Posted January 8th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Hi Dena You know I read your review but now I have a question about
the beach. I saw you mentioned sharing a cab with others to get there?
As you know, I sail solo and was thinking of trying this beach too. Were
there plenty of folks at the dock who were going there as well?
I am going to ask on my roll call but if nobody wants to go with
me I still want to be able to go..did you find other folks going?
Sorry for the delayed reply- I slacked on my replies over the holidays
I actually have a pretty funny story about that... If you walk into the Tobago terminal at the pier towards the back, and turn right, there's a huge room with chairs and a waiting area, and there are lots of guys pairing people up to take cabs to various locations. One of the guys paired me off with a couple who were around my age and also looking to go to Pigeon Point Beach. The cab fare is flat rate per taxi, so the 3 of us tried to find a 4th person to share with us, but eventually gave up because there weren't many solo travelers on my sailing, and it was close to 11am at this point. On our way outside, a guy walked up to us and said he would join our cab... I explained that we only had room for 1 more person, and he said that was fine because he was by himself. It turns out, he's the drummer from the orchestra on the ship! So I ended up spending most of the day getting to know him and hearing about all his experiences working on cruise ships haha
Getting back to your question, don't worry at all about finding people in advance to share a cab with. Obviously, if you can pre-arrange it, that would probably calm your nerves a bit, but if you just go into the waiting room area, there will probably be a group you can join to be their 4th in the taxi (they also have 6 people vans for $30 so either way it is $5 per person each way if all seats are filled) Have fun and let me know how it goes!