Downtown St. Thomas Ferry Set to Resume

Cruz Bay ferry dock (File photo)

Great news to share today, folks! Ferry service between Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie is set to resume Monday, March 9th. This is the first time that route will resume post-storm. Progress continues to happen every day, and that is simply wonderful.

Varlack Ventures announced yesterday that they will offer three trips from each side every day. The ferry will leave Cruz Bay daily at 8:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. It will leave Charlotte Amalie daily at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

For those of you who prefer to travel between Red Hook and Cruz Bay, these ferries leave Red Hook daily at 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and then every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. to midnight. For the reverse route, the ferry leaves Cruz Bay every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Inter Island Boat Services offers ferry service between Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay. This ferry leaves Crown Bay daily at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. For the reverse route, it leaves Cruz Bay daily at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 4:15 p.m.

And for those of you  who prefer to take the car barge, here is the most recent schedule published by the Virgin Islands Port Authority:

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More news you can use today! Have a great Thursday everyone! We’re so close to the weekend!


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2 thoughts on “Downtown St. Thomas Ferry Set to Resume”

  1. For years the STJ ferry companies would testify at hearings for that route that the STT downtown run was unprofitable and they discontinued it.
    But when Inter Island started one as a competitor and it is used regularly — NOW a STJ company start again at almost the same times.?
    Good to have more access but won’t that dilute the traffic and make the runs unprofitable again?

  2. We’re trying to decide which people ferry to take….if we go Red Hook, shorter boat ride, but we will spend $15 per person for a long taxi ride (I’ve read 45 minutes?!) to get to the Red Hook ferry. That’s $60 for my family of 4. Aren’t I better off doing the new Charlotte Amalie ferry even though it’s a longer boat ride? How much will I pay to get a taxi or shuttle from the St Thomas airport to this new ferry?

    This is always the hardest decision about getting to St. John!! Which ferry? We’ve already set up our Jeep rental on St. John. Thanks!

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