Virgin Gorda is a popular island-hopping destination in the Virgin Islands. Maybe you are wondering: Is ferry service between St. Thomas and Virgin Gorda available again? The great travel news is that direct ferry service from St. Thomas (USVI) to Virgin Gorda (BVI) will resume on March 2nd, 2023. Service will be available once a week, on Thursdays.
You may also travel between St. Thomas and Virgin Gorda by connecting through Tortola. Tortola and St. Thomas are connected by ferry. View St. Thomas – Tortola Ferry Schedules. From Tortola you would continue to Virgin Gorda on another ferry.
Last updated: 2/11/2023
Travel between the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands is international, you are required to clear customs/immigration on both sides of the trip, and there are port fees and departure taxes.
Port Fees and Taxes: Port fees and departure taxes are generally not included in the cost of your ferry tickets. They include USVI Port Fee $10, BVI Environment Fee $10 and BVI Departure Tax $20 ($15 BVI resident). 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.
Travel Update (COVID): COVID related testing for entering the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is no longer required. More information can be found on the pages related to protocols and screening below. Masks may be required for entering the customs and immigration facilities.
BVI Travel Protocols
USVI Travel Screening
Other Options for Traveling Between St Thomas and Virgin Gorda: Take a Water Taxi or a Boat Charter.