I am trying
to encourage guest to fly directly into the BVI (EIS). Flying into EIS saves you
time and the nightmare of the BVI ferry madness. Of course there is the added
advantage that it is the airlines’ financial and logistical responsibility that
you and your bags are in and out of the BVI .
You my find the best prices for buying airline tickets on late Tuesday
or early Wednesday.
I suggest you
check hipmunk.com or kayak.com for flights.
The trend now day is the sooner - the
better, as opposed to the 2 month rule.
Frequent Flyer seats usually
become available 330 days out.
Southwest and JetBlue fly through FLL , where you can
overnight for about $100, then JetBlue can code share to the BVI, arriving at
the BVI around Noon.
Jet Blue is now flying to San Jan P.R. (SJU). It will
code share with Cape Air and Seaborne for a very good price to the BVI
is now flying to San Juan P.R. (SJU).
InterCaribbean is a very good value from SJU to the
from SJU or STT to the BVI (EIS) are -
American Eagle in
the Caribbean ended it's service to the BVI in the spring of
From Europe try
The cheapest day
to purchase a ticket is Tuesday after 1500 hr.
The cheapest day
to fly is Wednesday, then Tuesday and Saturday.
The best price on flights
these days seem to be through FLL to STT on Spirit Airlines (although they are
the least reliable).
Do Not make reservations
or pre-purchase ferry tickets. The schedule changes hourly, despite what you may
be told over the phone or see listed on web sites.
The ferries have raised their prices, added baggage fees,
and there are now arrival and departure taxes in both the BVI and USVI. There
are fewer ferries running due to Cat 5 Irma.
If you choose to go through STT and then by ferry to
the BVI -
schedules are all very unreliable and change by the hour.
last ferry is at about 4:00 PM from downtown Charlotte Amalie, STT.
may be a 5:00 ferry from Red Hook, East End, STT, but it is often the same ferry
that left downtown at 4:00 PM.
arrive in STT before 3:00 PM you should be able to catch the 4:00 PM downtown
These 2 Water Taxi companies do have unlimited access to
all the BVI docks -
Flying out of STT
If you have a flight before 3 PM in
St.Thomas you will need to catch the 7 AM (9 AM Sunday) ferry from Roadtown so
you will need to come in the previous afternoon before 4 PM to Nanny Cay for
If you have a flight after 3 PM in in St.
Thomas you can catch the 10 AM ferry from Roadtown so you will need to come in
by 8:30 AM to Nanny Cay for fuel.
Please – If
you call Mr. George Taxi , 1.284.499.2656 , reliable and economical , he will
drop your deck crew at the yacht, and then immediately take your galley crew to
Riteways, the only reliable grocery option , to provision and return within the
Very good taxi drivers in the BVI are -
1.284.499.2656 (West to Roadtown)
Dougie - 1.284.496.7162 (Airport)
Good hotels in the BVI are -
Maria's by the Sea (Road
Nanny Cay (closest to
The Captains Compass)
If you get stuck in STT
I would recommend -
Good taxi driver in STT