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Water Island

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Water Island

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Circle the Island of St. John | Lunch stop at Lime Out (Taco Boat)
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Circle the Island of St. John | Lunch stop at Lime Out (Taco Boat)

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** We only take a maximum of 14 guests per trip **<br>This is a very personalized tour. Spend your day with one of the world's most picturesque islands always in view. We cruise along the North Shore and pass scenic Hawksnest Beach, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho and Francis Bay. The Captain will choose a calm and clear snorkel spot before heading to Lime-Out the new floating Taco and Craft Cocktail bar located in Hansen Bay on the Southeastern Coast of St. John. <br><br>After Lunch the Captain will find another beautiful snorkel spot along the Souther Coast of St. John before heading back to shore. <br><br>The price of this trip includes: Captain, Mate, Fuel, Open Bar, Light Snacks and use of Snorkel Equipment.
US$165.00 per adult
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Linda Y wrote a review 22 Feb
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,718 helpful votes
At 492-acres, Water Island is the fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is in the Charlotte Amalie harbor just west of Hassel Island. You can get here via ferry from the Crown Bay Marina to Phillips Landing where golf carts are available to rent. If you are only going to Water Island's Honeymoon Beach, you can walk there or wait for Dinghy’s complimentary safari shuttle. Many tour boats make a stop at Honeymoon, which is how we arrived. I saw a few turtles snorkeling here. Just keep on the lookout for boats coming and going. Our tour stopped for about 75 minutes at Honeymoon Beach, which was enough time for us. By late morning, the beach was getting crowded.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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elindoo wrote a review 16 Feb
Stuart, Florida2,163 contributions624 helpful votes
We've come here every year that we come to STT either for our one week timeshare or via cruise. This year however was quite disappointing. The water taxi rate has gone up dramatically. As I recall we used to pay $5pp round trip, now it's 15 each. So a family of 6, like us cost $90 to get to the island and back. And, to top it off, they now charge $10 to park. So it's now a $100 day just to go to the beach. One of the highlights of going here is to get some food at Dinghy's Beach bar, but it's not worth the $100 to get here. The beach is decent and you'll surely see turtles.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Karyn M wrote a review 12 Feb
New Haven, Connecticut214 contributions98 helpful votes
In the past, ferry ride over was only $10/person plus $10 to park for the day. Water taxi/ferry is now $15/person. Chairs and umbrellas used to be free of charge if you were eating/drinking and spending the day. Now a chair is $10 as is an umbrella. Beach is not raked any longer. Sand is just so much nicer at Megan’s Bay. If going with a large family it may be a costly adventure to the beach. Water is still beautiful. Many moored boats due to COVID restrictions and the fact they can only go to USVI.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Kouiz wrote a review Jan 2021
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There is thick vegetation along the non existent signages of so called "pathway" ( potholed, very steep, and rough roads ) along which you will take wrong turns. Views great.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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88PATCH wrote a review Dec 2020
Madison, Wisconsin124 contributions8 helpful votes
The US government bought this island from the Danish East Asiatic Company for $10,000 in 1944. Their original intent was to use it for defense of St. Thomas and built a fort and set up artillery. After WW II, it was used for testing chemical weapons to use in tropical environments. It later transferred to the Department of the Interior and, from 1992-2005, it was transferred to the US Virgin Islands. The Water Island Ferry costs $5/person each way. If you want to park at the marina and stay for longer than 2 hours, you need to go to the Marina office and buy a parking pass for $10. Once we got to the island, we were informed that there are no hiking trails and no ruins to see...just the beach. The beach is small and nothing special.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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