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 – 1) Private Water Taxi or 2) Public Ferry from either Charlotte Amalie or from Red Hook.
They differ by cost, convenience, time, schedule of availability, total duration time, and number of steps. If you have immediate questions, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GETTING TO JOST VAN DYKE FROM ST. THOMAS BY PRIVATE WATER TAXI
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.
We recommend booking with Frankie Chinnery 284-441-2431 (Paradise Water Taxi). He departs from Red Hook St Thomas. Your flight must land by 1:30pm in order for you to have enough time to take the 40 minute taxi ride to Red Hook and meet him. He must leave the dock by 3:30pm to clear customs in West End Tortola before taking you to Jost Van Dyke. Please contact him directly for current rates and booking and scheduling details, and please book his services at least 2 days ahead.
GETTING TO JOST VAN DYKE FROM ST. THOMAS BY FERRY There are several ferry companies that offer different routes and schedules. Please confirm with each company directly for times and availability as there are often changes to routes, days, and times. We recommend taking Aquatic Rentals ferry from Red Hook St. Thomas to West End Tortola where you will clear customs and immediately hop on the New Horizon ferry to JVD.
This route runs daily and at the same times each day.
One of the Red Hook options includes Inter Island Ferry that goes from Red Hook to Jost Van Dyke with a stop at Cruz Bay St. John. Note this option is currently limited to Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays departing Red Hook, St. Thomas and only at 7:30 AM.
If you are coming from the Terrence Lettsome International Airport Tortola (airport code EIS and also referred to as Beef Island), or from Road Town Tortola, you will need to take a taxi to West End ferry docks (about 25 from town and 45 minutes from the airport). Then you would take the New Horizon Ferry from West End (WE) to Jost Van Dyke (approx. 15 minutes).
Please notify Maria at email@example.com 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.
Once you arrive on Jost Van Dyke, we will assist you in arranging a 5-minute ride to your private villa or cottage.
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 our staff at Maria@jostvandyke.com for more information.
Boat Rentals & Water Taxi – We keep up with the best and most reliable boats for hire. Please contact our staff for more information.
Land Taxi – There are several taxi services available. Please contact our staff for assistance.
Provisioning For Your Stay at White Bay Villas
We offer provisioning service for our guests. Please contact us at +1 800-778-8066 to find out more information about this convenient service and to get your villa stocked and ready with the essentials before you arrive!
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