I will refer to my DDs as DD1, DD2, DD3, and DD4 (14, 12, 8, & 6) Day 5 St. Thomas April 5, 2006 We awoke at 7:00 and were all in the Disney Theater by 7:30. The line moved very fast. We were out in 10 minutes. We went up to Topsiders. The views of the Harbor in St. Thomas are much prettier than St. M. There was a huge ship in front of us and one pulled in behind us. Costa Magica in front and RCCL in back. We had a quick breakfast and took pictures. TS was more crowded since EVERYONE was forced to get up. We went back to the cabin and grabbed water bottles and snacks and sunscreen and headed out with the masses. We knew we wanted to go to Coral World/Coki Beach. When we got off the ship men were asking us where we wanted to go. The first man took us to a second who took our family of 6 and a family of 3 in one of the open air taxi trucks. The view of the area was good. DH and I are going back to St. T in 2 months and I wanted us to assess if we were brave enough to rent a car. NOT SURE. It was not a bad drive to CW/CB. Both were busy when we got there. Id printed discount coupons off their web site and left them at home. ($3 off adults $1 of kids $14 for all of us.) SO it as $18 per adult and $9 per kid $90. A Family Annual Membership was $75. We are now members of Coral World on St. Thomas and can go for free until 4/5/2007 . We rented a locker for $3 and stashed our towels and took in the park in little over an hour. It was neat. Think of it as a zoo for Marine animals. We could have stayed longer. We were HOT and the beach looked incredible. When we entered Coki Beach locals tried to rent us chairs and braid the girls hair BUT NOT AS BAD AS ON St. Maarten. IN FACT IT WAS MUCH MORE AMERICAN. We did pay $10 for 2 chairs under a tree for shade. We rented 2 mask and snorkels for another $10. The were good quality. The water was the most beautiful of St. M, St. T and (getting ahead) Castaway Cay. It was near perfect, except it was a little crowded, BUT not as crowded as CC. We took turns snorkeling. We had a set for the younger DDs. There is a great rock wall you can swim around. Wed brought a cool float. It stores flat in a circle that pops out and you blow up just a ring round the out side and a pillow. We used it to avoid fatigue. We took some underwater pix there and planned to do some at CC too. Wed told the taxi man wed like to be picked-up @2:30. HE was there. We did head out then to get back without feeling rushed. (It was $50 each way). Wed gotten good lunch Cheese burgers and generous cheese pizza at a food stand right near the Coral World entrance for about $6 per person. Wed talked about taking food from the ship BUT with Pirate Night the night before we did not have time to plan ahead. NEXT TIME I WOULD I THINK BECAUSE 6X$6 = $36 and that s a lot more than free) We were dropped at Heavensight Mall and DH took DDs 2 & 4 back and I took DDs 1 & 3 shopping. We bought a few things for friends and were on deck 9 in 45 minutes. DDs 2,3&4 swam in the Mickey for an hour. There was a sailaway party and the ships horn interrupted the band before sail time. It blew two more times. DH learned that several family were late! DH and I watched as The Magic pulled out from between the two big ships we were parked between. Everyone on the RCCL was on deck watching us. Our horn blew for real and they blew back and we blew back and they blew back and we sailed away. Dh and I went to Palo for supper. DDs 2 & 3 went to dinner alone. DD1 disappeared, we fed DD4 room service while we dressed. Palo was wonderful. Ill skip what we had. It was ALL GREAT. HOWEVER, forgive me, the Chocolate Soufflé was good, but not as fantastic as I expected??? I would never miss it. We had a great table by the windows but the sun set on the other side of the ship. Peter Pan, Mr. Smid, sp? And Captian Hook came by!!! AND THE PEOPLE AT THE TABLE NEXT TO US, who wed never met, ARE FROM OUR TOWN. Our DD3 was in 1st grade with their DS!! His office is 2 miles from our house and her parents live across the street from my dearest aunt!! We met DDs at the braiding station where only DD3 was getting a half head. ($26 not bad) We went to Family Who wants to be a Mousekteer but we were not picked TONIGHT. Got youngest DD from OC and went to bed!!!