So we've been to St. John three times in 8 years and due to all kinds of unforeseen circumstances, we've missed going to the BVIs, and VGorda specifically, all 3 times. Already planning trip #4 and we've decided to do our own day trip by taking the public ferry from Cruz Bay to VG and using taxis to take us to The Baths, to eat lunch, etc. since the Baths is on our family bucket list.
1. has the ferry schedule changed much over the years, or can we plan now that the ferry will travel to VG on the same days next summer that its schedule currently reflects?
2. will minor weather issues that stop a private boat charter affect the ferry?
3. I'm assuming that taxis from the ferry dock in VG are easy to find. But how difficult will it be to locate a place after we leave the Baths to find a taxi? are there places within walking distance of the Baths, like restaurants and shops?
4. is there a good map of the island, that shows the ferry dock and the location of the Baths and nearby beaches as well as businesses in the area?
From what I understand, we'll have about 5 hours total between the arriving ferry and the departing ride back to St. John. If all we want to do is hang out at the Baths/beach and then cool off with drinks and lunch before catching the ferry back, is this an easy day?