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Old April 8th, 2001, 10:56 PM
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Default Cruising Solo - Eastern Carib..need advice please

I'm going to the eastern caribbean..St. Thomas, St. Croix and San Juan..Can you give me any advice what do to in port for the solo traveler? Should I stick to ship excursions? Are these ports safe enough to walk around, sightsee and shop? Any tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old April 9th, 2001, 03:09 PM
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I Have been to St. Thomas and San Juan ,both are very safe to tour around in and I expect St.Croix would be the same.Go shopping and sightseeing and enjoy,great citys. Anna
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Old April 9th, 2001, 11:25 PM
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Thanks Anna!
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Old April 11th, 2001, 11:11 PM
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When in St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie harbor)
DO NOT stray on your own from the two main streets where most of the shops are.
If you walk down side streets away from the main shopping areas, you'll soon notice that people are staring at you. Tourists can get a very unfriendly welcome if you get off the beaten path, as my friends did last year when they were robbed in an alley in St. Thomas.
Stick with tour groups or cabbies or shore excursions, and NEVER go out on your own.
DON'T MISS Megan's Bay (by cab). Most beautiful beach I've ever seen, anywhere!
I've been all over St. Croix, with no problems anywhere, mon.
Have a big time !
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Old April 12th, 2001, 09:40 AM
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Thanks Jim for the advice..that's exactly what I was looking for..where to go and where not to go by myself. Thanks again.
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Old April 13th, 2001, 10:54 AM
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You don't need a shore excursion in St. Thomas unless you want to do the whole island. Try to hook up with someone to share a taxi to "Top of the Mountain" for a breathtaking view, native crafts you won't find in town, and the "World's Best Banana Daquiri."

While you are in the shopping area of St. Thomas you are also within walking distance of Blue Beard's castle.

The other islands you mentioned might be better enjoyed with a group.

Have fun!
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Old April 13th, 2001, 10:56 AM
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To personify Jim's warning re. wandering off alone, it is best when by yourself to never stray away from the crowds in any port. Just because you aren't "with" someone does not mean you can't follow close behind a group to be on the safe said...especially if you are female.
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Old April 17th, 2001, 02:46 PM
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I was wondering if you were Male or Female and how old you are. Im sailing Triumph June 23rd, Im 18/M
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Old April 18th, 2001, 02:51 PM
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old enough to be your mom )
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