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Old September 30th, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Trying to figure out the best approach for going to St. John from St. Thomas.

DIY: Take cab to Red Hook, take ferry to St. John, take cab to destination - reverse process on the way back.
Plus: cheaper, can go where/when you want
Minus: Have to wait for ferries at each end, have to be more "time aware", run the gauntlet at Havensight (twice)

ShoreX: Meet a boat at the dock and taken point to point
Plus: greater convenience
Minus: more expensive, time restricted - you go where they go

I tend towards the DIY this will be our first time to St. John so we will probably go to Trunk Bay which is also very do-able as a ShoreX.

Is there much to do in Red Hook while we wait for the ferry?
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I don't recall anything at the Red Hook ferry. There is a schedule and you can check that, and plan accordingly, so you don't have a long wait for the ferry.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 10:59 PM
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Take a look at the schedule...you can bet there will be many along with you, aching to get over

Virgin Islands Ferry Schedule. John Passenger Ferry: Red Hook to Cruz Bay
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do it yourself, it is easy, we have done it many times, all it takes is a little time management planning. The ferries leave every hour on the hour from Red Hook, wait a bit for the first rush of passengers who absolutely, positively must be the first ones off the ship
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Just out of interest our ship-trip met us at Havensight off the ship, as the weather was so bad we got to St.John & came straight back but the ferry went to the other terminal at Charlotte Amalie, do they also go from there, seems nearer than Red hook.
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yes John there is a ferry that sails from Charlotte-Amalie, but it doesn't sail as frequently as the ferry from Red Hook
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Is there much to do in Red Hook while we wait for the ferry?
Duffy's Love Shack, one of the most famous bars in the Caribbean, is about four blocks away.

Plus: great drinks
Minus: easy to get side tracked & just out of view to see ferry
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