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Posts: 13
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How far away in walking time is the Pueblo Market from the water island ferry dock?
How far away is Dependable car rental from the water ferry dock?
Do all of the all day charters leave from St. John? I am looking at a charter going to the Baths, but all of them seem to originate from St. John in the morning. Since we are staying on Water island would that require us to take a ferry to St. John the night before or does anyone know of a charter that leaves from St. Thomas that does all -day?
Final question- has anyone stayed in the rental home on Pelican Point, Water Island? We are going February 2011!

Many thanks for all of the help.

Posted : June 27, 2010 11:24 am
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10 min max to Pueblo
? on Dependable
Many charters originate in STT - in Red Hook or Sapphire - call Stormy Petrel///Pirates Penny
No idea on pelican Pt.
My best info.

Posted : June 28, 2010 12:36 am
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A second vote for Stormy Petrel...they offer two different day charters and we did the tour of the Baths. It was fantastic. Important for you leaves from Red Hook which is about 45 minutes away from Crown Bay by taxi. You need to call the night before and reserve a taxi to be waiting for you at Crown Bay when you get off the Water Island ferry. The charter leaves Red Hook at 7:45 AM and being on the 6:45 AM ferry we made it with about 10 minutes to spare. If we had to call for a cab when we got to Crown Bay we probably would have missed it. Other than that, you won't regret it! I plan on taking the same charter the next time I go down.

Posted : July 1, 2010 2:31 pm
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We'll be staying on Water Island next week. We arranged a day sail with "The Island Girl." They sail out of Charlotte Amalie and agreed to pick us up/drop us off right at the Water Island dock. Can't get more convenient than that. Didn't want to do the early taxis ride and such all the way out to Red Hook. They don't go to St. John or points farther east. So, I'm sure we're sacrificing some better snorkeling, but I know the collective experience will be great for us.

Posted : July 2, 2010 3:51 am
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But if you choose Water Island for a getaway, you are sure to know that the attraction is being away from everything else. If you want to do St John, go on another trip! There are lots of interesting destinations in the WI area. Put your feet up and read a good book. Contemplate the cloud formations. Enjoy the sunsets.;)

Posted : July 2, 2010 7:50 am
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Many thanks nwxmn for the tip about Island girl charters picking up at Water Island! I have already contacted them about our trip in February.
Please post when you get back from your trip- I can't wait to hear what you thought. We will be there for 2 weeks and I am looking at booking their
full day trip and possibly the sunset sail 🙂

Posted : July 3, 2010 11:45 am
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Thanks to nrnwxmn for you tip on Island Girl charters leaving from Water island. I already have contacted them about their full day and sunset
charters. Please post on your return- I would love to hear what you think!

Posted : July 3, 2010 11:48 am
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we will back on water island july 13th (yahoo!)
we love WI for the quiet and fine people we met there in 2007

last visit, we took a ferry from stt to st john and rented a dinghy to bop around the coast to some fine snorkel spots.... day charters would surely take you farther but this gets you to some lovely spots nonetheless and going by dinghy you avoid the crowds..

this time we are looking for a charter to the bvi from stt for some family friendly snorkeling - does anyone have any recommendations?
i would love to see the baths but not the crowds - if i don't want crowds should i just avoid the baths?

any advice is welcome, 🙂

Posted : July 11, 2010 3:31 pm
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Crowds or no crowds- the Baths are wonderful and we are going back again next February to see them again for the second time.

New question- has anyone stayed at the "Breeze Villa" on Pelican Point on Water Island. It is not Sea Breeze- but rather just "Breeze".
The owner does not advertise online, mostly word of mouth. I'd love to know if anyone has stayed there. Thanks

Posted : July 11, 2010 4:32 pm
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Went to The Baths this past April. Dropped in on them while doing bareboat sailing trip. The night before we overnighted at Marina Cay. The spouse (also the Captain) instructed the crew (us) to be ready to get up even earlier than usual the next morning to head over to The Baths. While crew was a bit grumpy about getting up even EARLIER than usual, we were so glad we did. Arrived, swam in, went through The Baths and then headed up to have a breakfast up top ("Top of The Baths"). Just when we got to the bathrooms......there they were. Hundreds.....HUNDREDS of cruise ship passengers making their way down. While the path/steps generally have more than ample space for pedestrian traffic to pass in both directions......we had to be VERY ASSERTIVE (tried not to be rude stating the obvious.....I'm here, please move over just a tad so that I can get by you) to make our way up. We enjoyed our breakfast v-e-r-y slowly as we could not imagine how that many people could possibly be having any fun in one small space down below - and after the rudeness we experienced on the way up....we wanted to avoid crowds on the path again. On the way down we took the other path which bypasses for the most part all The Baths and ends up down at the beach where our dinghy was tied.

The Baths are wonderful but I'm not sure I would do it again with those crowds. I would really have to think long and hard.....and probably wouldn't go to The Baths if I wasn't able to get in and out of there VERY early. Or, maybe find out when there are no cruise ships.....I think they go into Tortola(?) and then a large ferry gets them over there? Go on a day with no cruise ships and get there early.

Posted : July 12, 2010 7:35 am

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