We will be aboard the Oceania Regatta in Jan. on a Friday which is scheduled to be at Tortola from 12pm to 6pm. We would like to see and explore the Baths at Virgin Gorda. The earliest ferry is a 12:30 ferry from Road House to Virgin Gorda (Smith's Ferry). The ship holds only 684 passengers and the only other ship in port had docked at 9am or maybe earlier. Given that the ship docks at 12:00pm and we are off the gangway by 12:10pm, is there enough time to walk (quickly) to the ferry terminal, buy the tickets, and catch the 12:30pm ferry? The next ferry is not until 1:30pm (Speedy's) and the return will probably be at 4pm (Smith's). There is a 5pm return from Virgin Gorda from both ferry companies, but then I am taking a chance of missing the ship.
The first option appears to have sufficient time, but the 1:30 ferry with the 4pm return will seem totally inadequate. Opinions? Other options?