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Re: How Expensive is the Virgin Islands to Live on Board ?

I just did a internet search and was trying to find out how expensive $$$ it is to live in Virgin Islands, considering V I for 1 to 3 months out of the year.

I would guess, that the cost of renting (if open) a 37 ft. slip would be fairly high.
I could afford $ 700 to $ 900 +. Above $ 1,000... 'd think that it's a little too expensive for me. I don't get out much, in fact never before and want to see how fat my wallet needs to be before I make my travel plans.

I'd like to hear from cruisers that have traveled & lived there in the last few years. I heard that the retired military folks are there as well (I'm a ret. army guy).[/quote]

Care for yourself (feeding/drinking/playing) and care for your boat will be the biggest expense.

Forget about a slip, that puts $$ over the top. You can find a mooring, either for rent, or buy, although they are not supposed to be transferred, it happens all the time.

Fuel/water refills, for 2 people (110 gal of water) would last 10 days to 2 weeks and we've never run dry. We would fuel up at the same time, taking 10-15 gallons.
We do move around the islands and are not on our mooring more than 3 or 4 consecutive nights.

Keeping your boat on the hard will take another chunk of change and add insurance to that.

I don't have #s at this time but hopefully can find them and post them here.

Last year we were on board for 3 months, before that, it was 4 six week visits, returning home in between.

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