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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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We're new to cruising, celebrating our 30th anniversary with C. Glory cruise in a few months. How easy is it to sight see on your own in St. Thomas/St. Martin? Some bus tours just drive by without spending time at places of interest. We'd like to explore at our pace, beaches and other places of interest that we've been researching. Any info, greatly appreciated, as we're hoping to get some insight to what to expect before making excursion decisions.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 02:26 PM
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In St. Marten, we just rent a car, get a map and check out many of the smaller beaches on our own. It has worked out well. Bob
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Old January 25th, 2009, 03:18 PM
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If the thought of driving yourself is not your cuppa tea..try

We used them in Barbados...see if this type of tour can be arranged with your itinerary, and times......

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Old January 25th, 2009, 03:34 PM
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St. Thomas is very hilly, so I would not recommend trying to walk, although that is what we prefer when exploring on our own. But, since it is a US territory, you can rent a car or arrange your own tour as Trip suggested.
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These are two places that are easy to explore on your own. ONe time in St. Thomas a cab driver was offering mini-tours right at the pier. It was inexpensive and not crowded, about 20 people, and he let us take our time at the little stops. You will be fie on your own.
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Never been to St Martin, but where my ship docked in St Thomas is way out of the way. Havensight mall dock is 1.5 miles (3 km). Crown Bay is a secondary dock which is described as a half hour walk.
If you go downtown I recomend either a tour or a taxi.
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