Cruz Bay Beach sunset, St John USVI

Getting Here

St. John Condos, LLC

Traveling to St. John

The first part of your trip will be a flight to our neighboring island of St. Thomas.

 

There are several airlines that fly into St. Thomas (STT) including American, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Spirit, and United Airlines.

 

Once you arrive at the St. Thomas airport, there are at least three ways to get to your villa on the neighboring island of St. John:

Typical open-air taxi at the Crown Bay ferry dock.

Option 1 - St. Thomas Red Hook Public Ferry

Westin St John FerryTake a taxi to the St. Thomas Red Hook ferry dock, typically a 35 minute ride costing about $15 per person plus $2-$3 per piece of luggage.

 

Then take the public ferry to Cruz Bay, St. John, a 15 - 20 minute ride at $7 per person, with a $2 - 4 charge for each piece of luggage.

 

Finally, take a short taxi ride to the Westin St. John Resort at $5 per person, with a variable charge for each piece of luggage.

Example of a ferry you might take to St John.

Option 2 - Westin Transportion

Westin Office at the St Thomas AirportThe easiest -- and not that much more expensive -- way is to use the Westin Resort's transportation package.  The Westin maintains an office in the baggage claim area at the airport.  There you may sign up for this package while you're waiting for your luggage.  Transfer Costs:

  $120 for adults

  $90 for children

  no charge for children 3 years old and under

The Westin Office in the baggage claim area.

Tickles Bar at the Crown Bay Marina on St Thomas

The charge includes round trip transfers to the airport, tips and luggage handling and also includes unlimited shopping trips to St. Thomas Crown Bay Marina.  Westin staff will take care of everything, including seeing that your luggage gets to your villa.  This makes for a very care-free journey.

 

The Westin staff will arrange for a taxi to take you on the short ride to Crown Bay Marina, St. Thomas, where the Westin ferry will depart.  (See the taxi photo above.)  You may have a short wait for the ferry, which will give you time to enjoy a beverage or meal at Tickles Restaurant and admire the impressive yachts that often dock at Crown Bay.  The private Westin ferry will then take you directly to the Westin dock, where someone then checks you in right there on the beach (and there is often a free rum punch!).  A bellman then gives you and your party a ride to your villa, and your luggage is brought along later (usually within 30 minutes).

 

This second option is our recommendation.

At Crown Bay, have a drink at Tickles.

Option 3 - Car Ferry

Car Barge from St Thomas to St JohnRent a car at or near the St. Thomas airport and then drive to the Red Hook car barge dock at the East End of St. Thomas.  This option can make good sense if you intend to rent a vehicle during your stay on St. John, anyway.  The car rental fees tend to be less on St. Thomas than they are on St. John.  The car barge fee will be approximately $50 round-trip.

 

If you rent a car on St. Thomas, you should always check that the rental agency will allow you to take their vehicle off of St. Thomas; not all of them will.  Also remember to allow additional time to return your car on your return trip.  It is a good idea to check the car ferry departure times and car rental agency operating hours to ensure that they can coordinate with your arrival and departure flight times.

 

Once the car barge gets you to St. John, it is less than a one mile drive to the Westin St. John lobby, where you can check in at the front desk just as any other Resort guest would.  Some things to be wary of if you choose to use this method are:

 

1.) The last car ferry leaving St. Thomas for St. John departs at about 7:00 PM;

 

2.) The first car ferry to leave St. John for St. Thomas departs at typically 6:20 AM.

 

So, if your flight into St. Thomas arrives later than about 5:00 PM, you might not make that last car ferry to St. John.  For the return trip, if your flight back to the States departs earlier than about 9:30 AM, you might not get to the airport in time to catch your flight.

 

Also remember - We drive on the LEFT side of the road here!!

A car barge departing from Red Hook, St. Thomas.

Crown Bay, St Thomas USVI Cruz Bay, St John USVI

The Westin ferry departs from Crown Bay, St. Thomas.

The Red Hook public ferry docks at Cruz Bay, St. John.

 

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