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Virgin Islands - Extra Costs

St John, USVI  Mooring Fees:

Boats under 60ft pay $15.00 to Moor and $10.00 to anchor. Anchoring is the only option for boats over 60ft, at a cost of $15.00  for 60ft-75ft and $25.00 for boats longer then 75ft.  Fees can be paid to an agent who makes rounds, or at several locations ashore.

Golden Oldies at VI Park:
Cruisers who qualify for a US Park Department issued "Golden Passport" pay only US$7.50 on the moorings in the USVI National Marine Park. Seniors can get that passport when they check into St. John.

BVI Cruising Tax:

$2/person per day during high season (1 Dec - 1 May) or $0.75/person/day during low season
BVI Cruising Tax when departing from St Thomas is $4/person per day year round.

BVI National Parks Permit:

National Parks Entry Fees / Marine Conservation Programme

All fees effective 19th April 2004

Bareboat / Crewed Boats

BVI Boats

# of People


(Each additional person pays US $5 per week)


US $25.00


US $35.00


US $45.00


US $55.00

Foreign Boats

# of People


(Each additional person pays US $5 per week)


US $50.00


US $70.00


US $90.00


US 110.00

* For a full schedule of rates and rules pertaining to entry into BVI National Parks contact the
BVI National Parks Trust on (284) 494 3904

BVI Departure Tax:

$20/per person (only if departing flight is out of Tortola)
$5/per person departure tax for ferries and yachts (payable in cash to the immigrations and customs office)

Donation to Virgin Islands Search and Rescue:

$1/person (optional). Check out their website at

Diesel Fuel:

Diesel fuel is not included on motoryachts, sailboats with A/C & Gen and many other sailboats. The cost for fuel is between $3.00 - $4.50 per gallon.


In most cases water is between $0.15 - $0.20  per gallon when topping of the water tanks.

Ferry Boat rates:

From St Thomas - Tortola or Tortola - St Thomas the ferry rates are around $45.00 per person round trip.

Captain only yachts & Bareboats with skipper:

The Captain is responsible for the safe operation of the boat and the guests should be willing to help sail the boat.

The guests are responsible to Supply food and beverages for themselves and the captain ( and mate when applicable) and do all the cooking and cleaning of the dishes and keep the boat cleaned up.

The skipper will show you all the sights of the Virgins and take you to the best snorkel spots.

The guests will need to pay for food, beverages, fuel, water & ice along with paying BVI cruising taxes of between $100 & $200 for the boat for the week. A tip of 10-15% of the charter fee to the captain is customary.

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