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Old August 7th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Just 38 days away from this years cruise. I read somewhere that the Skyride in St Thomas was under construction awhile back and they failed to inform the public. Does anyone know if it's still under construction or not?

Also, is it worth going up there? Been to St. Thomas many times, but never took this ride.

How about Blackbeard's castle? Read somewhere that it may be closed until the off season. Does anyone know if you can tour it in the middle of September? Can you walk there from downtown?
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It was working in January and February. Maybe someone has been there since. Good luck.
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Hey Everyone,

Just 38 days away from this years cruise. I read somewhere that the Skyride in St Thomas was under construction awhile back and they failed to inform the public. Does anyone know if it's still under construction or not?

Also, is it worth going up there? Been to St. Thomas many times, but never took this ride.

How about Blackbeard's castle? Read somewhere that it may be closed until the off season. Does anyone know if you can tour it in the middle of September? Can you walk there from downtown?
I was there in 2006. Here is the view ...



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Love the pictures, great view! Haven't heard any updates, so we'll just have to check it out and see if it's open.

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I'll be in St. Thomas in a couple weeks and while checking Carnivals shore tour info, they were allowing booking for this. That doesn't mean much however, it could mean something!
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This is great, we'll probably check it out this time. Didn't get any comments about Blackbeards castle. Anyone done this and what do you think? Worth it or a waste of time?
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I have to be honest with you. I know I've done BBC before, it's just not memorable to me. I've been on so many cruises that all the islands sort of run together for me now however; I will be visiting St. Thomas in just 2 Mondays from now (9/1) with my brother, on our upcoming cruise, I'm sure he's going to want to visit the castle so; when I get back, I'll post about it.
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Great! Looking forward to here what you have to say. We're leaving on September 14th, shortly after you get back.
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Some one a while back said that you can ride the Skyway back down for free.
True or not?
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Yes, it is a round trip ticket. Or did you mean walk up and ride down? That I can't answer. Us old folks need to ride both ways :-)
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Yes, it is a round trip ticket. Or did you mean walk up and ride down? That I can't answer. Us old folks need to ride both ways :-)
I thought the next time we were in Havensight we'd take the time far a walk up the hill & I heard that the ride down was free, although it doesn't sound logical without a ticket.
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We did the ride 2 years ago. As I remember it, the tickets were collected when you boarded at the bottom. I can't recall having to have a ticket for the ride down. I also didn't know you could walk up the hill. Anyway it was a nice day and we really enjoyed it. Have fun.
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