We took a cab into town. Walked around with no problems - other than the humidity; make sure you bring water with you. We met some wonderful locals, they are very proud of their country. You will also find Haitian refugees selling on the streets, but when we were there, they were not pushy. We are explorers, so we walked up and down side streets and had no problems. If you click on the "Island Information" tab on the home page of the cruise center website, you'll see a link for maps of both the island and of downtown Cockburn Town. It's really small.... From the ship, you can see the ocean on the far side of the island. I hope you enjoy the visit. I'm looking at itineraries that include the stop so we can visit again.