Originally posted by Frase:
When in St. Thomas I would reccomend going to Trunk Bay which is on neighboring U.S.V.I., St. John. During my cruise I booked the "5-Star to Trunk Bay" shore excursion, which took us to Trunk Bay onboard the Leylon Sneed (a 100 foot boat). The Leylon Sneed docked alongside our cruise ship in St. Thomas so it was easy to get to it. Trunk Bay was super beautiful, like from a movie. I really enjoyed going there.
As for St. Maarten (St. Martin), I am not really sure. I went there too on the same cruise but I did not book any shore excursions there. Instead I went to Orient Beach on the French Side (St. Martin). It was a beautiful beach. I heard some people say that the shore excursion involving a boating trip on some catamarand around St. Maarten(Martin) was really good.
We just got back from St. Thomas and did the tour to St. John's (Trunk Bay).
They changed this excursion a little bit. The Leylon Sneed is no longer part of this excusion.
You take the ferry (docks next to cruise ship as well)to the port of S.t John's and then they put you in one of their taxis for the drive to Trunk Bay (very picturesque). We found this to be better, because the Sneed had to anker away from the beach and the underwater snorkel trail. Now you are right there, more time to explore and relax.