St. Thomas St. John Tour Excursion Reviews
After your tour you are left with little to do. Had we gotten off at the beach it would have been a better day. Difficult to get to St. Johns on your own.
Decent tour, we went upon Mother in law's suggestion. The boat ride was nice and it included a nice historical and geographical narration. Not much to see on St. John, but there were a lot of chickens running around and we saw a wild donkey. My son loved that. Back on St. Thomas there is just basic crappy shopping, but there are better prices around in the Caribbean, such as St. Martin.
a great tour boat trip to st john and a lovely bus tour around the island
Our driver / tour guide was excellent, tour vehicle comfortable and the sights completely amazing. I'm ready to move!
We'd been to St Thomas as well (note that since this is US, you could use your cell phones). We'd heard that the island had beautiful beaches and wanted to enjoy one. Since we were leaving the island, we chose to book through Royal Caribbean. We called RC and asked if there was a beach near the drop-off point and were told yes. We booked the excursion that includes a 30 minute tour of the coastline. Most of the people were dropped off and then we were taken on the coastline tour. This wasn't worth it - it did give us an idea of which beach to go to, but that's it. The boat operator did tell us that there was a beach within a 20 minute walk over a hill, but it was hot and we didn't want to do that. We set out to find the beach near the harbor. Basically there wasn't one. We found a beach area between the marina and restaurants, but no one was on it and it didn't seem to be for bathers. We talked to an expat who said that we shouldn't swim there due what the boaters dump there. She advised us to go to Trunk Bay, so we walked back to find a cab. At that point we had 2 problems: 1. When we docked, there was a cab waiting to take us to where we wanted to go. There were cabs between where we docked and where we were, but our driver was waiting for the other tourist boat that just docked, trying to get more business, so we waited awhile before leaving. 2. We'd only brought $40 in cash, which seemed plenty at the time since a beach was nearby and we would only buy drinks and maybe postcards. It's $6 pp one way plus $4 pp to get into the national park. We did have enough money, but not much. Fortunately, I'd packed water and trail mix so we were good. There was an excursion that includes the entrance fee - I'd consider that one next time. The beach was a national park - it had showers and decent bathrooms. There was also a shop that we didn't check out. The beach was beautiful, but that's all here was - no chairs or umbrellas and not much shade. There is vegetation that bumps up against the beach - several people were camped out in openings in the vegetation. We walked all the way to the end and found an area that was shady. We used our spring floats and got in the water. We were there for a short amount of time since we wanted to make sure we got back on time. We couldn't have stayed much later, as the park was closing as we were leaving.
The ride to St. John aboard The Island Girl was very smooth. The tour guide David, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He shared a lot of personal experiences about living in St. Thomas. The tour guide in St. Johns was also knowledgeable - but not much to see on the island.
We enjoyed this tour very much.
Really enjoyed the excursion to St. John, with about 1.5-2 hours to relax and enjoy Trunk Bay. Only complaint is that the stay on St. Thomas is so short that we had to choose between exploring St. Thomas or going on the St. John excursion.
His was the best tour really interesting
We should have booked only one tour
St John is well worth visiting..the beaches are empty and the prettiest anywhere. We would have liked more time in town to shop, but other than that, the tour was great.
St. Thomas: We booked the land excursion tour of St. Johns thru NCL. 45 minute ferry ride to St. Johns which was quite rough the day we went. We toured the entire island and it was BEAUTIFUL. Pristine white sand beaches, not congested and quite. Definitely a place we will visit for a week or so in the future. Only lacks a GOLF COURSE, otherwise it is perfect.
We boarded a boat and went to St. Johns . Once on shore we werte put on a bus and went to the beach. The waters and beaches in St. john were picturesque. The water was either blue or turquoise
and absolutely pristine. The US protects these beaches .
not much to see snorkeling but a pleasure to swim and take in the sun
St. John was very nice Island to visit. Beautiful beaches. But could have had a little bit more of time on the excursion. Did not get a chance to see much of St.Thomas except the port. Would recommend staying at St.Thomas for a few nights outside of cruise though. Very safe and family friendly.
Best port for us - took a independent tour which was good.
The only port that had multiple ships in port with ours. Glad we went early in the season. St Thomas can host 6 ships a day...
We got off the ship and went to the taxi station and observed. We grabbed and open air 'van' for a 2-3 hour tour of the sights. It was a decent tour and hit the highlights. He dropped us off at the be each at the end and we spent the rest of the time just relaxing.
St John was incredible. The water was warm and clear. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. This was a trip highlight. Was ironically one of the least expensive excursions available too!
I took a ferry ride from st thomas to St Johns. The historical tour was excellent-saw the ruins of an old sugarmill plantation. The beach views were BREATHTAKING!!!! Just beautiful.