Hello everyone, and happy Monday! The St. John ferry schedule is expanding, giving all of us more options when traveling between St. John and St. Thomas.
Inter Island Boat Services recently announced that its adding additional runs between St. John Crown Bay marina on St. Thomas. Inter Island leaves from the Creek, the area in front of the National Park Visitor’s Center. They do not leave from the regular ferry dock beside High Tide.
Inter Island leaves Cruz Bay every day at 11 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. And beginning on November 15th, it will add an 8 a.m. run leaving Cruz Bay. This is great for people with early morning flights.
Inter Island will leave Crown Bay every day at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. And beginning on November 15th, it will add a 9:30 a.m. run leaving Crown Bay.
The cost of an Inter Island ticket is $20 one-way for adults, $10 for children and $15 for seniors. The cost for a taxi to the airport is an additional $5-$10. It takes roughly 40 minutes on the ferry and just five minutes or so in a taxi if traveling to the airport. You can book your Inter Island tickets online at www.interislandboatservices.com.
The regular people ferry that leaves from the dock beside high tide costs just $8.15 for non-residents and $1 for children ages 2-11. The regular people ferry leaves Cruz Bay every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. It leaves Red Hook at 5:30 a.m. (Monday through Friday only), 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. and then every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. to midnight. The ferry takes approximately 15 minutes and the taxi ride is about 45 minutes. The taxi ride costs $15 to the airport. Bag fees for both ferries are additional. You cannot reserve a ticket online for this ferry.
There currently is not a ferry running between St. John and Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas.
Here is a map of the ferry locations courtesy of Vinow.com:
And we have some more good news to share with you all today… There is a new barge on island! Soon, there will be a new way to travel between St. John and St. Thomas by vehicle. We will share the details on that very soon.