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cousins 09-22-2008 10:57 AM

Recommendations- rent a car and drive the beautiful country? Scenic Bellle Vue, Sky World, Sage Mountain National Park and Mountain View Restaurant, Cane Garden Bay?

penny3333 09-22-2008 12:49 PM

We didn't rent a car. We've been there twice and both times did a catamaran sail/snorkel through the ship. Both snorkels have been over by Norman's Island and they were great snorkels. The first time we were there, after the snorkel we had a cab driver take us around the island. He charged us $20 and it was well worth it. He took us to a restaurant that overlooked where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet-absolutely breathtaking. Then he took us to a beach on the northeast side of the island. He took us by Cane Bay, too. I really enjoyed the beach area. Locals were selling beer out of their coolers for $1/ea. You can also go across to Virgin Gorda and do the Baths. We may do that excursion this next cruise.

LHT28 09-22-2008 01:11 PM

We took the jitney tour right at the port it was $20. pp with a good tour of the island spots.
Took about 2-3 hrs

Dave 09-22-2008 01:35 PM

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We took the jitney tour right at the port it was $20.
Did you stop at the "famous" Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop? http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

LHT28 09-22-2008 08:14 PM

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Originally posted by Dave Beers:
Did you stop at the "famous" Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop? http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif
No we did not go there but you could walk into town from the docks.
We walked to the grocery store for water/pop and to the British store
The tour took you up to the lookout where the cruise ship tours go
Some shots from the lookout point
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/231...01934561BpJfDb

cousins 09-23-2008 11:03 AM

LHT28---loved the pictures....were the first ones from Tortola? Are the jitneys just their waiting as you pull into port? Where was that Red-roofed building you went to that overlooked the water? Where was the waterfall and what was that deep "water-hole" thing????

LHT28 09-23-2008 02:10 PM

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Originally posted by cousins:
LHT28---loved the pictures....were the first ones from Tortola? Are the jitneys just their waiting as you pull into port? Where was that Red-roofed building you went to that overlooked the water? Where was the waterfall and what was that deep "water-hole" thing????
Thanks
Ok let me see
This is at the port of Tortola beginning of the tour
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/217...01934561ZsfiNN
the jitney tours were right there.

The waterfall was in Dominica and the hole with water & steam is the the steam vent or hot springs ...one of the guides before we got there had fried an egg on a rock it was so hot.

Guess I need to go & put descriptions on my photos http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo.../icon_wink.gif

cousins 09-23-2008 03:36 PM

LTH28 thanks...our ship gets into this port at noon and leaves at 9pm...not sure that I would want to be on shore till 8pm...I did hear that they had a neat cemetery on the Dutch side, did your jitney take you there? we were thinking of renting a car for the day.

LHT28 09-23-2008 04:09 PM

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Originally posted by cousins:
.not sure that I would want to be on shore till 8pm...I did hear that they had a neat cemetery on the Dutch side, did your jitney take you there? we were thinking of renting a car for the day.
I do not believe we saw any cemeteries on the tour.

Did not know they had a Dutch side

cousins 09-23-2008 04:18 PM

On your slide show the 2nd and 3rd picture was of a cemetery...I'm confused.


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