we are 5 adults, ds11 and dd9 docking from a disney cruise just for the day.
our cruise ship docks at 815 am and leaves at 4 pm. we are meeting friends at 11 am who do not have a car, so we will have to take a taxi about 20 minutes one way. i'm thinking by the time we wake up, get ready, and get off the boat, that we will end up going straight to meet our friends at 11 am without time for sightseeing prior. we will stay at friends' home til noon, and then we will come back to the inner harbor area.
the ship leaves at 415 pm, that gives us less than 4 hours to explore the inner harbor and government street and feed the seals. i'm thinking that is all we will have time for in that 4 hours. no time for buchart gardens. seems either-or to me. thoughts?
also, will the summer street vendors be out yet on government street?
and last, should we simply take a cab to our friends' home? bus seems complicated and takes longer. then, take a cab back to inner harbor. then take a pedicab or rickshaw or something back to the cruiseboat?