Taxis can be hired by travelers seeking assistance with getting around Charlotte Amalie.  It should be noted that taxis are not metered; however fares are standardized throughout the area and regulated by the governing board overseeing them.  This means that travelers should learn about the current standard rates and discuss rates with drivers before accepting rides.  This prevents problems with being overcharged.  Visitors can hire taxis for short destination trips as well as for tours.  Guided taxi tours can be taken by small groups for approximately $50 per hour.  Taxi vans are slightly cheaper and are also an excellent way to meet other local tourists who will ride with you.

Rental cars are another option for getting around Charlotte Amalie.   Most travelers who rent cars in the area do so upon arrival at the airport.   (Information on airport arrival is online at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g14... .)   Car rental can be obtained from the major car rental companies widely known by travelers such as Budget ( www.budget.com ) and Hertz ( www.hertz.com ) or from local places such as Dependable Car Rental.   Travelers should make note of the slow driving speeds and the fact that driving is on the left in order to stay safe on the roads.