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Old January 29th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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We will be doing the Dolphin swim onour cruise in Sept to St Thomas, the excursion is in Tortloa and we were wondering what else there is to do there as the cruise line is saying the excurison is 8 hours and we don't want to miss any thing else that may be going on after our dolphin swim. I understand that the shopping is great in St Thomas but I am afraid we won't get back in time to do any shopping there. Any info is helpful. We do plan on seeing the rum cake factory if it is open.

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There is not much to do in Tortola, as far as shopping.....there is a high point on the island, we went to, that has a gift shop and a great view..if you do go there, have singles and change for the rest rooms as they charge..We stopped at pretty beach as well.
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Google the Bathes. Did a great excursion there but can't remember the name of the company we used. Bob
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a short day trip to virgin gorda will lead you to The Baths which is a quite unique area of huge boulders on the shore. It is quite scenic and an interesting departure from most beach areas
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Really cool bat caves at the bathes as I recall. Bob
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After our excursion we wandered around inside the gates shopping for souvenirs at the make shift market they have set up. We were just about to head back to the ship when we spotted a nice little bar with a couple of rastas playing reggea music out front. Stopped in and had a few cold ones and really enjoyed the relaxing music. I think the name of it was The Treehouse Bar. The 2 musicians called themselves Ras Rio. Glad we took the time to stop and enjoy some local flavor.
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Everyone I spoke to also loved the baths in Virgin Gorda. The boat that takes you to VG is feet away from the cruise ship. It takes 45-60 minutes to get to the Virgin Gorda. There are many steps down to the beach but one of the most beautiful places. You go in and out of caves of boulders. The water is not deep. Once you come out of the boulder type caves, you can go for a swim. There are no chairs on the beach, but you can sit on the rocks. There are several little private areas to relax. Of all the excursions, this is one of the most beautiful. You only have about an hour once back to the dock to shop. There are many islands/ports that have 1/2 day excursions that you would want to shop at after your tour .
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we don't want to miss any thing else that may be going on after our dolphin swim.

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Correct me if i'm wrong but I think the OP already has an excursion booked and was wondering if there is anything to do before or after the dolphin excursion.

You won't have time for dolphins and the baths.
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I read your request for info a little to quickly and thought you were doing the dolphin swim in St. Thomas. My mistake. You could get in a little history of the area after.
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Thanks for all of your help, we will see if we can fit the Baths in after the dolphin excursion. I know the excursion does allow for some beach time, may be it to the same beach as the baths. That would be awesome after hearing all of your descriptions.

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Maybe I didn't make myself clear. You will NOT have time for both. Your dolphin excursion is on Tortola and The Baths are on another island (Virgin Gorda). The Baths is an all day excursion in itself. Some of the other posters misread your question and were offering advice on different excursions from Tortola. I'm not sure which beach on Tortola you will have time at but I know it won't be The Baths. Maybe Cane Garden Bay.

You said your excursion lasts 8 hours. How long are you in port?
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Hi, the description offered from RCI says the excursion last 8 hours and I don't know if this includes travel time or not. I believe we are in port for a total of 9 hours if I calculated correctly.

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Yes, that should include travel time but if your in port for 9hrs and your excursion lasts 8hrs you won't have time for anything else. It takes a little time to load and unload the tour bus and get back on the ship.
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Thanks for the help everyone, I am very excited for the dolphin adventure and I hope it will be worth the expense.
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