Getting to our dive locations is easy! Taxis are abundant everywhere and ferries leave every hour on the hour between Red Hook, St. Thomas to Cruz Bay, St. John. If you are on a cruise, please see our directions for cruise passengers.
Ferries leave every hour on the hour from Red Hook at a cost of $7 per person, children under 12 years are $1. Transportation to the Red Hook ferry dock is readily available via taxi. Rates vary from $5 to $13 per person (ask price prior to departure) depending upon how far away from Red Hook you are.
Once on St. John, take a taxi out to Trunk Bay at cost of $6 per person and at Trunk Bay you will go to the Trunk Bay Gift Shop (the shop that faces the Snack Bar). The gift shop is where you will meet your guide. The Virgin Islands National Park charges a $4 per person (kids under 16 free) entrance fee, this fee stays in the park to maintain the facilities (showers, restrooms, trails, etc.).
Another alternative if you have a rental car on St. Thomas is to take the "car ferry" over to St. John (make sure it is okay with the rental agency). This costs $50 round trip. This ferry leaves every hour on the hour and on the half hour but takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get to St. John. There are two different companies so check their return schedule. This can save a lot of money for families especially but this is not often very reliable so give yourself plenty of time.
Reservations are required! Getting to Coki Beach is easy too, just take a taxi to Coki Beach/Coral World. Rates range from $5 to $13 per person depending on how far from Coki Beach you are. Once at Coral World, meet Frank or Tammy at the Coral World ticket booth at your reservation time. If you are driving, look at a map of St. Thomas to find Coral World, it is next to the Coki Beach. Be sure to get a parking pass from the Coral World greeters to park in the Coral World parking lot.
To get to Trunk Bay while on St. John, just take a taxi to Trunk Bay. Rates range from $5 to $13 per person depending on how far from Trunk Bay you are. Once at Trunk Bay, meet Frank or Tammy at the Trunk Bay Gift Shop at your reservation time. If you are driving, look at a map of St. John to find Trunk Bay. Parking is limited so be sure to arrive early.
My daughters and I had an awesome time "SNUBA®ing" at Coral World with Tammy! Tammy was great! I know this is an experience they will always remember - and will want to repeat!!
The experience was fantastic. We took our 3 kids (ages 8 - 13) and Frank (our instructor) was great with them. The training, actual dive and the surroundings exceeded our greatest expectations. Thanks again for a wonderful time.
Steve & Julie Palmisano
This was the highlight of our trip!! We are still talking about it. I was really nervous at first, and Frank could tell. He really took the time and interest to make me feel comfortable in doing the dive. It was the greatest experience I have ever had. The next time we visit St. Thomas, You can be sure that this excursion is at the top of our list. Thanks again for such great memories.
Susan Van Vickle
Tammy was patient and sooo good with our kids ages 8 and 10. The experience was as close to scuba diving as one can get, and my husband was thrilled with the experience. Now, maybe I can get him to become scuba certified!