St. Croix Island Guide: Taxis & Rates Taxis
are a popular transportation choice for
visitors to St. Croix. The most popular are
vans, open air safaris (converted trucks;
truck beds are customized with bench seating
in an open-air covered area) and SUV’s.
Taxis on St. Croix are not metered and, as
you will see below, rates are per person and
per destination and are set by the VI
Taxicab Division. Taxi Tips
-Taxis are almost always on standby at
the cruise ship dock when ships are in
port, at the airport, the Seaplane
Terminal, at th taxi stand area in down
town Christiansted as at some of the
more popular eateries.
taxi vehicles are labeled including taxi
capacity. The drivers personal
identification/taxi license should be on
the vehicles dash board.
- Beware of “gypsy taxis" in their
personal vehicles. They do not adhere to
the rules of the taxi commission and you
should use them at your own risk.
- Although rates are standardized it is
strongly recommended that you speak to
the driver and agree to your total rate
(for you, your group, your luggage,
waiting, tour) before boarding the taxi.
you like the service provided by your
driver, he will be pleased to provide
his business card and cell number so you
can call on him later in your stay.
you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and
sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches
shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have
smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and
coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!
Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where
a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier
YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the
money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big
wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a
combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can
share the event by showing the video and photographs at an
All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have
become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose
St. Croix above others?
YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural
history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect
year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider
relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands,
which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important
in both business and personal matters.
This means mainland US
companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart,
Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a
variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer
local service. U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.
The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands
Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the
rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most
of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships,
submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships
especially from Denmark, can be seen here.
The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for
viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night
dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors
arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of
Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club