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rental car on St Thomas return on St. John

Old Oct 16th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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rental car on St Thomas return on St. John

Does anyone know if you can rent a car on St. Thomas but return it on St. John??
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Old Oct 16th, 2008, 01:56 PM
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The only way to get from ST. Thomas to ST. John is by small ferry boat, so I think the answer to your question is "no".
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Old Oct 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
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You can rent a car ON St. Thomas & take it on the car ferry to St. John (except for one car rental company & I can't remember which one) but you can't return any rental cars from St. Thomas on St. John.

I can't imagine why you'd want to since you'd be flying in & out of St. Thomas to get to St. John from the States.
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Old Oct 19th, 2008, 08:44 AM
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We stayed on St. John and only rented a jeep for 3 of the 7 days. You really don't need it every day.

Are you staying in St.Thomas?
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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:42 AM
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The reason I wanted to return it on St. John is that I don't want the car for the whole week...and someone mentioned that food and supplies are cheaper on St. Thomas..so we are filling up a cooler when we rent a car on St. Thomas and then only want the car for a couple days and didn't want to have to ferry back to St. Thomas in the middle of our week there.

Thanks for your answers!!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Have you looked at the cost of taking a car to St. John? Looks to me like it is about $30.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 04:13 PM
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I did look at that price and it is about $45...but, if I don't have to take it back to St. Thomas....I save money on groceries and I don't have to take the car back on the Ferry ???
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Old Oct 24th, 2008, 09:11 AM
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I really doubt that your savings on groceries would be enough to justify taking a car on the ferry plus whatever the dropoff charge would be. We shopped at a big market on St. John and the prices didn't seem too high.
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Old Oct 24th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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It's a moot point anyway since you can't pick up a car on St. Thomas & return it on St. John anyway. And I think it's Hertz that doesn't allow you to take one of their cars to St. John from St. Thomas.
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Old Oct 25th, 2008, 05:31 PM
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I'm starting to figure that out...the money it would take to ferry othe car over would be what I would save in groceries etc... Thanks for all your offerings!!! I'll just rent on St. John for a few days and shop there! Thanks again
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Old Oct 26th, 2008, 02:23 AM
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There's a good market right across from the Red Hook ferry to St. John called Marina Market. Not cheap but good meat counter & deli & a good selection.
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 03:35 PM
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Thanks!! We'll have to try it out!
Any other useful tips for St. John?
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