Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Visiting Road Town: Waterfront (continued)

 
The catamaran ferry Autshumato at the Road Town ferry terminal. This is one of two "fast ferries" (the other is Makana) that transport passengers between Tortola and St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I. The trip goes directly between Road Town and Charlotte Amalie and takes less than an hour. The fast ferry boats are named after African historical figures and were used in South Africa for nearly ten years before coming to the Virgin Islands in 2006.  


 
Autshumato leaving Road Town.  


 
The ferry terminal as seen from the street; it's nearly deserted because it's Sunday. The ferry terminal also handles customs and immigration formalities when you travel to/from U.S.V.I. via ferry; it's also where sailboat cruisers go to clear in and out of BVI.  


 
Two views of Speedy's Fantasy, one of the interisland ferries. There are several ferry companies and they operate quite a few ferry routes; the current schedules are posted at the ferry terminal. Click on the right-hand picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

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