In honor Virgin Islands Emancipation Day all Love City Car Ferries offices are closed. The vessels will still be running their regular schedules. I pray all of you have a blesssd day and remember this important day.
St. John is a small beautiful island located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the United States Virgin Islands. When visiting St. John, you will arrive by passenger/car ferry. Below are some pics of the Enighed Pond port where the car ferries dock. However, once you offload where are you? Additional pics represented below will help you figure some of this out. Have fun on St. John and thanks for visiting this page.
Happy Father's Day from your friends at Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
What do you call your father? For many, it's just plain old Daddy. Daddy didn't say much but he still made sure to impart various life lessons. Here are five things my Daddy taught me:
1. I can be, do, and have almost anything as long as I was willing to work hard for it because hard work always pays off,
2. Always tell the truth,
3. Put aside something for a rainy day,
4. Stay out of debt,
5. Be patient through the difficult times.
He may not have said those specific words, many of which are well known. But the various experiences imparted theselessons.
For example, lesson #5, be patient through difficult times was made apparent when I was 18 years old suffering with my wisdom teeth. I called Daddy and told him that I was going to have it pulled. All of my college friends were pulling theirs. He told me the root of that tooth runs very deep and that's why it's so painful. He suggested that rather than pulling it, just be patient through this difficult process. I didn't pull it and I was just fine. It seems like he was always telling me to be patient, especially when I complained about something.
What lessons have you learned from your Daddy? Share with us. Give your Dad a hug or a call today.
God bless all of Dad's of the world.
PS. The uniformed personnel on the docks are usually employed by the Virgin Islands Port Authority or its agents. Car ferry services are paid on board the vessel only.
Mother's are our best friends. They are our cheerleaders and our solid rocks. Whether you are a Mother, you are planning to visit your Mother, or you are taking your Mother to the sister island, we want to make it easier for your to travel via car ferry. We love and appreciate you!
Have a blessed and beautiful Mother's Day with your loved ones from your friends at Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
Mother's Day SaleHere are details of the 2017, Love City Car Ferries, Inc Mother's Day Sale 2017.
Belated Easter Greetings to one and all!
In an effort to give back, Love City Car Ferries, Inc. will have an Early Bird Sale for Easter Week beginning Easter Monday, 4/17/17 until Friday, April 21, 2017. If you catch the M/V Capt Vic at 6:15 AM during this time, the cost will be $35.00 round trip. Keep in mind this only applies to the St. John departure at 6:15 AM during Easter Week.
Thank you for being a part of the Love City Car Ferries Family. We appreciate you!!
If you are on St. Thomas and thinking of getting to St. John, there are a number of ways to do so. You may catch a passenger ferry. However, getting to the picturesque island of St. John, is also easily done by car ferry. Love City Car Ferries operates both the M/V Island Vic and the M/V Capt Vic. Here is our schedule:
Reservations can make your next ferry trip a convenient experience. You don't pay anything extra for the reservation. Just click Book Now to visit the reservation page. So if you have an appointment or you are catching a plane, you are free to book and our crew will save you a spot. If you arrive late, your reservation turns into a pre-paid ticket.
We look forward to seeing you on board:)
Happy Valentine's Day from our family to yours. No matter how busy we get, we ought to say a special thank you to that special someone in our lives. Hope your day is special and memorable. Remember that St. John is the island of love so feel free to visit soon and let us know if you need any assistance with your booking. Have a wonderful day!
He fought for equal rights. He fought for justice. He fought for your life and mines. Today let us continue to pay homage to his legacy by speaking up and speaking out. Let us never forget the sacrifice he made by always remembering what he taught us. His most important lesson is that of love, peace, and harmony among men. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Effective January 1, 2017, Virgin Islands Port Authority has raised its rates on docking fees for car ferry companies and various other entities. This will have a serious negative impact on our sustainability and viability. During various VIPA Board meetings, as a member of the VI Association of Car Ferry Operators, Love City Car Ferries, Inc has expressed the serious financial burden that this industry faces. We have asked for assisstance in various forms.
Instead, we are now faced with an additional VIPA rate hike of 40%. This hike affects our direct costs as it is attached to each vessel, per port, per day. It is no easy burden to carry. I am quite sure that everyone is aware, by now, that this industry eats giants. There is a reason why the passenger ferries are subsidized by the VI government. There is a reason why the airline industry is subsidized by the US Government. There is a reason why railroads are also subsidized by the US Government. Why? Because even though many are privitaized, they provide a public service.
The car ferry industry in the Virgin Islands also provides a public service. In fact, Pillsbury Sound, the waterway that separates St. Thomas from St. John, has been declared a national highway. Yet, no one provides these small family owned corporations any assistance. Instead, VIPA continues to hike rates while providing no additional services: no shore power, no cleats, no free water, no adequate dredging, no public waiting facitlity on St. John similar to the one on St. Thomas, etc. etc.
Why aren't residents calling VIPA and telling them no? Though VIPA's press release states that the general public understands, one wonders if St. Johnians, as a collective, were among those who understood. Due to its small population, St. Johnians will always be out voted; Yet, they will always have to pay the most. It's classic taxation without representation. Neither St. Thomians nor Crucians will have to bare the brunt of VIPA's new rate increase to the same magnitude as St. Johnians, yet the big islands may have inadvertently supported the casting of this burden on the backs of their small sister island. Where is the public outcry, particularly from St. Johnians? Is it going to come, if the car ferry industry is forced to raise rates as a result of VIPA's decision? By then, it will be too late.
Vessel News: M/V Capt Vic is on the Run