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, however, individuals with reservations have guaranteed spots. What happens if I catch the wrong vessel? There is more than one car ferry company operating in the US Virgin Islands. All of the companies use the same docks. If you bought a reservation with us, and mistakenly catch another company's ferry, they will not honor your reservation. We are the only company operating more than one vessel, M/V Capt Vic and the M/V Grand Vic. Please be sure to look at the name on the vessel you are boarding, which appears on the side of the vessel. The individuals on the dock can not make you board a vessel that is not of your choosing. Here are photos of our vessels so that you can become familiar with them before your arrival. 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 enjoy refreshments in our lounge. Is there a separate charge for passengers? No, the cost includes passengers. You only pay for your vehicle. Just drive on board and drive off, no loading and off loading of suitcases, no hustling kids in lines as you board, etc. How do I find the dock? Click here for more information regarding directions. 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 on a first come first served basis. Does Love City Car Ferries, Inc. operate all of the Virgin Islands car ferries? No, we do not. Our car ferries are black and white. If you don't see Vic in the name of on the vessel, then it does not belong to Love City Car Ferries, Inc. Can I bring my rental car to St. John? Yes. We do not interfere with commerce between the islands. St. Thomas and St. John are one legal district; if you are from the states, it is synonymous to being one county. Here are some rental companies that can assist you in your quest of renting a car in St. Thomas for your travels to St. John. If you have specific questions, please speak with the car rental agency regarding their rules.
Avis Rental Car St. Thomas: 340-774-4676
Amalie Car Rental: 340-774-0688
Bowsky Car Rental St. Thomas: 340-779-2600
Budget Car and Truck Rental: 340-776-5774
Cowpet Car Rental St. Thomas: 340-775-7376
Dependable Car Rental: 340-774-2253
Discount Car Rental St. Thomas: 340-776-4858
First Rent A Car: 340-776-3730
Premium Car Rental: 340-774-1977
Do I have to pay Port Fees? Yes, you do. Port fees are paid to the Government of the Virgin Islands via the Virgin Islands Port Authority. Learn more here.