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Leaving Road Town Flying out of STT

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Leaving Road Town Flying out of STT

Hello,

To catch a :Saturday 230 pm flight out of St. Thomas, what time would we need to get the ferry out of Road Town? Is there a long wait in customs. We are planning on the 10:00 ferry but are concerned that might not leave enough time for the flight.

Thanks!

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St. Thomas
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U.S. Virgin Islands
Birmingham, Alabama
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11. Re: Leaving Road Town Flying out of STT

I would also take the earlier ferry. 10:00 will work if EVERYTHING goes right. It will only take a mechanical problem with the ferry (not uncommon) or one large boat ahead of your ferry at the dock in STT to cause a problem. No one is allowed off of a boat until everyone on the prior boat has cleared customs. Often ferries are forced to "hover" waiting to get to the dock for extended periods. This can be very frustrating.

Also, the lines for immigration at the airport can be ridiculously long. I have seen them snaked all of the way around to baggage claim requiring waits of about 90 minutes.

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12. Re: Leaving Road Town Flying out of STT

Is there one Ferry company that you would recommend over the others? Road Town to St. Thomas and Road Town to St. John

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St. John
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13. Re: Leaving Road Town Flying out of STT

From what I've seen from St. Thomas to Road Town and visa versa, you really don't have a choice if you're constricted by time. All the different boats (I think there are 3 or 4 different companies) are regulated so that one company has one time slot, then the next one has the next time slot, etc. They all seem to be pretty much the same.

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14. Re: Leaving Road Town Flying out of STT

Best advice is leave early.

If you want to risk it and go later, buy your ticket earlier that day and go to the dock to get on the manifest. The boats do get full.

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15. Re: Leaving Road Town Flying out of STT

One thing you are forgetting are the lines at the airport. We made the mistake of staying down town for lunch and regretted it after we arrived at the airport. Barely made our flight.

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