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post #14 of Old 06-15-2013
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Re: First time chartering in BVI flotilla with kids

I ordered provisions the first couple of times I chartered in the BVI, but always wound up with leftover items I didn't care for. The last time we got a ride from the Moorings to the grocery store - I forget which one, there are a couple - and went shopping ourselves. Worked much better.

While there are lots of restaurants available, it's also great to not rely on going out every night. I like grilling for dinner at anchor (or on a mooring ball) - chicken, burgers, steak. Easy to do.

One thing I've learned as I've chartered in different places, but especially in the BVI - if you are going to limit yourself to mooring balls, you may get frustrated with crowds/availability. But if you're willing to anchor, which is not a big deal, you have many more enjoyable possibilities. Last trip, after a busy afternoon at Sandy Spit, we had the place to ourselves as we were the only boat to anchor overnight.

Of course, your overnight stops will be dictated by your flotilla...
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