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Old October 13th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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Default St. Thomas to St. Johns

Going on the Truimph on the 21st. Do they offer any excursions to St. Johns? Have tried to get information from the CCL site but nothing seems to be available online. Have newbees travelling with us that would love to sail/snorkle to St. Johns in the a.m. - any ideas?
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Old October 13th, 2006, 04:10 PM
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take the ferry either from charlotte amalie or red hook.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Carnival should offer an excursion there, but like Jean mentioned, you can do it yourself. You'd have to take a taxi to the ferry and then once off the ferry in St. John, a short ride to the beach. It does take some planning and time, but it can be done and you can save a few dollars too.

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Old October 14th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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My husband and I were in St. Thomas recently. As soon as we got off the ship, we took a taxi ($10 per person) to Red Hook Pier. We then took the ferry to St. John for $5 per person. It only took about 15 minutes to get there by ferry. The most expensive part was the cab to Red Hook Pier and back ($10 per person). We just walked around the town there and left about an hour later. The ferry runs every hour, so you should have no problem seeing St. John and St. Thomas.


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Old October 14th, 2006, 07:08 PM
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Hi valtime,

Since we're not booked I can't get the specific shore excursions for your sailing, but here's the link on Carnival's site to some St. John excursions:


Surely at least one or two of these would be available on your sailing .

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On our cruise in June, we went to St John via ferry and went snuba diving. It was wonderful, about 45 min class, learn how to breath, then she took us down, about 25ft. We saw so many fish and underwater life. I loved it, good choise!
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Default Trunk Bay excursion

Carnival offers 2 different trunk bay. St John excursions for snorkling.

1 is a 5 star yaht cruise to St John and 1 1/2 hours of snorkling and time on the beach at trunk bay.

2nd is a beach day to Trunk Bay, via ferry & bus

they are both similar in cost - around 50.00 a person....I can't remember what I paid exactly. However, they both leave the ship around noon.
Not sure if this is the same for every cruise or not.

I figured after paying for taxi's and ferrys for 2 people it was almost the same cost as the excursion on the yaht, and we won't get left behind.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:44 PM
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Default St. Thomas, Virgin Islands info & ferry schedule

Here is a website covering Virgin Islands. Besides ferry schedule one can tell what port your ship is planning on docking at.
home page: www.vinow.com
ferry schedule:
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If you want a great worry-free excursion to St. John then look into the Champagne Catamaran sail.
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We took the ferry over to St. John, and actually rented a boat on our own. There is a place right next to the dock where the ferry drops you off. It was a motorboat, big enough to hold 4-6 people. My brother in law has a boat, so he knew what he was doing. I wouldn't recommend this if you're not familar with boating, or sea navigation.
We just went out and cruised around for a bit, then stopped at a couple little desserted coves, went swimming. It was awesome! St. John is a beautiful island.
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