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Native Son St Thomas Ferry



Native Son Ferry

Native Son Inc. is regarded as the pioneer of professional ferry services in the Virgin Islands, having operated with a high degree of reliability and efficiency for nearly 40 years since the company's conception in 1977.
 
Native Son Ferry provides multiple daily transfers from St. Thomas to Tortola and back. Click on the map to view the current schedule or use the search box to discover prices and availability, and book your ticket.
 
The crossing time between Charlotte Amalie to Road Town Tortola is approximately 45 minutes, while the Red Hook to West End Tortola departure takes just 30 minutes. The high speed vessels each have an air conditioned cabin and outside sun deck where you can enjoy amazing views.
 

Baggage Policy

One (1) carry-on bag: No charge. Checked bags: $5 for each bag.

All luggage/baggage must be checked in at the counter.  

Baggage Classifications:
 
  • Carry On - One bag, up to 30lbs allowed that fits into 22 x 14 x 9 in (56 x 36 x 23 cm) sizing unit (regular roller bag)
  • Checked Baggage - Any bag up to 50lbs. Baggage in excess of 50lbs and oversized baggage may be subject to additional charges.
     
Additional fees: port fees, security taxes and departure taxes are not included in your ticket cost. Please note: port fees are $10 from St. Thomas to Tortola.  Fees from Tortola to St. Thomas are $15 for BVI residents, and $20 for non-residents. 
 

Native Son Ferry Fleet:

Specifications "Adventurer"

Type: Ferry
Construction: Aluminum
Engine
Horsepower rating: 2025
Capacity
Net Tonnage: 66
Full Load Capacity: 28 Short ton
Passenger Capacity: 267
Size
Overall Length: 100 Feet
Overall Breadth: 21.5 Feet
Height: 29 Feet

Specifications "Lady Virginia"

Type: Ferry
Construction: Aluminum
Engine
Horsepower rating: 1200
Capacity
Net Tonnage: 67
Passenger Capacity: 307
Size
Overall Length: 100 Feet
Overall Breadth: 25 Feet
Height: 30 Feet

Specifications "Native Son Express"

Type: Ferry
Construction: Aluminum
Engine
Horsepower rating: 1800
Capacity
Net Tonnage: 67
Passenger Capacity: 149
Size
Overall Length: 94.8 Feet
Overall Breadth: 21.5 Feet
Height: 25 Feet

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