Originally Posted by Minnewaska
First I've ever heard of a problem. We've certainly tacked right up snug to St. John's, although, I've never seen the Coasties to report on their reaction. I'm surprised its an issue, as long as you do not drop a hook. SJ is hard to avoid around West End, Sopers, Thatch Island, etc.
I, too, have never heard of there being a problem if you are on a BVI-flagged boat and sailing through US waters--or vice versa.
Whether or not your boat is flagged in the BVI, there are anchoring restrictions for much of St. John. Check out http://www.nps.gov/vicr/planyourvisi...&PageID=302105