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Quickest Route to Car Barge from the Airport.

sgtrez
(@sgtrez)
Eminent Member

can anyone please give me detailed instructions on the fastest way to the car barge from the airport? we arrive at 1250 I wanna try to make the 3pm barge if possible.

THANKS YA'LL

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Topic starter Posted : November 22, 2016 3:05 am
Alana33
(@alana33)
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Depends on traffic the day you arrive and if all barges are running. One was down on Sunday and lent to long waiting times back and forth to STJ.
Sorry, don't have a road map handy to give you the route numbers.
You can always ask the rental car agency to show you the routes on map.

Good luck.

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Posted : November 22, 2016 4:18 pm
The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

Airport Road

Head east on Airport Rd/Rte 302 toward Rte 304
1 min (0.4 mi)

Turn right onto Moravian Hwy
0.3 mi

Continue onto Route 30
0.6 mi

Continue onto Veterans Dr
1.1 mi

Turn left onto Hospital Gade
0.3 mi

Turn left onto Maude Proudfoot Dr
0.2 mi

Continue onto Mafolie Rd
0.8 mi

Turn right onto Skyline Dr/Valdemar Sr Dr/Rte 40
Continue to follow Rte 40
1.7 mi

Slight right onto Skyline Dr/Rte 39/Rte 40
Continue to follow Rte 40
1.0 mi

Continue onto Mandahl Rd
0.9 mi

Turn left onto Mandahl Rd/Smith Bay Rd/Rte 38
Continue to follow Smith Bay Rd
3.0 mi

Turn left
Destination will be on the left

305 ft
Ferry

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Posted : November 22, 2016 6:03 pm
sgtrez
(@sgtrez)
Eminent Member

thank you, much appreciated. have a great holiday!

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Topic starter Posted : November 23, 2016 7:18 am
Alana33
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Prominent Member

I would've sent them the more straight forward way either up Raphune Hill or out thru Havensight and Frenchman's Bay thru Bovoni to Red Hook. Only because it might be easier to get lost going thru Skyline since they don't know island.

Good luck.

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Posted : November 23, 2016 9:03 am
ms411
(@ms411)
Prominent Member

The major roads are correct on Google Maps so best to check and download.

Agres with Alana. The Skyline route is not my favorite. Hate that hairpin curve.

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Posted : November 23, 2016 6:03 pm
sgtrez
(@sgtrez)
Eminent Member

thank you.

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Topic starter Posted : November 24, 2016 3:50 am
sgtrez
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Eminent Member

can you give me the directions you recommend please? I really appreciate it, I do have Verizon wireless so I am iffy on if I will have service. however, a good set of directions will be great.

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Topic starter Posted : November 24, 2016 3:51 am
voyagesbooth
(@voyagesbooth)
New Member

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Posted : November 25, 2016 5:25 am
Alana33
(@alana33)
Prominent Member

sgtrez wrote:
can you give me the directions you recommend please? I really appreciate it, I do have Verizon wireless so I am iffy on if I will have service. however, a good set of directions will be great.

Verizon isn't going to work here.
AT&T, Sprint will.
I don't have a road map to look at to give you the route numbers but since you're renting a car the agent will provide a map and you can ask about the routes I mentioned.

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Posted : November 25, 2016 9:23 am
sgtrez
(@sgtrez)
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thank you.

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Topic starter Posted : November 29, 2016 8:42 am
sgtrez
(@sgtrez)
Eminent Member

weird, I called Verizon and they said I shouldn't have any issues? anyone have accurate info on this, we both have smartphones but not apple.

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Topic starter Posted : November 29, 2016 8:44 am
Alana33
(@alana33)
Prominent Member

Are they going to charge you roaming charges?
If you're on the east end of STJ, check your signal before using your phone as you may pick up the Tortola, BVI cell tower and your bill will be thru the roof, if you do.

As far as I know Verizon doesn't work here but maybe I'm out of the loop and someone else can chime in!

Good luck with everything and have a great trip.

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Posted : November 29, 2016 2:45 pm