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post #3 of Old 10-18-2012
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Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

You will need to clear in and out each time and pay the fees in the BVI. All people aboard your boat must be U.S. citizens or non-citizens with a valid U.S. visa as the visa waiver program doesn't apply to entering the U.S. in private boats. The U.S. doesn't enforce clearing out, but the BVI does require clearance in both directions. Depending upon traffic it can be a breeze in 5 minutes or can take 30-60 minutes.
I agree with fallard that picking up a mooring in Caneel bay and then dinghying over to clear in is a better approach. remember to bring a lock and key for your dinghy while in Cruz Bay.


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