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We are wanting to do a Kayak in the mangroves excursion. Trough the ship is a total of 260.00 for two of us. If I book direct with the vendor it is only 160.00. My issue is to get them to arrange the taxi we need to meet up with them at 8:45. We dock at 8. Is this going to give us time to get off the ship and meet up with them on time. Or do we just pay the extra and book with the ship. Its just 100 dollars is a lot of money. I have booked many excursions on my own with locals i'm just a little worried about the time. Its with VI Eco Tours.

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Is Eco tours paying for the taxi out of the $160? What time does the tour start? They usually don't put people who book direct on a cruise ship tour. The taxi fare for 2 people should be around $40 round trip at regular rates.

That's cutting it close because nobody knows what time you'll be allowed to disembark. If you came from a foreign port, there may be immigration/customs check before ship is cleared to disembark. 

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yes the taxi fee is part of the fee. It is a little cheaper if you pick a time without the taxi. I did not want to have to worry about getting the taxi on our own.

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Getting a taxi is very easy because there are so many everywhere. Book the excursion at the later time so you can relax and no risk missing out.

 

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>>  I did not want to have to worry about getting the taxi on our own <<

I think you answered your question, and although getting a taxi right when you disembark shouldn't be a problem, your disembarkation time is the question...

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Hubby wants to pay the extra and go with the ship. Thank you for the help

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7 hours ago, bjcruiser said:

Hubby wants to pay the extra and go with the ship. Thank you for the help

Poor you!

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If more comfortable going with the ship excursion that's fine, just less time to enjoy on STJ. Either way is a nice day though! 😀

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Bluewater, the OP isn't going to St John. They're doing a kayak excursion on St Thomas. 

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4 hours ago, Ms411 said:

Bluewater, the OP isn't going to St John. They're doing a kayak excursion on St Thomas. 

Thank you Ms411! Fascinating isn't it, that wasn't even close. 

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4 hours ago, Ms411 said:

Bluewater, the OP isn't going to St John. They're doing a kayak excursion on St Thomas. 

My mistake, perusing several posts at once...but thank you for being so quick to point that out...MS411!!!

 

But my point is it's ok to use the ship excursion, thousands do that each week, no need for post #7. Next visit her hubby may feel more comfortable with a self-excursion! 😆

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7 minutes ago, TTEllis said:

Thank you Ms411! Fascinating isn't it, that wasn't even close. 

Fascinating? ok...

😂

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1 minute ago, blue_water said:

Fascinating? ok...

😂

Oh brother here we go again. Same ol song and dance. Shake it off homes. 

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1 minute ago, TTEllis said:

Oh brother here we go again. Same ol song and dance. Shake it off homes. 

We? fascinating...

 

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