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Can I have some help with this port. I will be on Carnival Breeze next month and I was wondering what is in walking distance from the port?

I wanted to stop at the pirates museum and maybe even the children's museum. Can I get there by walking? Does anyone have a link to a good map?

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18 minutes ago, dulcemariamar said:

Can I have some help with this port. I will be on Carnival Breeze next month and I was wondering what is in walking distance from the port?

I wanted to stop at the pirates museum and maybe even the children's museum. Can I get there by walking? Does anyone have a link to a good map?

Here's the best place on cruise critic to ask St Thomas questions:

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/82-st-thomasst-john/

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There is plenty to do within walking distance from the port in St Thomas, to include the pirates museum. I don’t know where the children’s museum is located, so I can’t address that. 

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The pirate museum is in Havensite, so yes walking distance. We love the pirate shop on Waterfront, selling real pirate antiques. Waterfront is a half mile from Havensite. You can hop on a $2 Safari bus if you don't want to walk. 

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Take the cable car up to the point. Great views!

 

Karen

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I'll be there too - I'm on the August 17th sailing.

 

Immediately upon getting off the ship is the Havensight Mall... a mishmash of the usual port stuff.  Trinkets, cheap liquor, clothing, Diamonds International and Del Sol, etc.  Across the street is the gondola/cable car, which goes up to a small area at the top of the mountain with a beautiful view, a bar/restaurant and a few more shops.  You can buy tickets on the ship or by just walking up.  I don't know if there's a price difference between the two.  Sunsets are amazing from here, but sunset is going to be around 6:30-6:45 and sailaway is at 7pm.

 

The main non-port shopping area of Charlotte Amalie is a 30 minute walk along the waterline.  There you'll find more shops, restaurants, bars, and there's a flea market there (more trinkets).

 

 

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We went to St. Thomas this summer. Our goal was to end up at a great beach. We took a taxi/van with others to Magen's Bay. The water and scenery were beautiful. Ride back in was easy enough in a readily available open air bus. However, the rental aspect was off-putting----deposits, carry your own chairs/umbrella unless you want to tip extra, bring it all back yourself etc. Next time we'll try Coki beach. I know this wasn't your original ask, but we read so many people raving about MB that I wanted to share just in case you decided to go there. 

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On ‎7‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 9:31 PM, Vitamin Sea Addict said:

 However, the rental aspect was off-putting----deposits, carry your own chairs/umbrella unless you want to tip extra, bring it all back yourself etc. Next time we'll try Coki beach. I know this wasn't your original ask, but we read so many people raving about MB that I wanted to share just in case you decided to go there. 

 

What you do is re-rent your chair and umbrella to someone arriving later.  I forget the exact rates, but if you put down a $10 deposit and pay a $10 rental fee, charge the next person $15, give them your receipt and let them collect the return deposit.  That way both of you only pay $5 for rental.

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For Havensight (WICO) no, for Crown Bay, Lindbergh Bay (aka Emerald Beach) is walkable.

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@coevan “You can hop on a $2 Safari bus if you don't want to walk. “

 

What is a “Safari bus”... like a Ho -Ho bus ...hop on hop off...one ticket price?

 

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A safari is a converted truck with open bench seating in the back. It goes in a circular route around the island. No hop-on hop-off, unless you want to pay a new fare.

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Well, you stand at the side of the road and wave at them. They may or may not stop. Quite honestly, they are licensed taxis, but run this route like a bus. If you look like a tourist, they may try to charge you more. Ask the driver before you get on if it is the dollar ride.

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How can I know whether I'll be docking at Havensite or Crown Bay? I'll be on the Carnival Sunshine, porting in St. Thomas on Dec. 6.

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