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Ferry and Customs #307416
10/20/2023 08:52 PM
10/20/2023 08:52 PM
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New Jersey
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We are planning a trip to Virgin Gorda in a few weeks. since our flight arrives mid afternoon (Sunday) and we figure that we will stay in Tortola the first night and then travel on to VG the next day. If we catch the 5:30 ferry from Charlotte Amalie, should we have any concern about being to Road Town in time to get through customs, which closes at 7:00?

Last edited by Roddo; 10/20/2023 08:53 PM.
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Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: Roddo] #307418
10/20/2023 09:19 PM
10/20/2023 09:19 PM
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If the ferry runs, customs will be open.

Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: Roddo] #307441
10/21/2023 02:01 PM
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Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: Roddo] #307568
10/24/2023 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the info. One other question: Is it necessary to make ferry reservations? Our flight is scheduled to get in at 2:48. If I buy tickets for the 5:30 departure in advance we will be sure to have seats. However, that locks us in to that time and I am wondering if we get our bags quickly we could possibly make the 4:00 ferry.

Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: Roddo] #307575
10/25/2023 08:51 AM
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Vero Beach, Fl and South Sound...
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Don't buy advance tickets. No need anymore.


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Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: Roddo] #307602
10/25/2023 07:11 PM
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We go down 4 to 5 times a year. I won’t gamble on a ferry leaving 1 hour 15 minutes after landing. We have run into baggage taking up to 30 minutes. We are going down in 2 weeks. Currently (?) our flight lands at 2:38. To lower the stress, we have prepaid tickets for 5:30, we will enjoy a few drinks and food at the ferry, waiting. For me, nice to have all the bases covered with no surprises.

Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: jagmansr] #307613
10/26/2023 08:31 AM
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I agree. I prefer minimal stress when on vacation.

Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: Roddo] #307631
10/26/2023 01:01 PM
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Michael at the Petite Pump Room upstairs will take great care of you as you watch the seaplanes land and takeoff...nice start to a great trip IMHO.And yes I still book ferry tix in advance..

Last edited by Manpot; 10/26/2023 01:02 PM.
Re: Ferry and Customs [Re: Roddo] #307723
10/29/2023 08:01 AM
10/29/2023 08:01 AM
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Thanks so much for the input. Going the stress-free route makes a lot of sense.


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