Good news for travelers to St. John! As of August 17, 2017, passengers utilizing ferry service between Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie will now arrive and depart from a new location on St. Thomas. (see map) The new location offers shelter from the weather when boarding or disembarking. There is also a restaurant on site.
People opting to ferry out of Charlotte Amalie, rather than from Red Hook, will now start or end their trip over at the Edward Wilmoth Blyden Marine Terminal. The marine terminal is located adjacent to the seaplane terminal on the waterfront. The Charlotte Amalie ferry used to operate from the bulkhead on the waterfront.
Prior to the change, the terminal only provided ferry service to the British Virgin Islands.
The ferry leaves Charlotte Amalie daily at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
It leaves Cruz Bay at 8:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. daily. The cost is $13 one way ($12 for residents) and travel time is about 40 minutes.