Memorial Day Facts
Memorial Day is the day that we memorialize those who bled and died while still in military service or as a result of wounds sustained during their time of service. It's distinct from Veteran's Day because Veteran's Day honors all Veterans living or dead, whether they served in war time or times of peace. At 3:00 pm local time, the national moment of remembrance, let us take a moment to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We are forever grateful.
M/V Grand Vic is Available for your Transportation Needs Between St. Thomas and St. John, US Virgin Islands
Update on our fleet: Love City Car Ferries, Inc. operates 3 car ferries in the Virgin Islands, M/V Capt Vic, M/V Island Vic and M/V Grand Vic. As many of you may already know, the M/V Island Vic was destroyed in the storms. She is not fixed yet because we used her insurance money as seed money for the building of the Grand Vic. Island Vic will be refurbished as soon as we can fully recoup financially.
You may be wondering, however, what's up with the Capt Vic. That vessel worked tirelessly after the storm and is still a viable vessel for operation. However, we've paid Subbase Dry-dock our deposit since November of 2018 for her bi-annual dry-docking and we are still waiting our turn. Apparently they have a big project going on and we are next in line. Until then, we prefer not to harass Capt Vic too much. We believe she needs some tender loving care, which leaves the M/V Grand Vic.
Grand Vic is available for your transportation needs between St. Thomas and St. John. Please keep in mind that we only operate the Vic branded ferries, which are black and white vessels . If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at 340-779-4000 during our office hours of Mondays to Fridays between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you on board the M/V Grand Vic.
On Easter Monday, Love City Car Ferries, Inc standard rate for small trucks and regular sized vehicles is $40.00 round trip. Have a happy Easter and enjoy this $10.00 discount*.
*Discount does not apply to commercial vehicles any private vehicles larger than the fare of the standard size.
For the past several years, Love City Car Ferries, Inc. has extended a Sunday church discount for individuals attending church on St. Thomas who reside on St. John. Those individuals paid $25 round trip. Unfortunately, due to abuses we can not control, we are hereby ceasing the Sunday church discount and everyone including those patrons will have to pay the standard rate. This does not affect any complimentary and or discounts for pastors etc that are part of our regular complimentary list.
Thank you for your understanding.
Reminder: Love City Car Ferries, Inc operates the Vic branded black and white car ferries. If the vessel does not have Vic in its name, you have boarded another company’s vessel. We do not operate all the car ferries in the Virgin Islands. Keep our brand in mind if you desire to do business with us. Thanks for your time and have a wonderful day.
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In honor of Virgin Islands History Month, we have been following the writings on this topic by St.JanCo. They have curated an interesting look at the contributions of Virgin Islanders throughout the world. See below and be sure to visit their page to learn more. Happy VI History Month. #VIHistory #StJanCo
Vic Sea Miles Club VIP Winner Announced for 2019
Thank you Ms. Deverel Alfred, Love City Car Ferries, Inc's 2019 VIC Sea Miles VIP!
You are awesome and we appreciate you very much! Enjoy your free* car ferry rides from 3/15/2019 to 4/14/2019. We are looking forward to seeing you on board.
*Winnings are not transferable nor extendable and are limited to cars and small trucks only.
How long is the ride?
The ride is 20-30 minutes, depending on the weather, etc. During this time, you'll enjoy the short cruise, the cool trade winds and the beautiful panoramic views of Pillsbury Sound, the waterway that separates St. Thomas and St. John, are hypnotic.
Do we need to make a reservation?
No, there are 35 available spots on one ferry and 20 spots on the other. Individuals with tickets have guaranteed spots, those without are served on a first come first served basis.
Do we need to stay in the car?
No, you may exit your vehicle and walk around on the main deck or travel to the second deck and or passenger lounge depending on which vessel you are on.
Is there a separate charge for passengers?
No, the cost includes passengers.
How do I find the dock?
Click here for more information regarding directions.
If I have a reservation, what should I do when I arrive?
Your spot is reserved as long as you are in the gate before departure time. You must check in by informing a member of the crew. Read more here.
If I miss my reservation, can I still use my ticket?
Your spot is reserved as long as you are in the gate before departure time but if you miss your reservation, your ticket will still be honored on the next available Love City Car Ferries, Inc ferry.
Love knows no bounds. We will do anything for those we love. This Valentine's Day, we at Love City Car Ferries, Inc wish that you are loved by someone without condition and with passion. When we have that type of love it makes us better human beings. Enjoy today with your loved ones and remember romantic love is not the only type of love to be celebrated on Valentine's Day: love of parents, love of children, love of friends and family, love of God, are all boundless, eternal, and passionate.
On February 2, 2019, the Virgin Islands Daily News ran the article "Should Car Ferries Be Regulated?". We were curious as to what our customers thought. So, we conducted an unofficial FaceBook poll asking, "Should there be additional regulations by the VI Government for the car ferry industry?". This question gave us the opportunity to see what our most engaged customers thought about this issue. 74% said no additional regulation while only 24% said yes.
Car ferries in the Virgin Islands have a responsibility to answer to various local and federal government agencies, such as: The United States Coast Guard, Army Corp of Engineers, Virgin Islands Port Authority, Department of Transportation, NOAA, United States Department of Commerce, OSHA, etc. Responding to and complying with the requirements of these various agencies takes time, attention, and dedication. Each of them do what is necessary to ensure that we are safe and compliant with the law. Adding another agency would not improve our efficiency, effectiveness or responsiveness to customer issues. It would in fact have an adverse effect. We are hoping we can continue our service with no additional regulations.
We get a lot of questions about the checking in process and what you need to do once you make a reservation. Just like you need to check in when you are catching a flight, it is also necessary to check in once you reach the vessel. If you don't, then there is no way of us knowing that you are there.
Follow these five simple steps:
Even if you are not an avid news watcher, I am sure most of us are aware that the Federal government is shut down. What we may not have known is that furloughed federal workers missed their first pay check on January 11, 2019. Who knows how many more paychecks they are going to miss before the government re-opens.
For those federal employees who are residents of St. John, we feel compelled to lend a helping hand. St. Johnians know that Pillsbury Sound is our literal umbilical chord, bringing sustenance, nourishment and even medical attention via those precious seas. As a result, we are offering furloughed federal employees who live on St John, one free car ferry ride per month until the government re-opens.
Come to our offices for your free ticket. Be sure to present your IDs evidencing that you are a federal worker and a resident of St. John. We look forward to seeing you and we are happy that we can be of service. More importantly, let us all pray that Congress and the President will soon come to an understanding that will allow our government to be re-opened.
It's been a while, but we are finally able to announce the Back to School Essay Contest Winners of the 2018-2019 academic year. They are as follows:
We look forward to next year's competition.
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As you move into the New Year, I trust that all things will work out for your good. Have a happy and healthy New Year!
The office will be closed New Year's Day. However, the vessel will operate its holiday schedule.