How to get to Virgin Gorda: Inter-Island Ferries

“As we planned our Virgin Gorda getaway I thought it’d be fun to take a ferry into the island paradise. Boy, were we in for a treat. The ferry ride was full of breathtaking scenes and a great way to kick off our island retreat.” Jinny Cho, Virginia Beach VA

by Ray Larson

Taking an inter-island ferry to Virgin Gorda is one of the most scenic ways to arrive on the picturesque island. It’s also a great way to become acclimated to island life before your unforgettable retreat vacation.

The easiest way to jump on a ferry to Virgin Gorda is by flying directly to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and taking an hour-and-a-half long ferry ride through the spectacular island chain into Virgin Gorda.

Speedy’s Ferry Service is one of the most experienced inter-island transportation companies serving travelers around the U.S. and British Virgin Islands daily. Speedy’s has two ferries leaving directly from St. Thomas to the Virgin Islands on a peaceful ride that gives travelers a chance to connect with their beautiful surroundings. Once you arrive in Virgin Gorda, you’ll have to clear customs before taking a short taxi ride to the Sunset Watch Villa.

If you fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico, you can still experience an island ferry ride on the way to Virgin Gorda, but not directly from San Juan. After arriving in San Juan, you’ll catch a connecting flight on Cape Air or Seaborne Airlines into either St. Thomas or Tortola to catch your ferry – the ferry ride from Tortola is only 30 minutes long. Cape Air and Seaborne Airlines have code sharing relationships with United Airlines and American Airlines ensuring your baggage will make it to St. Thomas or Tortola in time for your ferry ride.

Sunset Watch Villa provides endless opportunities for adventure, from diving and snorkeling in the majestic waters to exploring everything the plush private island has to offer. Schedule your island getaway today and before you know it you’ll be creating unforgettable memories to be cherished by you and your loved ones forever.