New Ferry Service to Begin June 1st

Beginning June 1st, there will be additional ferry service between St. John and St. Thomas.

Interisland Boat Service will begin ferry service between Crown Bay Marina and Cruz Bay. Crown Bay is the closest marina to the airport – roughly a five minute or so drive – so this is great for people traveling to and from the airport. Here is the new schedule in its entirety:

new ferry route

9 comments for “New Ferry Service to Begin June 1st

  1. Yahweh
    May 15, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Great News! It’s about time that travelers to St. John will no longer be held hostage to a taxi service that is invariably uncomfortable and often bogged down in traffic on the way to Red Hook, or hauling other passengers to out of the way destinations before delivering St. John bound folks to the ferry at Red Hook. While there has been some improvement in recent years with dispatchers getting people aboard the appropriate taxis, getting to Red Hook on time is often nerve wracking, and ferries are missed. This new service could eliminate much of the discomfort and anxiety. Let’s hope it is successful and that scheduled departures and arrives might be increased.

  2. Dave
    May 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Great news, however, those departure times don’t seem to help people visiting the island. If my flight arrives around 1:30 I’d have to wait until 5:00 to get on the ferry and by the time i reached St John most of the Jeep rental shops would be closed. Likewise with outbound flights boarding around 2:00 I’d need to be at the airport by noon. The 11:00 ferry might work but just barely. Any delay with security or checkin and I’d risk missing my flight. Ideally would love to see a ferry from Crown Bay to Cruz at 2:45 and departing Cruz Bay to Crown at 10:00AM. Would use that EVERY time over the tour of St Thomas!!

  3. Amy
    May 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    How long is the ferry ride?

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      I think it’s about 45 minutes to an hour.

  4. renee proctor
    May 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    are the 2 different pick up spots at Crown Bay Marinia close to each other?..and how will an arriving airplane passenger know if there is a ship in that day or not..will a schedule be posted at the airport?

  5. Jay
    May 26, 2017 at 10:43 am

    will taxis meet each arrival at Crown Bay to transport people to the airport. Perhaps you could ask Interisland Boat Services to address this and other questions posed here.

  6. Sumer
    May 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Need more information on this ferry please.
    Which company is managing this ferry?
    Are taxis waiting at Crown Bay to go to airport for would we need to call?

  7. Taz
    June 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

    This has been cancelled. Look a their Facebook page.

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      June 11, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Yes we posted a follow up story. Thanks. :)

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