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St. John – St. Thomas Car Barge Schedules

Traveling between St. Thomas and St. John is possible with your car! A car ferry, or car barge, takes cars between St. Thomas and St. John! The driver and passengers ride along with the vehicle too. Three companies currently offer daily service between Enighed Pond, St. John and Red Hook, St. Thomas for vehicles.

A few things that are worth noting about the St. John Car Barge: First, a port fee is collected by the Virgin Islands government at a designated booth just before entering the car barge loading area in Red Hook, St. Thomas. It is $3 per car, small SUV, or motorcycle, and $4 per truck, van, or large SUV. This port fee is separate from the fare for taking the car barge.

Next, the fare for the car barge is paid once on the actual barge. Tickets can be purchased for a one-way trip, or a round-trip fare. Tickets are not interchangeable between the three car barge companies. If you purchase a round-trip ticket, it is only good for the barge that issued it.

Third, the Red Hook ferry location services both passenger ferries and car ferries, but there are two separate docking areas for each type of ferry, with separate well-marked entrances. Finally, its a good idea to arrive at least 45 minutes before the car barge departure time you hope to catch. Read more about taking the Car Barge

Ferry Route & Docking Locations

St. John – St. Thomas Car Barge Map

Love City Car Ferries

Telephone: (340) 779-4000
Barge Name: M/V Grand Vic and M/V Capt Vic
St. John Ferry Landing: Theovald Eric Moorehead Dock and Terminal (AKA: Enighed Pond)
St. Thomas Ferry Landing: Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (AKA: Red Hook Car Barge Dock)
Travel Time: 30 minutes

Enighed Pond → Red Hook
Monday – Friday
6:15 AM 6:30 AM
8:00 AM 8:30 AM
10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Noon 12:30 PM
2:00 PM 2:30 PM
4:00 PM 4:30 PM
6:15 PM 6:30 PM
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
Monday – Friday
7:00 AM 7:30 AM
9:00 AM 9:30 AM
11:00 AM 11:30 AM
1:00 PM 1:30 PM
3:00 PM 3:30 PM
5:00 PM 5:30 PM
7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Note: Departures on the half hour are seasonal.
Enighed Pond → Red Hook
Saturday – Sunday & Holidays
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
Noon
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:15 PM
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
Saturday – Sunday & Holidays
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Love City Car Ferry Rates
  • One-way$50
  • Round Trip$65
  • Resident Seniors* Round Trip$60
*Valid USVI Senior Citizen Card required.
Last Updated: 10/25/2023

Global Marine’s Tug Life

Telephone: (340) 642-8893 & (340) 779-1739
Barge Name: M/V General II
St. John Ferry Landing: Theovald Eric Moorehead Dock and Terminal (AKA: Enighed Pond)
St. Thomas Ferry Landing: Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (AKA: Red Hook Car Barge Dock)
Travel Time: 30 minutes
Note: This barge is currently (October 27, 2023) out of service; it is expected to resume service within the next two weeks. Call (340) 642-8893 for more information.

Enighed Pond → Red Hook
5:30 AM* 1:00 PM
7:15 AM 3:00 PM
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
11:00 AM
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
6:15 AM* 2:00 PM
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Noon
* Not on Weekends & Holidays
Global Marine's Tug Life Ferry Rates
  • One-way$50
  • Round Trip$65
  • Resident Seniors* One-way$45
  • Resident Seniors* Round Trip$60
*Valid USVI Senior Citizen Card required.
Last Updated: 10/27/2023

Big Red Barge Co.

Telephone: (340) 227-0918
Barge Name: M/V Todd G
St. John Ferry Landing: Theovald Eric Moorehead Dock and Terminal (AKA: Enighed Pond)
St. Thomas Ferry Landing: Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (AKA: Red Hook Car Barge Dock)
Travel Time: 30 minutes

Enighed Pond → Red Hook
6:00 AM 1:30 PM
7:30 AM 3:30 PM
9:30 AM 5:30 PM
11:30 AM
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
6:30 AM 12:30 PM
8:30 AM 2:30 PM
10:30 AM 4:30 PM
6:30 PM
Big Red Barge Co. Ferry Rates
  • One-way$50
  • Round Trip$65
  • Resident Seniors (65+)* Round Trip$60
  • Motorcycles One-way$15
  • Motorcycles Round Trip$25
*Valid USVI ID required for resident rates.
Last Updated: 10/25/2023

Note about St. Thomas-St. John Car Barge Rates: All rates included above are for cars, small trucks, and SUVs. Other types of vehicles, including commercial vehicles, should call the barge companies to discuss rates for their vehicle type and for information on commercial accounts.

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