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Address: Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: (284) 494-4454
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Either Early or Late

Upon arriving in St. Thomas we had made an online reservation with Smith's Ferry for the 5 p.m. last ferry to Tortola. When we arrived at 4:30 we were advised the ferry had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took Smith's Ferry from St. Thomas to Tortola, and back. We booked our roundtrip tickets online. The trip was fine, but left late both directions, and felt a little chaotic, especially on the return trip. They also charge you $3/bag each direction.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arriving in St. Thomas we had made an online reservation with Smith's Ferry for the 5 p.m. last ferry to Tortola. When we arrived at 4:30 we were advised the ferry had already left 30 minutes earlier. They did give us a credit on our online purchased reservation for our trip later that week from Tortola to St. Thomas,... More 

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Thank BJAM2016
Rome
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we used the ferry to visit, from Tortola, the other islands (Anegada and Virgin Gorda). The boat is confortable and you can sunbathing, while reaching your destination.

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Tipp City
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Smith's a couple times this trip due to schedules and staying on the West End. Service was good and staff was friendly though ride is a bit rougher than some of the cats used by some other services.

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Thank James D
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice ride over but staff was pretty unsure of schedule and we had to work hard to end up on the right ferry because they were not working hard.

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Thank Melges419
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I booked our seats online ahead of time before our trip. Then decided to check out trip advisor reviews AFTER I had already paid for the seats. There were quite a few horror stories on here so I was pretty worried about how this might turn out. You still have to wait in line for tickets even if you booked... More 

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Took Bomba Charger from Charlotte Amalie to Road Town and it was fun! Bomba is a mono hull and bucks the waves. The local girls were chanting as we road the waves which made the trip even more entertaining. The whole vessel was in the party mode. Smith's isn't as upscale as Fast Ferry but it's just as fast and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We took a ferry to Anegada. We arrived by airplane, left our luggage at the ferry while we shopped for food to take to Anegada. The ferry people took care of everything we needed. They carry our boxes to the boat and the ride was good. The return trip was good also, on schedule at the dock and a nice... More 

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New York City, New York
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131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This ferry brings you in the next BWI islands as well to the U.S. virgin island. It is fast and nice to have a trip with them

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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a So So experience with Smith's Ferry. Booked a round trip from St Thomas to Tortola online. When got to the terminal the ferry wasn't going at the time we booked, they quickly switched us to Native Son which was leaving sooner than the next Smith's. On the return, very disorganized. Had to argue for a minute about... More 

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