The only way to travel to Jost Van Dyke is by sea. Ferries run daily to Great Harbour, home of the largest settlement, from West End in Tortola.
If visiting from the U.S. Virgin Islands, ferries run from St. Thomas, USVI (with a stop in Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI) and continue to Jost Van Dyke.
Ferry schedules vary from season to season. But this service from St. Thomas and St. John generally runs Friday through Sunday with an early morning departure getting visitors to Jost around 10AM. Returning to the USVI’s from Jost van Dyke, departing is generally around 3:30PM. A valid passport is required for entry.
Ferry costs are reasonable and include any fees required for entry into the BVI’s from the USVI’s. For example, the cost for the ferry from St. John USVI to Jost van Dyke is $70 USD per person round trip, including customs fees. There is an additional $5 departure fee per person from St. John.
Dolphin Water Shuttle runs daily from the US Virgin Islands (340-774-BOAT).
For those with their own boat, you can travel to Jost Van Dyke and pick up a mooring for the night in Great Harbour, Little Harbour or White Bay. White Bay is a popular daytime anchorage and may not be comfortable and/or safe overnight under some conditions. Diamond Cay on the north side of the island has moorings as well.
From Tortola (BVI), the only ferry schedule is New Horizon Ferry Schedule, leaving Soper’s Hole. See Tortola to Jost Van Dyke Ferry Schedule.
U.S. citizens traveling to the British Virgin Islands are required to have either a valid passport or original birth certificate.
The best way to get to the BVI is from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. There are daily flights from many major US cities to St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ferries are available from St. Thomas to West End, Tortola. Flights are available from San Juan to Tortola and from San Juan to St. Thomas. Then take the ferry to West End Tortola and another ferry from West End to Jost Van Dyke. Water taxies are available from St. Thomas directly to Jost Van Dyke, which is easier and more convenient.
FLIGHTS TO THE BVI
JetBlue Airways is a reasonable way to travel from New York to San Juan or St. Thomas
Cape Air flies from San Juan to Tortola
American Airlines also offers daily flights to San Juan – with connections to Tortola – and St. Thomas
The best gateways from Europe to the Caribbean are in Antigua and St. Maarten. Connections from these gateways can be made with Liat Airlines.
*Occasionally connections from San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Antigua can be extremely difficult.
Upon arrival at the Jost Van Dyke Ferry Terminal car rentals are available or Ocean View Villas offers arrangement for taxi transportation from the ferry to your villa upon request. Two reliable car rental companies on Jost Van Dyke are Abe & Eunice’s and Paradise Car Rental. Upon arrival to the villa, your Host will give you a tour of your villa and provide the keys.
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