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Virgin Islands Ferry - Red Hook

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Address: Cruz Bay, St. John
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+1 340-776-6282

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Above average transportation to St. John

Air conditioned glass enclosed, comfortable for what it is. Beware of a guy offering to put your luggage on a cart to take to the ferry. He wants $15 just to roll it 20 feet! Just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 March 2016
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Air conditioned glass enclosed, comfortable for what it is. Beware of a guy offering to put your luggage on a cart to take to the ferry. He wants $15 just to roll it 20 feet! Just tell him "I got it and take yourself if you're capable. Anything larger than a small soft backpack is considered large luggage and will... More 

1 Thank Stork53
Williamsburg, Virginia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Very efficient and on time ferry service. To and from St Thomas was $7 per person + $4 for each piece of luggage (not counting personal items/backpacks).

Thank Sam P
South Florida, Florida
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212 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

I regularly use this ferry. It always seems like controlled chaos. The guys at the dock are not people friendly. They bark at you like drill instructors. However, they have a job and they do get it done as quick as possible. Just wish they would be a little more friendly.

Thank davideQ6492QE
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Not sure how to review a ferry other than it gets you there and back and runs on time. The staff were also very friendly. Sit on the top if the weather is nice (pretty much always in the VI)

Thank Pat H
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The ferry runs regularly between Red Hook, St Thomas and Cruz Bay, St John. It's a fast crossing although not too comfortable. Like a fast streetcar. The employees of Westin and probably other restaurants in Cruz Bay, who live on St Thomas use it to get to/from work.

Thank Janice K
Ashburn, Virginia
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, and maybe update this next time I use them...first off, I was charged doubled....maybe she misunderstood me say "round trip, 1 bag", but did not realize till later. It's okay, can use it later. Busiest day of year, 8k Tuff Run, so very crowded...made it quickly from airport, but ticket line literally... More 

Thank Kevin L
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

So easy to grab a ferry from St. Thomas to St. John. We bopped over to St. John for a quick dinner. The Ferry is clean, has great upper deck seating, and a good crew. Ferry ride is 20 minutes max and was a fun experience.

Thank Heather P
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The employees do a great job of loading and unloading vehicles. The little bar near the harbor was decent with good service and great drinks.

Thank Kimberly K
Woodville, Mississippi
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The crew was as nice as you'd expect, we didn't sink or get lost, and our bags made it! All the basics --- no frills for a very reasonable price.

Thank n828bc
Miami, Florida
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

You can't live without it- it's runs on time - it's $50 round trip for your jeep or SUV - but pretty basic - staff know what they are doing (don't expect any charm but helpful IF you do what they tell you. Takes about a hour from landing at Charlotte Amalie - (including getting luggage, getting your vehicle and... More 

3 Thank Robert M

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