We are chartering in late February with Marine Max located at Nanny Cay and doing a sleep aboard the night before charter. Our flight does not land in St Thomas until 4:24pm. The last ferry to Roadtown is at 4:30. Any suggestions/recommendations on a reliable water taxi or other options? I have tried to change our flight, but unfortunately, there is nothing earlier. And we always prefer to sleep aboard the night before.
Native Son has a 5pm ferry from Red Hook to Roadtown. I just had some guests take it on Monday. If your flight is on time you should be fine. I've made that ferry many times with a 4:30 arrival. If you don't want to risk it, there are many water taxis available that can take you right into Nanny Cay. (see that link above)
I talked to Cleve and he says there is a new rule where he must take people to West End. He also said that it is much more expensive to pick up or drop off in CA - obviously given the added distance and time compared to Red Hook. He now has a 30+ foot center console, but if you are set on traveling from CA to RT, you should probably look around.