How do I travel between islands in the British Virgin Islands?

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Hayley Bosch

Traveling between islands in the British Virgin Islands is easy, particularly since the island chain is only 58 square miles. From the most populated island of Tortola, you can hop on a ferry to Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Peter Island and Anegada. With the close proximity of the BVI and United States Virgin Islands, you can take a ferry from Tortola to St. Thomas and St. John. Some of the rides can be as short as 10 minutes (Saba Rock to Gun Creek), while others can be as long as an hour and 45 minutes (Virgin Gorda, Spanish Town to St. Thomas via St. John). For the most part, you don’t need a reservation to get on the ferry, but booking ahead is always a good plan. You can also rent a boat to hop between islands, but plan on spending all day on the boat exploring the area.

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