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Old 02-11-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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Magen's Bay

We will be going on a 7 nt Eastern Caribbean with our 3 kids, ages 3, 6 & 9 in May. We would like to go to Magen's Bay while in St. Thomas. Should we do the excursion through DCL or just grab a taxi and go over? Does DCL take you over on a bus? Just worried about taking a cab with the little ones, as we will not have their car seats with us.
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Just did Magen's Bay on my own last month with my 10 year old daughter. We just got off the ship as soon as possible and walked up the street to where the "cabs" were. We just asked directions as we went along and had no problem at all. The "cabs" are vans or small buses and they take multiple groups to places around the island. We were at Magen's Bay within 30 minutes of getting off the ship. We had the beach to ourselves for the first hour or so and had our choice of location. It got very crowded by the time all of the organized excursions arrived. We would definitely do it on our own again, more freedom. By the way, if you are interested in "Udder Delite", an island dairy and ice cream shop, the "cabs" will drop you off there and have the next one pick you up. We did this as an added adventure. Enjoy your trip.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:13 AM   #3
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We have been to Megan's Bay twice on other cruise lines. I think after taking the last one, we'd just take a taxi. There are plenty of them. If worried about the car seat... Remember you won't have one on the excursion transportation either! The ride over isn't too long either. It's a beautiful beach!
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Thanks so much for your quick replies-very helpful.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #5
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When we took the DCL excursion to Magen's Bay in March 2011, the operator used open-air "buses" with rows of seating in the back. They were basically the same type of trucks used for other taxi transportation on the island. It was a wild ride from port up and over to the Magen's Bay beach.

Personally I prefer using DCL for my excursions, but like the previous posters are saying, I can see how taking your own taxi instead would basically be similar to the transportation we got.

By comparison the operator of the DCL excursion to Orient Beach on St. Martin used a motor coach bus and it was much more comfortable and efficient.
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