Today’s post will be short, sweet and to the point. Many of you want to know how to get to the British Virgin Islands or the BVI for short. At this point, pretty much every St. John-based charter company is approved to take guests over. You can also take a ferry from Cruz Bay to Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Here are the details:
Jost Van Dyke – Home of Solly Dollar Bar, Foxy’s, Ivan’s & more
Inter Island Boat Services offers ferry service between Cruz Bay and Great Harbour every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. The ferry leaves Cruz Bay at 8 a.m. and leaves Great Harbour at 3:30 p.m. The estimated travel time is about 35 minutes.
The cost for adults (ages 12 and up) is $120 roundtrip. Children ages three to 11 are $100 roundtrip and children two and under are $40 roundtrip. Customs is an additional $30 per person.
Foxy’s is located in Great Harbour. Guests can easily taxi from Great Harbour to White Bay, which is where Soggy Dollar is located.
Click here to learn more and to book your tickets.
Virgin Gorda – Spanish Town & the Baths
Inter Island Boat Services offers ferry service between Cruz Bay and Spanish Town every Thursday. The ferry leaves Cruz Bay at 8 a.m. and leaves Spanish Town at 3:45 p.m. The estimated travel time is about 90 minutes.
The cost for adults (ages 12 and up) is $150 roundtrip. Children ages three to 11 are $130 roundtrip and children two and under are $40 roundtrip. Customs is an additional $30 per person.
Call 340-776-6597 to book.
Inter Island Boat Services is offering ferry service between Cruz Bay and Anegada on March 27th and April 24th. The ferry leaves Cruz Bay at 8 a.m. and leaves Anegada at 3:30 p.m. The estimated travel time is about two hours.
The cost for adults (ages 12 and up) is $200 roundtrip. Children ages three to 11 are $180 roundtrip and children two and under are $40 roundtrip. Customs is an additional $30 per person.
Call 340-776-6597 to book.
Tortola – Road Town & West End (Soper’s Hole)
Currently there is not ferry service between St. John and Tortola. You must take a ferry from St. Thomas.
Looking to spend a day cruising around the BVI? Check out Palm Tree Charters if you’re staying on the Cruz Bay side of the island and Flyaway Charters if you’re staying on the Coral Bay side of the island. Click here to learn more about Palm Tree Charters. Click here to learn more about Flyaway Charters.
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If you are looking to save a little cash, you can always hop on a group trip to the British Virgin Islands. Check out Cruz Bay Watersports, Voodoo or Bad Kitty.
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I love the BVI’s and have had many great trips there. Seems like the cost has at least doubled – over the past couple years. Private charter to Indians, Norman Island has really increased in price.
Does the US charge BVI visitors – $30 customs and extra fees for private charters?
Thank you for the information – very helpful.
We just returned from St John (our 3rd trip) and for the first time, we did not visit the BVIs due to the rise in cost. It should be noted that all the prices above do not include customs fees which we were told were running $90 per person. The best and most economical way to go is to have groups that you can split a private charter with. In the past, we had 3 families and each paid 1/3 the price of a private charter, plus customs fees, plus fuel, plus tip. It’s an expensive day….and this trip it was just my family of 5 and we couldn’t find any private charters willing to pair us up with another group/family (we asked several) so we did not go, and honestly we had a great week. We rented a zodiac for the day from Wharfside Watersports and went all around St. John so we still had a boat day experience, did Lime Out, etc. It’s too bad the prices have become so crazy.