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Road Town ferry question #198482
06/23/2019 09:41 PM
06/23/2019 09:41 PM
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Moored at Cooper this evening. We will be taking 2 passengers to Road Town in the morning to catch a 10:00 ferry.

What’s the best way to get them there, or at least close to the ferry dock?

Is there a dingy dock near the ferry? Moor outside Wickams Cay, dingy to the Moorings base and have them take a cab?

Thanks for any info!

Tom


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Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: TreetopFlyer] #198484
06/24/2019 03:29 AM
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If you have enough crew you might want to motor into Road Harbor and launch the dinghy and take them to Village Cay marina which is a 3 minute walk to the ferry dock, this way you won’t have to anchor.

Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: TreetopFlyer] #198486
06/24/2019 05:23 AM
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Might be a bit of a climb but are there any rules against bringing a dinghy in to the domestic side of the ferry terminal?


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Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: TreetopFlyer] #198490
06/24/2019 06:56 AM
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The 10:00 Ferry has been canceling often. Call the morning you are going to insure it is operating.

Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: TreetopFlyer] #198570
06/24/2019 10:24 PM
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The rate sheet for Village Cay Marina is here: http://villagecaybvi.com/marina-rate-sheet/

It says "Vessels 0-59 feet $10.00 for 3 hours or less and Vessels 60 feet and up $20.00 for 3 hours or less"

You could dock and have your passengers debark there.

Dan cheers

Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: GlennA] #198583
06/25/2019 08:16 AM
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The seaweed is very bad where you would bring a dinghy in. Have done it but would not longer do it

Last edited by tpcook; 06/25/2019 08:17 AM.

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Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: GeorgeC1] #198584
06/25/2019 08:18 AM
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Is this roadtown fast ferry? Is another ferry going at 10 AM?


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Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: TreetopFlyer] #198586
06/25/2019 08:28 AM
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The 10 is the Roadtown fast ferry. Someone stated they have issues with certification of one of their boats in the USVI. Can’t confirm that but when they canceled our 10AM one of their new boats showed up doing BVI only legs.

Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: GeorgeC1] #198587
06/25/2019 08:40 AM
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You wan't believe this but I was told they cant get the new ferries approved until they are used. Something with USA certification.. i.e. new boat can't get approval but used can. Sounds stupid to me but that,s politics.

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Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: TreetopFlyer] #198588
06/25/2019 08:41 AM
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Won’t help the OP, but will remind others that ferry schedules get iffier as we head into summer and less traffic.

Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: tpcook] #198594
06/25/2019 09:59 AM
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That seems to be true tho I cannt find the relevent code. STT to BVI is not covered by the Jones act because that law only pertains to activities between US ports. RTFF's new boats were built in Austrailia so they cannot be used in US trade until they reach a certain age. It may be some USCG or Customs regulation.


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Re: Road Town ferry question [Re: tpcook] #198596
06/25/2019 10:15 AM
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Perfect logic. Can't get a new boat approved until it's used. Can't use a new boat until it's approved


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