Lets get to know eachotherWelcome to Varlack Ventures, Inc., a second generation family owned and operated business located in the center of Cruz Bay on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

 

The services offered by Varlack Ventures. a diversified company dedicated to attending to the welfare of the guests of St. John, include car rentals, ferry services and guided island tours.

About Varlack Ventures
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About Varlack Ventures

 

Varlack Ventures, Inc. is a family concern. The founder's daughter, Delrise Varlack, manages the business end with the help of her sister, Jean and their indispensable aid, Winifred.

 

Feel free to contact us!

 

T: 340-776-6412 | F: 340-693-8276

 

E: info@varlack-ventures.com

 

Open Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM
PO Box 1300, Cruz Bay, St. John,
US Virgin Islands, 00831

Varlack Ventures is locally owned and operated by three generations. Some members of the Varlack family handle the ticket sales, work in rentals, in the office and on the vessels as crew. The Varlack clan extends beyond blood as the bond between the Varlack employees, family and non-family, is strong and loyal.

 

The services offered by Varlack Ventures. a diversified company dedicated to attending to the welfare of the guests of St. John, include car rentals, ferry services and suggested island tours with your rental car and our guided island tours.

 

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As you explore this site you will not only find pertinent information regarding these services but also many tips on things to do, activities to get involved with, places to see, beaches to visit, dining and accommodation suggestions as well as specific helpful hints on how to have a safe and enjoyable stay with us.


Varlack Ventures Car Rental

You will also read about our history, hear some of the local anecdotes, and
become acquainted with the island's native plants and animals.

 

 

Rent a car on St. John and Explore Cruz Bay, Coral Bay and East End

 

 

It is our hope that you find this site an informative start to your visit here.
We look forward to meeting and serving you.

 

Questions regarding and reservations for the services offered
by Varlack Ventures can be directed to:


info@varlack-ventures.com
or by telephone at (340) 776 6412

 

 

 

Varlack Ventures Auto Rentals - St. John USVI

 

Our History

Rent a car on St. John and Explore Cruz Bay, Coral Bay and East End
Old Varlack Bus

 

HISTORY OF VARLACK VENTURES, INC... Rodney Varlack, patriarch and founder of Varlack Ventures, Inc. began his career in the 50s as the first to manage the sole gas station on the island, the still operating Texaco Station.

 

 

In the 60s Rodney, a mechanic, designer and a man always full of new ideas, launched his first business "Enighed Enterprise" whereby he designed and built the island's first truck conversions. These island adapted vehicles were sold to such companies as the VI Taxi Association, the Windward Passage,Tropic Tours and the School Bus Transfers of St. John. Many of his original designs are still operating on the island and the Varlack family still own & operate all the island's school buses.

 

In the 70's Enighed Enterprise evolved into Tropical Motors through which the island's demand for jeeps and utility trucks was filled and keeping 2 cars for the company the Varlack rental fleet began.

 

Tourists were now starting to find their way to St. John. Rodney always seemed to know what he should do next. He expanded his services and moved into escorting St. John guests around the island, showing them the sights, telling them of the history and regaling them with local folklore and anecdotes.Old Car

As the number of visitors grew in the 70s transportation to and from the island was becoming fiercely competitive. The Transport Service and the St. John Corporation were battling for the lead. This "war" created great inconvenience to independents who were trying to provide their public with a reliable service. Frustrated by long delays and determined to transport his people to and from St. John in a timely and comfortable manner, Rodney Varlack stepped forward again and jumped right into the melee. He bought his own ferry, the Fein Capital! Rivalry in the ferry business was strong but with his second boat, the Cindy D, and a franchise for ferry service, the Varlack concern started to thrive.

 

These were the times to get serious and incorporate. In 1972, before the Cindy D, Rodney's long time assistant and right hand, Ms. Hansen, boldly took steps to formally organized the intrepid but informal Rodney. Gathering together his assorted concerns and his funds, tucked away in odd places, Varlack Ventures, Inc. was created.

 

Guided Island Tour on St. JohnWith the arrival of the first big cruise ships in the 70s, Tours Tendering Franchise, the original tour agents service for boat and vehicle transportation, was added to the Varlack umbrella servicing the guests from such ships as the Queen Elizabeth 2, the Amsterdam, the Veendam and the Rotterdam.

Meanwhile the Varlack ferry service grew - 2 boats became a fleet: the Bomba Challenger (#3), the Venture (#4), the Pride (#5), the Venture Star (#6) and the Lady Venture (#9) were bought and are all still in operation. The Missy V (#7), Niki V (#8) were also members of this fleet but have since been sold. The original Mien Kapitan,the fist double decker ferry, was eventually lost at anchor during a tropical storm in the early 80s and is now starting a new life as a tropical reef, nature's way of keeping an ecological balance.

 

The Varlack vehicle rental service has also grown immensely: 2 cars became 4 jeeps and 3 Minimokes and now stands at an impressive assortment of 47 cars. And always Rodney Varlack is out there, still giving personal accounts of the island to the lucky visitors who find their way to his cab.

 


Important Fact about St. John

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LOCATION: The Varlack Ventures car rental office is conveniently located one block from the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock for quick, easy pickups and returns. Less than two minutes walk from the Cruz Bay ferry dock, it is easy to find.

 

When you disembark from the St. Thomas - St. John Passenger Ferry walk straight ahead 1 short block and turn right at First Bank. You can't miss us. Varlack Ventures is on the right.

 

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HOURS: Varlack Ventures office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time, Seven days a week.

 

If you are arriving after hours, it would be best to take a taxi to your lodging when you arrive and reserve your car starting first thing the next morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varlack Ventures

Jeep RentalT: 340-776-6412 | F: 340-693-8276

E: info@varlack-ventures.com

Open Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

 

 

 

Feel free to contact us!

 

T: 340-776-6412 | F: 340-693-8276

E: info@varlack-ventures.com

 

Open Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM
PO Box 1300, Cruz Bay, St. John,
US Virgin Islands, 00831

Varlack Ventures