing-eye dog) that is not properly secured in a kennel case or other suitable container. There shall be no charge for the seeing-eye dog.
  • On Duty Signage: All taxis must have “on duty/off duty” signs posted on the dashboard of their vehicle and shall have installed lighted dome sign when which shall be lighted while on duty.
  • Passenger Pick Up: When “on duty”, taxis must pick up the passenger going in the same direction, unless as stipulated in provisions whereby a person requested and hired taxi exclusively for themselves, or a contract or franchise has been awarded to a specific group of persons.
  • Passenger Drop-off: All passengers must be discharged at their precise requested locations when fare is accepted or agreed to.
  • Taxi Driver Behavior: A taxi operator must be courteous to passengers at all times. Aggressive or profane language shall not be tolerated.
  • Vehicle Condition/Operator: Taxi operators must be clean and shall always be neatly attired. (No tank tops, halters, slippers, cut offs, or shirt tails out.)
  • Violating Tariff Rate Schedule: Taxi operators found exceeding or undercutting the official tariff will be cited by the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission’s Enforcement Officers for violation of the tariff rate schedule. No organization or independent operator may set any special rates without approval of the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission.
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