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What to do for the day...

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We will be on St. Thomas for a day in December ...as a cruise stop. We have been there before...gone shopping and to the beach at Megan's Bay. We are looking for suggestions to best enjoy our one day there. Does anyone have a favorite beach...tour...activity to suggest? We have not been to St. John. Would that be doable? What sorts of things might we do if we decided to go there?

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1. Re: What to do for the day...

A day trip to STJ should be doable, what time do you have to be back on the ship?

Head to Redhook via taxi to get the people ferry $6/pp one way, the ferry is a fun ride in itself. Get Lunch there in Cruz Bay with some shopping and/or head to Cinnamon for a few hours. OR get a island tour with a lunch stop at Skinny legs in Coral Bay and stop at Cinnamon, this way you might see the most, before you have to ferry back to STT to catch your ship.

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2. Re: What to do for the day...

Thanks for all the great suggestions. We will take a closer look and decide.

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A day trip to St John is nice if you have time, figure 1/2 hr taxi to Red Hook ferry, 20 min ferry to STJ (plus any wait time, ferry leaves on the hour), and 15 min ride to a beach. Allow more time for te return taxi due to traffic. Total travel cost is about $45pp.

Cruz Bay is a great place to shop, nothing like Charlotte Amalie, you can also buy a very nice quality Hook bracelet there or have one custom made while you are touring. St John Bracelet is excellent. And the Beach Bar is a fun spot for a drink. Trunk Bay is the main destination for most so you may want to look at Cinnamon or another beach. The taxi driver also gives a tour of the island.

Our perfect day on STT is a few hours at Sapphire Beach (or Coki for a busier vibe) and then lunch and drinks at Paradise Point overlooking the harbor.

Edited: 8:21 pm, September 22, 2012
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70% of St John is a National Park. If you like to hike, there are many trails to choose from. The Lind Point trail leads to a secluded beach about a 40 min walk which should fit your schedule.

WaveRunner tours and parasailing are also a blast along with intro to SCUBA options:

http://www.caribbeanboattrips.com/

The WaveRunner Tours and Parasailing only take an hour but the Intro to SCUBA takes the afternoon.

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