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 Ruby
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If you wanted to take the ferry over to St. Croix from St. Thomas and spend one night there, which hotel would you stay in (preferably close to the casino)?

 
Posted : September 17, 2012 6:16 am
(@linda-j)
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The only hotel close to the Casino is the Divi Carina. Unfortunately, the hotel and casino are pretty far from everything else.

 
Posted : September 17, 2012 8:17 am
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What ferry are you speaking of? Because there is no regular ferry between Stt & Stx, unless there have been new developments that I do not know about. Planes are the only form of transportation that I know of to travel between those 2 islands.

Maybe someone has more detailed information for you.

 
Posted : September 17, 2012 9:01 am
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No ferry and no further news on its return. The government is working on canceling the agreement between it and the last operator (who doesn't even have a boat right now). Seaborne and Cape Air both offer regular flights between the two islands.

 
Posted : September 17, 2012 9:16 am
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Sorry, I totally missed the ferry part.

 
Posted : September 17, 2012 10:17 am
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Take the sea plane. "Seaborne Air". Sometimes they run screaming deals that include hotel. Car rental are availbe at the dock. But, phone ahead for reservations. Or if casino action is top on the list, plan an extra night in San Juan on your way home. Check the Condado area for casino hotels. Have fun.

 
Posted : September 17, 2012 11:55 am
 Ruby
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That isn't the boat that wrecked on the rocks on New Year's Eve or was it Fourth of July, was it?

 
Posted : September 17, 2012 6:03 pm
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Yes, July 4th.

 
Posted : September 18, 2012 6:16 am
 Ruby
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What does a trip on the seaplane cost you STT to STX?

 
Posted : September 18, 2012 9:25 pm
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Ruby,
The last time I checked, a few years ago it was about $140 RT.

 
Posted : September 19, 2012 8:08 am
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Probably best to check with them directly as they frequently run specials:

http://www.seaborneairlines.com/

 
Posted : September 19, 2012 8:24 am
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I really wish Islander would delete the Stt/Stx ferry schedule. Or update that it is suspended until futher notice.
Please update!
Thanks!

 
Posted : September 19, 2012 8:43 am
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Usually more effective to use the "contact Islander" link directly. You can find it under, "Board Rules and Help".

 
Posted : September 19, 2012 8:52 am
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STT Resident, I did PM "Islander".

I hope the Stt/Stx VI SeaTrans ferry schedule is updated shortly.
There is NO ferry service between those 2 islands.

 
Posted : September 20, 2012 8:47 am
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STT Resident wrote:
Yes, July 4th.

The 89-foot Royal Miss Belmar collided with the rocks of Great St. James at 10 p.m July 4, 2011, with a full passenger load.

Thank you Islander for the update!

V.I. SeaTrans (STT/STX Ferry)

Service Suspended (until further notice).

 
Posted : September 21, 2012 2:49 pm
 Ruby
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we saw that wreck in August 2011 and actually have pictures of it. Heard they were racing another boat or ferry. I can't see paying 100 bucks a person for airfare from STT to STX just to see the place. Until they get another more reasonably priced conveyance we will stay on STT or STJ. But it seems in the best interests of STX to get something cheaper going .. I mean, we want to take a trip,over and stay the night .. That's some good tourist dinero isn't it? .

 
Posted : September 21, 2012 8:39 pm
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Keep checking seabourns web site. I got a deal which included air and 2 nights at a nice hotel for $215. great deal.

 
Posted : September 21, 2012 10:08 pm
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The distance between STT/STJ and STX precludes any "cheap" way of traveling between the islands. That's one of the reasons the ferries don't last long.

STX is beautiful enough and interesting enough to warrant a week-long visit. I hope you will consider that in the future.

 
Posted : September 22, 2012 5:53 am
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At first glance, the title "One nighter on St. Croix", had me wonderif the op was looking for a "casual" relationship? St croiX is a good choice for quick change of pace. Or, a longer, more fulfilling, visit too.

 
Posted : September 23, 2012 12:27 am
 Ruby
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We are so in love with St. Thomas that we are afraid to try a week over on St. Croix -- what if we don't like it as much; how could we like it as much? That's why we just wanted to go over for a full day and night to see.

 
Posted : September 23, 2012 7:24 am
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