Welcome to the official Web site of the Virgin Islands
Port Authority. The VI Port Authority (VIPA) is a
semi-autonomous agency that owns and manages the two
airports and the majority of the public seaports in the
United States Virgin Islands - a territory of the United
States of America. We are also charged with maintaining
the harbors in the territory. Our mandate is to
promote the wise use of these facilities for the
betterment of the U.S. Virgin Islands and its people,
and to assist our government and our community in
fostering and sustaining sound economic development.
The Port Authority manages the airports and
seaports... but what do we do we do every day? Why
are we so important to the U.S. Virgin Islands?
Who manages the Authority and how what are our plans for
Our helpful staff is available to provide assistance
for our travelers, businesses, the members of community
and persons interested in doing business at any of our
The VIPA management team is comprised of some of the
most diverse, educated, innovative and hard-working
individuals living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Led
by former VI Legislature senator Carlton Dowe, who
serves at the agency's executive director, the VIPA team
keeps the wheels of the VIPA ship turning.
A collection of financial reports, our rate
schedules, statistics and more financial information
is availalbe for download on our Web site.
We have compiled a list of the questions most
frequently asked by the users of our facilities.
If your question isn't listed here, our public relations
department will be able to assist you.
Governing Board of
The VI Port Authority is governed by a nine-member
board of directors. The board is comprised of four
government commissioners who serve at the pleasure of
the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and five
private citizens who are selected by the governor and
appointed by the VI Legislature. The board meets
once a month and all board meetings are open to the
The story of the U.S. Virgin Islands is a diverse and
interesting tale which includes ownership by several
different countries throughout history, and eventually a
purchase by the United States of America who own the
islands today. The management of the ports have
switched hands from pirates, to various governments, the
U.S. military and now in the capable control of the VI
Related Web Sites
Our Web site is awesome, but don't just stop here!
There's a wealth of information online about visiting
and doing business in the Virgin Islands... and you
don't have to search long and hard for it. We've
provided a comprehensive list of Web sites associated
with the Virgin Islands Port Authority.
Report Problems or Give
Are you visiting us and had a bad experience?
Are you a customer with an unresolved issue? Did you
witness or see something suspicious at our ports?
Did you have a fantastic time and would like to commend
an employee or company? We are here to make your
experience at our facilities as safe and pleasant as
possible. Please use our online form to report any
problems, provide suggestions for improvements, or leave
us a nice note to tell us "Job Well Done!"