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Old 03-21-2006, 06:59 PM
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We are first time cruisers, 2 40/50 somethings, 11yr boy, 2 18 yr girl friends. We're doing RC Mariner's Eastern C on June 11. RC stops in St Thomas but offers an excursion to ST John. ARe there independent ways to get there-and get back on time? Also, any other family fun shore tips for ST Thomas/ST Martaan would be great! We'd prefer smaller crowds. Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:37 AM
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I have never taken it, but there is a ferry that goes from St Thomas to St Johns.
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:08 AM
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We often take the ferry to St. Johns, the last time we took it it was $6.00/pp. Then we take a taxi to Trunk Bay and do a beach snorkel from there. They have lockers, showers, a couple of shops, and a snack bar there. I can't remember the ferry schedule, it runs either every hour or every 45 minutes over to St. Johns. We always do snorkel trips, we've taken a couple of catamaran's from St. Thomas as well. St. Maarten we have taken a couple of snorkel trips as well. There is a beach close to where the ship docks. St. Thomas is great for shopping, jewelry is especially reasonable. Have a great time!!
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We are first time cruisers, 2 40/50 somethings, 11yr boy, 2 18 yr girl friends. We're doing RC Mariner's Eastern C on June 11. RC stops in St Thomas but offers an excursion to ST John. ARe there independent ways to get there-and get back on time? Also, any other family fun shore tips for ST Thomas/ST Martaan would be great! We'd prefer smaller crowds. Thanks!
My family just completed this excursion when we sailed the Adventure of the Seas. Others did this on their own and paid $9pp cab to the ferry each way, 6PP ferry ride each way, I dont remember what they paid each way on St. Johns to the beach. I suggest you use the ships excursion.
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:48 PM
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You can take a water taxi right there at the port in St Maarten for $5/pp for an all day pass it will take you across the bay to downtown of which there is shopping and a very nice big beach. They have jet skis and other activities.Little Divi is right around the corner and is great for the little ones and snorkeling.Have fun!
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We often take the ferry to St. Johns, the last time we took it it was $6.00/pp. Then we take a taxi to Trunk Bay and do a beach snorkel from there. They have lockers, showers, a couple of shops, and a snack bar there. I can't remember the ferry schedule, it runs either every hour or every 45 minutes over to St. Johns. We always do snorkel trips, we've taken a couple of catamaran's from St. Thomas as well. St. Maarten we have taken a couple of snorkel trips as well. There is a beach close to where the ship docks. St. Thomas is great for shopping, jewelry is especially reasonable. Have a great time!!
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[quote]Thanks for the tips! Just appreciate hearing it from people who have -been there and done that!
 
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