Does anyone know a good tour guide in St. Thomas VI that we could book a tour with. We would like someone who could provide personal service rather than go with a group. Booked on the Millennium January 7, 2001
You may want to contact Port Pormotions and see if they have anything of interest to you in St. Thomas. Although there are a lot of activities you can also just do on your own too. Enjoy St. Thomas and if possible try to get over to St. Johns, truly a paradise!
Kenneth Haltom wrote:
> Does anyone know a good tour guide in St. Thomas VI that we
> could book a tour with. We would like someone who could
> provide personal service rather than go with a group. Booked
> on the Millennium January 7, 2001
We've had success in St. Thomas simply negotating a price with one of the multitudes of taxis at the pier. Be sure to agree to a price for the day, and don't pay until your return.
In my experience, you probably will do just as well booking through the shore excursion office aboard ship if there's an excursion that's of interest to you. You may pay an extra dollar or two, but it will leave directly from the pier rather than from someplace in town.
Not much need for a tour. Taxis are always available and it is part of the US. Like Donna said, taxi to REd Hook and ferry over to St John's. Truely a pic post card come to life. And since two thirds of teh island is national park, not crowded and very little commercial developement. You won't regret it. So very easy to do on your own., Spend as much time as you like and then back to St Thomas for shopping.
I agree with Kuki; you'll probably do just as well negotiating a price with a Taxi Driver right at the dock. We did this when we arrived aboard the Norwegian Sky and a 3 1/2 hour tour ran us about $25 per person and was well worth it. The driver will take you to all the highlights or if you have certain things in mind, will be more than happy to take you where you wish to go.
Yes, you can take a taxi across St. Thomas, the ferry to St. John, and another taxi on St. John to your destination of choice, but what does all that cost? And how long does it take to make all those connections? It's much simpler to sign up for a catamaran sailaway to St. John. The catamaran meets you right at the pier and you have a delightful time sailing to a pristine beach with a nearby reef that is not readily accessible from land. You have time there for swimming, snorkeling (gear provided for your use within the cost of the expedition), and lunch aboard the catamaran (also included in the tour package). The package generally also includes unlimited beverages (champagne, rum punch, beer, and soft drinks on the package that Princess offers). It's much simpler, probably just as quick, and much more delightful!
Ship's excursions are fine if you like regimentation, paying more and limited time at the various stops. Have heard that some excursions to St John's Trunk Bay only allow about an hour and half or two hours at this gorgeous beach.