How To Get To Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Traveling to White Bay Villas at White Bay on Jost Van Dyke, BVI is an adventure you will never forget!

These are the three main ways to get to Jost Van Dyke (JVD):

No matter which option is best for you, the Legendary island of Jost Van Dyke will be worth the travel adventure.

Fly to St Thomas (airport code STT) - Recommended - then take a ferry or a private water taxi direct to JVD. Most ferry options require arriving on St Thomas by 3:30pm.

2. Fly to BVI's Beef Island (airport code EIS). Then take a ferry to JVD.

3. Fly to San Juan Puerto Rico (airport code SJU). Then fly from SJU to EIS and take a ferry to JVD.

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Traveling by Sea

Once you've arrived to the region, the next leg of your trip is an adventure at sea. There are two different ways that we recommend getting to Jost Van Dyke from St. Thomas by sea:

1) Private Water Taxi
2) Public Ferry from either Red Hook or Charlotte Amalie  

They differ by cost, convenience, time, schedule of availability, total duration time, and number of steps. If you have immediate questions, you may contact us at +1 340-201-4976 or

There are several ferry companies that offer different routes and schedules. You should confirm with each company directly for times and availability. We recommend that you book your ferry tickets online ahead of time. Website links will be below. You might also require a taxi ride from the St. Thomas airport (STT) to either the Charlotte Amalie or the Red Hook ferry docks.


The alternative to the public ferry is a private water taxi that will take you from St. Thomas (usually departs from Red Hook) directly to West End Tortola or directly to Jost Van Dyke. Prices do vary. See FAQ below for more information about private water taxis.

Explore - Red Hook St Thomas to Jost Van Dyke - OR - West End Tortola to Jost Van Dyke -:

Water taxi's can transport you to/from just about any island but your main options are Tortola/St Thomas & St. John. When flying into EIS (Tortola), you can arrange a pick-up near the airport and it's about a 4 minute walk to the dock.

When flying into STT, most all Water Taxi's Pick-up on the East End of St. Thomas in either Red Hook/American Yacht Harbor or Sapphire Beach Marina bringing you over to the BVI Customs Docks in either Jost Van Dyke or West End Tortola for Customs and on to Jost Van Dyke.  

Water Taxi's also operate as Charter Boats & we recommend the following companies for the ultimate excursion, whether snorkeling, diving or island hopping, it's a great way to explore more of the islands during your stay. Always Book Ahead of your arrival on island to guarantee availability for a chartered boat excursion (the sooner, the better).

Paradise Water Taxi
Allure Charters & Water Taxi
Ocean Dreams Water Taxi
St. Thomas Boat Rental & Charters
Chillout Charters Water Taxi

If you have additional questions, you may contact us at +1 340-201-4976 or


There are several ferry companies that offer different routes and schedules, some that run daily. We recommend taking Aquatic Rentals from Red Hook St. Thomas to West End Tortola where you will clear customs, and then at the same dock, get on New Horizon from West End Tortola to Great Harbor Jost Van Dyke.

All ferries are a port of entry and you should arrive half an hour (30 min) before the ferry departs. Please confirm with each company directly for times and availability.

Red Hook St Thomas - to - West End Tortola
Aquatic Rentals Limited
Native Son Ferry

West End Tortola - to - Jost Van Dyke
New Horizon Ferry

Red Hook St Thomas/Cruz Bay St John - to - Jost Van Dyke Friday, Sunday and Tuesday
Inter Island Ferry Services

Additional Ferry Companies:
Smiths Ferry
Road Town Fast Ferry

Once you arrive on Jost Van Dyke, we will assist you in arranging a 5-minute ride to your private villa or cottage.

Please notify us at of your travel plans so that we can prepare for your arrival and assist you along the way. Transportation from Tortola to JVD is paid directly to the vendor in cash.

All travel coordination services are general advice for travel. We cannot guarantee connections due to flight changes, weather, boats, customs and unforeseen island circumstances. Most U.S. Airlines fly into St. Thomas from major U.S. cities. Our recommendation for people coming from the U.S. is to fly directly into St. Thomas. Other options are to fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico or St. Martin, then connect to St. Thomas.

Getting around on Jost Van Dyke

On Jost Van Dyke, there are three bays, all facing south, and White Bay, where we are located, is the western most and least inhabited. Serenity and sunsets! “White Bay was named by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine as “one of the 10 best beaches in the world”! Great Harbor, just a 15 minute walk, is the “metropolis” of the island and has a Customs House, ferry dock, and a handful of restaurants; Foxy’s being the most famous. Information about transportation is available in your villa or you are always welcome to contact us with any questions.

Walk – You can walk everywhere on Jost Van Dyke but if you're in the mood for something a little quicker...

Jeep Rental – We highly recommend renting a jeep from Paradise Jeep Rentals while on Jost Van Dyke in order to explore our whole island. Jost Van Dyke recently built roads to parts of the island which you could not access before. You will find incredible vistas, stunning views, and friendly locals. Pack a picnic and make a day of it.

Dinghy Rental – You can even explore the shoreline of this beautiful unspoiled island by way of dinghy. Please contact us at +1 340-201-4976 or for more information.

Boat Rentals & Water Taxi – We keep up with the best and most reliable boats for hire. Please contact us at +1 340-201-4976 or for more information.

Land Taxi
– We recommend several wonderful taxi drivers on JVD & STT & TORTOLA. Please save their numbers in your phone ahead of arrival or via WhatsApp. If you have an EARLY MORNING DEPARTURE & need a taxi, call them at least a day or two ahead of time to schedule.  

Cecil +1 284-547-8315
Claude +1 284-542-0853/+1 340-513-0354
Steve +1 284-545-8859
Mark +1 284-344-5587
Uncle +1 284-540-0681
Eddie +1 284-541-8772
Frankie +1 284-441-2431
Rena +1 284-543-6293
Greg +1 284-540-8373
Gerald +1 284-449-0943
Capt. KC +1 284-440-0939

When you land at the airport in St. Thomas, there are numerous taxi's waiting outside to take you to your destination or ferry. They will wait until their vehicle is full & may have several passenger stops along the way. So if you are trying to make it to your ferry on time or water taxi quickly, you may choose to schedule a private taxi ahead of time & they will be waiting for you upon arrival.

To guarantee their availability you should schedule them well in advance of your travel dates to the islands.
Yisreal +1 340-244-8407
Roy +1 340-771-1078
Rachel +1 340-771-2986

Always call ahead to arrange transportation in the islands & especially if you need picked up early or at the WEST END, TORTOLA as taxi's are not always waiting around at the ferry dock area.
Ronnie Jack +1 284-342-3729
Stoutt's Taxi & Tour Service +1 284-543-4155

Provisioning For Your Stay at White Bay Villas

We offer provisioning service for our guests. Please contact us at +1 340-201-4976 to find out more information about this convenient service and to get your villa stocked and ready with the essentials before you arrive!

On JVD there is a small grocery store called Rudy's, where you can find your basic breakfast items, lots of alcohol & beverages. For a bigger selection you can order your groceries online at either:
1.) Riteway Foods
2.) Bobby's Marketplace

Order at least 5-7 days prior to your arrival. Please let the grocer know that you are staying at White Bay Villas and to select for the order to be on the 1pm ferry from West End to Jost Van Dyke on your arrival day.

The store will send you an email confirmation & simply forward your confirmation email to AND so that we can arrange for pick up and delivery to your villa. Please communicate that you have elected this service with our team in writing prior to your arrival so we can add it to your reservation.

Our provisioning service fee:
$25 for 1-10 boxes/$50 for 11-20 boxes
Once the ferry lands in Jost someone from our staff will pick up your groceries, stock your kitchen, and take away all packing. When you arrive, everything is already in your villa & ice cold beverages greet you upon arrival!

Ferry provisions fee:
There is a charge of $3/box paid to the ferry company and please know the grocer packs things very efficiently on your behalf.

Included in Villas:
All villas have a spice rack, salt and pepper, paper products, and dish soap.

Third Party Disclaimer: We will not be responsible for any loss, damage, cost or added expense incurred by any Person or Guest using any Third Party Services that are not included in WBV fees. We assume no responsibility, liability, or remediation for any errors, omissions, or damages related to any services provided beyond those under the management of White Bay Villas.