St. John to the BVI
Ferries connect St. John and Tortola's West End. There are
three crossings daily. The trip takes 30 minutes. RT fare
To Jost Van Dyke
The ferry from Red Hook stops at Cruz Bay on the way to
Jost Van Dyke. At this writing service operates on Fri, Sat
and Sun only. The trip from Red Hook takes 45 minutes (25
from Cruz Bay.) RT fare is $40 ($35 from Cruz Bay).
To Virgin Gorda
On Thurs and Sun mornings, the Red Hook Ferry stops at
Cruz Bay. There is only one ferry each day. Most visitors will
take the Tortola ferry and continue on to Virgin Gorda from
Road Town. The trip from Red Hook takes 1 hour and 15
minutes. RT fare is $50.
All the services above are operated by
Inter-Island Boat Services .
776-6597 for current schedules. A
passport is required to visit the BVI.
Getting Around the Island
Surrey buses and vans act as taxis. A horde of
Surrey bus drivers will be on the dock to help
you get started. They try to hustle as many
passengers as possible. You pay by the seat and by the desti-
nation. Rates from one point to another are fixed and are low.
You can arrange to hire the van/bus and its driver for an
hour, several hours or the whole day. Arrange the rate before
setting out. If you'd like to rent a jeep for the day or week, re-
member that traffic keeps to the left here as it does on St.