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Old December 31st, 2008, 09:56 AM
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My wife and I want to try some snorkeling. Can anyone suggest the best place between St. Thomas and St. Mareen, possibly may a particular excursion. Should we book on the ship or at the pier?
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I am sure there are many good snorkeling excursions but we have taken the "Castaway Girl" in St Thomas several times and been very pleased. It is a ship offered excursion. 8)
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St. Thomas - take a taxi to Coki Beach and rent gear there, or take a ferry to St Johns.

Not sure about St Martin. Check out there tourisnm website
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castaway girl excursion in st. thomas or take the ferry to st. john and snorkel there.
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I really liked Coki Point. Been there twice. They even have food and people coming around to serve you drinks. We had our own private guy waiting on us. Bob
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vote #3 for Castaway Girl in St. Thomas. thoroughly enjoyed it and the crew were awesome
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I dont mean to sound silly but what is castaway girl? I dont see it offered on the list of excursions..
any information is greatly appreciated..
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I dont mean to sound silly but what is castaway girl? I dont see it offered on the list of excursions..
any information is greatly appreciated..
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http://carnival.com/ShoreExcursionDe...ioncode=434037

that will take you to a brief synopsis. it's a lot of fun!
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Thank you, yes I do see this offered now.
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Just grab a taxi to Coki Beach. You can rent equipment there but we take our own. No need for an expensive tour just put on the geer & dive in. The fish are right in you face. Remarkable !!!

Don't know about St Martin. Just sat in the sun. Have a great time...

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That's good info for St. Thomas, thanks! My wife and I have the same question about both those ports, so I'm hoping someone jumps in about a good easy reef to snorkel on a self-serve basis in St Martin.
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We have snorkeled a few times in St.Thomas and our favorite was when we took the ferry to St. Johns and went to trunk bay. Although we have never had a bad experience in St.Thomas. We have never snorkeled in St. Martin but we did try the SNUBA there. IT was awesome!
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I vote Trunk Bay in St John and almost anywhere in St Maarten. The Golden Eagle catamaran excursion is a blast as they take you to multiple sites. Plus they give you sandwiches and champagne on board..
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In St. Martin we snorkelled at Sapphire Beach. It was pretty cool because you could snorkel with the fish in water as shallow as 1 foot. The kids loved that they could touch the bottom with their hands. The further out you went, the more interesting it got. I think we paid $30 for the taxi to take us there and pick us back up 5 hours later. We had a really good time.

In St. Thomas we snorkelled at Coki beach. It was great but we actually preferred the time we spent in St. Martins, for some reason the pace was more relaxed and you had more success with the fish.
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St.Thomas. go to Coki beach it is just breathtaking. you will not be disappointed. I have been there 3 times already.
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