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Current Anegada Ferries scene #273251
01/14/2022 09:08 AM
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Happy Friday all!

I checked in here about a month ago re the ferries to Anegada. I see the Anegada Express schedule for Thurs, Sat, Sun on their website (hopefully up to date :-) but can't find the schedule for Smith's or RTFF for Mon, Wed, Fri. I've tried messaging with Smith's several times but not getting any replies. Any suggestions as to a reliable source for the current info? Also, do they usually run close to schedule or should we build in some "island time"? We may be taking a morning ferry from Anegada to Tortola to catch our flite to SJU so need to know what will work.

Thx folks!
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Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273255
01/14/2022 09:39 AM
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The Anegada <-> Road Town ferry alternates bi-weekly between Smith's and RTFF.

Approximate schedule:
Anegada-Road Town - MWF 8:30am, 4:30pm
Road Town -> Anegada - MWF 6:45am, 3:00pm

I recall one company might leave at 7am instead of 6:45 and lately, the 4:30 boat is more like 5:30 but once you're there, you can just ask around and the residents will know for sure!

Expect the afternoon boats to be late due to cargo loading/unloading.


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Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273339
01/15/2022 07:54 AM
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The Anegada Express ferry has not been running for the last 2 weeks. It has been very, very unreliable since it started. I would not plan a trip to Anegada based on it. A lot of people have had to do air charters or private boat charters over the past couple of weeks because they had planned to get here on it.

Jason's info on the Smith's/RTFF ferries is correct.

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273348
01/15/2022 08:52 AM
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Do Smith's/RTFF stop at Virgin Gorda on the way? We'll be land-based on Virgin Gorda in the first week of February and Wednesday seems like the perfect day to head over.

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: Ifeltlikeagringo] #273386
01/15/2022 12:25 PM
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Yes - but I would make sure you call ahead of time and let them know

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273420
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Thanks! I figured that might be the case.

I really can't wait--the foot of snow we're expecting tomorrow night is pretty much the last straw!

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273440
01/15/2022 11:04 PM
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Oh dang! I was hoping that the Express was back on stream by now! The problem with the Smith's ferry is it only operates M, W, and F. We're hoping to do 4 nites on Anegada ... a Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat or a Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun. With the M, W, F neither of those works so we'd have to shorten it to 3 days :-(. Or ... lengthen it to 5! :-)

Anyone hear if the Anegada Beach Club is going to restart their boat? Thinking we might be able to hitch a ride in one direction with them.

Thx all!

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273533
01/17/2022 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by BVIslandGirl

Anyone hear if the Anegada Beach Club is going to restart their boat? Thinking we might be able to hitch a ride in one direction with them.

Just to be clear. The Anegada Express is the the ABC boat. It was supposed to return to service January 12, not sure if that actually happened.


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Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #273554
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Originally Posted by BVIslandGirl

Anyone hear if the Anegada Beach Club is going to restart their boat? Thinking we might be able to hitch a ride in one direction with them.

Just to be clear. The Anegada Express is the the ABC boat. It was supposed to return to service January 12, not sure if that actually happened.

Not running

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273584
01/17/2022 05:18 PM
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Thanks fellows, didn't realize the Express was the ABC boat! I'll message the person I know over there and see if they have any updates. If you hear, pls let me know.

Thanks again!

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273602
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I am also watching this one. I need to get to Anegada on Sat, Jan 29th. If they don’t get the express back in service, I will need to make other plans. What options are there? Private water taxi? What flights are there from Tortola to Anegada? I guess I need to figure out my options.

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01/17/2022 11:41 PM
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Hi TRIM :-) ...

I've just emailed the folks at Anegada Beach Club so will update here when I get their reply. I've also asked Ann at Ann's Cottages/Tipsy to provide the latest info as well. We're staying in one of her units so hopefully she knows the current scene!

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: TRIM] #273625
01/18/2022 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by TRIM
I am also watching this one. I need to get to Anegada on Sat, Jan 29th. If they don’t get the express back in service, I will need to make other plans. What options are there? Private water taxi? What flights are there from Tortola to Anegada? I guess I need to figure out my options.

Currently no schedule flights. VI Airlink is shut down. NorthEastern Caribbean had taken over the scheduled flights and was doing a great job at a great price, but they've halted operations too. Your only option on a Saturday is a private water taxi or chartered flight.


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Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273626
01/18/2022 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by BVIslandGirl
Hi TRIM :-) ...

I've just emailed the folks at Anegada Beach Club so will update here when I get their reply. I've also asked Ann at Ann's Cottages/Tipsy to provide the latest info as well. We're staying in one of her units so hopefully she knows the current scene!


Watching this one too as we hope to spend some time on Anegada in April ! Praying all of this will have settled a bit by then . Enjoy my friends , can not wait to see that turquoise water again soon .


Kim

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273627
01/18/2022 09:00 AM
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I was just speaking with Ann about our next trip and I mentioned Anegada Express - she commented that is wasn't running with any regularity.

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273628
01/18/2022 09:32 AM
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Last I heard, no international arrivals in Anegada either. So if you charter from SJU or STT you must stop at Beef to clear in.

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273647
01/18/2022 11:24 AM
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One option that we did not use is Sherwin. If memory serves me correctly he will pick you up at Trellis for $500. Pretty sure that is a one way rate. His Whatsapp number is 284-547-6243.


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Originally Posted by ndfaninnc
One option that we did not use is Sherwin. If memory serves me correctly he will pick you up at Trellis for $500. Pretty sure that is a one way rate. His Whatsapp number is 284-547-6243.


That seems like a great deal!

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273670
01/18/2022 02:48 PM
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HI everyone ...

Seems like we are all eager to spend time on lovely Anegada! I just received this back from the Anegada Beach Club in answer to my question re current ferry service:

"The Anegada Express was unable to run due to some mechanical issues, it's needing some parts which has posed difficult to ship in a timely manner. The last update received was that it should be here on Thursday.

The Public ferry which alternates between Smith's & Road Town Fast ferry does operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Road Town Tortola at 6:45am/3:30pm, departs from Anegada at 8:30am/5pm.

Road Town fast ferry had added a Sunday run which departs Road Town Tortola at 8am, and from Anegada at 5pm."


Great news that Sunday has been added! She states "had added" so I've asked her to confirm that it's going to be running consistently. Also asked her if she has any idea how long the repair to the Express will take once the parts are received.

Stay tuned :-) ...

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273708
01/19/2022 05:41 AM
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Update ... ABC replied ...

" The Sunday Road Town Fast Ferry did advise that they'll operate the Sunday ferry in season. "

Waiting for info re the hopeful restart timing of the A Express.

:-)

Re: Current Anegada Ferries scene [Re: BVIslandGirl] #273709
01/19/2022 06:10 AM
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I can tell you for sure the Ferry was running on Jan.15th and Jan. 17th We followed it in on the 15th and it passed us in the channel in the 17th


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