St. Thomas Beach Break Excursion Reviews
Beautiful island! We are thinking of going for a holiday! We went on an excursion and then shopped. Wish we had more time here although, we know it was a long day. Beautiful view of the ships in the port owned by residents. So hot and sunny. Loved everything about it.
For shoppers, St. Thomas offers the best shoppingof all of the ports of call we stopped at. We did not shop at any of the stores off the pier as the offerings were not different than the other islands.
Downtown St. Thomas is worth exploring, there is lots of shopping, lots of restaurants and the opportunity to learn about the culture of the island.
The beach excursion to Megan's Bay on the ship costs $35 US, per person, for a stop at rakes point and drive to the beach. The local transportation, available at the pier, will take you there for $4 US, per person. There is no stop at Drake's Point but there is lots of beautiful scenery to photo on the way there.
The cruise part basically consisted of picking up passengers from other ships. There was live music and cold drinks were available. The beach break was at Honeymoon beach for about 1.5 hours. The water and beach was very nice and not too crowded. Chairs were available to rent, and food carts were present for burgers etc.
This was a lovely tour of scenic points, a botanical garden, and a 2 hour beach break which was relaxing and delightful to walk,
Small beach only a $2-$3 ride away from our ships spot...but there are two docks.
All the St John excursions were booked with the cruise line. I had researched briefly on google what to do to get to St John without cruise line assistance. We took a taxi from cruise ship to Red Hook--about 30-35 minute drive and cost $11.00 per person plus tip each way. Then we purchased a round trip water ferry ticket from Red Hook to St John--cost $28.00 for two people. Runs on the top of every hour. It was 15 minutes by Ferry to St John. Then we caught a taxi at ferry port to Trunk Bay--cost $6.00 per person plus tip each way. It is a US National Park Beach, so there is a $4.00 per person adult admission price. There are restrooms and clean water showers. Beach is only open until 4:30 PM each day. There were refreshments available to purchase. You can also rent chairs. I do not think we ended up spending a whole lot more than the cruise line passengers excursions.
Trunk Bay was amazing!!! Crystal Clear water, white powder soft sand beaches, and a guided snorkeling path. I had my own equipment, however, I think there was equipment available to rent. The temperature in St. John was cooler than St John. It is also far less crowded. We actually caught up with the cruise line passenger excursion. However, since we went independently, we were able to spend more time at the beach :))
Excellent choice and very cheap. Don't book it on the ship.
We took a taxi (driver stayed with us) to Megan's Beach. Hands down the most beautiful site we had ever seen. Great beach for swimming. Rentals for snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. Mountains right beside beach on both sides. Great bar with drinks (oh my, ONE is enough) especially since you'll be there bright and early. It also had snacks and great fruit slushes with real fruit for the kids.
We did the shopping/Magans Bay Beach trip. Not worth the $. Shopping was in downtown straw market area. Shopping next to ship much better. Magans Bay pretty and calm water. You can take an open air taxi with 15-20 ppl to beach much cheaper.
We got shopping, informational tour of the island & beach time -all for $30 PP, great time!!!!
Nice Island tour but beach was so crowded that we had no lounge chair available.