Starting this to avoid hijacking other threads and get more on topic to planned trip...
About to book a 5 day trip (Maybe more??? ) to Scrub Island on points. Looking for thoughts and ideas on what to do on and off the island.
1) Is 5 days enough time? Too Long? Too Short?
2) What activities would you recommend on the island, besides sitting by the pool, drinking, relaxing.
3) Where would you go if you rented a boat for a day?
4) Excursions on the ferry back to Tortola? Worth it? What would you do?
5) Other advice.
Thanks in advance!
HOW LONG TO STAY
We all have our own way to travel, so these tips and thoughts from our journey may or may not appeal to your taste. However, with getting ideas and doing some research you will put together a trip you'll not soon forget.
Keep us informed on what you figure out as it's fun to see what others do and find for our next visit, and yes we will be back!!!
Sorry aje5837, but give the resort a call using the number on the resort site and ask to speak to the registration desk at the resort as the number listed used to be someplace in Florida. Once they transfer you ask the folks for information on renting the boats with a Captain. If they don't provide any assistance DM me and I will try to get you a few email contacts at the resort if they are still there.
Keep in now this was two years ago, a 23' Contender Center Console was around $550 for the entire day.
Question on getting to Scrub Island. My dates have changed, and I'm now looking at early April for a trip there.I know it's recommended to fly into EIS from SJU, however, the costs are prohibitive. I can fly on miles to St. Thomas, and then take the ferry to Tortola.
Does anyone have any experience doing this? Is it a pain? Is it worth saving Close to $900 in airfare for the water taxi's and shuffling to the ports on land taxi's?
Boy I wish I could help you with that Hokie, but cannot since we only flew into EIS. Let me ask, what leg of the trip is most cost prohibitive, into SJU or from SJU to EIS? Reason I ask is you might want to check from SJU-EIS a couple or operators as Seaborne Airlines and Cape Air make the trip, maybe another as well.
Last time I looked just randomly the IAH-SJU-EIS trip was stupid costly even in Economy. We would connect as we always have to Cape Air in SJU which is sort of a UA Express flight. The Cape Air segment of the trip was the most expensive so you may want to look around at other options before taking the ferry from STT.
Its the flight from SJU to EIS. The inexpensive round trip ($200) is only am timeframe, which would require an overnight in San Juan. Double that + for anything after 1pm, when we would arrive in San Juan. Not that that's expensive at all, but really trying to do this trip on a budget (as in free).
Ended up booking to STT, and we'll make an adventure of seeing STT and the ferry rides to Tortola and Scrub. Got flights to STT on airline points, and hotel on marriot points. Only cost of the 'trip', aside from food and excursions, is about $30 in taxes for airline, ferry fees (they look to be $40 round trip per the many websites) and cab rides. Can't beat that cost for 5 nights on a resort island.
Sorry to learn you found the exact same thing we have recently, SJU-EIS is murder. I've never checked into Seaborne as I'm not a fan of the SF34 they fly, much rather be on the C402 of Cape Air.
That's good news flynhokie, cannot wait to learn of your ferry experience and taxi from Road Town to the airport and ferry dock for Scrub Island.
My sincerest sympathy to you as well!!! I can't even imagine going through the loss of my wife....
I hope you still get the opportunity of going sometime in the future....
I will say a prayer for you at sunset our first night there; and then again at sunrise the next morning....
May God Bless you!!!