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What to Expect

Because the boats are farther out in the open sea on the trip to St. Croix, it can be very rough especially on a windy day. Persons should take motion sickness pills at least an hour before time of departure in order to avoid getting seasick.

Unpredictable factors:
Weather, rough seas, and other factors can impact the arrival and departure times of the ferries. If you are catching a flight or another boat, please plan accordingly to give yourself plenty of time just in case there are delays.



Welcome to Native Son Ferry, your reliable ferry service between the US and British Virgin Islands. We offer convenient service from Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook in St. Thomas (USVI), and Road Town and West End in Tortola (BVI).

We offer Ferry Service to St Thomas and St. Croix Ferry on Friday and Sundays!

Book your ferry ride with us today!



a small boat in a body of water

Native Son is the only ferry company in the Virgin Islands providing scheduled service to and from Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Red Hook (St. Thomas), West End (Tortola), and Road Town (Tortola). We offer many convenient choices to help you travel between the USVI and BVI, with affordable options to assist your travel needs.

We invite you to travel on one of our high-speed vessels in air-conditioned comfort, or you can sit outside on our sun decks and enjoy the spectacular view throughout your journey.



Is your upcoming flight landing in St. Thomas, and are you trying to get to Tortola? We offer convenient departure times from Charlotte Amalie direct to Tortola. We also offer service from Red Hook. Tell your taxi driver to take you to the next available Native Son departure, and you will be on your way.

Are you trying to decide which ferry to take in order to make your connecting flight in St. Thomas on your journey back to the USA mainland? We offer convenient direct service from Tortola to Charlotte Amalie, which is a short taxi ride from Cyril E King Airport (STT) in St. Thomas.

Going on a shopping trip? We handle your cargo with care.

We will save you time and money. Join us.


a boat is docked next to a body of water

Native Son Inc. is regarded by many as the pioneer of professional ferry service in the Virgin Islands. Since the company’s conception in 1977, the management and staff of this elite ferry company have operated with a high degree of pride and efficiency.

Now, in operation for over thirty-eight years, Native Son Inc. has weathered many storms and changes in the territory and business world at large.

Native Son Inc. is cognizant of the vital role ferry service plays in the lives of Virgin Islands residents and visitors. We look forward to continued service and support from you, our valuable patrons.


Native Son Ferry
Great Ride

We rode Native Son from St Thomas to Tortola and was very efficient and on-time. We were advised to ride this ferry by the proprietors of where we were staying in BVI as the most reliable ferry service and certainly met our expectations. Very efficient loading and operation.

– Ron P. | TripAdvisor
Native Son Ferry
Reliable, On-time and Clean

We used Native Son to go from St Thomas -Red Hook to West End, and West End to Charlotte Amalie. The staff was friendly and the ferries were on time both times. Both vessels were clean and seemed to be well maintained.

– Kelley W. | TripAdvisor
Native Son Ferry
Relax and Ride!

Native Son Crew is very accommodating. The crew allowed my disabled spouse to board early and lifted him on board and off the ferry. He was also given a wheelchair to use to assist him boarding and coming off. The ride was very relaxing.

– Chalala R. | TripAdvisor
Native Son Ferry
Pleasant Ride to St Thomas

Got to Road Town and the Native Son was leaving in 10 minutes, so we took this ferry instead of waiting for the fast ferry. It left right on time. The staff was very friendly. The ride was enjoyable. Would use them again.

– Sam M. | TripAdvisor