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Re: Are the charter prices based per person
Be sure and read all the fine print on the charter company's website. There will be additional DRA fees for the hull of the boat you are on and probably the dinghy as well. I would also be upfront with your potential guests about who will pay for what if damage or loss occurs during your trip. For example, what if your friend ties up the dinghy (poorly) at night and it's gone in the morning? You signed the contract, he lost the dinghy, who is paying for the insurance deductible? Not trying to be negative but I've seen this sort of stuff happen enough... If you grab mooring balls rather than anchoring those will be $30/night. Expect food to be more that what you pay at home and for liquor to be about the same. You may have to purchase water and fuel as well, maybe not depending on how you manage things. A simple way to run things after arrival is to have both couples put a couple hundred dollars each into a kitty and have one person responsible for paying fees and keeping receipts. If the kitty gets low, toss in another $100 each. At the end of the trip either split it or enjoy a nice meal.
There is a wealth of current BVI charter info on traveltalkonline dot com.
Have fun on your trip.
Last edited by FarCry; 12-29-2013 at 11:19 AM.