Both ferry companies have been canceling their runs from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie – without notice.
The St. John Source reports that the director of the Public Services Commission is concerned. At least one person missed a flight from St. Thomas because the CB-to-CA ferry was not running. Spokesmen for both companies told the Source they expected service to be resumed by the end of the week.
Neither Varlack Ventures nor Transportation Services has explained why service on the route has been sporadic. Odds are that, given that it’s low season, the companies may figure the relatively light passenger load, and the long water run don’t add up to a profitable venture.