On the following days, 3 ships will be in port. I highly advise folks to snorkel or dive their house reef, windsurf early or late or just stay home. Whilst I welcome boutique smaller boats, our island officials have decided to cater to the masses via cruise ship tourism. I am less than happy but my voice is not important. Many of the folks walk aimlessly around the town. We have no duty free shopping and not enough loos for the bowels and bladders of these folks…PHOOEY
The taxi drivers, boat tours, water taxis and some other tourism sectors make good money with this new wave in mass cruise ship tourism. I do not begrudge them for this is a great opportunity BUT I do find fault with the island officials who clearly want to change the climate and culture of our island. We cannot sustain this type of tourism without SOME negative impact on our eco system.
The Dates to HIDE: January 5th, 11th, 19th, 25th, Feb 9th, 16th, and 23rd.