Effective today November 10, 2019, and continuing until the end of the year, Road Town Fast Ferry has added a 5:30 PM boat from Charlotte Amalie in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to Road Town, Tortola, BVI, according to the USVI Ports Authority.
However, the new late ferry will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only and the Virgin Islands (VI) Customs and Immigration Department, which normally closes at 7:00pm, will remain open until all passengers are cleared, a release on the Authority's Facebook page said.
12:00pm weekend trip added
In addition, a 12:00pm ferry from Road Town to Charlotte Amalie, operating only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, has been added, the statement said.
Part of the rationale behind the move is to accommodate the late arrival and departure of Spirit and Jet Blue flights in and out of St Thomas, which means that visitors can now consider the ferry as an option for getting to the VI.
The late ferry is only scheduled to run until December 31, 2019 and Road Town Fast Ferry sails between the USVI and VI continuously throughout the day, beginning at 7:00am, Monday through Saturday and 9:00am on Sunday.