So do you think we could do the tram and Blackbeard's Castle easily on our own? Good to know the tram is right there. How far is Blackbeard's Castle? Will we be able to walk from the pier? Do you know how much it is ? Maybe we will want to try the pools after the walk there if it's hot!! Do we need reservations for the self-guided tour? I'm trying to decide if it's cheaper to do it on our own so we can choose how much time or just do the cruise excursion which is $46 and includes the Castle but no tram 4-6 hours. We have to pay a taxi to take us back to the ship anyway. I"m not sure I have a good enough feel yet for the area. A detailed map is my next project I think. All info is appreciated everyone!!