I'm planning my first trip to Tortola and I'm a little nervous about making a decision on our flight without some input from local or those who've experienced the logistics of getting there.
We'll be flying from the midwest to Tortola on a Sunday early next April. We'll fly out on the earliest possible flight which would give us these options:
Arrive in St. Thomas at 1:35 pm
Ferry to Tortola
(It appears that there are several Sunday departure options between 2:45 pm - 5:30 pm... Can someone confirm whether this should be the case in April?)
We'd then rent a jeep or taxi to CGB.
Arrive in Tortola at 4:32 pm
Rent a jeep or taxi to CGB
Option A is about $270 less than Option B. Multiply that by 3 people and that's substantial. But, if there is any question of whether we would have trouble getting to and on a ferry between the islands, I don't want to take any chances of not making to our hotel in CGB that evening. Part of that cost differential would be eaten up by ferry costs as well.
Can you give me any advice or other considerations before I make a decision?