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Elmira.Bouvier
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Hello, I am looking to go down to the Virgin Islands during tourist season.
What is the best way to locate a part-time seasonal position once arriving along with a simple place to stay.

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Topic starter Posted : October 22, 2015 11:21 pm
Alana33
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What do you do?

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Posted : October 22, 2015 11:53 pm
CruzanIron
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Which island?

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Posted : October 23, 2015 12:36 am
OldTart
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Your plan is something that (particularly young) people have been doing for donkey's years, I can only speak for St Thomas but to find a place to stay you can scout craigslist for a share situation once you get here. There are a couple of places not overly expensive where you can stay for a few nights while you find your way around. You need to be in reach of public transportation - the East end of the island is popular as you can utilize the $1 safari buses during the daytime and taxi home at night, Red Hook is a good area in which to seek work as there are a plethora of bars and restaurants in close proximity to each other (assuming you're looking for a kitchen, server or bartender position). Pounding the pavement is a must!

Island first, details after that!

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Posted : October 23, 2015 8:46 am
vicanuck
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Resourceful people always find resources.

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Posted : October 23, 2015 11:22 am
Elmira.Bouvier
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Hello Old-Tart, thank you for your reply.
I am not the "young" person, lol.
I am retired. I notice while on a cruise there were women about my age serving
as tour guides. Greeting visitors coming off ships, putting them on buses and leading them
by the nose around to the tourist spots.
Your reply was entertaining and helpful.

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Topic starter Posted : October 23, 2015 12:01 pm
OldTart
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I notice while on a cruise there were women about my age serving
as tour guides. Greeting visitors coming off ships, putting them on buses and leading them
by the nose around to the tourist spots.

Unfortunately this kind of position is really only suited to locals/longtime residents who know their way around. It would be very difficult as a newcomer to be considered for anything to do with tourism. The majority of seasonal jobs hinge around the restaurant/bar scene or charter boat operations and you need to be pretty fit and agile to keep up the pace. Not to say that being retired means you have one foot in the grave but seasonal jobs do tend to be better suited to the young! Good luck, though!

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Posted : October 23, 2015 12:16 pm
Alana33
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Tour companies in many instances also require one to lift and lug guest suitcases if greeting at airports and transporting to hotels as part of their group tours programs.
Best bet would be to contact local tour companies to see if their requirements would make you a suitable applicant.

You may very well find it difficult to make ends meet doing this with the outlay of expenses to move just to be here in season.
You'll find it challenging to get around to do everything you may need without a car and depending on public transportation. The $1 safaris now charge $2, btw.

Here are a couple of the companies on STT that are better known.
Island Magic Tours 340-775-7292
Island Meeting and Incentives 340-779-2755.

There are others in yellow pages of VI Phone book which is available online.

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Posted : October 23, 2015 12:45 pm
Alana33
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I might add in response to your pm, that to find seasonal or part time work such as you're looking for, you need to pound the pavement and be on island.

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Posted : October 23, 2015 2:16 pm
ms411
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Tour companies:

Cruise Ship Excursions - they are one of the companies that have people at the dock putting people on tours. I think they had an ad on craigslist a month or so ago. Probably under Customer Service.

Tropic Tours - they offer airport pickups and tours to St John. They also plan corporate group tours.

Some of the excursion companies hire their own staff to escort the tours. The zipline is one of them, I think. Speedy's Ferry, may also hire dock staff. I know someone who has worked for them for years, but another tour company may have the contract and Speedy's just leases their ferry.

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Posted : October 23, 2015 3:09 pm
Exit Zero
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I often see people meeting guests at the airport for various tour companies.

like this:
http://www.applevacations.com/caribbean/st.-thomas/

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Posted : October 23, 2015 5:31 pm
sheiba
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go to worldoceanschool.com for any interest working seasonally on a boat. The historical Roseway docks in St Croix for the winter. They give tours and offer sail trips. You do need to be in decent physical shape. They will put you to work.

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Posted : October 23, 2015 5:32 pm
sheiba
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Correction!! worldoceanschool.org

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Posted : October 23, 2015 5:33 pm
Elmira.Bouvier
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Big Thank you!

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Topic starter Posted : October 23, 2015 6:14 pm
ms411
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The ad for tour dispatchers is still on craigslist.

http://virgin.craigslist.org/csr/5231911347.html

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Posted : October 23, 2015 11:48 pm
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