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Smith’s Ferry Services

Road Town, Tortola
+1 340-775-7292
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Ferry from Road Town to Virgin Gorda (Incl. trip to Baths & lunch)

Found it almost impossible to find any tourist info either in my hotel or the town. Arrived at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Purchased advance ticket, arrived an hour early - NO FERRY

We arrived at the ferry dock an hour early, but the ferry wasn't there. Nor was there anybody at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Road Town, Tortola
+1 340-775-7292
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found it almost impossible to find any tourist info either in my hotel or the town. Arrived at the ferry terminal 20 mins before the 9am was due to depart to Virgin Gorda. Ticket sales lady said there we a couple of inclusive trip options:-...More

Thank Bermuda1Cheltenham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the ferry dock an hour early, but the ferry wasn't there. Nor was there anybody at the desk. When I called the supplied number, nobody answered, and I realized the phone was ringing at the abandoned desk! We gave up and squeezed...More

1  Thank An_Ancient_Mariner
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Ferry was fast, clean and very modern. Boat was new; and compared to competition much nicer. Would use this service over others.

Thank rochelleforster
Reviewed 5 May 2017

On time, clean and it got us where we wanted to go. Can't say much bad about that. On our trip outbound it was pretty wavy but the boat handled it well...it just wasn't the smoothest ride I've ever had but they can't control that...More

Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I rode Smiths Ferry several times on my visits to Tortola. They make sure they take care of their customers and give you a great ride and view on the way over to Tortola.

Thank Dian A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A bit chaotic as people are all around and you are not sure where to go or who to give your luggage to. Overall though once you get by the bit of chaos it's an easy trip and fine service.

Thank I7294WDnancya
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We have taken the Bomba Charger from St Thomas to Sopers' Hole and back for each of the last 3 years. It seems to be getting better organized and executed each year,and well integrated with the two government immigration services.

Thank lpugdeeeqazzzxvbbbbmmlkkii88z
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Arrive at least 30 minutes early. Give yourself lots of time as they leave when they want. There is customs on each side and it doesn't move quickly.

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I rode Native Son from St Thomas to Tortola and Smiths back so I was able to compare the two. Based on my limited experience, I would recommend: 1) don't book in advance, perhaps unless you know you are going at a very busy time...More

1  Thank Joel C
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Used this ferry line to get in and out of Tortola last week (March 18-23, 2017) from and to St Thomas. My experience when I booked the ticket was that it was a very professional company. However, I have had the worst experience ever. On...More

3  Thank dionysisGR
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Hi We are going by ferry from St Thomas to Rhode Town and back. Coming in to use the 1:30 ferry from St Thomas to Rhode Town to on Native Sun. We are leaving using Smith's ferry at 11:45 Am both trips are on Monday late in April next year. Should we buy tickets in advance? My concern is from Also are the single taxis to take to ferry from airport and from airport ferry or are there only shared taxis. Did you wait a long time in taxi to get to ferry if it was shared? My concern is if my flight is late getting into St Thomas it is suppose to arrive at 12:05. How long did it take to get through customs?
6 June 2017|
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Response from I7294WDnancya | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of taxis for individuals but you could order a car if you are concerned. We were part of a group and had a van waiting for us at the airport. Once in Tortola it was a free for all. Everyone crowded in a... More
Can you tell me where it is located in relation too the cruise port?
4 December 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
The ferry services are all at the same dock just a short walk from the cruise ship dock. Plus you can see some of the town....be sure to venture off the main road and take some of the side streets to go to the shops that... More
What is the ferry schedule tJVD from Tortola Traveling 11/05
29 September 2016|
Response from Rita1978 | Reviewed this property |
The schedule may be published online. But that is probably aspirational. You may need to go to the terminal early and figure it out. Give yourself some extra time -- maybe a day. The schedule is also seasonal.