Ministry Partner: Premier’s Office
Project Number: 91
Project Start Date: April 2019
Projected End Date: TBC
Funding Source: TBC
The ferry terminal at West End was the busiest sea port in the Virgin Islands prior to the 2017 hurricanes: 40% of all arrivals into the Territory cleared in through West End. The destruction of the terminal has therefore affected travel between Tortola, Jost van Dyke and the USVI. It has impacted both residents and visitors, whether arriving by ferry, water taxi, private yacht or charter yacht.
Passengers arriving on private yachts, charters yachts or water taxis will be handled separately from ferry passengers, enhancing their experience. This will in turn boost tourism and local commerce, create jobs and provide the community a local ferry terminal.