St. Thomas – Tortola Ferry Service

Ferry service is available between Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Road Town, Tortola. 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
Daily
9:00 AM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
Road Town → Charlotte Amalie
Daily
7:30 AM
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
3:15 PM
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – ROAD TOWN FERRY RATES
  • Adult One-way$60
  • Child (3-11) One-way$50
  • Infants (0-2) One-way$15
  • Senior Ages 62+ $50
** Ticket purchase is through Native Son Ferry.
Last Updated: 11/17/2022
Luggage: One free personal item, per person such as a backpack or over the shoulder bag is free. Any additional items (50 lbs max per item) will cost $10 each.

ROUTE: RED HOOK (ST. THOMAS) – WEST END (TORTOLA)

Operated by: Native Son Ferry
Telephone: (340) 774-8685, (340) 473-6741, (340) 998-0990
Docking Location St. Thomas: Red Hook Ferry Dock
Docking Location Tortola: West End Ferry Terminal
Travel Time: The ferry between St. Thomas and Tortola takes 1 (one) hour, this includes time for boarding, customs, and sailing.
Suggested Check in Time: Check-in is recommended at least 45 minutes prior to departure time.

Note: The Red Hook, St. Thomas to West End, Tortola ferry travels from St. Thomas directly to Tortola, it does not stop in St. John. The ferry from Tortola to St. Thomas, however, must stop in St. John to clear customs. If St. John is your destination, after clearing customs, you may disembark in St. John. The ferry, after clearing customs on St. John, continues to St. Thomas.

Red Hook → West End
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
7:45 AM
3:15 PM
West End → Cruz Bay & Red Hook
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
RED HOOK – WEST END FERRY RATES
  • Adult (12+) One-way$60
  • Child (3-11) One-way$50
  • Infants (0-2) One-way$15
  • Senior Ages 62+ $50
Last Updated: 11/18/2022
Luggage: One free personal item, per person such as a backpack or over the shoulder bag is free. Any additional items (50 lbs max per item) will cost $10 each.

ROUTE: RED HOOK (ST. THOMAS) – ROAD TOWN (TORTOLA)

Operated by: Aquatic Rentals Limited (Sea Express I and II)
Telephone: (340) 715-2782
Docking Location St. Thomas: Red Hook Ferry Dock
Docking Location Tortola: Road Town Jetty
Travel Time: The ferry between St. Thomas and Tortola takes 1 (one) hour, this includes time for boarding, customs, and sailing.

Suggested Check in Time: Check-in time and reservation confirmation is 45 minutes minimum prior to departure time.

Note: The Red Hook, St. Thomas to Road Town, Tortola ferry travels from St. Thomas directly to Tortola, it does not stop in St. John. The ferry from Tortola to St. Thomas, however, must stop in St. John to clear customs. If St. John is your destination, after clearing customs, you may disembark in St. John. The ferry, after clearing customs on St. John, continues to St. Thomas.

Red Hook → Road Town
Thursdays – Tuesdays
11:00 AM
6:00 PM
Road Town → Cruz Bay & Red Hook
Thursdays – Tuesdays
9:00 AM
3:30 PM
RED HOOK – ROAD TOWN FERRY RATES
  • Adult (12+) Roundtrip$95
  • Adult (12+) One-way$55
  • Child (3-11) Roundtrip$55
  • Child (3-11) One-way$40
  • Senior (65+) Roundtrip$75
  • Senior (65+) One Way $50
  • Infants (0-2) Roundtrip$30
  • Infants (0-2) One-way$15
Last Updated: 11/18/2022
Luggage: Carry-on (bag under 20lbs) - No charge (one per passenger). Checked Baggage (under 50 lbs.) is $10.00/each. All luggage/baggage must be checked in at the booth/counter. Baggage more than 50 lbs. and oversized are subject to additional fees.

Port Fees and Taxes: Port fees, security fees, and departure taxes are generally not included in the cost of your ferry tickets. Port fees are currently $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 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.

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