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Island hopping

shangirl
December 16, 2015 12:05AM

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What other islands can you easily get to from STT?

Re: Island hopping

lescooper
December 16, 2015 12:46AM

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Posts: 157

Any of them. By seaplane...

Re: Island hopping

shangirl
December 16, 2015 12:56AM

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Posts: 136

Which Island have ferry service between them?

Re: Island hopping

Scubadoo
December 16, 2015 02:06AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,095

STT, STJ, BVI

Maybe soon STX and STT again when they finish building the new boat.

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
December 16, 2015 05:28AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Water Island, St John, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Tortola by regularly scheduled ferries:

[www.vinow.com]

Re: Island hopping

speee1dy
December 16, 2015 07:32AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,628

scubadoo, which year might that be?

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
December 16, 2015 07:57AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Spring 2016. See last paragraph this article:

[stthomassource.com]

Re: Island hopping

speee1dy
December 16, 2015 08:18AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,628

lol, if that holds true

Re: Island hopping

tankgurl
February 11, 2016 08:08PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 29

Is there no way for under $100 to travel from St. Croix to St. Thomas or any of the other close islands, BVI, etc?

I will be moving to St. Croix but I'm wondering if not being able to cheaply island hop on weekends will start to feel isolated?

Tankgurl

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
February 11, 2016 08:11PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Not from STX. It's a big island so you'll have plenty to explore but the less expensive island hopping is from STT/STJ.

Re: Island hopping

tankgurl
February 11, 2016 08:21PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 29

Ok thanks was just double checking.

Re: Island hopping

AandA2VI
February 12, 2016 12:03AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,290

Um what are you talking about OT? I fly to STT from STX all the time for about $80 RT - seaplane booked in advance... twice in last two months. Plus seaplane is free parkings so win win. Birthday flight a couple weeks ago Jan was $78rt.

And STX is big-ER but in no way "big" or MORE to explore.

Re: Island hopping

ms411
February 12, 2016 06:54AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,521

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AandA2VI
Um what are you talking about OT? I fly to STT from STX all the time for about $80 RT - seaplane booked in advance... twice in last two months. Plus seaplane is free parkings so win win. Birthday flight a couple weeks ago Jan was $78rt.

And STX is big-ER but in no way "big" or MORE to explore.

Please tell me the secret to getting those low fares. Thank you.

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
February 12, 2016 07:08AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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ms411
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AandA2VI
Um what are you talking about OT? I fly to STT from STX all the time for about $80 RT - seaplane booked in advance... twice in last two months. Plus seaplane is free parkings so win win. Birthday flight a couple weeks ago Jan was $78rt.

And STX is big-ER but in no way "big" or MORE to explore.

Please tell me the secret to getting those low fares. Thank you.

Booking in advance comes in at under $100 for basic RT STX/STT. However, the poster also asked about "any of the other close islands, BVI, etc" and that's simply not doable for under $100. Fares can be checked here:
[www.seaborneairlines.com]

Re: Island hopping

stxsailor
February 12, 2016 08:23AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 520

LIAT goes to Antigua a couple of days a week from STX and Coastal Air goes to Dominica and Nevis

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
February 12, 2016 08:48AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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stxsailor
LIAT goes to Antigua a couple of days a week from STX and Coastal Air goes to Dominica and Nevis

Not for under $100 as the latest poster asks. You can get from St Croix to anywhere for a price.

Re: Island hopping

ms411
February 12, 2016 11:21AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,521

How far in advance do you have to book to get those great rates? I'm looking at July, and the great fare seats are already sold out.

[booking.seaborneairlines.com]

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
February 12, 2016 11:29AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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ms411
How far in advance do you have to book to get those great rates? I'm looking at July, and the great fare seats are already sold out.

[booking.seaborneairlines.com]

Look at the 7 day advance fares - $79.

Re: Island hopping

ms411
February 12, 2016 11:43AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,521

That's EACH WAY. That fare is easy to get.

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
February 12, 2016 12:02PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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ms411
That's EACH WAY. That fare is easy to get.

Yes, seems it is. The confusion for me was that I designated RETURN and wrongfully assumed that that fare was indeed the return fare but now I see that's the fare for each leg. If AandA2VI found a $40 each way it must have been through a super-duper extra-special super saver super special. Or maybe she was strapped onto the pontoon with duct tape and bungee cords ...

Gee, maybe I did know what I was talking about after all. Heavens to Betsy!

Re: Island hopping

speee1dy
February 12, 2016 12:09PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,628

you might be able to buy a book of tickets to puerto rico, possible stt through seaborne. that would make it cheaper. but not sure of the price

Re: Island hopping

ms411
February 12, 2016 01:30PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,521

I frequently get deals going to PR, but would like some for STX.

Re: Island hopping

DL
February 16, 2016 04:15PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 173

Even if you get a $80 or $90 fare on Seaborne. You still have to pay $25 in baggage fees going and coming (if you're carrying a suitcase). Cape Air charges $158 and up and you get a free suitcase. Unlike Seaborne, Cape Air doesn't charge you $75 rebooking fee to change your ticket, or if you miss your flight. Also, flying to St. Thomas is different than flying to the States, where travel plans may be more firmly "set in stone." As a business traveler,. sometimes you buy a ticket from STX to STT and realize that you need to get to St. Thomas at a different time than previously expected.... why should I pay $75 to change a ticket that is only worth $50-75 each way? Cape Air all the way!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2016 04:16PM by DL.

Re: Island hopping

OldTart
February 16, 2016 04:37PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Still waiting for poster AandA2VI to advise how she gets that $80 RT fare.

Re: Island hopping

stxsailor
February 17, 2016 08:11AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 520

Seaborne has the $49 one way fare but those are few and far between. That is the cheapest I've seen.

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