We arrived at Princess Cays around 9. We went to the Dining Room at 9 and were given tender ticket #2. We boarded the tender at 9:15 for the short trip to Princess Cays. We walked to the left off the tender, all the way to the end. We love this quiet location. I enjoyed snorkeling from the shore and saw pretty fish. We liked the lunch buffet. I had grilled fish and salad. A lovely day.
We arrived in St. Thomas at Crown Bay at 8:00. We left the ship around 8, took a taxi ($30 with tip) to Secret Harbor, about a 30 minute ride. We paid for 2 chairs ($10 each) in the shade of the building. I enjoyed the snorkeling off the shore with lots of beautiful fish. We used the free WiFi on the beach. We bought a fairly good pizza for lunch ($12). The taxi back was also $30.
We docked on the Dutch side at 7 a.m. We left the ship at 8 and took a taxi ($20 with tip) to Orient Beach, a 30 minute ride. We settled on 2 chairs and an umbrella for $20. It was very, very windy. I was unable to snorkel, but we enjoyed the bright sunny day.