We've been to St Thomas twice and have taken the ferry over to St John both times. It is beautiful and the beaches weren't crowed. Trunk bay has a famous snorkeling trail. Or go to Mountain Top for a famous Banana daquari and a great view of Megan's Bay.
We are going to St. Thomas May 1st. Have you ever taken that cable car up the mountain? It looked reasonable ($9.00 per person round trip) and it looks like you can see the whole bay. The pistures looked awesome! I also had thought about St. John. How long is that ferry ride? I think we have eleven hours in that port.
On Glory - 05-06-06
Sensation,Jubilee ,Maj.of the Seas,Conquest, Victory.
We did the tour on our own. We took the ferry ride from downtown the first time and the second time from across the island i thibk it's only a 30 minute ride. Once you dock there are taxi's that will take you where you want to go, some will stop at certain points for some great picture oportunties. Going on your own you get there beofre the ship tours and have the beach prerrty much toy urself if you take the early ferry.
We took the same cruise last year that you are going on i believe. The first time we were there was during the week and it wasn't open and the second time we ran out of time. I hear it is great up there and an awesome picture spot. Next visit we are definatly going to do it.
This is a open air vehicle that picked us up at the ship.........took us to downtown for shopping for a couple of hours......then we took a 2 hour island tour (mountain top is wonderful to see Megan's Bay). After the tour we were taken to a beach (several options)...........then we were take back to the ship.......$20.00 total price........Godfrey is a nice guy........even sent us a Happy New Year message......well worth the price.
Last winter we took the cable ride up to the Mountain Top and were very disappointed. It was 15.00 per person (at the booth at the bottom) prices weren't what were shown on the internet site. I had researched it on the internet and they showed all kind of activities going on up there, looked like fun. When we got there it was like a ghost town. Beautiful sites, but not anyone else up there. We walked around, snapped a few pictures and left within 30 minutes. Hope you find more activity up there when you arrive. We were there the first week of Febuary 2004, several ships in port at the time, I just don't know where all the people were. Happy Cruising!
We went on the snorkeling trip to Trunk Bay in St. Thomas. It was a blast! I wish we had more time in the water (it's a 2 1/2 hour excursion, but by the time you factor in the travel time, you only have about an hour in the water). Still a lot of fun! They advertise free rum punch on the return trip - we thought it would be one of those deals where you get 1 glass and that's it. Not so! It was really good banana rum punch, and they kept your glass full. They must have come around 6 or 7 times for refills.