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St. Thomas/St. John – Jost Van Dyke Ferry Service

February 24, 2022: Ferry service between St. Thomas/St. John and Jost Van Dyke will resume on March 4th, 2022, for fully vaccinated passengers only.

Schedule: For the first month, service will be on Fridays and Sundays only. A ferry run on Tuesdays will be added thereafter. The ferry will depart Red Hook, St. Thomas at 7:30 am. From Cruz Bay, St. John at 8 am. And from Jost Van Dyke at 3:30 pm.

Reservations/Ticketing: Please call Inter-Island Boat Services Inc. at (340) 776-6597 for tickets. Due to the Covid protocols in place, you must make reservations in advance.

Rates: Round trip ferry cost for adults (12 and older) is $120. Children (11 years old and younger) are $90 round trip. Additionally, there is $30 in BVI Customs fees.

Time: 15 minutes between St. Thomas and St. John, then 30 minutes between St. John and Jost Van Dyke. The ferry goes from St. Thomas to St. John then to Jost Van Dyke. And then in reverse on the return trip.

COVID Related Travel Requirements for the Jost Van Dyke Ferry:

Vaccination Required – You must be fully vaccinated. This is two shots of Pfizer and/or Moderna (booster is not necessary currently for Pfizer/Moderna); or one shot of Johnson and Johnson, PLUS a booster. ONLY fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter for the day. If children are not fully vaccinated, they will NOT be allowed to travel on the ferry.

Testing Requirements – You MUST access the USVI Travel Portal with your negative test results to re-enter the USVI. You can test on your own if you have an accepted antigen test kit and then you will need to show us the email stating your negative status. You DO NOT have to upload the test results to the BVI Travel Portal as a day-tripper because you will have a test within the 48 hours listed on the protocols. Please keep in mind these are the protocols of both the USVI and BVI governments that the ferry is operating under.

Find information on which tests are accepted and the required procedures at:
USVI Travel Portal 
BVI Travel Requirements

For questions and clarifications call the ferry operator, Inter-Island Boat Services Inc., at (340) 776-6597.

Last updated: 02/24/2022

Passenger ferry service is available between Red Hook, St. Thomas; Cruz Bay, St. John; and Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. 

Note: Ferry rates do not include government port fees, which may include a USVI port fee of $8, a BVI port fee of $20 and a BVI environmental fee of $10.

Inter Island Boat Service

Telephone: (340) 776-6597 & (340) 201-6311
Docking Location St. Thomas: Red Hook Ferry Terminal
Docking Location St. John: The Creek, Cruz Bay
Docking Location Jost Van Dyke: Great Harbour 
Travel Time: 45 minutes
Note for St. John Passengers: The ferry from Jost Van Dyke does not stop in St. John.

Last Updated: 06/24/2019

Inter Island Boat Service Ferry Rates

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