We are going on a cruise this summer with a stop in St Thomas, which we have already been to. Has anyone ever taken the ferry over to St Johns? Is it worth it for a day trip? We would be interested in snorkeling - are there places to go right off the shore on St Johns?
I've been to St. Johns a few times, both with excursions and taking the ferry. There are a few really beautiful beaches there, I love Trunk Bay for snorkeling. Once you get off the ferry in St. Johns, you'll need a short cab ride to the beach, but they are there waiting to drive you and also on the return trip to the ferry.
St. Johns is spectacularly beautiful. It a relatively cheap daytrip and well worth it. You can also take cab over to Red Hook and board the ferry there. Going that route, will, usually, save you some time depending on traffic. Trunk Bay is always in the top ten beaches in the world. It is truly paradise. My wife and I talk about retiring on St. John all the time.
My husband and I took a tour that was provided by the cruise ship. We were on the Destiny- Carnival. We took a ferry to St. Johns and then we got on an open air bus and went to Trunk Bay I believe it was called. We snorkeled off the beach. There was an underwater path or trail that you could follow and it had markers that told you what type of fish you were seeing. We saw ALOT of fish, the beach was great. There did not seem to be anything else around the beach though. It was like a secluded park. It was very nice and relaxing though. The ferry ride was nice as well, we could see goats on the little islands that were on the way to St. Johns. It was neat.