Re: Abacos or BVI
Okay, thanks for the feedback. From browsing around the forum and elsewhere, it did seem that BVI is the more popular charter destination. Just don't want to be overlooking anything. With wife and kid, the actual sailing is somewhat (unfortunately) secondary to having easy cruising grounds and nice, relaxing anchorages, especially for a first charter in new waters. I had the sense that BVI has the better sailing conditions, but wasn't sure about some of the other considerations. Part of the goal is to have so much fun that wife can't wait to book the next one.
As for getting there, it's about the same travel time to either Marsh Harbor or Tortola from where I'm at, and Marsh Harbor is actually showing cheaper airfare right now. Both places have Sunsail and Moorings, so I'd think that those would be pretty consistent from one location to the other.