I will be going to St Thomas soon and was wondering if there is any public bus transportation from the dock area to the beaches... specifically Coki beach that is located on the other side of the island. I understand the taxi's are expensive. Is there a ho ho that one could venture off and on to visit several beaches?
Thanks in advance for any feedback!
I don't think there is a ho ho bus. But there is public transportation buses. They cost a dollar a person ($2 if you are going far). If you walk out of the fenced port area and turn towards your left you will see a Wendy's restaurant.. in front of that there is a covered bench which is the bus stop. Ask someone waiting there if that bus route goes to Coki beach, they always seem friendly and are willing to help. We normally take the public bus to Red Hook to catch the ferry to St John. Its must less expensive than a taxi, as long as you don't mind the spartan conditions...
Thanks for the input...
My first time to St Thomas...Why Corkgirl, Coki not the best spot? I like to Dive, in this case with the kids, snorkel and it "looked" on pictures to be calm water good for such a thing. Any other suggestion would be greatly appreciated because yes..I do indeed prefer a more isolated area if possible.
Thank you Sue! I appreciate the advise about going to the left towards the rocks. Was that bus pass one way or round trip? I understand there is no ho ho but did the bus make the rounds and also.....did you hit any other beaches that you could advise on? Thanks again everyone for your help. Not much time there and I want to make the most of the day.
Kmathi, if you do go to Sapphire Beach, be aware there are rocks when trying to enter the water. If you go towards the north end of the beach, it's easier entry. The snorkeling is ok if the wind isn't blowing. It can get quite choppy. One of the crew members on the Emerald Princess told me that they usually go to Pineapple Beach. I haven't been there, so cannot personally recommend it. We normally go to St. John, too. Trunk Bay is normally very tranquil, great self-guided snorkel trail about 50 yards off the beach, beautiful beach, good facilities. It does cost to go over, $6/pp on the ferry. You can catch the ferry from Havensight, but I know the Red Hook schedule is on time as they use that for public transportation. The cab fare to Trunk Bay was $4-$5/pp, and the entrance fee to the park was around $4/pp. Here is a link for the ferry schedule, if you're interested. The cab fare to get to Red Hook is $18/pp. Coki is a very nice beach, so is Magan's Bay. Sapphire will be less crowded.