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Sorry if this gets asked lots but I searched and was unable to find much info on it. We are coming to St. Thomas next March via Puerto Rico. We are interested in taking the ferry but I read there are some problems with it.

I believe it would leave from Fajardo but not sure where in St. Thomas it arrives. I found a round trip price of $125.00. I tried the contact numbers but received no answer at the one and the other number said I needed to call the original no answer number.

Anyone taken the ferry? Where in St. Thomas does it arrive? Is it reliable for we would need to travel on a specific day, Saturday? Can you take luggage?

Thanks for your assistance


Posted : August 7, 2009 5:10 pm
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I don't think it runs anymore, and if it does it's not reliable. When it ran it did so once a month, so locals could go to PR for a couple of days to shop, and I think it went to PR on Thursday or Friday and back to the VI on Sunday. It was so long ago I don't remember the details, but it is not practical to rely on the ferry for your vacation travel plans. You will need to fly from PR to STT.

Posted : August 7, 2009 5:17 pm
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If you go to "ferry schedule" in the Quick Links top right of this page you'll find phone numbers for the PR ferry at the bottom of the list, if that's of any help!

Posted : August 7, 2009 5:43 pm
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The boat is actually one of the St John ferries, Caribe Cay, that deadheads over to Fajardo on Friday night. The Saturday trips are setup as one day shopping/party runs for Puerto Rico groups. The boat leaves Fajardo prior to 7am and discharges everyone on the Waterfront at CA about 10:30am right where the St John ferries are located. The Caribe Cay actually goes back onto the St Thomas to St John run during the day on Saturday. Then at 4pm they load up all of the day trippers and haul them back to Fajardo, arriving about 7pm. You have to call 787 863-0582 or cel 787 435-2826 to find out if they are running the next Saturday. (They usually say to call back of Friday to get an answer). The cost of getting to Fajardo, and getting there before 7am, and trying to pin them down to if they are really going to make the run are all little problems that have to be factored in to the pleasure of making the trip to St Thomas by sea. By the way they strongly discourage the carrying of baggage on these trips, and charge an extra amount based of some kind of sliding scale that I personally have not been able to figure out. I know all of this because I am a frequent traveler between St Thomas and Fajardo and get lucky about one time out of every five attempts to ride the Saturday ferry. I highly recommend Cape Air.

Posted : August 7, 2009 9:25 pm
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Thank you all very much for the information I really appreciate it. Looks like we are flying.


Posted : August 7, 2009 10:03 pm

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