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Flying into Beef Island, Tortola?

American Airlines started a new direct flight between Beef Island and Miami this winter (2023) which is a game-changer! It’s seasonal and isn’t operating from mid-August until late October. I know this flight is pricey but it takes HOURS off your travel time. *disclaimer, we travel mostly with air-miles 😉

There are generally a number of scheduled flights from San Juan, St Maarten, Antigua and other islands on the following airlines: 

Silver Airlines (my new favourite as of August 2023), Seaborne Airlines, CapeAir, Liat, InterCaribbean, Winnair or Air Sunshine.

Private charter flights are available with Fly BVI and VI Airlink and Island Birds.

Flying into St Thomas, USVI?


We understand…it’s pretty impossible to understand the ferry schedules or know what’s up to date when searching online. We try our best to keep this page updated with all changes but ALWAYS CALL THE DAY BEFORE TO CONFIRM FERRY SCHEDULES. 
** BEST SOURCE OF FERRY INFO HERE on BVIPorts.org/ferry page with consolidated monthly ferry schedules and links to the booking sites below**
West End is the best port to arrive to if possible for most of the properties we manage, just 10-15 minutes drive if you’re staying in Apple Bay, Long Bay, Belmont or Smugglers Cove.
DAILY between Charlotte Amalie (CA) & Road Town (RT)
CA to RT:  9.00am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm & 5.30pm
RT to CA:  7.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 3.15pm

The 3 companies below alternate schedules so you just have to check the BVI PORTS AUTHORITY page to see which one is operating on any given date!                      

Smith’s Ferry  1 284 499 4454 (BVI) or 340 775 7292 (USVI) 
Road Town Fast Ferry  1 284 340 3976 (BVI) or 340 777 2800 (USVI)                         
Native Son Ferry  1 284 496 7525 (BVI) or 340 774 8685 (USVI)
DAILY 8.30am from Road Town to Red Hook (via St John) on Aquatic Rentals  1 284 441 2782 (BVI) or 340 715 2782 (USVI) 
DAILY between Red Hook (RH) & West End (WE) & Road Town (RT) on Aquatic Rentals  1 284 441 2782 (BVI) or 340 715 2782 (USVI) 
RT to RH (via St John):     8.30am
WE to RH (via St John):    9am, 11.30am & 3.30pm 
RH to WE:                          10.30am & 2.30pm & 5pm
RH to WE then RT:           5.00pm 


A private water taxi is a great way to travel directly to West End. This gives you the advantage of 

1) travelling to your own schedule

2) a shorter boat ride from the USVI

3) arriving at West End which is just a 10-15 minute drive to most of the villas that we manage in Towers Estate, Apple Bay, Long Bay, Belmont Estate and Smugglers Cove

4) a shorter Immigration and Customs processing time on arrival than a ferry. 

Ocean Dreams

Land and Sea Power Services BVI


Chillout Charters

Island Time



-The taxi ride from Cyril E. King airport to Charlotte Amalie ferry terminal takes 10-15 mins.

-The taxi ride from Cyril E. King airport to Red Hook takes a minimum of 25 minutes, longer at busy times of day.


– Other fees:

$10    Port Fee departing USVI

$10    Environmental Levy entering the BVI

$20    BVI Departure Tax ($15** for Residents)

Luggage fees billed separately by the ferries/taxis

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Samantha Pierce,
+1 (284) 542 7872,

Villas of Tortola

97MX+W95, Freshwater Pond, British Virgin Islands

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