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Ferry from Red Hook to Tortola

Native Son Ferry provides transfers from Red Hook St. Thomas to Tortola and back. Use our search box to discover prices and current availability, and to book your ticket.
Native Son Inc. is the pioneer of ferry services in the Virgin Islands, having served the region for over 40 years since the company's inception in 1977. Their reliable, sturdy fleet of ferries are designed to handle the seas around the USVI and BVI with ease.

West End Tortola Ferry

The crossing time between West End Tortola to Red Hook St Thomas is approximately 30 minutes, while the Road Town to Redhook departure (currently not operating) takes approx 45 minutes. The high speed vessels each have an air conditioned cabin and outside sun deck where you can enjoy amazing views of the surrounding Virgin islands, particularly the north shore of St. John USVI national park.

Red Hook Ferry Schedule


To: Departure days: Departure time:

Approx. Arrival Time:

St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie) Tortola (Road Town) Weekly variation (use search) Please use search n/a
Tortola (Road Town) St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie) Weekly variation (use search) Please use search n/a
St. Thomas (Red Hook) Tortola (West End) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

7.45 AM
3.15 PM

8.15 MM
3.45 PM
Tortola (West End) St. Thomas (Red Hook) Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8.30 AM
4.00 PM
9.00 AM
4.30 PM



To: Departure days: Departure time:

Approx. Arrival Time:

St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie) St. Croix (Chritiansted) Fridays, Wednesdays & Sundays

8:00 AM

9:30 AM
St. Croix (Chritiansted) St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie) Fridays, Wednesdays & Sundays 4.00 PM 5.30 PM



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:

Craft Name: Adventurer Express Native Son Oriole
Construction: Aluminum Aluminum Aluminium
Type: Ferry Ferry Ferry
Full Load Capacity: 28 Short ton    
Passengers: 267 307 149
Net Tonnage: 66 67 67
Overall Length: 100 Feet 100 Feet 94.8 Feet
Overall Breadth:  21.5 Feet 25 Feet 21.5 Feet
Height: 29 Feet 30 Feet 25 Feet
Horsepower rating: 2025 1200 1800


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