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(@dpbragg)
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Hi,
My wife and I are planning to be on vacation in St thomas for about 6 days. We are looking at going to St Johns for one of those days. During our vacation we will have a rental car. My question is, is it worth it to bring our rental car with us by the ferry when we visit St Johns or better to just ride the Ferry and use public transportation? Wisdom will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dave

 
Posted : March 10, 2009 10:25 pm
(@ncald)
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when I was there a few months ago, I brought the rental car over with me. $40 round trip, but Hertz doesn't let you take the car over.

 
Posted : March 11, 2009 6:27 am
 Gene
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If you are going there to just make a stop at one of the beaches I would say use the public transportation.

We go to St.John every year and if I were in your shoes I would bring your car over or rent one for the day if possible. There is so much to see and if you travel around the island in a taxi you will wish you had you own vehicle.

Make sure to reserve a vehicle if you go that route.

Gene

 
Posted : March 11, 2009 7:46 am
(@toes-in-the-sand)
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YouYou might look at the ferry schedules. The last car barge leaves Cruz Bay at 7pm. Does that allow you the time on StJ that you wish? Don't forget that you have to be there early to get in line for the ferry. Unless you plan to go the the Coral Bay side of the island I would think that you and your wife would be best to take a passenger ferry and grab a taxi in Cruz Bay to the beach of your choice.

 
Posted : March 11, 2009 9:40 am
(@stt-resident)
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If you're renting a vehicle here for your six days then it's really a no-brainer to go over to St John (no "s") for the day on the car barge and explore to your heart's content. If you park in the lot at the Red Hook Ferry Terminal and then take the passenger ferry over, then pay for taxis to get to so many gorgeous beaches AND pay to have lunch (when you can pack your cooler with drinks and sandwiches) it's even more of a no-brainer.

Hertz does NOT allow their vehicles to go to St John but the majority does, so check that in advance. Since the car barge has a limited and early closing evening schedule, you won't be able to stay on St John for dinner but, as a first time visitor with a car, plan that trip on the car barge and have a wonderful day on St John. Cheers!

 
Posted : March 11, 2009 10:35 am

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