Ferry service between Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Road Town, Tortola resumed on April 15th, 2021, after months of closure due to COVID. The schedule includes two trips in each direction daily. Information about the Tortola to St. Thomas ferry including the schedule, rates, and the option to buy ferry tickets is available below.
Route: Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) - Road Town (Tortola)
Operated by: Native Son Ferry, Smith’s Ferry, and Road Town Fast Ferry
Telephone: (340) 774-8685, (340) 775-7292, (340) 777-2800
Docking Location St. Thomas: Blyden Ferry Terminal, Charlotte Amalie
Docking Location Tortola: Road Town Jetty
Travel Time: The ferry between Tortola and St. Thomas takes 1 (one) hour, this includes time for boarding, customs, and sailing.
Charlotte Amalie → Road Town
Road Town → Charlotte Amalie
Last Updated: 07/15/2021
St. Thomas – Tortola Ferry Rates
Child (3-11) One-way$50
Infants (0-2) One-way$15
Senior Ages 62+$50
** Ticket purchase is through Native Son Ferry.
Port fees, security fees, and departure taxes are not included in the cost of your tickets.
Presently, port fees are $10 from St. Thomas to Tortola. Fees from Tortola to St. Thomas are $15 for BVI residents, and $20 for non-residents. These fees are subject to change by their respective authorities and are not the responsibility of the ferry operators.
As an alternative to taking the ferry, you may want to fly to the BVI through Beef Island, Tortola (the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport “EIS”). Inter-Island Airlines can take you from St. Thomas to Beef Island, Tortola. Learn More