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    Iguanas of Charlotte Amalie

    by cjg1 Updated Aug 3, 2010

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    Liz and I were taking a break from shopping and relaxing on a side alley bench when we heard something rustling behind us. To our surprise there was an Iguana behind us coming out of some plants. Our new friend was quite friendly and seemed to relish in having his picture taken. He hung around for at least 15 minutes until a nasty child came over to scare the Iguana back into the plants.

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    Iguanas at the Cruise Port

    by cjg1 Updated Aug 3, 2010

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    Iguanas are a common sight in St. Thomas especially at the Cruise Ports. We had the chance to see as many as ten Iguanas enjoying some sun and fun on the rocks. They will sit there and look right at you and allow you to take pictures. But please, do not touch them.

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    Buck Island Lighthouse

    by grandmaR Written Feb 19, 2010

    St. Thomas' Lighthouses are on Buck Island. Almost every Caribbean Island has a Buck Island. It was where they put the male slaves after they were brought over from Africa.

    The first Buck Island lighthouse was built in 1913 by the Danish government before this became a US territory. It has been inactive since mid 1990. It is a 25 foot square steel tower which was painted white. The lantern was painted black. Most of the paint has weathered off and the building is now rust colored. The lighthouse was added to the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List in April 2004. Located at the highest point of Buck Island which is about 3 mi. south of St. Thomas. Buck Island that has been a wildlife refuge since 1969. It is accessible only by boat.

    The second Buck Island lighthouse was built in the 1990s and is still active. It is a 40 foot tall square cylindrical steel skeletal tower next to the old lighthouse.

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    Quaint Side Streets

    by cjg1 Updated Nov 4, 2009

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    There are many quaint side streets and alleyways in Charlotte Amalie. Some are nicely shaded with trees and plants. We enjoyed wandering through these areas and seeing what was hidden such as interesting shops, little cafe's and even benches to take a rest.

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    St. Johns Island

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 15, 2009

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    Take a short 1/2 hour boat trip to this island to take in a more secluded environment. It is nice and a lot of greenery. I have been there a couple of times as side trip form St. Thomas, or Puerto Rico. It is different form the other islands with some lesser tourists.

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    Explore the Coast on your own!

    by bberry19 Written Jan 29, 2007

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    If you can afford it and are up for the adventure, rent a boat! If you are unsure about your naviagting abilities they have captins that will drive for you. You can spend the day island hopping (watch for international boundaries, you will need to clear customs to get to some of the islands you see). There are many beaches around St. Thomas and St. John that are only accessable by boat. This is a great oppurtunity to get away from the crowds. Please be smart and careful. Don't drop your anchor just anywhere (our reefs are alive!), respect park boundaries (in St. John), and DON'T go to a beach where there are already people if the beach is obviously not accessable by land! We islanders like our privacy too, that's why we're at the deserted beach! There are many many beaches, you can find one that will be all your own:) Enjoy our underwater life while you are out and about.

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    "Trunk bay"!

    by heitzenrater Written Jan 3, 2006

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    So I started my venture at the cruise ship port in St. Thomas. A taxi was needed to get to Red Hook (town). This cost 6 dollars but included a guided speech with a speaker that cut in and out. I was able to almost make out some of the tour. Next it was time to board the ferry. This cost 4 dollars and was somewhat enjoyable. Next another taxi was needed to get to trunk bay. This ride was a 10-dollar ride and once again included the broken speech tour. Finally a 4-dollar entrance fee was required to get into the park. The beach was nice and the sand was warm. The sight had a gift shop that honestly just sold junk and candy bars. There was also a fast food joint that sold tasty hotdogs and French fries. Well good luck and enjoy!!!!

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    Park entrance is free. A same-day use fee is collected at Annaberg and Trunk Bay. Children age 16 and under are admitted free; adults, $4; individual annual pass, $10; family annual pass, $15; Golden Age and Golden Access annual cardholders are admitted half price.

    User fees (Individual)
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    $4 - 365 Days
    $10 - Annual
    $15 - Annual

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    Trunk Bay & Annaberg fee stations $4 Adults, 16 and under, no charge. Annual fees: $10 individual, $15 Family.

    ACTIVITY FEES
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    $15 - Day

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    Boaters using a mooring between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. are required to deposit a $15.00 fee into an onshore pay station. Pay stations are located at Caneel Bay Watersports Shop, Hawksnest Beach, Cinnamon Bay Beach, Lillie Maho Beach, Leinster Bay, Saltpond Bay, and Great Lameshur Bay. Brochures providing

    Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center is open daily, 8:00am to 4:30pm. The Station is closed Christmas Day. Park areas are open 24 hours a day year-round.

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    Jonna White Gallery

    by Agraichen Written Jan 13, 2003

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    Art and animal lovers will enjoy this gallery. Jonna White, known for her animal art has a lovely gallery on Main Street in St. Thomas.

    Friendly atmosphere, you might just be "waited on" by the artist herself or her sister.

    Located at 30 Main Street St. Thomas, this is a great place to browse for that additional piece.

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    Cool off By the Fountain

    by cjg1 Updated Nov 4, 2009

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    The best way to beat the heat besides a cool tropical drink is a nice seat by a fountain. This fountain in particular is rather nice and located right by the A. H. Riise Shopping Mall.

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