Flight to St-Thomas. Choosing a flight to St-Thomas could be the best and cheapest alternative. You will need the first flight, which will get you to St-Thomas: Delta, AA, United. It is very important that your flight lands in St-Thomas no later than 3:15pm so that you are able to catch the ferry to Tortola on time. When you are leaving the airport, luggage in hand, you will need to tell the dispatcher that you need to get to the Charlotte-Amalie ferry dock. Charlotte-Amalie is 10mins away from the airport. The cost is $10 USD/pers. + luggage.
There are various ferries between 8:00am and 3:15pm. You can check the schedule and the cost on the website:
http://www.bestofbvi.com/info/bviferry_sttCA_tortola.htm You can take the ferry to Road Town (Downtown Tortola) with whichever company you choose. No need to reserve your ferry in advance as there are always available seats. We suggest that you only get a one-way ticket since the company you will be taking on your return might have a different schedule. The length of the trip between St-Thomas and Tortola (RoadTown) is about 1 hour.
**If eventuality that your flight arrives later than the last ferry, it is possible to get a water taxi to Tortola, but you will have to pay more:
- about $600 USD for a group of 4 persons and
- at least $125/pers for 5 persons and more. The taxi driver at the airport will be able to assist you with making these arrangements.
Flight to Beef Island: Choosing a flight to Beef Island will bring you directly to the island of Tortola, which is usually preceded by a layover in Puerto Rico or Saint-Martin. From here you will need only 10-20 minutes to get to any charter base in Tortola.