True Ferry Schedule
I have seen several conflicting schedules for ferry service between STX and STT. Can someone please point me to the real deal (actual up to date schedule)? :S
Friday, Sat,Sun and Mon.Depart STX 7:30AM and 4:30 AM arrive STT 9AM and 6PM
Depart STT 9;30 AM 6;45PM Arrive STX 11;00 Am 8:15 PM
Sea Trans 340 776 5494
Not what I wanted to hear but thank you for the clarification.
I assume the only other option for Tues through Thursday is sea plane or puddle jumper? Any recommendations?
Seaborne is also now flying airport to airport. STT, STX and SJU.
The last time I had to go to the doctor in SJU I was booked on Seaborne & they switched me to CapeAir as they weren't allowed to fly out of the airport yet. I didn't know the seaplanes to other islands stopped. Bad move on their part. The joy of the seaplane was not dealing with TSA hassles. I'll stick with AA or CapeAir all the way if they're going to do that bonehead move. At least on AA I'll get SOME miles, if no longer the 500 mile minimum.
They now have both. The advantage is they now can fly after dark.
As far as the land-based Seaborne, you only have to do TSA out of STT.....and they now fly into Isla Grande on the wheel plane.....I asked for a rebuttal, just for here, and this is what I got.....Here is a quote on seaplane status FROM a member of Seaborne Management.....
"Seaborne would love to fly seaplanes to all the islands if we could. The economic factors involved keeping the seaplane operation running is beyond what anyone would think. The salt water environment is brutal on equipment and therefore reduces the amount of time a plane stays in revenue service as compared to a landplane. The time frame varies but a seaplane will probably go into overhaul approx 1.5 years earlier than the land counterpart. Because of this and many other contributing factors it make sense for Seaborne to branch into the land based market while trying to perserve the hassle free travel experience.
We can all remember September 11, 2001. That one day changed the way the avitation industry conducts business. Seaborne is not exempt from these changes, however. Due to the nature of our bases (water) we did become exempt from certain rules/regs. Over time Seaborne has had to adapt to revised and/or new FAA and CBP policies and regulations. This is not an easy task for any airline and although we want to maintain the hassle free experience we as an airline and our customers need to recognize Seaborne doesn't make changes at will to disrupt the flow of traffic. We are just adapting to a changing environment."
Feel free to ask anything you like about Seaborne, and I will get you answers, DIRECT from the top!
The ferry is known to cancel at any time, be prepared to buy a seaborne plane ticket to get back home. Although last time I flew seaborne to stt I had to take the ferry back. Motto for caribbean travel, have a back up plan.
ALWAYS a Plan B!!!!!! LOL....but, that is part of the charm of island life.....sometimes you have to think outside of the box!
I understand that I'd have to do TSA only out of STT but that's my point. I don't want to do TSA at all for a puddlejumper. The last time I went to PR I got the worst search/pat-down I've been through in all the years I've flown. And all I was carrying was a purse. That was the joy of the seaplane, missing that hassle.
I thought I read in the settler's handbook about a motorboat taxi you can schedual between STT and STX. Has anyone used them? Do they exist? Is it very expensive?
I don't blame you darlin'....not one bit! I absolutely DESPISE going through security.......
There are taxi's out of stt but yes they are expensive, its been so long since I looked into it I don't remember how much but I do remember a plane ticket is alot cheaper and faster.
The Water Taxi, 340-775-6501, does not run to St. Croix. It runs from St. Thomas to almost anywhere else, St. John and most of the BVI. Considerably more expensive that the public ferry, but sometimes it's just what you need, or if you have enough people splitting the cost, it can be a good way to go.
I have never heard of a taxi from STT to STX. Maybe before my time, but I doubt it. Having said....you can probably hire someone with a boat, if you ask the right people and have plenty of money. It's not a good trip in a lot of boats.