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Coral Bay cab .... for 8. #239756
11/15/2020 06:06 AM
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We are in Salt Pond and love it enough to stay a 2nd night and don't want to lose the ball. But we need ice and a number of other provisions and would love to see Coral Bay. Maybe either lunch or happy hour at Skinny Legs?

Anyone have the name for a cab out of Coral Bay for a crew of 8?Even if it took 2 trips? Google just isn't helping me out. smile


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Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: ligot] #239762
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Try giving Busy Bee, the dive shop in Coral Bay, a call. They open early and may have some leads on who to contact - or may be willing to run out and shuttle you by boat if they have availability today (probably not cheap, but a potential option).

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Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: ligot] #239766
11/15/2020 09:14 AM
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I looked up a couple - Star Fish - opens at 1 today - 340-998-6139 and Aqua Blu closes at 5 today - 340-776-2782 Not really much to choose from that I see.
I know why you want to stay in Salt Pond as I was there recently.

Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: ligot] #239769
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Cabs don’t service Coral Bay. STJ cab drivers have a funny way of doing business.

Try Landlubber provisioning service to get stuff delivered. https://landlubberlogistics.com/

Jen Mann’s might be able to help you but it will be $$$ https://explorestj.com/

Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: ligot] #239852
11/16/2020 06:50 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions!

What we actually did was call Skinny Legs and weirdly someone was in at 8:30am! I asked who they'd recommend and they gave me Owen. Owen was incredibly helpful but was unfortunately off island and couldn't pick us up.

So he gave us his Uncle's # who also was unfortunately unavailable.

When I texted back to Owen about my voicemail for his uncle he sent a # for Wonderful. Mr Wonderful Taxi. Who was exactly that. Picked us up, brought us to Skinny Legs for lunch. Came back to take us to Love Market. Even offered to stop at Dolphin if we didn't get everything we needed. I would highly recommend both Owen and Wonderful if you find yourself on the East end of the island looking for a ride. I don't have the numbers handy while I write this but will try to add them both when I get back on.


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That is great news! Please do post as this question comes up on another forum, needing a Coral Bay taxi for land visitors.

There was a time when one needed to beg for a ride to and from Cruz Bay and Maho but when we were there in February 2018, taxis were servicing it regularly.

Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: ligot] #239954
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@Cleobeach

Cabs don’t service Coral Bay. STJ cab drivers have a funny way of doing business.

Irmaria and the Covid shutdowns have given some STJ taxi drivers a different perspective on 'doing business'

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@localsailor - and in the long run, that is probably a very good thing for the part of the island economy that relies on tourist dollars. Over the past 25 years, we have had some not great experiences with STJ (and STT) taxi drivers. By 2005, we started reserving a private driver/van on STT.

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ligot, I know it has been awhile since your original post, however do you still have the contact numbers for Owen, his uncle, and Mr Wonderful Cabs for Coral Bay? We are headed down in a few weeks and are hopeful to cab from Hanson Bay to Rhumb Lines for dinner.

Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: ligot] #263866
09/15/2021 10:03 AM
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Here are the numbers I have for Coral Bay based taxi drivers. They may not be in Coral Bay when you call, but they live there.

Kedija Prentice - 340-513-8562
Owen’s Taxi and Tours - 340-626-627
Mr. Wonderful - 340-643-3275
Starfish Taxi - 340-998-6139

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: ligot] #263877
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A Valuable list for any STJ visitor ---- save it
Land or sea!
TY Rick for it

Re: Coral Bay cab .... for 8. [Re: RickG] #263894
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Thank you Rick, much appreciated!


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