best way to get from STT airport to Red Hook  

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leigha
(@leigha)
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Can anyone give advice on the best way (safe, too) to get from airport to Red Hook? We had set up a private car for $20 PP one way (there are 4 of us) but have decided we need to go a cheaper route. Are there shuttles, how much and do they go regularly from airport to red Hook? Do I need to set up in advance? We go to STJ July 2-13. Thank you!

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Posted : April 27, 2011 10:40 am
SapphireBeach08
(@sapphirebeach08)
Estimable Member

There is no posted rate for Red Hook, but Sapphire is close. $11pp + luggage charge.

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Posted : April 27, 2011 10:49 am
mit43
(@mit43)
Active Member

That isn't a bad price for a private transfer. I think you would only save $5 pp for a regular taxi that may make several stops.

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Posted : April 27, 2011 11:03 am
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

And to answer the question about shuttles, there are none. The posted taxi fare airport to Red Hook is indeed $11pp plus any luggage plus tip. The link to the taxi rates is under "St Thomas" top of this page, just scroll down to transportation - taxi rates. $20pp is very reasonable for a private run.

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Posted : April 27, 2011 11:27 am
Pia
 Pia
(@pia)
Noble Member

No shuttles and the posted rate on the board at the airport is $15.00 plus $2.00 per bag (unless it has changed since I last looked but that is the rate I always pay)

Pia

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Posted : April 27, 2011 7:06 pm
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

Pia, the basic $15pp rate is for one person, and the basic for two or more is $11pp. 😀

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Posted : April 27, 2011 7:51 pm
mkingstone
(@mkingstone)
Eminent Member

But do the cabs consider you one person if you're traveling alone but are in a shared cab with multiple stops? If you ride with 8 people, but aren't part of a couple or group, are you paying a solo fare?

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Posted : April 27, 2011 9:33 pm
Pia
 Pia
(@pia)
Noble Member

Hey you Old Tart - every time Les and I travel together = $15.00 each 🙁 I know, I know not supposed to be but have you ever tried to argue with those guys??? I have and twice I almost was refused - next time I'm callin my friend (that's you if you are unsure who I am refering to 🙂 )

Luv ya xx

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Posted : April 27, 2011 11:11 pm
Pia
 Pia
(@pia)
Noble Member

Yep - $15.00 and you will always be in a cab with multiple others (they carry 10 people)

Pia

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Posted : April 27, 2011 11:12 pm
mkingstone
(@mkingstone)
Eminent Member

That's been my experience - regulated posted fares out the window, they make them work to their advantage every time. That's a lot of money they make for a van ride from STT to Red Hook with 8 or 10 pax paying full fare! 😉

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Posted : April 27, 2011 11:44 pm
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

If this is the case then the driver'(s) should be reported to the VI Taxicab Commission (340) 774-3130 as they're responsible for addressing complaints. 😀

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Posted : April 28, 2011 8:00 am
mkingstone
(@mkingstone)
Eminent Member

Hate to start a wonderful vaca in STT with having to hassle with the driver and then bust him to the Commission - not very friendly! 🙁

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Posted : April 28, 2011 11:37 am
leigha
(@leigha)
Active Member

Thanks for the advice everyone. Will stay with private transfer, Rachael Brown, you may know her. I found out about her from TA. $20 PP not bad compared to the taxi, with multiple stops. Does Rachael charge extra for luggage anyone know? Do I leave her a tip on top of the $80?

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Posted : April 30, 2011 8:02 pm
Pia
 Pia
(@pia)
Noble Member

You will love Rachel and yes I always tip on top of her quote (20%)

Pia

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Posted : April 30, 2011 9:50 pm
HollyA
(@hollya)
Eminent Member

I am also interested in private transportation. We are arriving 5/19. Can someone tell me how to contact her?

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Posted : May 3, 2011 2:58 pm
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

Rachel's number is 340-771-2986 and, no, she doesn't have a website or an email address. 😀

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Posted : May 3, 2011 3:11 pm
HollyA
(@hollya)
Eminent Member

OK, Thank You so much!!!!!!

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Posted : May 3, 2011 3:28 pm
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