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Old August 5th, 2004, 03:45 PM
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We are taking a cruise to St. Thomas in Sept. I was wondering if we are better off taking the ferry over and a taxi to Trunk Bay (we can have more time) or should we just do the trip though the ship.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 04:14 PM
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On St John...

You can do it on your own. The cruiselines usually put the shore excursion passengers on the same exact ferries you would be on. Check out www.vinow.com for ferry schedules, rates, descriptions of the many beaches along the north shore of St John, etc.

Just remember that St John is totally different from St Johns (Antigua).
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Old August 6th, 2004, 08:19 AM
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do it on your own, your time will be your own, its really easy.
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K. Irvine, we did St. John Trunk Bay, it was awesome. It costs $40.00 for 5 people for a taxi from the pier of St. Thomas to the Red Hook ferry. Then another $40.00 bucks from the ferry pier in St. John to Trunk Bay. And that price is 1 way. We had a Snuba excursion that I booked on my own in ST. John.
I don't know how long you will be in ST. Thomas, but you might want to stay in St. Thomas, the traveling time it took us used up alot of our time. Hope this helps. Paul


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Old August 6th, 2004, 03:06 PM
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When we were in St Thomas what we did was we picked up a taxi and took that to the Red Hook Ferry and took the ferry over to St John....In cruz bay we rented a jeep for about 6 hrs and toured the island ourselves. It cost us maybe 75 total for the 2 of us and we were able to visit Trunk Bay, visit Annaberg sugar mill ruins, and drive entirely around the island ourselves and eat lunch at Skinny Legs. It was so great!!! I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

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Old August 9th, 2004, 04:11 PM
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Thank you for your reply. What was the travel time from off the boat to Trunk Bay.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 08:20 PM
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From ship to St John... depends on if you just catch the ferry or if you just miss it and have to wait an hour for the next ferry.

15-20 minute ride to Red Hook
x amount of time to wait for next scheduled ferry
20 minute ferry ride
taxi to your destination on St John
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