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St. Thomas/St. John – Anegada Ferry Service

Ferry service between St. Thomas (USVI) and Anegada (BVI) is available occasionally throughout the year, and for special events like the Anegada Lobster Festival in November. The route is Red Hook, St. Thomas; Cruz Bay, St. John and The Settlement, Anegada.

General Information: The ferry ride between St. Thomas and Anegada, when available, takes approximately two (2) hours each way. Customs is often cleared on Jost Van Dyke. The rates are typically Adult (Ages 12+) Round Trip: $200 and One-way $180. Child (Ages 3-11) Round Trip: $180 and One-way $160. Infant Ages 2 & Under: $40. Plus a $30 customs fee.

The St. Thomas-Anegada ferry is operated by Inter Island Boat Services, (340) 776-6597. Check in time is 45 minutes prior to departure time. Valid passports are required to take this trip.

Anegada Lobster Fest – November 2023 – Special Ferry Between St. Thomas and Anegada 

Date: November 25, 2023.
Departs: Red Hook, St. Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John


Adult (Ages 12+) Round Trip: $200
Adult (Ages 12+) One-way: $150
Child (Ages 3-11) Round Trip: $150
Child (Ages 3-11) One-way: $130
Infant (Ages 2 & Under): $40


Departure from Red Hook, St. Thomas: 7:00 AM
Departure from Cruz Bay, St. John: 7:30 AM
ARRIVE to Anegada @ 9:30 AM

Departure from Anegada @ 4:00 PM
ARRIVE to Cruz Bay, St. John @ 6:00 PM

Last updated: 10/27/2023

Travel between the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands is international, you are required to clear customs/immigration on both sides of the trip, and there are port fees and departure taxes.

Port Fees and Taxes: Port fees and departure taxes are generally not included in the cost of your ferry tickets. They include USVI Port Fee $10, BVI Environment Fee $10 and BVI Departure Tax $20 ($15 BVI resident). These fees are subject to change by their respective governmental authorities, they are not regulated by the ferry operators. When purchasing ferry tickets take note which port fees and government taxes, if any, are included in your ticket purchase.

Travel Update (COVID): COVID related testing for entering the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is no longer required. More information can be found on the pages related to protocols and screening at USVI Travel Screening and BVI Travel Protocols.

Other Options for Traveling Between St Thomas and Anegada: Take a Water Taxi, or a Boat Charter.

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