Getting to the British Virgin Islands
When you are planning your BVI yacht charter, you have two choices for air travel. You can fly into the St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands at Cyril E. King airport (STT), or the British Virgin Islands at The Terrence B. Lettsome airport on Beef Island (EIS).
Flying into St Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
If you arrive via St. Thomas, you make your way to Tortola on one of the frequent ferries that travel between downtown Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, St. Thomas and Tortola.
Getting to the ferry is very easy - just take a taxi at the St. Thomas Airport and tell the driver that you need to take the next ferry to Tortola. The taxi drivers will know of any schedule changes and make sure you reach the proper terminal for your connection. Purchase your ticket and enjoy your mini-cruise past St. John (USVI), Jost Van Dyke and Little Thatch before arriving at the immigration station at West End or Road Town, Tortola.
Remember that ferries from St. Thomas to Tortola only operate during daylight hours - so the last ferry is usually around 5 pm. Make sure that your flight arrives in time for the transfer to Red Hook (approximately 45 minutes) or Charlotte Amalie (5 minutes). Ferry service starts at approximately 7:30 am.
Flying into Tortola (BVI)
All flights into Tortola (to the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS)) which is located on Beef Island) connect through another Caribbean airport such as San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts or St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Flights via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU): The most popular way to arrive in The BVI is via San Juan, Puerto Rico. Frequent connecting service is offered by American Eagle, Liat and Cape Air with other service by other airlines and charter flights.