The Department of Tourism looks forward to welcoming you to the U.S. Virgin Islands! Our recovery from last year’s storms has been very strong. Power has been restored, beaches and attractions have reopened, restaurants are serving up extraordinary dishes, and the USVI spirit is as warm and inviting as ever. Airlines and cruise lines have returned to our shores, and many hotels, bed and breakfasts and condominiums are available to overnight visitors even as our rebuilding work continues. The USVI yachting industry is unrivaled, and we have wonderful villas to accommodate groups large and small. More hotels will open near the end of 2018, and we are confident we will have an even better tourism product. Please contact your airline, accommodations provider and/or travel advisor for specific updates before you travel. The best way to continue help the Territory is to visit us! Also, please visit usviupdate.com for more details. #USVIStillNice
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St. John is two-thirds national forest, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to get around this natural beauty. Board a helicopter, water taxi, small charter plane or commercial airplane to jet from island to island, and there’s no passport required for U.S. citizens. With accommodations ranging from resorts and hotels to eco-tents and campgrounds, you can revel in natural splendor or indulge in a lavish romantic getaway. St. John also believes that everyone deserves to enjoy paradise, and the island offers many ADA-accessible beaches, including the blue flag-rated Trunk Bay — one of the Caribbean’s most beloved beaches.
Whether renting a vehicle or simply crossing a street, it is vital to remember that you must drive on the left side of the road. Speed limits are 15-20 mph in the country and 10 mph in town, unless otherwise posted.
Travel between St. John and St. Thomas
By Ferry: Visitors can travel hassle-free between the islands by public ferry.
To Red Hook: Rates: Hourly service between St. John and St. Thomas is available on a 15-minute ferry ride from Cruz Bay, St. John into Red Hook on the east end of St. Thomas. One way, $7.00/Adults and $1.00/Children ages 2-11. Round trip, $14.00/Adults and $2.00/Children ages 2-11.
Please note: There is a fuel surcharge of $1.10 each way. $4 per piece for luggage/boxes.
To Charlotte Amalie: Rates: From Cruz Bay to downtown Charlotte Amalie (45-minute ride), the ferry offers six daily trips to and from St. John. From STJ: 7:15am; 9:15am; 11:15am; 1:15pm; 2:15pm; and 3:45pm From STT: 9:00am; 11:00am; 1:00pm; 3:00pm; 4:00pm and 5:30pm
One way, $13.00/Adults and $3.50/Children ages 2-11. Round trip, $26.00/Adults and $7/Children ages 2-11.
Please note: There is a fuel surcharge of $1.10 each way. There is a charge of $4 per piece for luggage/boxes.
For additional information please contact: Transportation Services 340-776-6282 or Varlack Ventures 340-776-6412
Car Ferry travel between St. John and St. Thomas
Another way to explore the islands on your own time! Passengers ride with their car at no additional charge.
Please note: The Port Authority charges a port fee of $3.00 for cars, SUVs and motorcycles, and $6 for trucks, vans and large SUVs. The 25-minute ride operates on the hour until 6:15pm.
Love City Car Ferries' Captain Vic
Rates: $42 roundtrip, $27 one-way
Boyson's Inc. General II & Mister B - 340-776-6294
Rates: $50 roundtrip, $30 one-way Mon-Fri
$40 roundtrip, $25 one-way Sat & Sun
Global Marine's Tug Life aka Roanoke - 340-779-1739
Rates: $42 roundtrip, $27 one-way
Caneel Bay Resort and the Westin St. John offer ferry service, at an additional cost, for guests staying at the properties. Guests are allowed to use the service to travel to and from the island.
Whether for business or pleasure, you're sure to find a luxury limousine service to suit your needs and make your on-island transportation as easy and carefree as possible.