Love City Car Ferries, Inc Does Not Control the Docks
The docks are controlled by the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) and their agents. Once you arrive, you must pay a toll at VIPA’s toll both. After the toll is paid, you are allowed to enter the gate to access the dock.
Just like the airlines do not control the functions of TSA neither do we control the functions of VIPA. Your reservations are honored once you are in the gate before your departure time. If you are in a long line at TSA, the airlines can’t be blamed if you miss your flight. TSA is not within their control. Similarly, if you are in a long line with VIPA, that is not within our control and we shouldn’t be blamed if you miss your departure.
Our recommendation is for you to arrive early and to make sure you tell the person directing you which company you are booked for. Once you are in the gate on time, your reservation will be honored. If you missed your reserved departure, we will honor your booking on the next available trip, on a first come first served basis.
Our vessels are the Capt Vic or the Grand Vic. They are black and white and the names of the vessels are on the boats. Please be sure to board the correct vessel because other companies use the same docks and they will not honor our reservation.
Again, as a reminder, the individuals on the dock do not work for Love City Car Ferries, Inc. They are instead agents of the Virgin Islands Government via its agency, VIPA
As we approach Easter Sunday, we at Love City Car Ferries, Inc just wanted to take the time to wish our friends a Happy Easter. May you continue to experience love, joy, and peace despite all the chaos in the world. God bless you and your family!
This Easter Weekend, Friday, April 2, 2021 through Easter Monday, Friday, April 5, 2021, we will be operating the following schedule. Our offices are closed on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 but will reopen on Easter Monday. If there is an emergency, please send us a message at email@example.com. Thank you and have a lovey Easter.
Hey folks, just a friendly reminder that Love City Car Ferries, Inc operates only the Vic branded car ferries, which are black and white vessels with Vic in its name. So if you are about to post a review on Google, please make sure you are actually reflecting on your service with our company, as there are 2 other car ferry companies currently operating. Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Born Anna Elizabeth Ulricka Heegaard in St. Croix, Danish West indies in 1790, she was the mistress of Governor Peter Van Scholten, who emancipated the slaves in 1848. Which begs the question of why this woman of ill repute should be featured? The short answer is that she used her wiles and wit for the betterment of both free colored people and enslaved people in the Danish West Indies.
Heegaard herself was a free colored woman. During her 20 year relationship with the Governor, at a time when interracial relationships were taboo and women had little or no rights, Heegaard petitioned for social justice reforms for free colored and enslaved blacks. For the slaves she fought for:
Some say that Heegaard's relationship with Von Scholten prompted him to make the decision to free the slaves. Others say he was forced to do so due to the intensity of the organized slave revolts. Ultimately however, Anna Heegaard, this little known free colored woman did what she could to help her people.
Read More About Anna Here
Maho Bay in St. John, US Virgin Islands from Overlook With Yachts and Other Islands in the Distance
We don't inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. -Native American Proverb
"Maho Bay offers .3 miles of beach for your walking enjoyment, and several large seagrass areas perfect for viewing turtles. Amenities include pavilions to rent for your family party or wedding, as well as restrooms at the western end of the beach. There is a large parking area at the eastern end of the beach. Please do not park on or in the vegetation." -National Park Service
Learn about other St. John Beaches
Have a wonderful President's Day. If you have the day off, enjoy your rest and relaxation as you reflect on the founding fathers. Love City Car Ferries, inc's office is open and the M/V Grand Vic is operational. Thank you for your patronage.
Black People of Caribbean Descent Who Made History
Every year, as one ponders black history month, it becomes more difficult to reconcile the fact that the history of any group should be relegated to one month of the year. America is a melting pot; thus, American history is black history and black history is world history. Given that internal dialogue, this post was almost not written. Instead, our focus this year is on the the history/impact of black people of Caribbean descent on the American fabric. Hope you enjoy reading this list as much as we enjoyed putting it together. I am sure we have missed many individuals. Feel free to add their names below this post as you read and enjoy our American history.
Source: Caribbean Wow 2.0 by Phillip Dickenson Peters
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Have a wonderful MLK Day and remember his wise words. We are all connected in one common humanity. Love keeps us on the highest frequency. Our offices are open and Grand Vic is operational. Thank you for your patronage.
Your friends at Love City Car Ferries, Inc. wish you Seasons Greetings, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We sincerely thank you for your patronage throughout the year and we look forward to serving you in the future. God bless you and your family this holiday season and beyond.
Our office will be closed on Christmas Day and on New Year's Day. The M/V Grand Vic will operate both days on our holiday schedule. Customer support questions will be answered once business as usual resumes on Monday, December 28, 2020 and then again on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Post pandemic our offices are still closed on Fridays. Stay Safe.
Holiday Schedule: Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Despite the challenges of 2020, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve you each and every day! May you enjoy the holidays and embrace the spirit of gratitude.
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Veteran’s Day Tribute
In order to accommodate the changing times, our schedule has been abbreviated. Thus, we thought it prudent to send a schedule reminder. Both vessels operate weekdays but on the weekends only one vessel runs. This can change at any time so follow us on social media for day to day changes. Thanks for your patronage.
Sea turtles are majestic creatures that sometimes live for centuries. Despite their longevity, the Caribbean sea turtle population has suffered greatly. Their size has decreased 99% and are in danger of being completely eradicated from the area.
The next generation should not have to learn what these creatures looked like just from pictures. We all want to leave a world for them where they may be able to experience going to the beach at night during nesting season, and observing the baby turtles scramble to the sea after being hatched.
Here is how you can help according to nps.gov:
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. On Labor Day the M/V Grand Vic will begin at 8 AM from Cruz Bay and the last trip will be at 7:00 PM from Red Hook. Love City Car Ferries, Inc.'s corporate offices are closed beginning Friday, September 4th, 2020. We reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Though the office is closed the ferries are still running. If you have an emergency please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a restful weekend and thanks for your patronage.