Travel To The Island
Getting To St. John
Directions to Orchid Court
St John, the smallest of the Virgin Islands, does not have an airport so you will land on the neighboring island of St. Thomas and then travel the short distance to St. John by ferry.
Several airlines now fly to St. Thomas (STT) from the U.S. including: Delta, United, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, jetBlue and Sun Country Airline.
Once you arrive at the St. Thomas airport, there are at least two ways to get to your cottage on the neighboring island of St. John:
Take a taxi from the airport to the Charlotte Amalie (pronounced "a-MAH-lee-ah") ferry dock. This is approximately a ten minute ride and costs about $5 per person. (There is an additional charge for luggage, depending upon how many pieces you have with you.) Public ferries to St. John depart from Charlotte Amalie at 9am and 11am and 1pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5:30pm. The fare is $10 per person. The trip to the village of Cruz Bay on St. John takes about 45 minutes.
Take a taxi to the Red Hook ferry dock located at the east end of St. Thomas. This is typically a 35-45 minute ride costing about $12 for the first person in a party and $9 for each additional person. (There is an additional charge for luggage, depending upon how many pieces you have with you.) Public ferries to St. John depart from the Red Hook Harbor every hour, on the hour with the last departure being at midnight. The boat trip is inexpensive ($5 per person), short (about 20 minutes), and you will (again) arrive at Cruz Bay.
Many of the car rental agencies are within walking distance from the Cruz Bay dock, but you can always find plenty of taxis at the dock to take you to any agency, or almost anywhere on the island you like.