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(@tunisbridal)
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What is the best way to get to Baths from St. Thomas. We are staying for a week in July and have never been there.

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 9:02 am
(@wenchtoo)
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Jimmy Jones

www.bamboocharters.com

340-998-8765

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 12:11 pm
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wenchtoo wrote:
Jimmy Jones

www.bamboocharters.com

340-998-8765

From Florida Keys???????

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 1:15 pm
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I'm sure you'll get plenty of recommendations both before you get here and while here but you could take a look too under, "daysails" in the "St Thomas" scroll-down bar top of this page. The ferry trip is a lot of fun too and obviously less expensive and you'll find the schedule under "Quick Links" top right this page. Enjoy your visit!

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 1:54 pm
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oops www.bambooshaycharters.com

lydiaH wrote:
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Jimmy Jones

www.bamboocharters.com

340-998-8765

From Florida Keys???????

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 2:11 pm
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STT Resident wrote:
I'm sure you'll get plenty of recommendations both before you get here and while here but you could take a look too under, "daysails" in the "St Thomas" scroll-down bar top of this page. The ferry trip is a lot of fun too and obviously less expensive and you'll find the schedule under "Quick Links" top right this page. Enjoy your visit!

Really?? Not sure about "day sails" from STT to VG....???? A pretty long distance back and forth to VG for day on a sailboat...??? How much time on shore?

The most direct ferry runs from STJ to VG (take the redhook ferry to STJ) on certain days. (Thurs and Sun, I think but you better check the schedules.) Or you can take the downtown ferry to Road Town then on to VG. The ferry makes for a long day of shlepping on boats.

Whatever option you choose. Make sure you have enough time on shore to explore the baths, trail thru the sea caves, devils bay and trial from DB to top of the baths, and back down to the Baths. The baths are more for exploring and less for snorkeling.

The Baths are a once-in-a-life-time experience. Enjoy!

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 5:03 pm
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blu4u wrote: Really?? Not sure about "day sails" from STT to VG....???? A pretty long distance back and forth to VG for day on a sailboat...???

If you look at the listings under the "daysails" link on this page which I suggested, there are motor vessel excursions to the Baths listed in that category ....

The VG ferries (as noted on the schedule above right) run directly from St Thomas to St John and on to VG so it's not necessary to add an extra trip by taking the ferry to STJ.

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 5:20 pm
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STT Resident wrote:
[quote=blu4u]Really?? Not sure about "day sails" from STT to VG....???? A pretty long distance back and forth to VG for day on a sailboat...???

If you look at the listings under the "daysails" link on this page which I suggested, there are motor vessel excursions to the Baths listed in that category ....

The VG ferries (as noted on the schedule above right) run directly from St Thomas to St John and on to VG so it's not necessary to add an extra trip by taking the ferry to STJ.

Rather then weeding through all the "day sail options on STT", why not just look at BVI excursion? (all motorized most depart from STJ)

As far as I know there are no DIRECT ferries from STT to VG. You either stop in STJ or RT. The trip is about 2 hours one way from STT to VG, sometimes less sometimes more. Figure 3.5 - 4.5 hours of transport for 2-3 hours of Baths. Oh, you'll need a taxi from Spanish town to the baths.--easy to find both ways.

If you get seasick sit in the far back of the ferry. Can be a rough ride. But it's a ton of fun. Think about spending a night or two on VG--worth every penny!!

The private day trips tend to incorporate more stops for snorkeling and may include lunch and drinks.

Love the Baths!

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 5:40 pm
(@tunisbridal)
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Thank you for all the advice!!!

 
Posted : February 22, 2012 9:20 am

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