Getting to the BVI
Here’s our guide for getting to, and around, the British Virgin Islands by air and sea:
Flights to the British Virgin Islands depart from San Juan, Puerto Rico; St Thomas, USVI; Antigua and St Martin. The destination airport is the Terrence Lettsome International Airport (code: EIS) on Beef Island, Tortola. Scheduled carriers on this route are Seaborne Aviation, Cape Air, VI Airlink and LIAT. There is a small airport in Virgin Gorda (code: VIJ) which accommodates smaller aircraft. Charter flights are also available through Island Birds, Air Sunshine and VI Airlink.
Ferry services run between St Thomas and West End, Tortola; Road Town, Tortola; and Virgin Gorda. The closest ferry terminal to the Cyril E. King airport in St Thomas is at Water Front in Charlotte Amalie – approximately 20 minutes by taxi.
Caribbean Maritime Excursion (operating as Road Town Fast Ferry)
Operates between Water Front and Red Hook in St. Thomas and Road Town in Tortola
Tel. (284) 494 2323
Inter Island Boat Services
Operates between Cruz Bay in St. John, Red Hook in St. Thomas and West End in Tortola
Tel. (284) 49 54166 or (340) 776 6597
Native Son Inc.
Operates between Water Front and Red Hook in St. Thomas to West End and Road Town in Tortola
Tel. (284) 495 4617/5674 or (340) 774 8685
North Sound Express
Operates between Trellis Bay, Beef Island to Bitter End, Leverick Bay and Spanish Town in Virgin Gorda
Tel. (284) 495 2138
Smith’s Ferry Services Ltd.(operates as Tortola Fast Ferry)
Operates between Water Front and Red Hook in St. Thomas, to West End and Road Town in Tortola with daily trips to Virgin Gorda.
Tel. (284) 494 2355/ 542 1297 /494 4454
Operates between Water Front in St. Thomas to Spanish Town in Virgin Gorda with daily trips between Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda and Road Town, Tortola
Tel. (284) 495 5240
Please contact the ferry companies to check schedules since they are subject to change without notice.