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Arriving in the USVI

By Air

St. Thomas’s Cyril E. King International Airport is used for travelers to St. Thomas, St. John and the British Virgin Islands.You'll find flights from the mainland US as well as connecting flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico here.

St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport is also served by direct flights and connections from San Juan. If you'll only be visiting St. Croix, fly into St. Croix's airport.

From both the St. Croix and the St. Thomas airports, you’ll need to take a taxi to your hotels. Hotels and resorts are not allowed to send a hotel van to pick up guests. If you'll be staying in St. John, you'll take a taxi to the ferry pier and travel by ferry to St. John.

If you will be visiting both St. Thomas and St. Croix, you can take a quick hop between islands on the seaplane, which departs from downtown Christiansted and arrives in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Seaborne Seaplane, Tel. 340/777-6442, provides shuttle service between the two islands.

By Ferry

St. John does not have an airport, so you’ll arrive by boat. Most visitors arrive via ferry service from St. Thomas, Tel. 340/776-6282.

From Red Hook, it’s a 20-minute ride for about the price of a hamburger. Ferry service runs from 6:30am to midnight every hour on the hour.

A private water taxi from Red Hook is a wonderful luxury; call Per Dohm’s Water Taxi, Tel. 340/775-6501.

By Cruise Ship

St. Thomas's Charlotte Amalie is one of the largest cruise ports in the Caribbean (actually cruises are divided between two ports). It's a short jitney ride from the ports into town.

St. Croix also sees many visiting cruise ships in Fredericksted.

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