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St. John – St. Thomas Car Barge

Traveling between St. Thomas and St. John is possible with your car! A car ferry, or car barge, takes cars between St. Thomas and St. John! The driver and passengers ride along with the vehicle too. Three companies currently offer daily service between Enighed Pond, St. John and Red Hook, St. Thomas for vehicles.  

A few things to note: first a port fee is collected by the VI government at a designated booth just before entering the car barge loading area in Red Hook, St. Thomas. It $3 per car, small SUV, motorcycle; and $4 per truck, van, large SUV. This port fee has nothing to do the with the fare for taking the car barge, which is completely separate. The fare for the car barge is paid once on the actual barge. Second, the Red Hook ferry location services both passenger ferries and the car ferries but there are two separate docking areas for each, with separate well marked entrances. And, it’s a good idea to arrive at least 45 minutes before the car barge departure time you hope to catch. Read more about taking the Car Barge

Ferry Route & Docking Locations

Love City Car Ferries

Telephone: (340) 779-4000
Docking Location St. John: Enighed Pond
Docking Location St. Thomas: Red Hook Car Barge Dock
Travel Time: 30 minutes

Enighed Pond → Red Hook
Monday – Friday
6:15 AM*6:30 AM**
8:00 AM8:30 AM
10:00 AM10:30 AM
Noon12:30
2:00 PM2:30 PM
4:00 PM4:30 PM
6:15 PM6:30 PM**
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
Monday – Friday
7:00 AM*7:30 AM**
9:00 AM9:30 AM
11:00 AM11:30 AM
1:00 PM1:30 PM
3:00 PM3:30 PM
5:00 PM5:30 PM
7:00 PM7:30 PM**

* Holidays Exclude First Trip
** Exclude Seasonal Trip

Enighed Pond → Red Hook
Saturday – Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
Noon
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:15 PM
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM

Last Updated: 03/30/2022

Love City Car Ferry Rates
  • One-way $50
  • Round Trip $65
  • Resident Seniors* Round Trip $60

*Valid USVI Senior Citizen Card required.

Global Marine’s Tug Life

Telephone: (340) 779-1739 & (340) 642-8893
Docking Location St. John: Enighed Pond
Docking Location St. Thomas: Red Hook Car Barge Dock
Travel Time: 30 minutes

Enighed Pond → Red Hook
5:30 AM*1:00 PM
7:15 AM3:00 PM
9:00 AM5:00 PM
11:00 AM 
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
6:15 AM*2:00 PM
8:00 AM4:00 PM
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Noon 

* Not on Weekends & Holidays

Last Updated: 01/26/2022

Global Marine’s Tug Life Ferry Rates
  • One-way $50
  • Round Trip $65
  • Resident Seniors* One-way $45
  • Resident Seniors* Round Trip $60

*Valid USVI Senior Citizen Card required.

Big Red Barge Co.

Telephone: (340) 227-0918
Docking Location St. John: Enighed Pond
Docking Location St. Thomas: Red Hook Car Barge Dock
Travel Time: 30 minutes

Enighed Pond → Red Hook
6:00 AM 1:30 PM
7:30 AM 3:30 PM
9:30 AM 5:30 PM
11:30 AM
Red Hook → Enighed Pond
6:30 AM12:30 PM
8:30 AM2:30 PM
10:30 AM4:30 PM
 6:30 PM

Last Updated: 01/26/2022

Big Red Barge Co. Ferry Rates
  • Non-Resident One-way $50
  • Non-Resident Round Trip $65
  • Resident One-way* $35
  • Resident Round Trip* $50
  • Resident Seniors (65+)* One-way $30
  • Resident Seniors (65+)* Round Trip $45
  • Motorcycles One-way $15
  • Motorcycles Round Trip $25

*Valid USVI ID required for resident rates.

Note about St. Thomas-St. John Car Barge Rates: All rates included above are for cars, small trucks and SUVs. Other types of vehicles, including commercial vehicles, should call the barge companies to discuss rates for their vehicle type, and for information on commercial accounts.

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