St John to the Baths at Virgin Gorda
Replies: 5 - Last Post: May 3, 2012 7:38 PM Last Post By: VIBoats
Feb 5, 2012 6:12 PM
Feb 7, 2012 6:38 AM
1You have two options:
1. Take the ferry to Virgin Gorda. This only runs on Sundays and Thursdays. The ferry comes from St.Thomas and picks up passengers in Cruz Bay (St.John) at 8:30 a.m., then goes to Virgin Gorda. The ferry then leaves Virgin Gorda at 3:00 p.m. You'll need a passport. When you arrive in Virgin Gorda you go through Customs, then either walk the road to the trail that goes down to the Baths, or take a taxi (pretty easy walk). Bottom line - with the Customs check, getting to the trail, and eventually getting back to the ferry in time you'll have about 3.5-4 hours at the Baths (say 10:00/10:30am - 2:00 pm). I believe the cost is $85 per person.
2. If you have several people, or you have a budget that allows it, you might be better off renting a boat with a captain or going on a scheduled tour/trip. If you do this, you can go to Virgin Gorda and hit at least one other spot on the way back (the Caves at Norman Island, the Indians, etc.). Check out: http://www.virginislandsthisweek.com/power_boat_excursions for some groups that do this. Again, you'll need a passport.
Feb 16, 2012 12:54 PM
2Another option could be www.thevicat.com. They offer quite a few sailing and snorkeling options in and around St. Thomas. Got their details from http://www.thecoolestcarib.com.
Edited by: CaribbeanTraveller
Feb 17, 2012 10:34 AM
3"Caribbean Traveller" - are you just a tout for this website? The service you plug has no relevance to the question posed by OP.
OP - there's certainly no need to travel to St.Thomas and take a taxi all the way in to town just to sail to a snorkel spot - plenty of opportunities closer to St.John (like the Indians, Flanagan, Waterlemon, Haulover, etc.)
Apr 19, 2012 7:32 AM
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