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ferry reliability/groceries

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ferry reliability/groceries

How reliable is the 5:00 ferry on Tues from Charlotte Amalie to VIrgin Gorda? It doesn't look like there are many options if something goes wrong past the time of this ferry.

Also, is it recommended to do grocery shopping on STT or VIrgin Gorda?

Thanks!

ACB
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1. Re: ferry reliability/groceries

Speedy's is the most reliable ferry company. There are some options, however. There is a 5:30 ferry from the same ferry dock to Tortola, Road Town on the Road Town Fast ferry (one of the other more reliable companies). Allow an hour and a half maximum for ferry to Road Town and customs. That will put you there at 7:00pm max. You then have three options: take the 8:30pm ferry on the North Sound Express (another reliable company) to VG from Trellis Bay, or take the 10:30 pm Speedy's from Trellis Bay to VG (in both cases a cab ride is needed to Trellis Bay) or get a room for the night and leave first thing in the morning.

Groceries are less expensive on STT and variety is greater. It really depends on how much you plan on eating in.

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2. Re: ferry reliability/groceries

Thanks so much!... How about ferry etiquette bringing groceries?... Thinking prob 2-3 bags ... The rest will b dry goods we pack in suitcases.

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3. Re: ferry reliability/groceries

Here is what the BVI official site says on groceries:

Customs - Importation of Food

Yacht owners, charter guests, and visitors may bring food into the British Virgin Islands. For the time being, however, because of the worldwide threat of Hoof and Mouth and Mad Cow Disease, a law is in effect which bans the importation of any meat products unless an application is submitted to the Department of Agriculture for approval. Approved permits cost $25.00. For more information, please call the Department of Agriculture at 284- 495-2532. Visitors coming from the North America with meat products for consumption during their stay will not have to fill out the application, if they are bringing less than 40LBs of meat. - See more at: bvitourism.com/…sthash.HNtAXVxg.dpuf

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4. Re: ferry reliability/groceries

Thanks ABC… I won't be bringing much. Prob some bread, lunch meat, and milk.

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5. Re: ferry reliability/groceries

If that's all you be bringing just wait and buy it on Virgin Gorda.

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