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St. Thomas - St. John And Ferry Charters

Traveling by ferries is an integral part of island life and certainly essential for residents and visitors alike. Going to St. Thomas is a daily trip for many St. Johnians who travel there to shop, to work or to go to school. And of course, visitors who arrive by plane land in St. Thomas and therefore must ride the ferry to complete their trip to St. John.

Whichever ferry you choose, Varlack Ventures will get you there!


There are two ferry routes provided between St. Thomas and St. John, USVI. The shortest route is between Red Hook on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay on St. John. That trip costs only $6.00 each way, takes approximately 20 minutes, and runs hourly between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. The longer ferry route runs from downtown Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas also to Cruz Bay on St. John. The earliest ride leaves Cruz Bay at 8:45 a.m. and the latest returns from Charlotte Amalie at 5:30 p.m. That run costs $12.00 each way and takes approximately 40 minutes.

St. John Ferry Ticketing Company

When planning your next excursion to St. John or St. Thomas on board one of St. John’s Franchise Ferry companies, why not skip the regular lines and book with us online? Booking a trip with Varlack Ventures, Inc. or Transportation Services of St. John, Inc. could not be simpler. This outlet will provide all pertinent information on what to expect before you embark on our ferries, what to expect while on board the vessels and information on other services available via the ferryboat company website.


Founded in 2009, St. John Ferry Ticketing Company is a joint business venture between Transportation Services of St. John, Inc. and Varlack Ventures, Inc., the two Franchise Ferryboat Service providers operating between Cruz Bay, St. John, Red Hook St. Thomas and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. SJFTCs’ purpose is to provide an outlet where passengers of both ferryboat companies can seek assistance in the following:

  • Ferryboat ticket purchases
  • Ferryboat schedules
  • Information on discounted ticket requirements and other services provided

Tickets sales are also available in person at our three locations:

Loredon L. Boynes, Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay, St. John; Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook, St. Thomas;
Edward Wilmoth Bylden IV Marine Terminal in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas