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Charter BVI next 60 days

Have to clear up some stuff before leaving but hopefully will be done in next 60 days or so.

This is first overnight charter for the wife so I want this to go well. I hope to use this experience towards our first sailboat.

I'd like to maybe fish a little, normal tourist stuff for her, and maybe some scuba and snorkeling. We both need as much sailing time and teach as possible.

Comfort and safety more important than money although that's always an issue.

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Re: Charter BVI next 60 days

If you are using this experience to decide whether to get your first sailboat, are you taking a sailing course together? They can be terrific vacations. However, I'll warn you that there is little to no time for fishing, scuba, etc. Still, a great experience.

Otherwise, not exactly sure of the question, but many of us have been many times.

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Re: Charter BVI next 60 days

No we won't be doing any classes in the islands. This will be strictly for fun. I'm assuming you mean you don't fish etc on a charter that is for classes. We want to at least snorkel and swim on vacation but I'd like to drag a line or bottom fish some and if possible scuba.
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Are you hiring a Captain or sailing yourself? When you said you needed as much time to teach as possible, I wasn't sure of your plan? Do you already know how to sail? Charter companies require a sailing resume to rent without a Captain.

If you are hiring or can sail yourself, then there is plenty of time and places to snorkel and scuba. I don't know the local laws for fishing, but you could presumably do that too. I'm just not sure where you get the tackle either and bringing it on the plane seems difficult.

If you take classes, then there is little time for anything else.
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Re: Charter BVI next 60 days

If you wish to fish in the BVI make sure to get a fishing license (available through your charter company) and good luck. I leave for the BVI in less than 24 hours
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Are you hiring a Captain or sailing yourself? When you said you needed as much time to teach as possible, I wasn't sure of your plan? Do you already know how to sail? Charter companies require a sailing resume to rent without a Captain.

If you are hiring or can sail yourself, then there is plenty of time and places to snorkel and scuba. I don't know the local laws for fishing, but you could presumably do that too. I'm just not sure where you get the tackle either and bringing it on the plane seems difficult.

If you take classes, then there is little time for anything else.
I can't sail. I need a Captain. I don't want to take classes on this trip but I'll take every opportunity to learn.

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If you wish to fish in the BVI make sure to get a fishing license (available through your charter company) and good luck. I leave for the BVI in less than 24 hours
I'm envious. Have a wonderful time. Any fishing would be probably dragging a line. I have offshore tackle but I wouldn't bring it as it would be cumbersome.
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I can't sail. I need a Captain. I don't want to take classes on this trip but I'll take every opportunity to learn.
Have a great time. Tip your Captain well. If he/she isn't being paid to teach, you can't be sure how they will take to being a teacher.
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Re: Charter BVI next 60 days

What type of boat are you looking for - a cat or a classic sailboat? What size? Any 'must have' accommodations? Are you looking for a chef as well? What is your price range? If you are going for a week, you will probably have the choice of a lesson or a vacation, although a good Captain can show you some basics. If you can get away for two weeks, you can probably break it up a bit more.

As already mentioned, you will need to get a fishing license. The penalties are not worth taking the risk! The snorkeling is first class in the BVIs although there are relatively few worthwhile tourist activities on land. Another reason to get a good Captain and not waste your time!

A lot of the charter companies will already be booked, but you may find a cancellation or a private captain who can take you on. I can pass on the contact info of a few companies if that helps.
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Re: Charter BVI next 60 days

jobberone, Explain your intentions to your broker or charter company and request that they assign you a Captain who will facilitate your goals. Then, as previously stated, if satisfied, Tip well. Bear in mind, that most Captains will generally confine their services to operating the boat and then staying out of their charterer's hair on the assumptiion that this is desired. Make it very clear to your Captain from the git go that you want to learn as much from him as possible and include him in your activities without being pushy. He or She may want some alone time as well. Enjoy!!

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What type of boat are you looking for - a cat or a classic sailboat? What size? Any 'must have' accommodations? Are you looking for a chef as well? What is your price range? If you are going for a week, you will probably have the choice of a lesson or a vacation, although a good Captain can show you some basics. If you can get away for two weeks, you can probably break it up a bit more.

As already mentioned, you will need to get a fishing license. The penalties are not worth taking the risk! The snorkeling is first class in the BVIs although there are relatively few worthwhile tourist activities on land. Another reason to get a good Captain and not waste your time!

A lot of the charter companies will already be booked, but you may find a cancellation or a private captain who can take you on. I can pass on the contact info of a few companies if that helps.
I'd prefer a cat as that is the boat I'm most interested in purchasing and I think my wife will be more comfortable on a cat. But a monohull will work as we need to charter or crew that as well. We can do 1-2 weeks time wise.

We of course want to do sailing and water activities mostly.
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