This guide will walk you through the steps required to take the car barge between St. Thomas and St. John.

Direction: From St. Thomas | From St. John

From St. Thomas to St. John

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Step 1
The car ferries travel between Red Hook, St. Thomas and Enighed Pond, St. John. There are two companies that operate car ferries.

VInow Editor’s Note: Driver and passengers ride with the car on the car ferry.
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Drive to Red Hook
Step 2
The car ferry and passenger ferry terminal are right next to each other; but each has its own entrance. There are signs. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. There is a port tax of $3 per Car, small SUV, Motorcycle; $4 per truck, van, large SUV. The port tax is paid to an attendant in a booth just at the entry area for loading on the car ferry.
Drive to Red Hook
Waiting and Loading Area
Step 3
There are multiple lines in the waiting area. An attendant in the loading area will typically instruct you on which line to join. Wait in your car until the attendant begins the loading process and directs you onto the ferry.
Waiting and Loading Area
Boarding the Car Ferry
Step 4
The barge attendants will direct driver’s one by one onto the car barge and indicate where to park on the barge. You will usually reverse your vehicle onto the car ferry.
Boarding the Car Ferry
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Step 5
Once on the car ferry, you can either stay in your car, or you can get out and sit on the upper deck. One person should stay with the car until the attendant comes to sell you a ticket. You can purchase one way or round trip. Cash only. A receipt will be provided; and the return ticket if you purchased a round trip fare. When purchasing a round trip ticket the return times will be listed, or you can ask the attendant to double check.
Buy Tickets
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Enjoy the Ride
Step 6
If you are sitting on the upper deck, start heading back to your car once you get close to the dock area in St. John. The arrival place is Enighed Pond, just outside Cruz Bay. The proper name of the arrival dock is Theovald Eric Moorehead Dock and Terminal. That name is seldom used, most people call it Enighed Pond Dock or the Car Ferry Dock.
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From St. John to St. Thomas

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Choose a Departure Time
Step 1
The car ferries travel between and Enighed Pond, St. John and Red Hook, St. Thomas. There are two companies that operate car ferries.

VInow Editor’s Note: Driver and passengers ride with the car on the car ferry.
Choose a Departure Time
Drive to Enighed Pond, Cruz Bay
Step 2
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. There is often an attendant outside the loading area that will ask you which car barge you intend to take; or if you already have a ticket, they might ask to see the ticket so they can direct you to the correct line for that barge.
Drive to Enighed Pond, Cruz Bay
Waiting and Loading Area
Step 3
Wait in your car until the attendant begins the loading process and directs you onto the ferry. The barge attendants will direct driver’s one by one onto the car barge and indicate where to park on the barge. You will usually reverse your vehicle onto the car ferry.
Waiting and Loading Area
Buy Tickets
Step 4
Once on the car ferry, you can either stay in your car, or you can get out and sit on the upper deck. One person should stay with the car until the attendant comes to sell you a ticket. You can purchase one way or round trip. Cash only. A receipt will be provided; and the return ticket if you purchased a round trip fare. When purchasing a round trip ticket the return times will be listed, or you can ask the attendant to double check.
Buy Tickets
St. Thomas Car Barge Dock
Enjoy the Ride
Step 5
If you are sitting on the deck, start heading back to your car once you get close to the dock area in Red Hook, St. Thomas.
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