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Hubby and I are planning on getting over to St. John USVI. There are two ferry rides one from Red Hook and then one from Charlotte Amalie. Which is the better one to take?

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I've only used the ferry from Red Hook, worked out fine. It does involve a taxi ride to the ferry in St. Thomas, but I think the actual ferry ride is shorter then...
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Thank you Donna for the information.
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I would guess it is about the same either way. I would think the ferry from Charlotte Amalie would be easier - there is a LOT of traffic on ST and you could get stuck in a taxi. With a ferry you know exactly how long it will take.

many cruises drop you off at St John in the morning, and then leave it up to you to get back to St Thomas. Check the shorex onboard to see if they do this. It might involve booking a St John Tour.
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Thanks for the information. I'll let you know what we do about the ferry and St. John.

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I think the ferry from Charlotte Amalie runs 15-20 minutes longer, and might be a bit more expensive, but saves you the cab ride to Red Hook.

We took the cab to Red Hook on the way over to St John. After returning from Cinnamon Bay, the ferry directly back to Charlotte Amalie was about to leave, so we took that back. A fun trip either way.
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Thanks for the tip. What did the cab ride cost?

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The same thing happened with us dlm! We were there Tuesday last week (and I am still wishing I was there). We headed over to Trunk Bay! It was amazing!

The taxi to Red Hook was $10. Ferry to St. John was 6.10. Ferry to Charlotte Amalie was 12.10 but the Taxi back to the ship was only $4.
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We leave in 10 days and we REALLY want to go to Trunk Bay on St. John's island.
Our ship docks at 10 am at St. Thomas and departs at 8 pm.


I would truly appreciate advice on how to complete this excursion!


Thanks for any assistance!
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Hi Rb,
You certainly have the time to get over to St. Johns....Just get a cab from the pier over to Red Hook Ferry, but check their schedule, I think they run every hour on the hour...Once at St. John, a shorter cab ride to the beach. Absolutely beautiful beach, worth the time and effort getting there. You can still have some shopping time when you return in the afternoon.
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