Tortola Ferry Transportation
While car rentals and an efficient taxi service are the best ways of traversing Tortola (public transportation is very limited), a well-developed Tortola ferry system makes getting to and from the island easy as well. Whether it is to connect with Tortola after a flight to St. Thomas, or for a day's jaunt to the BVI's more secluded islets, Tortola ferry services are just part of the understated charm of this unhurried paradise.
Tortola ferry operators offer convenient service in and around the Virgin Islands, both US and British. The BVI's restriction on large international flights has led many travelers to choose the Tortola ferry as a way of reaching the island, in lieu of island-hopper planes, from the USVI's larger airports. Many Tortola ferry companies, including Nubian Princess and Native Son, have crafts departing from St. Thomas several times daily, while visitors coming from St. John, USVI, can take a Tortola ferry to the island's town of West End.
Tortola ferry services also connect the island with its British Virgin Island neighbors. North Sound Express, for example, runs a Tortola ferry between Beef Island and Virgin Gorda's North Sound every day. Speedy's Fantasy is a Tortola ferry operating daily between Road Town and Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Getting to smaller Peter Island and Jost Van Dyke is also easy, with Tortola ferry services linking those destinations on a frequent basis.
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