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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
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Re: BVI: Alternative to Full Provisioning
Other people have said that we'd be sent a cruising guide. Sunsail did not send a cruising guide and said in our confirmation that one would be available on board when we arrive. We're going to buy one ahead of time.
If your local library has them, loan it out, don't buy since there will be one on your Sunsail boat.
Good provisioning is available just about everywhere in the BVI now, with the exception of Jost where things ($20 for a can of Off) remain very expensive.
...and don't forget Advil, Aleve or any other OTC "painlkiller" (not the potent potable) of choice. We did last time down and paid $19 for a small bottle.
As for provisioning, we usually pre-order the heavy stuff like canned goods, water and other beverages ahead of time to be delivered to the boat. We've done it both through Sunsail & Riteway and will probably do it through Riteway again. When we arrive, we go to the local Riteway market to select the fresh items. It's a short walk from the Moorings/Sunsail/Footloose Base @ Wickham's Cay II.
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