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Why doesn’t water taxi pick you up in charlotte amalie st. thomas #201908
08/07/2019 06:40 PM
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Why doesn’t the private water taxi’s pick you up in charlotte amalie area, St. Thomas and take you to West End Tortola BVI?

Is there a rule or law against this?

Only looks like about a 12 mile difference.

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Re: Why doesn’t water taxi pick you up in charlotte amalie st. thomas [Re: Bri Cin MD] #201912
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Usually water taxis will pick you up wherever you want that’s their business

Re: Why doesn’t water taxi pick you up in charlotte amalie st. thomas [Re: Bri Cin MD] #201945
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The one's I've contacted said you taxi from STT/CA to Red Hook and they pick you up there.


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Re: Why doesn’t water taxi pick you up in charlotte amalie st. thomas [Re: Bri Cin MD] #201949
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All of them I dealt with will only pick you up in Red Hook. I think it had to do with customs.


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Re: Why doesn’t water taxi pick you up in charlotte amalie st. thomas [Re: Orange_Burst] #201963
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Probably more to do with distance and gas.


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Re: Why doesn’t water taxi pick you up in charlotte amalie st. thomas [Re: Bri Cin MD] #201971
08/08/2019 11:12 AM
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It more than doubles the normal 22 mile run from Red Hook to West End and return.


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Re: Why doesn’t water taxi pick you up in charlotte amalie st. thomas [Re: Bri Cin MD] #201973
08/08/2019 11:17 AM
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Close to the water as possible
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It's just a matter of efficiency. It's (usually) faster to drive from CA to Red Hook than to motor along the entire south coast of St. Thomas, saves fuel and hours on the marine engines, and frequently that can be a rather rough patch of water and not much fun for folks who may or may not be boaters and used to such rides. Or to put it another way, let the taxi cabs do what they can do, use the boats to do what only a boat can do.


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