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Old 09-25-2006, 11:02 AM
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In San Juan, a tour of old San Juan is very interesting. There is a botanical garden that is really nice. If you are going to be there a while, the locals go to the beach in Ponce, which is on the other side of the island. A tour of the Bacardi factory is fun and tasty. In St. Thomas (here I go again) take the ferry to St. John and a cab to Trunk Bay. It is a beautiful white sand beach (like baby powder), with warm, crystal clear blue water, and a self-guided snorkeling tour about 50 yards from the shore. There is shade available, a snack bar, lockers, fresh water showers, a couple of shops (shop in St. Thomas), and a place to rent snorkel equipment. If you stay on St. Thomas, a catamaran sail/snorkel to Buck Island is fun. St. Thomas and St. Maarten are good for shopping, if you're into that. We did an America's cup race in St. Maarten that was a real blast. A bunch of cruise passengers crewing a racing yacht, what a hoot!! Best wishes and have a wonderful cruise!