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Re: BVI/USVI Ferry Schedule & FAQs [Re: Moglet] #10223
04/11/2012 04:21 PM
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Sorry if this has already been asked. I looked and did not see that it has been recently.
AA changed our flights...for the better! But now I am a bit confused on the ferry situation. We arrive on Thurs into STT
@ 12:50. We need to get to Leverick for the first leg of our trip. Originally we were to get in later and had planned on the 5pm ferry to VG. Arriving earlier has me a bit confused. Should we wait it out in STT at the Pump room / shopping or would you suggest taking a ferry to Tortola and than to VG?
Would love to hear what some of the veterans here would do <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />
Not sure that I see any real advantages (like getting to VG earlier) by going thru Tortola.

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Re: BVI/USVI Ferry Schedule & FAQs [Re: bagsarepacked] #10224
04/11/2012 04:50 PM
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Check the schedule and see what you can make work. There will be a 130+/- listed, doesn't always run. If you can get to VG sooner, great, if not, check you bags in at the ferry dock and take a little stroll downtown.


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STT to JVD -- Saturday ferry from CA or Red Hook? [Re: Redsky] #10225
04/15/2012 08:58 PM
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I originally posted this question in the Main Forum, but maybe it belongs here....

We arrive in STT from ATL at 1:50 on Saturday, May 5th
(Any chance the 2:00 JVD direct runs late enough to catch it?).

On arrival, should we taxi to CA or Red Hook? Since it's a Saturday afternoon, I'm guessing traffic shouldn't be too much of an issue. We're hoping to get to West End in time for the 4:00 ferry to JVD vs the last one at 6:00.

Native Son shows a 2:30 out of CA, but doesn't that one stop at Red Hook before going over to West End? If so, wouldn't we be better off to board in Red Hook so we have some of the first bags off on arrival in West End?

Would the 3:15 from Red Hook allow us enough time to clear customs and still make the 4:00 to JVD?

Thanks for the help! Less than 3 weeks to a week on the most perfect beach I've ever seen!!

Re: STT to JVD -- Saturday ferry from CA or Red Hook? [Re: BlueFloaty] #10226
04/16/2012 01:52 AM
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I would suggest getting a taxi to CA and take the first ferry to West End and then take a ferry from there to Jost van Dyke.

You won't be able to make the 2pm ferry from Red Hook to Jost van Dyke.

You are correct, the 2:30pm from CA stops at Red Hook. In my opinion, it's not worth the time/cost getting on the ferry at Red Hook.

If the ferry runs to schedule, you may be able to make the 4pm from West End. If not, enjoy a drink and take the 6pm ferry.

Re: STT to JVD -- Saturday ferry from CA or Red Hook? [Re: Moglet] #10227
04/16/2012 09:57 PM
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Thanks, Trudi! Worst case it sounds like we'll have time to grab a drink and begin our vacation while we wait. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

virgin gorda to anegada [Re: BlueFloaty] #10228
05/06/2012 10:53 AM
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We are staying at Leverick and planning a trip on a Sunday to Anegada. I could have sworn that one of the ferries would stop and pick people up at Leverick if notified in advance. I cannot locate this info anymore <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Did I dream this or am I just missing seeing it?
Thanks!

Re: virgin gorda to anegada [Re: bagsarepacked] #10229
05/06/2012 11:32 AM
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The ferries to Anegada pick up from Spanish Town not Leverick Bay. Perhaps you're getting confused with the day trip Bitter End offers?

Re: virgin gorda to anegada [Re: Moglet] #10230
05/06/2012 11:44 AM
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thank you...any idea on how much a cab is to spanish town from Leverick? We would have 4 people....

Re: virgin gorda to anegada [Re: bagsarepacked] #10231
05/06/2012 11:59 AM
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I think it was $30 for two a couple of months ago..

Re: virgin gorda to anegada [Re: Moglet] #10232
02/26/2013 12:07 PM
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Do the ferries that run from Tortola to Anegada pick up on their way there (at Spanish Town, VG) in the morning as well as afternoons? And are they still only running Monday, Wednesday and Friday? I know there's a link to the ferry websites but I think the information I get here is probably more up to date and accurate. We'll be traveling mid-June by-the-way. Thanks <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by leahb; 02/26/2013 12:08 PM.

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Re: virgin gorda to anegada [Re: leahb] #10233
02/26/2013 02:47 PM
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Both Smiths and Road Town Fast Ferry definitely pick up at Spanish Town in the mornings (reservations are required) but I believe only Smiths pick up on the afternoon run.

RTFF run on Mon/Wed/Fri and Smiths run on Tue/Thu/Sun.
http://www.bestofbvi.com/info/bviferry_vg_anegada.htm

As with all ferries, I suggest calling them beforehand to verify they will be running to schedule.

Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: Moglet] #10234
05/07/2013 08:36 AM
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Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada… Smiths will run on Sundays only until November, RTFF continue to run Mon, Wed and Fri.
http://www.bestofbvi.com/info/bviferry_tortola_anegada.htm

Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: Moglet] #10235
01/31/2014 08:52 AM
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This past Tuesday, Smiths was running a 1:30 pm ferry from RT to CA with a stop in WE. We left a little after 2 pm, but fortunately before my backup RTFF at 2:30 and we got to CA about 5 minutes ahead of them. I don't know if this is a "permanent" schedule change for Smiths but I would call all 3 companies the day before I wanted to leave and ask about departures.
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Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada *DELETED* [Re: Fred] #10236
03/21/2014 03:07 PM
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Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: amurphy08] #10237
03/21/2014 03:12 PM
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Amy, I could not imagine the trip to be more then 2 hours. If it's stopping in VG it's a long stop, probably less then an hour from VG.

Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: sail2wind] #10238
02/28/2015 04:26 PM
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I see the .last post here was from nearly a year ago, has anything changed? I've found schedules on numerous sites and they're all the same(good thing) however, where do they stand on dependability?

Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: lookinatfifty] #10239
02/28/2015 04:43 PM
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which day?

Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: sail2wind] #10240
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Arriving Sat to STT at 7:30a

Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: lookinatfifty] #10241
02/28/2015 07:32 PM
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Saturdays are busy ferry days. Get on the first one leaving. We have stopped checking schedules in advance.

Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: sail2wind] #10242
01/27/2017 09:25 PM
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Some changes in Native Sons schedule. Current here: http://www.nativesonferry.com/schedule/


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Re: Update on ferry schedules to/from Anegada [Re: HillsideView] #10243
01/28/2017 06:55 PM
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Thank you! I've updated the Native Son schedules on Best of BVI.

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