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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #276748
02/28/2022 03:16 PM
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Need to catch a 2:30 flight from STT on a Wednesday in May. How risky is the 11:30 ferry from Road Town? What other options are there? Thanks.

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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #276751
02/28/2022 03:28 PM
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Get the earlier ferry..slim/no chance of making your flight on the 11.30..a friend of mine missed her 3.30 flight on the 11.30 ferry...

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: Manpot] #276759
02/28/2022 04:51 PM
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Do you know what day of week your friend was travelling? I would think that making the 2:30pm flight would be tight, but doable on a Tue/Wed/Thur from the 11:30-12:30 ferry. Or not?

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #276933
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Hi,

I also want to take the 11:30 ferry from RD to STT for a 5pm flight (on a Monday). I'm thinking that will work?

Thank you!

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: Bethyj74] #276942
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No problem at all for those time frames on any day.

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #276956
03/02/2022 10:23 AM
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OK..this is my thinking having done this trip since 1984. Build yourself a cushion of 4 to 5 hours..get the earliest ferry. Take a cab to The Emerald Beach Resort. Have a nice breakfast/early lunch..maybe a couple of beers in the great beach bar with ( probably ) Tyler your friendly barkeep. Then you are a mile from the airport..walkable with a rollaboard. A nice relaxing way to end your trip rather that sweating if the ferry leaves late ( it left 1 hour and 20 mins late the other day) and if you get hung up at C and I. Others may disagree but my frfend missed her flight the other day cutting it too fine..

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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #276959
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I agree with you about taking your time. It’s takes the stress off if you can build a pad. The current issue is it’s near impossible to turn a charterboat in and make the 7:30 ferry. The 11:30 is to late for many flights. I really wish they would bring back the 10 AM!
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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #276969
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Thank you!

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #278153
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I am landing in STT at 1 pm (American airlines) on 12th April. Will I be able to connect the ferry at 2.30 pm which leaves from Charlotte Amalie to Tortola?
If I miss the flight due to delays, can i still get a seat in the next ferry which leaves at 5.30 pm?

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: Vikash] #278154
03/18/2022 05:27 PM
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If your flight is on time, you should be able to.make the 2:30pm ferry. Even better if you only have carry-on, just go outside of airport and catch taxi to ferry.

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #278413
03/22/2022 11:26 AM
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One more ferry question. We are thinking about the 11:30 ferry from RT to Charlotte Amalie on Saturday 4/23. We have a 3:15 flight. I know Saturday afternoon is busy. I’d rather not take the 7:30 ferry from RT. Thoughts?

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: TC42] #278433
03/22/2022 02:25 PM
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Using what I would think are best scenario times; Here is a possible timeline:

11:30 am - 12:30 pm travel from RT to CA
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm clear USVI Customs & Border Protection at Blyden Ferry Terminal
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm taxi to airport
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm clear US Customs & Border Protection
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm check in with airline / check bags
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm clear airport security
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm make way to gate, board

The reason I went through this exercise is to allow you to see the steps involved, and times. Obviously, if you have no bags to check or have Global Entry, or use a porter to assist you at airport, you can save time. If the ferry is not full, or you can be first off with your bags, you can save time there.

Further, as you stated, and I agree, Saturdays can be very busy. All of these times can be longer than those shown here when it is busy.

Also, the assumption is that the ferry runs on time : 85% on time is my guess. Weather can be a negative factor.

Does your airline require you at gate a certain amount of time before departure time?

Lastly, does your airline run another flight that day after your original flight on which you could go stand-by in case you miss your original flight? Otherwise you will have to stay overnight and start over the next day if you miss the flight.

Hope this helps.

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #278452
03/22/2022 06:13 PM
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I have Global Entry, Left today, no checked bags Arrival at Airport to butt in seat in terminal less than 10 minutes. Loving that.

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: DaveZ] #278453
03/22/2022 06:17 PM
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DaveZ, just for our info, was this at St. Thomas? What time of day was this?

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #280656
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Any sense when the July ferry schedules from STT to RT come out?

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #280657
04/19/2022 02:42 PM
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Here's a new ferry option to consider....

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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #280662
04/19/2022 04:49 PM
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Nice option indeed...and needed!

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #280681
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Thanks so much! Any West End to Charlotte Amalie ferries running this summer?

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #280692
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No, not as of yet.

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #281009
04/25/2022 09:47 PM
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I traveled to the US last Saturday on the new ferry.
Nice customer service, left on 9:09AM, so pretty much on time.
Cleared customs in St John, after waiting a bit for multiple water taxis to free up the dock for the ferry.
Arrived in Red Hook at 11:10AM, hopped in a shared taxi van, $15/per person to arrive at the airport at 11:40AM.
Hope this is helpful info smile

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: picaflores] #283552
06/01/2022 10:22 AM
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I would like to add to my previous post that I have seen at least 2 separate times recently, that AquaticVi Rentals has canceled (and refunded) their trips.
One time they canceled all trips for several days without any clear reason.
Even though they refunded people, if they cancel within a day or a couple days ahead of your trip it may be very difficult to find an equally priced alternative....

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: picaflores] #283554
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Originally Posted by picaflores
I would like to add to my previous post that I have seen at least 2 separate times recently, that AquaticVi Rentals has canceled (and refunded) their trips.
One time they canceled all trips for several days without any clear reason.
Even though they refunded people, if they cancel within a day or a couple days ahead of your trip it may be very difficult to find an equally priced alternative....

I check for a guest last week and the boats are down with maintenance issues. Probably delayed by parts as many people are.


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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #283608
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Aquatic canceled on my wife& I at 6pm may 19 for a 9am ferry on May 20. Fortunately Native Son had room though that 6am ferry to Trellis was inconvenient to say the least

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #283610
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Right now Aquatic’s online booking form shows June 18 as the next available date, so presumably that’s their current target for when they’ll be back in service.


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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: TomGarvey] #283895
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Now Aquatic’s online booking page shows their 9:00 RT to Red Hook service is running as of tomorrow morning. Can anyone confirm that?


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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #285498
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Is anything happening with day trips from STJ to JVD?

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #288713
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RT (BVI) <-> CA (USVI)
Effective immediately (September 14, 2022).
Ferry Schedule adjustment (reduction) through October 21 or 22.

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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #289562
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Thank you Jason- wondering if the North Sound Express will go direct to Spanish town from Beef and on the return do we still need to go to North Sound first. If so I am thinking of calculating in a VIJ flight instead of EIS, Will need to maybe also think of a ferry into Road Town from Spanish town but wondering if the trip from their to the airport is slow and costly? Thanks.

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: Boulderboy] #289581
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The North Sound Express doesn't exist anymore.

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #289597
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oh- well is there a ferry from Beef directly to Spanish town and vice versa direct? And any news if a less expensive flight sju- vij will be happening? Thank You

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oh- well is there a ferry from Beef directly to Spanish town and vice versa direct? And any news if a less expensive flight sju- vij will be happening? Thank You

Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #289980
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This thread has gotten so long and way outdated. It really needs to be dumped. A new up to date one would be welcomed.

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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: captmoby] #289985
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Sorry? Just read the most recent posts..


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Re: Official Ferry Schedules [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #290125
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Is there any word on when a Charlotte Amalie to West End ferry might be running?


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