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drdjdherlihy
(@drdjdherlihy)
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My family is renting a house in St Thomas in a fairly secluded area. We see that on at least 1 day, 3 cruise ships will be in port. Can someone make a suggestion on what we should do / where we should go to avoid the mass influx of people? Got a beach that is typically overlooked by cruise ship folks?
Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : July 16, 2015 12:02 pm
schultz
(@schultz)
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I would suggest that you try Hull Bay on the north side. Usually a nice, quiet place plus they have a bar/restaurant there if you get hungry. My other suggestion would be Lindquist/Smith Bay Park out east. we usually don't find many non-islanders there.

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Posted : July 16, 2015 12:30 pm
beachboy
(@beachboy)
Trusted Member

Three ships really isn't a lot. In season you get twice that number and the ships are full. I wouldn't worry about 3 ships.

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Posted : July 16, 2015 1:13 pm
Alana33
(@alana33)
Prominent Member

Magens Bay and Coki beaches should be the only ones impacted on a cruise ship day. As someone else noted, 3 ships is not a big deal and you should see very little impact most places. Hull Bay is nice as is Lindquist, Sapphire, Secret Harbor, etc. If you're closer to the west end check out Brewer's Beach.

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Posted : July 16, 2015 5:09 pm
SapphireBeach08
(@sapphirebeach08)
Estimable Member

Sapphire tends to get quite busy even with 3 ships. The dive shop owner brings bus loads in from the ships. Cruisers love to trash our beach and walk on our reef. I know, I'm generalizing, but I've just spent 2 weeks watching it and my anger is still fresh.

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Posted : July 17, 2015 9:30 am
Alana33
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I thought they'd stopped bringing cruise ship guest to Sapphire!

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Posted : July 17, 2015 2:14 pm
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

Alana33 wrote:
I thought they'd stopped bringing cruise ship guest to Sapphire!

That was temporary and a long time back.

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Posted : July 17, 2015 5:14 pm