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ASTOUNDED at the recent air fares from VA..Any ideas...this seem to be a deal buster for me.

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We have lived on Tortola for the past 11 years (have a home in Chicago too). We just sold our Moody 42 center cockpit sloop which we kept in Village Cay Marina in Road Harbor. As you can imagine, we have sailed these waters extensively. Should you have questions about sailing here or other subjects, don't hesitate to ask.

If you're on Tortola, don't miss The Bate Cave located on The Nitkin Trail which runs along the land above the east shore of Brewers Bay. You can walk up to the cave easily from the beach. Bring a camera!
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Really appreciate the inifo..I did a week bareboat and thought it was terrific.

Wanted to go back, but the airfare has increased to $1200 +,which makes it untenable.

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We have lived on Tortola for the past 11 years (have a home in Chicago too). We just sold our Moody 42 center cockpit sloop which we kept in Village Cay Marina in Road Harbor. As you can imagine, we have sailed these waters extensively. Should you have questions about sailing here or other subjects, don't hesitate to ask.

If you're on Tortola, don't miss The Bate Cave located on The Nitkin Trail which runs along the land above the east shore of Brewers Bay. You can walk up to the cave easily from the beach. Bring a camera!
Ox, we were there a week ago and not only walked the Bat Cave trail but also managed to find it! We were at the Sugar Mill for a few days after our charter so we drove to the trail-head.

Another great shore-side visit is Sage Mountain. You need a car to get to the entrance though. Pretty far from the water.

One of our favorite spots was Kelly's bar in Cane Garden Bay.

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I walk from our residence to Sage Mountain once a week to visit my friend, Jim, who runs/owns Mountain View Restaurant and Bar up there. Jim is an avid bicyclist and lived in Antarctica for many years. Interesting fellow.

I'll check out Kelly's. Never been there. I like the Friday and Sunday evening bbq at The Elms Beach Bar (set back in a wee bit from the beach and right on the ghut). The Elmtones play, Steve Davis, George Lewis and company, and the music is great. I often play on Wednesdays with Steve (Pie Night - Pizza and Shepherd's'). You can check out a song that I wrote and recorded in the studio by going to Amazon or iTunes and looking up Why Sailors Drink Rum. Mountainsides of Tortola isn't bad either. Fair Winds, Ox
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Try flying AA to San Juan and then Seaborne Air to EIS (Beef Island - Tortola). I think it will be about $700. Or, fly into St. Thomas and take the ferry to Tortola.
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Yup, saw Jim sitting on his front porch when we were there. Did not go in though. I did see his bike. I would have stopped to chat with him if I had known how interesting he was.

You may already know Kelly's. It is the bar that is wedged between the road and the beach with no roof or walls. Next place east of Sailor's rest.

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Yes, I do know which one you are talking about.
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I cannot recommend the BVI's for a week. I can recommend them for 10 days though. Lol. Way too beautiful for only a week. I'm kidding of course. One day is great if thats all you have. Always had luck with Conch Charters. Decent boats at affordable rates. As far as airfare goes try Jet Blue. The just started flying into St Thomas. RT from San Diego to STT through Boston in early May was just over $500.
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Thanks sooo much. I assume take the ferry from St Thomas

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