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(@nancyg)
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Hello all,

I read these boards religiously before our trip to St Thomas, Secret Harbour, and wanted to now add my two cents about our day trip to Virgin Gorda and Norman Island.

We went with Limnos, no I don't work for them, and it was a great decision. Their boat is a large 2 level vessel with plenty of shade which was important to us. We boarded just before 8am after filling out paperwork and ate yummy muffins and juice while we headed to St John to pick up a few more passengers.

We were 46 in all plus 3 crew. It was an hour and half half ride to Virgin Gorda. Once there we got into open air taxis for the 6 minute ride to the top of The Bath trail. The hike down took 10-15 minutes. Lots of people did it in flip flops but I was glad I was wearing tennis shoes.

Once at the bottom we were lead thru the "caves" trail up and down huge boulders, threw the water, up and down steps to the most beautiful beach at the other end. That only took 20 minutes maybe.

Once back aboard the boat we had a lovely lunch of cold cuts, cheese, rolls, potato and pasta salad. And now on to Norman Island. It took about 45 minutes to get there. The snorkeling was really good, tons of fish, colorful coral, clear water.

We were back to St John to clear customs around 4:30. While we waited for our turn I was able to see many of the other boats, also waiting to clear customs, I had considered for our day trip. None of them were as large or had as much shade or offered lunch for that matter.

I was really happy with our choice and wanted to share. I called ahead and got a discount of 10%.

Try them, you won't be disappointed.

NancyG

 
Posted : July 27, 2006 12:33 pm
(@karrieb)
Posts: 163
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My sentiments exactly, I did the same recommendation back from our November trip- great folks, lots of room on the boat, etc. I unfortunately took everyones' recommendation to go barefoot and wish I hadn't, hence my broken toe courtesy of the Baths rocks! Worth the trip though!

 
Posted : July 27, 2006 12:49 pm
(@mbw1024)
Posts: 21
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Nancy do you have any photos from your trip? we will be down in Oct. and are considering Limnos.
especially interested in photos of the boat and how you get on and off it. thanks!

 
Posted : July 27, 2006 1:07 pm
(@nancyg)
Posts: 15
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Mbw124,

I sadly do not have any pictures yet. I decided to take a disposable camera on the day trip instead of the digital and am now kicking myself. So, I wait for the film to be developed. Take a digital. It'll be safe and not get wet.

However, if you go to Limnos website: http://limnoscharters.com/Limnos/Limnos.html they have a video you can watch. The boat was very easy to get off and on with the exception of snorkeling at Norman Island. We went into the water off the back by ladder or by jumping in.

NancyG

 
Posted : July 27, 2006 1:25 pm
(@ginger)
Posts: 447
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thanks i am thinking of doing the trip in december when we go!! counting the days!

 
Posted : August 2, 2006 6:53 pm
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