Welcome to the Mercury cruise!!! Please give me your e-mail if you'd like to be included in a sail away gathering on board. I am in touch with about 9 other couples and groups fromthis board and we'd love to meet you too.
There is ferry service to Virgin Gorda from Tortola and then you can get a cab to the baths. I am not sure how the cost compares to takling the shore excursion but the good things is that you'll be on your own schedule.
We (my wife and I) are interested in finding our way over to Norman Island and snorkeling in the caves. We are having a hard time finding a way over there on our own though so we may just do the sialing excursion or go out on tortola to a beach and laze the day away.
Be in touch!! And join me for Cruise Chat on Thursday night at 10:30 eastern / 7:30 pacific.
You might do well to plan your own trip for Virgin Gorda. On our Mercury cruise a few weeks ago there was NO excursion available (at first) although one was listed for the Baths in the brochure. We signed up for the Tortola highlights & Cane Garden Beach. At the last minute they scheduled a trip to Virgin Gorda. We decided to stick with the original plan & were happy with the trip we took. There was still time to wander in Road Town,& visit Pusser's for a libation, If your heart is set on Virgin Gorda you may have to go on your own. This was our first time to BVI but not the last. It is truly a beautiful place. Have fun!