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Old 11-25-2013, 04:19 AM   #286
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We went to Magens Bay in March and it was rough, but regardless, I was not a fan. Once you've gone to St John, other beaches don't compare IMHO. No more St Thomas beaches for us. St Thomas is just a stop on the way to St John Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
We had planned to do St John / Trunk Bay on our own but it just didn't work out due to the government shutdown and the transportation I tried to coordinate in advance fell through. I would have done the Disney excursion but my son is under 5.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:37 PM   #287
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #288
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St. Thomas...

Has anyone done the Castaway Cat Sail & Snorkel To Shipwreck Cove in St. Thomas and can provide a review please?
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #289
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Has anyone done the Castaway Cat Sail & Snorkel To Shipwreck Cove in St. Thomas and can provide a review please?
My husband and I went on this excursion last January through Carnival. I thought it was good for what we paid. The crew was great, and we had a good snorkeling experience. I had never been snorkeling before, and they gave thorough instructions. The shipwreck was neat. We didn't see a whole lot so I guess this could be something to keep in mind. They do bring up sea urchins to look at. But we were beginners so it was a nice starting point, and we really didn't have anything to compare to it. The guides pointed out what the fish were and talked about the reef. And the rum punch was tasty!

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Old 12-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #290
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St John is a slice of heaven on earth! Breathtakingly beautiful. We did the Trunk Bay Snorkel. I learned I'm not equipped for snorkeling (got a little claustrophobic) but DH, DS & rest of our traveling crew loved the snorkeling there. There's a great little snorkeling trail to follow. I would go back just for the beauty of St John.
I agree, St John / Trunk Bay was just gorgeous. I chickened out on the snorkeling part of my excursion there (sea creatures scare me and DH isn't much of a swimmer), but I loved just wading/swimming in the crystal clear, calm water in the bay while DH sat on the beach. It was so relaxing!
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:54 AM   #291
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Torn between the St. John Trunk Bay Beach and Snorkel Tour Excursion and the Doubloon Turtle Cove Sail and Snorkel. Which has better snorkeling? I know the kids would love to see Turtles. I would love to see St. John. Tour time seems comparable. Would love time after the excursion to do the Sky-ride to Paradise point. Any advice?
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:52 PM   #292
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Nice thread!,

Thinking of booking our first Dis cruise in sept....love this thread!!
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:12 PM   #293
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Just booked with Great Day Charters and am so excited I will be sure to post and let everyone know how it was. We are a group of 12 with ages ranging from 62 to 1 1/2 years. We are doing snorkeling and St. Johns.
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We did the Doubloon in June and the crew was great. The weather was horrible, but they went out of their way to make it fun for everyone.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:02 PM   #295
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We did the Doubloon in June and the crew was great. The weather was horrible, but they went out of their way to make it fun for everyone.
I have to ask. Is Billy Bones still working with Doubloon. He was great years ago.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:16 PM   #297
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This looks like a great thread - subbing for later reading! I'm hoping to find family excursion ideas, things to do for free (some in our party may not wish to spend $$$ on the excursions), and finally, a comparison between snorkeling/beach/recreation found on an excursion vs. what we get at Castaway Cay...??
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:43 PM   #298
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St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail and Snorkel or St. John Trunk Bay Beach and Snorkel

After reading this thread, I am HOOKED on getting to ST. John! Has anyone done both of these excursions and if so, which is better? Or if you just have any advice about either of these to help make it easier Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:13 AM   #299
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Just booked with Great Day Charters and am so excited I will be sure to post and let everyone know how it was. We are a group of 12 with ages ranging from 62 to 1 1/2 years. We are doing snorkeling and St. Johns.
How big are their boats (group size)? We have a potential for 17 people. Would they all fit?
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:17 PM   #300
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Is the snorkeling better in St. Marteen or St. John? DD is skeptical of snorkeling (scared of sharks) so if I can talk her into it I only get one chance. TIA
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