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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, Other
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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  • English first
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English first
Brighton, Michigan
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Booked a round trip only to find out our return trip had to be canceled and we were left on our own to find alternate transportation. The outbound trip was cramped, ferry was dirty and many seats were totally worn out and/or missing.

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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed on west end and this seems to be the ferry service with the most frequent service to/from west end. This is a fully enclosed ferry so if you are looking to sit on top of the ferry and enjoy the sun this is not the service for your needs.

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Nobleton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Offers a lot of trips between St. Thomas and Cooper. On time. Nothing but favorable things to say. Comfortable seating, welcoming crew. Landing on Tortola a bit out of the way but nothing that could not be rectified by one of the several cabs at the pier.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We flew out of St. Thomas on our latest trip to the BVI's, so had to get from Tortola to St. Thomas by ferry. Smith's was non-stop and reasonably priced. Wait on ferry in the sun was a little hot until we took off, but bearable - remember to wear sunscreen!

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Hopewell, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Always on time and very organized, Smith's Ferry has always come through for my island-hopping needs.

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Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Liked: the view from the top - hold onto your hat! Disliked: the delay leaving the dock due to annoyingly rude cruise ship social directors.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was so scared to take this ride but this was the only mode of transportation. I was fortunately about to see a rainbow and the staff was excellent. Customs were welcoming and made the process easy which is not common for customs.

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is the blue and white one. Disgusting interior with unbearable diesel fumes pumping into the cabin. We got reprimanded multiple times by the Capt and crew for opening the windows to try and avoid passing out from carbon monoxide poisoning. They claim that because the air conditioning was on that no windows can be opened. Great! So the simple... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I called this morning to ask for the departure time from tortola west end to charlotte amalie in st thomas (I always call the morning of b/c sometimes a ferry breaks down or there are changes in departure times). I was told 10:15. So I arrived at 10:05 to be told that there is no 10:15 ferry. I explained that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were excited to find an early ferry from West End, Tortola (vs. Road Town) to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on a Wednesday morning so we bought a ticket the day before and arrived early. Luckily I went to the desk to check in because they had canceled the ferry and told no one in the lounge. The Smith's representative... More 

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