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Airport Pickup by Boat #249478
03/08/2021 10:55 PM
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I know I have seen it before but can't find the thread with a search.

We are celebrating my twins' graduation from college with a week on my brother's boat which is now being chartered out of St. Thomas. We will be there for most of the month but have friends arriving on June 17th and since we pick up the boat that day we would like to pick them up from the airport by boat. I know we can anchor in Lindbergh Bay but can we anchor at Druif/Honeymoon on Water Island and dinghy over? He has a center console dinghy so a little more durable than the typical charter dinghy. Also, where do we tell them to meet us? Is there a dock or is it beach access only?


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Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: caribbeangirl13] #249492
03/09/2021 08:44 AM
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I would have them taxi to Crown Bay Marina and dinghy into there.

Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: caribbeangirl13] #249494
03/09/2021 09:38 AM
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Our last sail the crew dropped us off at Emerald Beach and then a short taxi ride or walk to the airport.

Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: ndfaninnc] #249512
03/09/2021 11:53 AM
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Was that post hurricanes? Did you have to land the dinghy on the beach or was there a dock? Could a couple young adults walk it with carryon bags?


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Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: caribbeangirl13] #249517
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I second the Crown Bay Marina drop. We typically wait at Tickles before grabbing the Crown Bay ferry to STJ. MANY people are in and out with dinghies picking up guests/provisioning etc. Tickles is a great spot to grab a drink in case your crew needs to wait on your pick up, or you need to wait for their delayed flight. smile

Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: caribbeangirl13] #249519
03/09/2021 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by caribbeangirl13
Was that post hurricanes? Did you have to land the dinghy on the beach or was there a dock? Could a couple young adults walk it with carryon bags?

With carry-on only I think it's a pretty easy walk from the airport to the Emerald Beach. Paved sidewalk the whole way. We've always ended up taking a short cab ride (after staying at the hotel post-charter) because we were hauling larger bags.

To my knowledge there's never been a dock at or near the Emerald Beach. You'd have to land the dinghy. The aerial view on Google Maps shows it well.

Dan cheers

Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: caribbeangirl13] #249547
03/09/2021 06:05 PM
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easy walk from a beach landing at Emerald Beach with carry on,might get your feet wet,or you will get your feet wet!

Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: caribbeangirl13] #249561
03/09/2021 09:05 PM
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Easy walk airport to Lindbergh Bay -- beach pickup only -- no big problem .
It is easier and dry + logistic for all to pick
up at Crown Bay Marina.
Last minute provision at Pueblo there too.

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Re: Airport Pickup by Boat [Re: caribbeangirl13] #249708
03/11/2021 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by caribbeangirl13
Was that post hurricanes? Did you have to land the dinghy on the beach or was there a dock? Could a couple young adults walk it with carryon bags?


Hi Sue, sorry for the delay. It was Nov. '19. Yes, the dinghy was landed on the beach in front of the hotel. It really is an easy walk with carry ons. We were lazy and took a cab for $10.


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