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  1. Good afternoon cruisers! Drake here, I'm still alive and happily living on St. Croix. I am still happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about visiting my home but I did want to say a few things off the bat. Everyone always wants to know how much the taxi will cost. I will no longer be answering these questions. I will let you all in on a secret, there's a website that lists what you should expect to pay! Please go look at: https://visitstcroix.com/taxi.html for all the info you need. Quick hint for you; look at the right-hand column and find your destination, most of the common ones are listed. "Diamond/St. George's" is Cruzan Rum, "St. Croix Renaissance Park" is Captain Morgan. "Carambola" is Cane Bay. Most island businesses don't check their email that often. PLEASE call them when you need to book something or get info. They will be happy to talk to you! Honest! I look forward to answering anything else you need to know! Cheers.
  2. Honestly I got a little frustrated with answering the same 5 questions over and over so I took a step back. I saw the ship in port today and thought I would take a look. There's a few interesting questions this time around so maybe I'll stay active for a bit. Good to see you Eaton!
  3. Didn't see it when I was out there today. Not sure what the status is.
  4. Big Beards is the best, second to none. We go out with them every time we have guests in town and have never been disappointed, in fact we are going out again this Sunday on the half day tour. You have to find your own transportation to Christiansted (unless you are chartering the whole boat, I believe.) the sail leaves from the boardwalk in front of Caravelle and Rumrunners. Half-day is $75 and Full-day is $105. Well worth every penny. Aquaman has a great reputation but I've never used them personally so I'm limited on what I can attest to here. They are based out of Cane Bay so I doubt they provide pick up, but you could certainly call and ask them. Cheers.
  5. I gotta admit this question made me laugh. Yes, of course you can. Frederiksted is wonderful and vibrant, come check it out.
  6. Haven't seen it lately but there's a ship in port today so I'll take a look when I go to lunch and let you know what I find. Cheers.
  7. Freedom City Surf (aka Teres Veho) was destroyed by Maria and then burned when the power came back. Owners left island and it sits abandoned now. Most likely will never be allowed to be rebuild due to zoning. Cheers.
  8. About $10-15 each way, plenty of taxis making that run. Grab one at the pier and make arrangements with them for the ride back. If you can hook up with a group going there the per person rate will get cheaper. Cheers.
  9. Aquaman has been around on the island for a while and while I've never gone out with them personally I've heard all good things. I imagine this new endeavor "Snookah" will be no different. Cheers.
  10. We're not big on keeping up with communication here (as evidenced by my own occasional disappearances lol). Honestly, you may not hear back at all, you can always just pay at the counter when you get there. No biggie either way. Cheers.
  11. Frederiksted is the small, quiet, quaint town you are describing, and it also happens to be where the ship docks. If you want to spend a quiet day relaxing on the beach you should check out The Fred or Sandcastle. The Fred is still working on their restaurant (opening soon!) but there's food right next door at Louie & Nacho's or Turtles Deli, and the bar at The Fred is excellent. Christiansted is our main touristy, shopping place but honestly to do what you're talking about I would just skip the taxi ride and stay right in F'sted. Cheers.
  12. I don't understand what you are asking. You mean on the pier? They run buses and vans up and down the pier on ship days I guess if that's what you're talking about.
  13. Why on gods earth would you want to go there?? Cruzan is 10000 times better.
  14. All beaches on St. Croix are public so technically you can access any beach without paying anything. The day pass at Sandcastle (and any other place on STX that offers the same thing) is to give you access to their amenities so that you enjoy your day more. In the case of Sandcastle you are paying for access to a beautiful pool and deck, outdoor shower, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, a lovely restaurant and bar, and a couple of included drinks. If that doesn't sound like it's worth $25 to you I welcome you to make your own choices.
  15. Cruise ships dock on the west end of the island, in the town of Frederiksted. There are 2 casinos currently operating on St. Croix. Caravelle Hotel and Casino is on the Boardwalk in Christiansted (the larger town located toward the east end of the island). Easy to get to via taxibus. Very small, slots and video poker only, no table games. Divi Carina Bay is a full resort and casino with table games, slots, etc. It recently reopened from the hurricane and is nicely updated. However it's about as far as you can get from the ship. At least an hour in a taxibus and I imagine it will be difficult to find one going that way, and it will be expensive.
  16. Leatherback is awesome!! Great beer, constant new brews and flavors, great atmosphere and service, tasty food. Go check it out!
  17. It can be done, not sure how easy. ~$25 and about half an hour. Maybe longer if you take the scenic route.
  18. No I would not say that's accurate. There are plenty of shady spots on board both vessels.
  19. I love my town and I think you would certainly enjoy it. Lots of great little shops and boutiques, restaurants, bars, and beautiful churches. You can absolutely walk around and explore.
  20. Yes, I recommend you take a taxi. Should be less than $10 for 2 people.
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