St. John''s bareboat charter - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Chartering
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-11-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
bcshark is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter

I am considering a charter in St. John''s in April 2003. We have chartered 3 times in Tortola, but are looking for new cruising grounds. Anyone with experience/information about St. John''s would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-11-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Kesi is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter

Hi,

There are no charter companies worth mentioning in St. John if any. I would Chareter out of St. Thomas VIP yacht charters and head over to St.John. NO customs and some of the most beautiful anchorages. They used to not charge for mooring bouys but now they might have a small fee.
St. John is lovely, and Lennister Bay, Hawsksnest, Francis Bay Trunk Bay and on the other side some very quite places. The night life
is not abundaunt except for Cruz Bay but you do not want to settle there due to the heavy ferry traffic. If you anchor out you will dinghy ashore and have to catch a safari bus or taxi to town. The hiking along the island is beautful. Have a great time.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-12-2002
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
pmills42255 is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter


I would charter a boat from Tortola,and right there in town check out of customs and then check in at Cruz Bay St. John. The process is painless. Check Conch Charters, they have a nice webb site too. we just got back, there are no fees for the mooring, and there are a lot of them. BVI return is five dollars per person. We checked in and out at Jost Van Dyke- more fun that way!
Paul
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-13-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
btimm is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter

We charter all the time out of Tortola and always include St. John as part of the itinerary. North side is much better than South coast.

Do not recommend trying to anchor or moor in Cruz Bay. The customs dock area is shallow and there is heavy traffic with little room. The Southern areea of Cruz Bay has many locals that can get outright nasty with charter boats (may be some good resons behind this from the past).

Highly recommend picking up a National Park mooring in Caneel Bay then go ashore and catch a taxi over the hill to Cruz Bay. Taxi''s are always waiting there at Caneel Bay Resort (beautiful). Cost of taxi is $3/person. We''ve done this many time without problems.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-14-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
DuaneIsing is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter

I can attest to the problems you can encounter in Cruz Bay. Lots of shoaling in spots and was very crowded. Finally got a decent spot for a few hours, but was nearer to the ferry traffic than I would have preferred.

We moored that night at Caneel Bay and it was very nice there.

Duane
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-19-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 161
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Valdare is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter

bcshark,

We own a charter boat with VIP in ST. Thomas. We find St. Thomas a very easy and convienent starting point. There are many, many very nice anchorage''s on St. John. We especially like the South side. Very few people visit there so the anchorage''s are usually very quite and empty. Cruz bay is my first mates favorite place to shop. We grab a mooring ball at Caneel and dingy to Cruz. We usually vist on our first and our last full day. On our last full day we go to Caneel visit Cruz Bay, next morning early we sail to Buck Island and snorkel. This is where the tourist boats from St. Thomas take the guest from the cruise ships (get there before 9:00AM. It''s about a 1 1/2 sail, we spend the morning eat lunch and then sail back to Compass Point Marina. We usually get the Delta Flight back that leaves at 5PM. Actually gives us almost another full day.
St. Croix is a very nice sail and the snorkeling is good at Buck island next to St. Croix (Buck Island is a popular name must be at least 4 islands named Buck in the area). We sail from VIP to one of the anchorage''s on the south side the first day, Salt Pond is a good spot and has good snorkeling, Lots of sea turtles when we visited. Early the next morning head for St. Croix. There by noon. Shopping, some resturants, casino, bakery etc.
The Spanish virgins are also a great place to visit, and in reach from St. Thomas or St. John''s.
If you are interested let me know and I can outline the many anchorage''s on St. John. As I said very few people visit the south side, we love the peace and quite.
If you interested in VIP let me know if I can answer any questions. They supply free snorkel gear, we bring our masks and snorkel, use their fins. All boats have micro waves, inverters, mobile phone, deck showers, the list goes on. We do our own provisioning. We have the cab stop on the way through town before we get to Compass Point Marina. Saves a few bucks.
It is very easy to check into the BVI if you decide you''d like to make a few stops there. You don''t have to check back into the US the charter company does that for you. We usually play things loose and decide as we go. What ever you decide to do or go, leaving from ST. Thomas gives you many options.

Good Luck,
John _/)_/)_/)
CV/ "Better than Popcorn"
ST. Thomas, USVI
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-19-2002
dnr dnr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dnr is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter

Valdare,
Sounds interesting. What can you tell me about VIP. You say that you own the charter boat. Can you give me some specifics of the arraingement? I''ve never looked into these programs, and have often wondered. I almost stopped into one of the booths at the Annapolis boat show, but was afraid it would turn into a condo, or timeshare type high pressure hussle. you can email me directly if that is better for you.
I appreciate your help.
Doug
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-21-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 161
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Valdare is on a distinguished road
St. John''''s bareboat charter

Doug,

Send me you e-mail and I will contact you.
jas@tcp-inc.com if full. Use the Sailnet e-mail under Valdare.

John_/)_/)_/)
CV/"Better than Popercorn"
USVI
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 03-18-2013
dergon's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dergon is on a distinguished road
Re: St. John''s bareboat charter

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmills42255 View Post
I would charter a boat from Tortola,and right there in town check out of customs and then check in at Cruz Bay St. John. The process is painless. Check Conch Charters, they have a nice webb site too. we just got back, there are no fees for the mooring, and there are a lot of them. BVI return is five dollars per person. We checked in and out at Jost Van Dyke- more fun that way!
Paul
You say "right there in town".......Can you land on Tortola, clear-in customs and then clear right back out at Beef Island Airport again before getting your boat?

Or would you then have to get your boat and clear out at Soper's Hole?

Last edited by dergon; 03-18-2013 at 06:02 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 03-19-2013
denverd0n's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 865
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 7
denverd0n is on a distinguished road
Re: St. John''s bareboat charter

Uh... Maybe you should know that this thread has been dormant for 11 years, and pmills42255 in particular has not posted here in 8 years.

With some luck, maybe someone else will be able to answer your question.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help w/ French Polynesia Charter MLynch357 Chartering 2 09-23-2009 01:51 PM
California Channel Islands Bareboat Charter bob_walden Chartering 6 06-05-2006 02:16 PM
Bareboat Charter Hilton Head Week July 26 - Aug 2, 03 Wanted tiger122263 Chartering 1 07-02-2003 07:54 AM
Bareboat charter in Bonaire closehauler Chartering 0 07-23-2002 09:29 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:41 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.