Native Son Ferry
Offering weekly high-speed ferry service between St. Thomas and St. Croix
Native Son Ferry
Native Son Ferry is regarded by many as the pioneer of professional ferry service in the Virgin Islands. Since 1977, the management and staff of this elite ferry company have operated with a high degree of pride and efficiency. Native Son is now offering convenient and affordable service on Fridays and Sundays between Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Gallows Bay, St. Croix. This high-speed ferry ride is approximately two hours, and you can ride inside the air-conditioned cabin or out on the sun deck to enjoy spectacular views. So plan a day trip or a weekend getaway and book your ferry tickets online today!
Location: Gallows Bay
Phone: (340) 473-6741
St. Croix / St. Thomas Ferry
Wednesdays: Departs St. Thomas at 8am | Departs St. Croix at 4pm
Fridays: Departs St. Thomas at 8am | Departs St. Croix at 4pm
Sundays: Departs St. Thomas at 12pm | Departs St. Croix at 4pm
The ferry ride between St. Thomas and St. Croix is approximately 2 hours. Round trip and one-way tickets are available for the St. Thomas - St. Croix ferry. Round trip tickets can be used in any direction. Book your tickets online today!
St. Croix / St. John Ferry
Scheduled service coming soon! Check schedule and book with link below.
Native Son is the only ferry company in the Virgin Islands providing scheduled service to and from Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Red Hook (St. Thomas), West End (Tortola), and Road Town (Tortola). Now, we are also offering service to and from St. Croix from St. Thomas. We offer many convenient choices to help you travel between the USVI and BVI, with affordable options to assist your travel needs.
We invite you to travel on one of our high-speed vessels in air-conditioned comfort, or you can sit outside on our sun decks and enjoy the spectacular view throughout your journey.
Catch Your Flight
Is your upcoming flight landing in St. Thomas, and are you trying to get to St. Croix? We offer convenient departure times from Charlotte Amalie direct to St. Croix on Fridays and Sundays.
Are you trying to decide which ferry to take in order to make your connecting flight in St. Thomas on your journey back to the USA mainland? We offer convenient direct service from St. Croix to Charlotte Amalie, which is a short taxi ride from Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.
Going on a shopping trip? We handle your cargo with care. We will save you time and money. Join us.
Native Son Inc. is regarded by many as the pioneer of professional ferry service in the Virgin Islands. Since the company’s conception in 1977, the management and staff of this elite ferry company have operated with a high degree of pride and efficiency.
Now, in operation for over 40 years, Native Son has weathered many storms and changes in the territory and business world at large.
Native Son is cognizant of the vital role ferry service plays in the lives of Virgin Islands residents and visitors. We look forward to continued service and support from you, our valuable patrons.
On St. Croix at the Gallows Bay Marine Terminal:
On St. Thomas at the Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV Marine Terminal:
5-Star TripAdvisor Reviews of Native Son Ferry Service
We rode Native Son from St Thomas to Tortola and was very efficient and on-time. We were advised to ride this ferry by the proprietors of where we were staying in BVI as the most reliable ferry service and certainly met our expectations. Very efficient loading and operation.
– Ron P. | TripAdvisor
Reliable, On-time and Clean
We used Native Son to go from St Thomas -Red Hook to West End, and West End to Charlotte Amalie. The staff was friendly and the ferries were on time both times. Both vessels were clean and seemed to be well maintained.
– Kelley W. | TripAdvisor
Relax and Ride!
Native Son Crew is very accommodating. The crew allowed my disabled spouse to board early and lifted him on board and off the ferry. He was also given a wheelchair to use to assist him boarding and coming off. The ride was very relaxing.
– Chalala R. | TripAdvisor
Pleasant Ride to St Thomas
Got to Road Town and the Native Son was leaving in 10 minutes, so we took this ferry instead of waiting for the fast ferry. It left right on time. The staff was very friendly. The ride was enjoyable. Would use them again.
– Sam M. | TripAdvisor
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