Ferry From St. Croix to St. Thomas
Hello All! My husband and I are new here...just curious about the ferry service that has been stopped until the end of the year. I had a VERY RUDE encounter with a woman (the manager?) at SeaTrans today. We didn't know that the service had been stopped and she proceeded to ask me if I had been "living under a rock" and that "everyone on the island" knows about the ferry accident. We DID know about the accident, but not that service had been completely stopped.
Just curious to know if anyone else had a TERRIBLE experience with this woman, or if maybe she was just having a bad day.:-(
Sorry but you should have known there is only 1 high speed ferry boat and it's still where it wrecked many weeks ago. You just happened to ask the wrong question.
It will take months to repair once it is lifted off the rocks it's been sitting on over by STT.. The tug pulling the large crane barge still has not arrived local waters from New York, due to tropical storm Emily being out in the Atlantic Ocean last week. Therefore there is no ferry service and won't be until sometime in 2012 most likely.
I see...had no idea there is only ONE ferry. I still don't think it's an excuse for rudeness. This community is very transient so there will be people who just got here and don't know everything there is to know. 🙁
Oh well. Welcome to town huh? 🙂
Sorry you had this experience -- most locals are friendly but obviously this one was not in a friendly mood today. :S
If you did speak o the owner/manager she must have been having a bad day. She is a very nice person. Perhaps with the veel running 'a island' and the barge being delayed, it would cause me to be flustered. Sure she will be better next time.
Thanks everyone. 🙂
Everyone has been very nice since we got here, I suppose this is why it caught me off guard...
Enjoy your week!
You gotta allow for stuff like that on a small island. Forgive and forget, everyone has a bad day. She could be the person that lets you in traffic tomorrow with two honks and a smile. You can not sweat it every time someone is grumpy or rude here. When you first come many perceive this as rudeness and poor customer service, but IMO it's people being real. Once they get to know you they are almost always nice, but when's someone's having a bad day they are having a bad day and not being as fake and plastic as people can get stateside. I hate walking into the mall and being accosted by people who's smiles look painful. Here, if you really stop and say good morning, how are you doing and take the time to really hear their answer you will get a good response 9 times out of 10. I find the people to be very warm in general here and I can usually turn around any situation.
And on a positive note, the sea plane is only a little bit more money, MUCH faster and a lot smoother. Welcome!