Planning a first visit to St.John in January. I have found better flight schedules into St. Croix from Atlanta but not sure how to get from St. Croix to St. John ..... Is there a ferry ? Or, hydroplane ? If there is a ferry - how long is it ? Is it a rough ride ?
Or, is it just best to fly into St.Thomas and take the 7 minute ferry to St John ? Thanks for your help all !!
No direct way from STX to STJ. Plane or ferry to STT, taxi to ferry and then to STJ. Any plane will be expensive, and the ferry has limited service, takes 90 minutes and can be a rough, rough, ride.
Best bet is to go into STT.
There is a seaplane from STX to STT approx $100 one way/$190 roundtrip then you need the same transportation from STT to STJ
After reading the posts about the unreliability of the ferry, we decided to get from STX to STT by seaplane, booked with SeaborneAirlines.com, for about $80 each on the 15th of January.....excited to try the sea plane, we'll be sharing our experience when we return.
I flew on the seaplane about 20 years ago and thought it was pretty cool. But (if memory serves me right) I could have sworn we landed on the water in STJ. I will have to pull out an old scrapbook and check. Laura
yes!! over 20 years ago the seaplanes - Antilles Airboats - did land in Cruz Bay and pull up on the NE side of the Creek on the ramp -- the new Company has not started STJ service
hi, i too am planing a trip to st.croix and st.john. i plan to fly into st.croix,stay a week and then go to st. john for at least a week. are you telling me there is no way to get from stx. to stj directly? that i have to go from stx. to stt. then to stj and then reverse that, stj to stt to stx for my return flight? or should i just fly into stt and then island hop from there?
No, there is no way to go directly from STX to STJ, you have to go via STT. No airport on STJ. Island hopping between STT and STJ is very simple as STJ is only a ten minute ferry ride from STT. STX is a lot further from both and entails a plane ride. There is a "sometimes" ferry between STX and STT but it's schedule isn't dependable and the ride can be very rough.
I would recommend flying directly into STT - It seems wasted expense to fly into STX then take a sea plane to STT, then take the ferry to STJ. I've flown through Atlanta to STT and it was fine! Hope it goes well. Enjoy!
hi, thanks for your reply and the info. now, i may forgo stx and just vacation on stj. in 2005 i spent just over 3wks on tortola and did some day trips to virgin gorda(3 or 4) , 1 to stj and 1 to josh van dyke. i have always wanted to go back and spend time on stj and/or stx, but if it is going to be more expensive to go to stx and the seaplane schedule is not reliable then i think i will have plenty to do bwtn stj, the bvi. thanks again
Sorry you miunderstood. The seaplane is VERY reliable and lots of fun. It' the ferry that you can't depend on.
With the seaplane be mindful that the fare you pick will determine your weight allowance, and that the allowance includes every bag you carry, including what would be "carry-on" baggage on a jet (purses, courier bags, laptop bags...). If you are over the stated limit for your fare type, you will have to pay a dollar per pound on top of the ticket you purchased in order for your belongings to make the trip with you.