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St. Thomas – Tortola Ferry Service

Ferry service between Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Road Town, Tortola includes three 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
(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
9:00 AM
2:30 PM
5:00 PM
Road Town → Charlotte Amalie
7:30 AM
11:30 AM
2:30 PM

Last Updated: 01/26/2022

St. Thomas – Tortola Ferry Rates
  • Adult One-way $60
  • Child (3-11) One-way $50
  • Infants (0-2) One-way $15
  • Senior Ages 62+ $50

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.

NOTE: COVID related travel requirements and restrictions apply to visitors and residents entering the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

Pre-Register for your on-arrival Covid Test in BVI at:

Travel Portals for the BVI and USVI:

  • Registration may be required to travel to the BVI. Visit BVI Travel Portal for more information.
  • Registration may be required to travel to or through the USVI. Visit USVI Travel Portal for more information.

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

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