Looking to do some island hopping? Let us share how you can GoTo (and from) St. Croix! By air or by sea, the options for inter-island travel to and from St. Croix are growing. In addition to options that allow for quick trips to the other U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, you can also book flights from St. Croix to several other Caribbean islands like Antigua, Saint Maarten, Dominica, and the Dominican Republic. Here’s how you can explore St. Croix’s neighboring islands…
Fly the Whale
Fly The Whale is now offering nine daily trips on weekdays, and eight on weekends, between St. Thomas and St. Croix. The newest carrier to the USVI aims to create a locally-focused operation that will benefit Virgin Islanders, particularly those who commute between the islands for work. Fly the Whale uses Cessna Grand Caravans, known in the aircraft industry for its passenger comfort, safety, and flexible mission capability. This aircraft features a spacious, low-noise, air-conditioned cabin that is easily accessible and offers superior comfort. Fly the Whale also offers a program for frequent commuters, just ask about the WhalePak.
While they originated in New England, Cape Air has been serving the Caribbean for 20 years. Offering over 80 flights a day within the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Cape Air makes it possible to day trip from St. Croix to St. Thomas, St. Croix, Vieques, Mayaguez, Tortola, Culebra, and Virgin Gorda. Sit back and enjoy the view, you’ll be there in minutes!
Bohlke International Airways
If you are looking for luxury travel, Bohlke International Airways offers private charter flights to neighboring Caribbean islands. A group of eight can charter Bohlke’s KingAir B200 and it will be more affordable, faster, and much more fun than flying commercial! Plus, when you and your party travel with Bohlke you get to enjoy a luxury aircraft, no TSA lines, and complimentary gourmet snacks and cocktails.
QE IV Ferry
If air travel is not your cup of tea, there is now a ferry running twice daily, seven days a week, between St. Croix and St. Thomas. Locally designed and built especially for island hopping, the QE IV Ferry’s innovative four-hulled design allows for a smooth and swift ride. The ferry terminal on St. Croix is located at Gallows Bay in Christiansted, and the St. Thomas terminal is located east of the Charlotte Amalie seaplane port. As with taking the seaplane over, you can take a ferry to St. John or the BVI’s after reaching St. Thomas. This is an affordable option to get to and from St. Thomas, plus you get to enjoy being on the water.
Click on the links below to contact any of the operators we mentioned above. Enjoy your time on St. Croix and our sister islands! With several options now available for inter-island travel, we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to island hop and explore the diverse wonders the Caribbean has to offer. Bon voyage!
– Jennie Ogden, Editor