Traveling to St. John is done via airplane, taxi and ferry – we guarantee it is all worth it once your feet hit the sand!
Travel Regulations for entry into the USVI
We want you to be safe and we also want to make sure the residents in our island community remain safe. With that in mind, the USVI Government currently requires ALL visitors aged 5 and older to present a green QR code which can be obtained through the www.usviupdate.com website. You are required to provide your vaccination record OR a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of arrival when arriving at the territory’s airports. Vaccination records or negative test results must be uploaded and approved via the USVI Travel Portal. More details along with the Travel Portal can be found at www.USVIUpdate.com. Reach out with any questions prior to your stay with us as these regulations are subject to change.
Your Flight to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Since St. John does not have it’s own airport, you will fly into Charlotte Amalie on the neighboring island of St. Thomas. The airport code is STT and it is serviced by several domestic carriers. Since St. John is one of the United States Virgin Islands, no passport is required for American Citizens. Please note that upon your departure at the St. Thomas airport you will travel through US Customs (which closes promptly at 6:00pm), but a valid driver’s license is all that is needed.
As you exit the plane you will feel the warm sunshine and tropical breezes! Collect your luggage and make your way to the taxi stand outside of baggage claim. There you will find a dispatcher (usually with a clip board). Let them know you’d like to go to St. John – either via Crown Bay or Red Hook – and they will direct you to an awaiting passenger van, the driver will assist you with your luggage and he or she will often not depart until the van is full. You have the option to take either the Crown Bay or Red Hook passenger ferry. Crown Bay is a shorter drive and a longer ferry ride and is run at limited times. The Red Hook ferry is about a 30 minute drive with the ferry ride being around 20 minutes. Please let us know if you need assistance in deciding which ferry will work best with your schedule.
Taxi Rates: http://www.vinow.com/stthomas/getting_around_stt/taxi_stt/
You’re Getting Close Now!
Once you’re at the ferry terminal, you will purchase your ticket to St. John! From Crown Bay, the ferry time is about 30-40 minutes and from Red Hook, the ferry time is about 20 minutes. Be sure to take in the sights of the moored boats, neighboring islands and feel the ocean breeze….
Ferry Schedule and Rates: http://Ferry Schedule: http://www.vinow.com/travel/virgin-islands-ferry-schedules/
You Made It!
You have arrived on St. John! Once you’ve collected your luggage you can make your way to Grande Bay Resort – it’s a short 5-7 minute walk from the ferry dock.