The only ferry to the Virgin Islands departs from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, once a week. Transportation Services of St. John (340/776-6282, $60 one-way, $100 round-trip) runs the ferry, which departs Fajardo on Sundays at 1 p.m. It leaves St. John on Fridays at 7 a.m. and St. Thomas on Fridays at 7:30 a.m. Advance reservations are required. The journey takes two hours, and you ride in relative comfort in a large double-decker boat able to seat some 250 people (it is never that crowded). If you are susceptible to seasickness, take precautions such as seasickness tables.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition