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STT to Ferry Connections #167776
08/15/2018 12:30 PM
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We're looking at several routings from ORD-STT, and need to connect to a Tortola-bound ferry.

The best price (using AA) arrives STT via CLT at 3:15.

My best interpretation of the ferry schedules (www.roadtownfastferry.com) shows the last departure CA to RT at 4:15

Is there a later ferry, or is there good confidence of making the connection?

There is a routing through MIA which arrives earlier, but it's a few $100's more.


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Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: SeeDiver] #167777
08/15/2018 12:39 PM
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If your flight is on time, you should have no issue making the 4:15 ferry.

When are you traveling? Currently, there is a 4:30 ferry but only on Sundays. If you're trip is more than a month away, the schedules are likely to change but you're safe assuming there will be a ferry around 4:15.


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Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #167779
08/15/2018 12:52 PM
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Our arrival will be on a Friday.


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Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: SeeDiver] #167813
08/15/2018 06:39 PM
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I think you will be ok. If your flight is late, I would ask for a private taxi. Will get you to the dock a little faster


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Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: SeeDiver] #168600
08/28/2018 09:38 AM
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While this is an old thread, I thought this would be some valuable information.

Since the hurricanes in 2017 some of the ferry schedule has been discontinued and not resumed yet. The Virgin Islands have also had a dip in tourism, which also means that the ferry schedule needed to be reduced.

I run SeaHorse Land & Water Taxi out of St. Thomas, www.seahorsevi.com. We provide private transportation services for people that need to get to their destination within USVI or BVI. We have drivers on St. Thomas, St. John, and Tortola. Our boats can cross international boarders.

The biggest problem also is time the customs office closes. According to the website the hours are open later, some until 9:00 PM http://www.bvitourism.com/arriving-by-sea, but I am not certain the website is up to date. I am double checking to see if this accurate, I think they may be closing at 5:00 in West End and Road Town. They reduced their hours because of Hurricane Irma and Maria damage and reduced tourism demand.

I met with the owner of Road Town Fast Ferry a few weeks ago and it is not running the full schedule they used to either. This will likely rebound, hopefully during this tourism season.

Last edited by Head Hippocampus; 08/28/2018 09:41 AM.
Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: SeeDiver] #168601
08/28/2018 09:43 AM
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Just a quick update.

Custom's House Hours
West End is running 8 AM - 5 PM
Road Town 7 AM - 6 PM
Jost Van Dyke 8:30 AM....but it is usually a slow morning so more like 9:00 or 9:30 AM

Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: Head Hippocampus] #168632
08/28/2018 04:04 PM
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RTFF also does not government approval for the 3 new ferries they have so no STT for these ferries righ now.


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Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: SeeDiver] #168878
09/02/2018 09:25 AM
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We were there (BVI) Aug 22 - Aug 27th. On the 24th the Ferry schedule was not good from STT to Road Town. They were having problems with the Ferries breakdown, therefore delaying departure time.

We were scheduled for a 4:00 Ferry (Aug 22), they finally got us on something that looked like a ferry/boat about 5pm.

On departure back to STT (Aug 27), we were originally scheduled for a 10am Ferry.

All the locals advise us to catch the 7am Ferry, due to the issues they were having with the Ferry schedules and if something was to happen, we would have buffer time for the operators to get another Ferry. Fortunately the 7am Ferry left on time,with no delays. That was a real true Ferry.

This is all due to post Irma and Maria.

Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: SeeDiver] #168885
09/02/2018 10:11 AM
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The ferry companies were screwed up well before Irma and Maria.

Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: tradewinds] #169004
09/04/2018 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by tradewinds
The ferry companies were screwed up well before Irma and Maria.


100% agree

Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: tradewinds] #169089
09/05/2018 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tradewinds
The ferry companies were screwed up well before Irma and Maria.

Sadly, all too true. They do seem to find Irma and Maria to be very convenient excuses, though.

Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: denverd0n] #169133
09/05/2018 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by denverd0n
Originally Posted by tradewinds
The ferry companies were screwed up well before Irma and Maria.

Sadly, all too true. They do seem to find Irma and Maria to be very convenient excuses, though.

I do feel that those of us who live in the Virgin Islands rarely consider the personal,financial and emotional effects of those storms as convenient excuses.

Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: Head Hippocampus] #169749
09/14/2018 02:42 PM
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Are the ferries now running from STT to West End?

Re: STT to Ferry Connections [Re: andreapal51] #169752
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