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blackbolt7
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Hi all,

I intend to move to the islands in 2011.Of course I have many questions. Having lived in the Caymans for 5 years, I have a good idea
of some of the details of island living.....What I am seeking here are some specifics. Not being sure which island I'll end up living on,
I'd like to know how difficult it is to move a car from one island to the next. Do the ferries carry cars or must I barge from one to the next?
I will come down to do more recon over the course of the next year , I'm just trying to get organized. Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : February 20, 2010 7:02 pm
Juanita
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Hi blackbolt7,
Welcome! It is very easy to move a car, via car ferry/barge, between St. Thomas and St. John. Not so much to St. Croix. It's doable, but only if you are making a move, or perhaps buying/selling a car. Many people who live on St. John take the car ferry over to STT for their bi-monthly (or whatever) shopping trip. We lived on STT for 12 years, and we took our car over to St. John several times just to enjoy the island. I don't remember exactly, but it was $50, or more R/T. To ship a car from STT to STX, it is around $280, and there is paperwork involved, and you cannot travel with the vehicle (unless you have an animal in the car). Hope this helps.

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Posted : February 20, 2010 9:13 pm
lc98
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The car barge between STT and STJ costs $50 RT during the week, $40 RT on the weekends.

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Posted : February 21, 2010 10:02 am
East Ender
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As an aside, I was just reading an article about the big exodus from Cayman The article said everyone is going to Ireland.

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Posted : February 21, 2010 2:10 pm
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