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STT to Tortola by ferry #205491
09/26/2019 11:36 AM
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Hello,

I've never been in STT and the BVIs. I wonder if 45 minutes are enough time to leave the plane in STT and get a ferry in Charlotte Amalie to Road Town. I don't have any checked baggage, so I can head directly from the plane to the taxi stand. How much time do you usually need from the airfield to the ferry dock? I rather spend time on a beach in the BVIs than waiting another 2.5 hours for the next ferry.

Thank you!

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Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205492
09/26/2019 11:42 AM
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The taxi from the airport to the ferry takes about 10-15 minutes.

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205494
09/26/2019 12:06 PM
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If your flight is on time, you should have no problem.



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Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205497
09/26/2019 12:34 PM
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Your biggest issue might be waiting for a van to fill up.I would push to get one leaving right away and you'll be fine..might cost you a few $$ in tip.

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205498
09/26/2019 01:29 PM
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Or book a private taxi, which will cost you more, but can even contact the ferry if you are a few minutes late.

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205520
09/27/2019 10:49 AM
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Book a private taxi - we’ve used Kevin (340) 643-0025before and he never fails to get us to a ferry on time. He’s good at responding to texts.

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205526
09/27/2019 01:29 PM
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How much is a private taxi for 4 people?

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: IWIWSE] #205528
09/27/2019 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by IWIWSE
How much is a private taxi for 4 people?


It would be the standard rate x 4. I think it’s $7 pp to the ferry terminal. Plus bag charges sometimes.

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205530
09/27/2019 04:34 PM
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Kevin may be a bit more. The airport taxi drivers lobbied to have him pay additional fees. I suspect they were jealous of the business he was getting.

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205540
09/28/2019 08:17 AM
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Thank you so much for all your helpful tips! Great forum!

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205645
09/29/2019 10:22 PM
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Kevin is a treasure. And he can make things happen. I call him Cousin Kevin because his dad lives only a few miles from us in Texas.

Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: josabo1] #205647
09/29/2019 10:24 PM
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I would not pass through st Thomas without Kevin looking out for us.


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Re: STT to Tortola by ferry [Re: RatmansWife] #205720
09/30/2019 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Kevin may be a bit more. The airport taxi drivers lobbied to have him pay additional fees. I suspect they were jealous of the business he was getting.


As of my last trip in July, Kevin was no more than "standard". But should tip generously as superb customer service.

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