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Old January 11th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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We are looking to head to St. John's once we get to St. Thomas and spend some time snorkeling at Trunk Bay. I've heard a lot of the excursions barely give you any time in the water to insure you have plenty of time to go back and shop. We want to maximize our time at the beach so we're thinking about doing this on our own. Any advise out there from people who have tried this trip? Is the ferry close to the ship terminal or do you need a taxi to get to the ferry? Is the snorkel trail close to the beach or do you need a boat to take you out to the snorkeling area at Trunk Bay? Or does anyone have a tour company they would recommend for this trip that doesn't hurry you too much?

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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:13 AM
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While there is some travel time to do this, its still possible and get back to St. Thomas to shop. You will need to take a cab to the Red Hook Ferry, about 20 minutes to 30 to get there. The ferry ride is about a half an hour, leaves every hour, so check the schedule and plan accordingly. Once at St. John, a short taxi ride to Trunk Bay. Well worth the time involved, its absolutely beautiful. You can spend a few hours there and head back...

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When we did this we went through the cruise line and did feel rushed. We wish we had did it on our own after hearing how easy it is. The snorkeling trail is right off the beach. You do not need a boat to get there nor do you need to be a very strong swimmer.
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There is a water taxi that can take you from the pier where the ship docks to TB directly. Might be abit more costly but it will eliminate the taxi to RH and ferry time.

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Thanks everyone! The info is very useful!

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