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Prep for first charter
Flyin... I wouldn''t bother with St. John on a 7-day charter. There are many nice places to go in the BVI without bothering to clear in/out of the USVI. Cane Garden Bay, Sandy Cay, The Dogs, Monkey Point, V. Gorda (the Baths - leave from Trellis Bay at dawn & motor over), Peter Island, are all good spots.
I went with their provisioning. Less headaches.
There are a ton of places to eat out in the BVI. A nice way to go is to get about half of your meals ashore, and grill the other half. Less fuss down below.
I never get a slip. Hard to find, expensive, and a good way to ding your boat. You''ve pretty-much gotta pick up a mooring these days (vs. anchoring), because all the good anchoring spots have mooring balls all over. It''s only $20, so no biggie. Get there EARLY. I HIGHLY recommend getting to your next anchorage by lunch time, and certainly no later than 2pm. The BVI is crowded, and after 2pm you many not get a spot. Always have a back-up plan for an anchorage, in case it''s filled up.
Hope that helps!