SeaHorse Water Taxi vs. Ferry

You've been in transit between 10 and 14 hours already by the time you land in St. Thomas. To say you are tired and ready to get to your accommodations is an understatement.

We are asked regularly why someone would choose us over taking the ferry. Below is a comparison between SeaHorse Water Taxi and the public ferry. We've made even some of the biggest skeptics that private transport is the way to go in the future.

SeaHorse Water Taxi

It starts off the night before and you are still throwing a few last minute things into your bags before going to sleep. You've been planning this vacation for months now and you are ready for it.

The next morning before the sun is up, you wake up and head to catch your flight. You get comfortable and before you know it you are on the second leg of your journey landing in St. Thomas.

 

Your flight lands around 2:00 PM. You meet your driver in the baggage claim. Your group places all the luggage into his land taxi and everyone climbs into an air conditioned van sipping on beer and water.

Thirty minutes later you arrive in Red Hook and are met by the SeaHorse Ops Manager. Everyone is transferred into a boat with comfortable seating for everyone.

The boat speeds across the waves as the salty water mists the air. The captain pulls into dock near the customs office. The paperwork is already filled out and he collects everyone's passports. Everyone sits in the boat sipping another beer or some soda this time.

He returns shortly and you are on your way again. He pulls into the docs at BVI Yacht Charters next to your boat. It is now about 4:30 PM, and you are all set to continue your vacation.

The Public Ferry

It starts off the night before and you are still throwing a few last minute things into your bags before going to sleep. You've been planning this vacation for months now and you are ready for it.

The next morning before the sun is up, you wake up and head to catch your flight. You get comfortable and before you know it you are on the second leg of your journey landing in St. Thomas.

 

Your flight lands around 2:00 PM. You are relieved that you flight wasn't delayed or you might have lost a day of your vacation and spending the night on St. Thomas waiting to catch the ferry the next morning.

You find your bags and head outside. There is some commotion and a driver asks where you are headed. You tell him to the ferry and he points to a van. Your party puts all the bags into the back of the van and climb in along with eight other people. The van pulls out and the first group climb out and collect their luggage.

A few more drop-offs, then it is your groups turn to get out at the ferry terminal. You climb out and everyone pays the driver along with a tip, not knowing what is appropriate.

At the terminal you look around and find the ticket counter. It is staffed by a nice lady and she helps you get your tickets.

It is now about 4:00 when the ferry finally leaves the dock. It is nearly time to climb on the ferry, but there is a little bit of unsettled feeling hoping you are getting on the right boat. You board with the 100 other people heading to Road Town.

The roar of the engines propel the ferry forward. You are tired and seem to slip off for a spell, you wake up parched and are glad you bought the water at the terminal. You start filling out your paperwork for the customs office.

The ferry pulls into the dock at the customs office. Everyone...yes, all 100 passengers...line up and wait to get through customs. It is finally your turn. Quick exchange and a stamp and you are out.

By now it is about 5:30 PM. You gather your group together and find a driver to take you to BVI Yacht Charter. Everyone climbs in once more and you are on your way.

You check in and drop your luggage off at the boat, it is about 6:30 and everyone is hungry. You all head out to grab a bite and any last minute provisions before starting your vacation.

SeaHorse Water Taxi vs. Ferry

james longshore
james longshore
17:18 16 May 19
These guys did a tremendous job getting us from St Thomas airport to Tortola. We were pushing it to make it through customs in time. Ameer navigated through traffic on side streets to avoid a police parade and get us to Red Hook, where Kim and Nelson had the boat waiting for us. They all cooridinated with each other and we beat customs closing by 12 minutes. I don't think any other service could have got us there in time. Highly recommend these guys. Thanks!read more
Dennis Blauser
Dennis Blauser
15:32 21 Feb 19
we Used Seahorse for a water taxi between St Thomas and Tortola. They were on time and very courteous. We highly recommend them!read more
Brooks Glass
Brooks Glass
16:05 20 Dec 18
Great service. We had a flight delay and they were very flexible with us and made travel easy.
Yvette Zona
Yvette Zona
23:24 29 Oct 18
Kenny is a man of his word, he always works to do the best he can to help others, no matter what. He has vision and wants to leave the world in a better place. That is a beautiful thing in this day and age.read more
Julie Schmandke
Julie Schmandke
13:36 25 Oct 18
Seahorse Land & Water Taxi is a first rate outfit! Their personnel are very knowledgeable and have years of experience. They seem to know everything about the islands and have great tips on what to see & do. They are easy to work with and manage all the details. They even offer ways to help save money if you're willing to share a ride. This is definitely the best water taxi in the Virgin Islands!read more
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