Seek Info. For Trip To BVI - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 08-01-2001 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

I''m trying to research airfare from Dallas to
BVI on the Webb, but I need the name of the airport at the other end. What air carrier flies to BVI, out of what airport, and where does it land in BVI. I''m doing a nine day sailing junket out of St. Pete in early September. I want to do a week to ten days sailing in BVI off season, probably between August l and October 31. These seem to be the most economical. Need someone with experience to vet my whole plan. Is it still good sailing there during this peroid. Know any cheap charters, bareboat, 28 to 32 feet,
etc., etc. Grateful for any help.

dhd
dhartdallas is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 08-01-2001
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 629
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

many flights connect to san juan and then into tortola.
most charter boats seem to be 40 feet or more.
you might also fly into st thomas and rent a boat in red hook. the bvi''s are only 2 hours away.
eric
kimberlite is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 10 Old 08-02-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

The code for the airport is EIS.
August is a little late in the season and you are running the risk of having a hurricane ruin your booking...Also you will get the almost weekly tropical wave which brings clouds and rain for a couple days...My advise would be to look into a late June early July charter to lessen some of these risks and still get the lower rates.

good luck
Herve
hervel is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 10 Old 08-02-2001 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

Thanks Hervel. I''m rescheduling.
dhartdallas is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 10 Old 08-06-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

Conch Charters seems to be a value price leader down there, they are out of Tortolla and use older Moorings boats. Just check the ads in Sailing or Cruising World or search their websites, which normally provide pricing and quotes.
TopKnott is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 10 Old 08-06-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

January is a great time to sail down there, American Airlines has the most frequent and reliable service. Trt Orbitz.com for online airfares use EIS (beef Isl) or STT (St. Thomas) almost all connect via SJJ San Juan
TopKnott is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 10 Old 08-09-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

We chatered in BVIs last Feb. Chartered from TMM, and arranged everything through Ed Hamilton (which cost us nothing).
http://www.ed-hamilton.com/

We were able to get MUCH lower airfares by using Ed Hamilton - they have arrangements to by in bulk.

Good Luck!
mwhite is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 10 Old 08-19-2001
BonTemps
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

Have sailed many times in BVI and cheapest travel has been Caribbean Travel 800 327 5540, which is agency used by Sun Yachts (now Stardust Yacht Charters). Their price the past 2 times was the lowest since they tie up seats for this charter company and probably others. I would not recommend Stardust after the last 2 sails and would take the Moorings anyday even if price more. Numerous problems with boat and 3 different dinghy motors in one week cooled me on them. I think you get what you pay for.
 
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 10 Old 08-19-2001
BonTemps
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

p.s. Airport for BVI is on Beef Island
 
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 10 Old 08-27-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Seek Info. For Trip To BVI

Last charter in BVI was past January, with TMM. Boats in good condition, nice helpful people, great service. Price is not everything. Previous charter with low-end company was a drag, constant repairs and breakdowns. Think it over carefully before you go with price alone. I agree that Ed Hamilton brokers is a good way to go and costs YOU nothing. You could also call TMM direct. Try WWW.SailTMM.com for full details. Good luck and enjoy the best sailing waters on earth!
gpilott is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MacGregor 26x - info needed plz sailortaylor Boat Review and Purchase Forum 14 05-31-2009 04:05 PM
Abacos Info... BobbieP Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 02-04-2005 03:53 AM
Abacos Info... BobbieP General Discussion (sailing related) 1 01-19-2005 05:23 PM
B31 Bostrum ,seeking info on this swedish boat georgesoilis Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 11-14-2004 12:25 PM
Info on Rob Roy 23? Mike Turner Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 07-15-2002 12:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome