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Best way to get to Virgin Gorda from St Thomas airport?

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Best way to get to Virgin Gorda from St Thomas airport?

Our flight arrives in St Thomas at 2:39 on a Monday in January. It appears the last ferry to Roadtown Tortola is at 4:30. The Biras Creek shuttle will pick us up there. Do you think we will make it through customs and have our luggage on time to make that 4:15 pm ferry from St Thoas to Tortola? If not, do you have any suggestions to get us to Virgin Gorda from STTS? Thank you!

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1. Re: Best way to get to Virgin Gorda from St Thomas airport?

The US Virgin islands are a US territory. You do not have to go through customs when arriving from the US and will not have to present a passport. You will, however, need to go through customs (as opposed to "immigration") before departing to the US because you will have to make declarations on anything you purchased duty free. If you arrive by ferry it will seem like you have to go through customs twice - once at the ferry dock and once at the airport. The one at the ferry dock is related to arriving back on US soil. The one at the airport is related to you being able to shop on St Thomas before departure and buying duty free items.

If you arrive at 2:39 you will likely have your luggage and be out front being assigned a cab in about 20 minutes. It is a 10 minute ride to the BVI ferry dock. Worse case scenario gas you at the dock by 3:30. Make sure you use the "Road Town fast Ferry". It is the most reliable one.

You could fly Air Sunshine or charter a flight as well. Many folks do.

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2. Re: Best way to get to Virgin Gorda from St Thomas airport?

Bottom line is you should have no problem. Ferry dock is about 10 min from airport. You should expect to get to the ferry dock within 1hour after you land. Use the Roadtown Fast Ferry. It leaves at 4:15 pm. This will bring youto Roadtown. Make sure Biras understands Roadtown. Otherwise you can take Speedy ferry to Virgin Gorda and Biras can collect you at the Valley on VIrgin Gorda.

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3. Re: Best way to get to Virgin Gorda from St Thomas airport?

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