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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Can I just pay a fee and catch the ferry over or do I need to book an excursion. Also, is the ferry close to when the ships dock? I figured that I could do it a bit cheaper on my own? Thanks, Bill
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You'd have to take a taxi to Red Hook Pier for the ferry, then a taxi to Trunk Bay.

The tours for Trunk Bay aren't actually that bad an option, depending on how much you want to see and do.
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Try this link-I think it will help. And enjoy Trunk Bay if you go-it is one of my favourite beaches!


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Thank you for that link. That gave me most of the info that I was looking for. It seems that it should be no problem to do a St. Johns excursion on my own!
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another couple and us went to Trunk Bay and loved it. As soon as the ship cleared customs, we were off and running. Taxi to the ferry, waited about a half hour for the ferry to St. John, nice relaxing ride with beautiful views, took a taxi to trunk bay, beached it and snorkeled. The thing I loved about doing it on our own was that we got to spend about three hours, they have public showers to change out of your wet suits which are great, they have snorkel rentals (which do require a deposit but refunded when you return the equipment if you dont' have your own) and they also have a snack bar. Be sure to ask your taxi driver to stop at the lookout and ask him/her to take your picture. We didn't know you could do this. We weren't in St. Thomas to shop but we had a good hour or so after eating to shop and we departed and sunset to magnificent sunsets. I wish we had stayed a little longer. We were on Triumph. By the way, Trunk Bay has an underwater trail. Also, if you haven't done it yet, make sure you have a digital that can go underwater so you can get good pics. Our underwater box camera didn't cut it. We'll be investing in the new Olympus for our next snorkeling adventure....
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You can definitely do St. John / Trunk's Bay on your own--and that's my advice. Not only is it less money but you also get to spend more time at this magnificent place. As other's have stated it is simply beautiful!! We have been to St. John about 7 times and never tire of it.
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Thank you everyone for the advice. We were going to do Coki Beach again but, I think that we will go ahead and try St. Johns this trip. We can't wait.
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