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(@duluthbay)
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We are traveling to STT in March and would like to visit Hassel island with our children. Our kids are 8 & 10, which I believe is too young for the Eco tour. Is there a ferry service to Hassel from either Crown Bay, Frenchtown or downtown?

Thanks.

 
Posted : January 29, 2014 10:35 pm
(@exit-zero)
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No ferry to Hassel Island. The kayaks at Frenchtown Marina might be an option with 1 adult and 1 child in a kayak.

 
Posted : January 29, 2014 11:07 pm
(@alana33)
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They are not too young for the tour but you'll end up in 2 - 2 seater kayaks with 1 adult and 1 child in ea. kayak. Haven't done the HI tour (have doen the lagoon trips) but heard it's fun.
You can also contact the Historic Preservation Society to see if they will be having any functions/trip during that period and Ronnie Lockhart may be able to give you info on someone to take you there and back if not. You can also check with the Water Island Ferry operator as I think someone will take people over, just can't remember who it is.

 
Posted : January 30, 2014 6:57 pm
(@alana33)
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Forget the Water Island ferry operator as I asked him this morning and he said they don't and didn't know who does.

 
Posted : January 31, 2014 12:45 pm
(@duluthbay)
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Thanks for the info. From what I understand, the historical society could do it, but they don't have children's vests on their boat (mandatory). My wife had called VIEcotours and was told they were too young.

I'm just hoping we got a little misinformation...

 
Posted : January 31, 2014 5:09 pm
(@stt-resident)
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Give the St Thomas Historical Trust a call. Here's a link to their website and the telephone number to call for Hassel Island tours:

http://stthomashistoricaltrust.org/

Note the caveat about the physical nature of the tour!

 
Posted : January 31, 2014 9:18 pm
(@alana33)
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As mentioned, haven't done the Hassel Island tour w/Ecotours but they did take young kids on the Mangrove Tour (or used to). Had lots of family visiting last yr. (one who had been the last born on Hassel Is.) and they found someone to take them over. I'll contact them to see if they remember who it was and contact number. It was someone with a boat in Frenchtown.

 
Posted : February 1, 2014 9:40 am
(@duluthbay)
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Cool, thanks Alana33.

 
Posted : February 2, 2014 5:57 pm
(@fl-barrier-islander)
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Try Joe
http://www.posttimecharters.com/

 
Posted : February 3, 2014 1:31 pm
(@alana33)
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Sorry, my cousin couldn't remember who it was that took them all over to Hassel Is.
Maybe someone at Hook, line and Sinker or the Marina next door would know.
Good Luck.

 
Posted : February 4, 2014 11:41 pm

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