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Saint Thomas questions - Ferry & Hotel

I just gave up here at work and booked a flight to as close to the BVI as I could get (man, Australia is a looong and expensive way from anywhere!). The flights through San Juan to the BVI were not only booked out but quite expensive, but I managed to get a good scheduling to STT (Saint Thomas). I went ahead and booked & reserved everything and only noticed that my 4pm arrival coincides with the 4pm last ferry departure for the BVI

Has anyone any recommendations for a way to get the couple of miles to the BVI on the same day? Perhaps knowing someone who might race across the channel?

Failing that, or perhaps in addition to that, could anyone recommend a non-dive but not too expensive hotel for one night close to the Ferries?


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Stay at the Emerald BEach Resort.

I know the manager and can probably get you a better rate.

Its by the airport, in Lybdbergh bay.

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Go to traveltalkonline dot com. Lots of info on the ilons.
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Stay at the Emerald BEach Resort.

I know the manager and can probably get you a better rate.

Its by the airport, in Lybdbergh bay.

If you need pm me
- and if that damned Frenchman is still anchored in Lindbergh, urinating off the bow of the boat every morning, throw a rock at him for me, will ya?


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Thanks for the advice.

Im' arriving on Monday so the only 17:30 ferry is from Red Hook (Need to look that up on google maps). I think it might be best to go via ferry since I do need to clear out of the USA and into the BVI. Luckily, if I like St. Thomas I can head back on my boat since this time I'm armed with a US Visa - the US visa waiver program only applies entering the country by commercial vessel.


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Thanks for the advice.

Im' arriving on Monday so the only 17:30 ferry is from Red Hook (Need to look that up on google maps). I think it might be best to go via ferry since I do need to clear out of the USA and into the BVI. Luckily, if I like St. Thomas I can head back on my boat since this time I'm armed with a US Visa - the US visa waiver program only applies entering the country by commercial vessel.

Cheers mate. Sorry to see you go before we managed to get in a sail. Take care. When do you fly out ?

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I'm flying out on Sunday but will come back to Oz after Christmas - just in time to see the famous fireworks around the harbour


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