Island Hopping + Airlines
If time permits, there are so many ways to take advantage of island hopping for a mini-vacation or day trip from St. Croix because our sister islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island are so close. Take a short seaplane ride, or take the ferry from St. Croix to St. Thomas. If you don’t like to travel by water, you can hop flights from many commuter airlines offering service to these and other neighboring islands in the Caribbean.
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AIRLINES + ST. CROIX PORTS OF ENTRY
Getting to St. Croix is getting easier as national and regional airlines increase direct flights to St. Croix. Look for service on American Airlines, Delta and Spirit.
The following airlines offer flights into St. Croix's Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX)
From Mainland U.S.A.
Direct flights daily from Miami, FL (MIA); Charlotte, NC (CLT); and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
www.aa.com | Phone: 1-800-474-4884
Delta Air Lines
Direct flight daily from Atlanta, GA (ATL) from December through May
www.delta.com | Phone: 1-800-221-1212
Direct flight daily from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) February through mid-December, then 4x/week over holidays, and increases to 5x/week in January
www.spirit.com | Phone: 1-800-772-7117
Multiple flights daily between St. Thomas, USVI (STT) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
www.capeair.com | Phone: 1-800-227-3247
Fly the Whale
Daily service between St. Croix and St. Thomas, USVI (STT)
www.flythewhale.com | Toll-Free: 1-800-468-8639, Toll-Free (USVI): 1-800-908-0469
Multiple flights daily between St. Thomas, USVI (STT) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
www.silverairways.com | Phone: 1-801-401-9100
Bohlke International Aviation
Private charters available to and from St. Croix (STX) throughout the Caribbean, the United States, and North, Central and South Americas. Email email@example.com for a quote.
bohlke.com | Phone: 1-340-778-9177
Multiple daily flights between downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas (SPB) to downtown Christiansted, St. Croix (SSB)
www.seaborneairlines.com | 1-866-359-8784
Did you know a US Passport is not required for American citizens when coming to St. Croix? If you don’t have a passport, bring a valid photo ID and an original copy of your birth certificate (with a raised seal) when traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you are traveling from another country (not a U.S. Citizen) a valid passport from your country of origin is required. We ALWAYS recommend you travel with a passport, especially since the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are just a short plane ride away and you can not enter with out a passport!
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX)
The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) is located about six miles southwest of Christiansted on St. Croix. HERA is served by two major domestic carriers and receives daily inter-island flights as well as cargo and military aircraft. The two-story terminal is 181,000 square feet and has 10 gates. The airport encompasses 1,455 acres which includes an asphalt runway measuring 10,004 x 150 feet. Construction of the present terminal and expansion of the runway from 7,600 to 10,000 feet was completed in 2002.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is embarking on an exciting new Public Private Partnership (P3) project modernizing and enhancing the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA) on St. Croix. Stay tuned for updates!
For more information about the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, go to the Virgin Islands Port Authority website at viport.com.
The airport parking lot is open 6am to 11pm daily for paid parking. Pick up your ticket at the kiosk as you enter the parking lot.
- First 15 Minutes......Free
- 16 Minutes - 1 Hour......$2.00
- 1 - 2 Hours......$4.00
- 2 - 3 Hours......$6.00
- 3 - 4 Hours......$8.00
- 4 - 24 Hours......$10.00 (maximum charge per day)
- Lost Ticket......$10.00
How to Pay:
- Parking fees may be made to the cashier on site.
- Debit and credit cards are accepted, except for American Express.
Several St. Croix rental car agencies have service windows and pick up locations at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport so you can pick up your car after deplaning. We highly recommend that you make a reservation in advance for your rental car as they are in high demand and will not always be available upon request at your arrival.
Taxis in the USVI have set rates to and from the airport established by the VI Taxi Cab Commission and have been approved by the Virgin Islands Legislature. Look only for those taxis which carry a dome light and the letters TP on their license plate (other taxis are not officially licensed and these rates may not apply). Many taxis carry 8 to 12 passengers in vans and only these multi-destination vans service the airport. Confirm your rates before getting into your taxi.
Gallows Bay Marine Dock
The Gallows Bay Dock, located in Christiansted, is a vital link for small cargo vessels serving St. Croix and other Caribbean islands. The dock is conveniently located about a mile from downtown Christiansted. The length of the dock is 400 feet with a maximum draft of 13 feet. This dock accommodates mini-cruise vessels, small inter-island sloops, ferries, private yachts, cargo vessels, and U.S. Coast Guard vessels.
The facility is equipped with a passenger lounge, a lighted walkway, public telephones, limited covered and open storage areas, and a roll-on/roll-off ramp. Forklifts and other services are available via the ship's agent. Shopping is also available in Christiansted and nearby at Chandler's Wharf.
For more information about the Gallows Bay Marine Facility, go to the Virgin Islands Port Authority website at viport.com.
Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility (Frederiksted Pier)
The Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility, located in the heart of Frederiksted, is the only cruise ship port on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The 1,526-foot pier has drafts of 29 feet on the north and 36 feet on the south side of the pier. The dock can accommodate Voyager-Class vessels on the south berth and smaller cruise ships on the north berth. Anchorage is also available in the outer harbor for larger ships and is arranged via the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). The platform of the pier is equipped with a fendering system that is designed for submarines. All berths at this facility have access to potable water via water haulers requested through VIPA's marine office in St. Croix.
The pier is a popular destination for diving enthusiasts, snorkeling, sport fishermen, and other ocean sport competitions. However, access to the pier is restricted when there is a cruise ship in port, and only ship passengers and crew are allowed onto the pier. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming around the pier are not allowed when there is a ship docked both for the public's safety and for the security of the ship.
A shopping area is located within walking distance to the pier. Additionally, ground transportation and tours are available from the pier to historical sites, beaches, and other excursions. There are public restrooms located near the entrance of the pier. Several restaurants and stores are within walking distance of the pier.
For more information about the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility, go to the Virgin Islands Port Authority website at viport.com.
Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base (SBB)
The Svend Aage Ovesen Seaplane Terminal on St. Croix is located in Water Gut in Christiansted.
Seaplane service is available from this facility daily from Christiansted to downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Seaborn Airlines currently operates the only seaplane flights to and from the seaplane terminal.
For more information about the Svend Aage Ovesen Seaplane Terminal, go to the Virgin Islands Port Authority website at viport.com.
When planning a trip to St. Croix, the first thing most travelers shop for is airfare. Flying to St. Croix is getting a little easier now that several of the major airlines are offering direct flights from the U.S. mainland to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, allowing you to avoid layovers in the neighboring islands.…Read More
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