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Smith's Ferry

Road Town, Tortola
(284) 494-4454
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Ranked #7 of 7 attractions in Road Town
Type: Ferries/ Boats
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Dade City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

the first trip to go to one country to another on a ferry! rough boat ride from St Thomas to the Virgin Gorda! but much better going to Tortola. Then took a long time for customs to clear the boat at St Thomas!

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Nutley, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We used Smith's (we didn't have a choice) to do a day trip to Anegada from Virgin Gorda. The morning run to Anegada was almost on time and was an uneventful trip except for the age of the vessel and the noise of the engine. The return trip was also "on time" considering island time and the amount of cargo... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We pre-purchased tickets for Round-trip ferry rides for 8 people leaving St. Thomas into West End, Tortola then returning from Road Town to St. Thomas one week later. It seems that ferry times & reliability are always changing...Getting to the West End on arrival was iffy but we made it. When we arrived back in Road Town, we were told... More

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Bellevue, Nebraska
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I were bound for a sailing vacation from Tortola when we arrived in Charlotte Amalie. We went to the Interisland Ferry Terminal to book passage on Road Town Fast Ferry, but no one was at the counter. The Smith's Ferry attendant called us over and said that they had a ferry leaving shortly and would be happy... More

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Hayward, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We took it this ferry twice. Both times to Virgin Gorda to visit The Baths and Copper Mines. The second time we just barely caught the ferry in time. As they are on a set schedule, they waited for the last two Americans to board. Breathtaking panoramic views from the top of the ferry. Make sure you tie your hat... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

If you want to feel like a head of cattle please enjoy the Smiths ferry. It's not like you have a lot of choices because a lot of the ferrys are canceled when they are not full thus allowing each ferry company a chance at a full load. But, it gets you where you're going and even our baggage made... More

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Road Town, Tortola
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Most of the ferry schedules between St. Thomas and Tortola are random affairs that change by the hour, day of the week, month of the year, and, of course, holidays. Smith's is arguably the hardest to decypher. Ferries to and from the West End seem more variable than the ones to and from Road Town. It's best to call the... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The ferry from St Thomas to Road Town was late departing, stuffy (seemed like several folks were fighting to not get sick) and loud. Then before we arrived at the West End, the crew had to open a hole in the floor and pour water on the engine to keep it cool. Not a pleasant hour +. Try one of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I highly recommend not using Smith's Ferry in Road Town. The ride from St. Thomas to Road town was incredibly uncomfortable and in my opinion unsafe. When I mentioned Smith's to any of the locals in Tortola they only laughed.

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Syracuse, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The ferry we were on was anything but "Fast". Getting from the Pier to the Island wasn't too bad as there was a slight breeze, but the ride back to the Pier was horrible. We had to wait an extra half hour from the scheduled departure time because there were apparently not enough people on board. The breeze coming back... More

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