The deck that you see is of the M/V Grand Vic. This is a brand new ferry being built by Love City Car Ferries Inc. at Steiner Shipyard in Alabama. Upon its completion, the vessel will hold approximately 60 cars. It will be in the Virgin Islands soon; it is in its final stages of inspections, assessments, etc.
Employees of Love City Car Ferries, Inc are, for the most part, on board the vessel. Our employees wear blue shirts. Individuals on the dock are agents of Virgin Islands Port Authority. They are the ones who line you up as you wait for the vessels; they are also the ones in the toll booth. We can not control their process nor their procedures. Please keep this in mind as you consider whether or not we have provided good service; as we are noticing negative feedback based on their actions that has nothing to do with us.
Love City Car Ferries, Inc operates the M/V Capt Vic. We are not the operators of all car ferries in the Virgin Islands. Instead we are known to operate ferries under the Vic brand, Island Vic and soon to come Grand Vic. If the vessel you are on does not have Vic in its name, then it’s not one of ours.
We aim to please. Thanks for your patronage.
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The Virgin Islands are divided politically between the United States of America (US Virgin Islands) and Great Britain (British Virgin Islands.) Depending on which one you are visiting and where you are coming from will determine what documents you need upon entry.
Love City Car Ferries, Inc. is a United States Virgin Islands car ferry company. If you are an American citizen, no passport is required for you to visit America's Paradise. Yes, we are Americans too and as such you can spend the US dollar and you can send post cards back home using the US Postal Service.
The US Virgin Islands has four major islands: St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, and Water Island. Each island is unique and offers its own flavor. However, what is noteworthy is the fact that just like continental America is the melting pot of the world, with residents from all major continents, the US Virgin Islands are also a melting pot, but of the Caribbean, with residents from most if not all Caribbean islands. So when you visit, you will truly have the unique opportunity of interacting with people from the Caribbean diaspora. So the food you taste, the music you enjoy, and the accents you hear are truly Caribbean.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day!
Love City Car Ferries, Inc. offices are closed today.
But the M/V Capt Vic is running its regular schedule.
Governor General Peter Von Scholten issued the emancipation proclamation on July 3rd, 1848, thereby freeing all slaves in the then Danish West Indies. But let us not forget Moses “Budhoe” Gottlieb, the great Virgin Islands Liberator. Budhoe, a free slave, was the leader of a planned rebellion. He gave an ultimatum that finally ensured the freedom of his people. He and his followers were willing to sacrifice their lives for the freedom of all. For Budhoe, this would have been an ultimate sacrifice as this man was already free.
Emancipation Day is an important day to celebrate all descendants of former enslaved people and all the people who fought and are still fighting for freedom!
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There are so many things to do in the islands during Festival it can be hard to keep track. St. John alone has nine events leading up to 4th of July Parade. This month, there is the annual boat race, food fair and coronations, the festival village, and children's village. During the month of July the Poker Run, Emancipation Program, and of course, Parade will take place. For more information along with dates and times, visit visitusvi.com
image from coralridgevi.com
Are you looking for something fun to go to for Father's Day this year? The annual Frenchtown Father's Day Celebration will be held this Sunday! The celebration will be scaled back to one day this year instead of the usual three because of hurricane recovery, but, shoud still be an event to remember. This celebration has been going on for over 60 years and is a tradition for many living in the USVI. For more information, visit stthomassource.com.
How do you catch a car ferry in the United States Virgin islands? It is easier than you think. Below are 5 simple tips that can help you.
Llewellyn “Big Lew” Sewer was a big man not only in physical stature and overall presence, but also in his zest for life. He had big ideas, big dreams and big goals. He left a legacy for all the Virgin Islands by giving each island its beloved nickname: Twin City for St. Croix, Rock City for St. Thomas, Chocolate City for Tortola and of course Love City for St. John, his beloved place of birth.
This Memorial Day weekend we lovingly remember him and all the sacrifices he made for his country and his family. The effects of Agent orange took him from us too soon.
More importantly, we remember the sacrifices of all those who served in the United States military and died and the families who mourn for their loves ones. We can’t help but wonder what life would have been like if they weren’t taken from us so soon.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! We miss them. We love them. We remember them.
As we barbecue this Memorial Day weekend, let us all remember those who truly paid the price so that we can smile, flip burgers, and live in a generally free democratic society.
Stay safe Memorial Day and always...
Your friends at Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
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Just a friendly reminder that Love City Car Ferries, Inc via the M/V Capt Vic's is operating its full Virgin Islands Port Authority approved schedule. We use our social media platforms to post any changes due to mechanical issues etc. and to keep you informed about what is going on with us. Unless changes are posted one can assume we are operating this schedule. To stay up to date about what we are doing, follow us on FaceBook, Twitter (@VICarFerry) and Instagram (VICarFerry. Or you may stay up to date with us via our blog and or website at http://www.lovecitycarferries.com
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Happy Mother's Day to all moms. You are our rock and we love you!
Mother’s Day by David Young
--for my children
I see her doing something simple, paying bills,
or leafing through a magazine or book,
and wish that I could say, and she could hear,
that now I start to understand her love
for all of us, the fullness of it.
It burns there in the past, beyond my reach,
a modest lamp.
First Annual Governor's Cup
Since we are boat people, we just wanted to share a clip of the First Annual Governor's Cup. The video was posted by VI Consortium. Hope you Enjoy. PS. Our schedule remains the same during the Carnival season. Have a Happy and Safe Carnival!
As a child, I remember our parades in St. Thomas. The Wild Indians were usually among the last troupes to come into view. I eagerly anticipated them and looked on in awe. I love the display of culture, fantasy, and innate symbolism. Many people of Caribbean descent have native Indian ancestry. Seeing the Indians do their performance was always a surreal experience.
The above images were found in the photo library of the late Llewellyn "Big Lew" Sewer. They were post cards that he kept and were passed on to his kids. I am so happy they were preserved and I just wanted to share them with you.
Carnival is here! Enjoy the fete and remember these cultural symbolism be they Wild Indians, Mocko Jumbie or any others are part of our beautiful cultural landscape.
Carnival 2018 Schedule https://www.vicarnivalschedule.com/stthomas/
As a matter of courtesy, Love City Car Ferries, Inc (LoveCity) has accepted and exchanged cash paying tickets with Global Marine's (Global) and Global has done the same. Unfortunately, effective March 15, 2018, we can no longer do so. On this effective date and thereafter, if a customer rides Global's vessels with a LoveCity ticket they do so at their own risk.
There are many reasons why we can no longer exchange tickets. However the most salient reason is because we believe that continuing to do so with Global negatively affects LoveCity's brand.
Keep in mind that when these car ferry companies initially started operations, tickets were not exchanged. Also, pre hurricane only Global and LoveCity exchanged tickets, Boyson Inc. has never exchanged tickets with either company. So this new change, in reality, is just more of the same.
In order to allay any concerns, here are Love City Car Ferries, Inc Customer Agreements: