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Just remember, the more traveled path has more people that can help in case something goes wrong.
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Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

I like Conch Charters but getting you on your way in a timely fashion can be a challenge for them. I'll be there again two days from now. I'll try to post about my experience this time.
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Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Robes, I highly recommend picking up a Saba Rock Resort mooring ball at the far eastern end of North / Gorda Sound as it comes with a free bag of ice per night and a free water fill at their dock. Not that I have any experience at this, but the 4-6 PM Happy Hour $3 Pain Killers and Rum Punches take the edge off of a pressure filled environment! Have a great time!
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Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

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First I've ever heard of a problem. We've certainly tacked right up snug to St. John's, although, I've never seen the Coasties to report on their reaction. I'm surprised its an issue, as long as you do not drop a hook. SJ is hard to avoid around West End, Sopers, Thatch Island, etc.
I, too, have never heard of there being a problem if you are on a BVI-flagged boat and sailing through US waters--or vice versa.

Whether or not your boat is flagged in the BVI, there are anchoring restrictions for much of St. John. Check out http://www.nps.gov/vicr/planyourvisi...&PageID=302105.
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I like Conch Charters but getting you on your way in a timely fashion can be a challenge for them. I'll be there again two days from now. I'll try to post about my experience this time.
Sounds great. I plan to go over every inch of the boat on the sleep over, have a list of questions ready also. They mention on their site somewhere to call them before noon of the previous day, sleep-over or not, to arrange for an early checkout, I plan to do that too.....

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Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

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I like Conch Charters but getting you on your way in a timely fashion can be a challenge for them. I'll be there again two days from now. I'll try to post about my experience this time.
Steve, we are flying out Friday morning from Boston. We will be chartering 2 boats with BVI Yacht Charters. Stop by to say hello if you see us.

One boat is a Beneteau 39 named Delphinus.
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Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

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Steve, we are flying out Friday morning from Boston. We will be chartering 2 boats with BVI Yacht Charters. Stop by to say hello if you see us.

One boat is a Beneteau 39 named Delphinus.
Thanks. We'll be on a Leopard 43 at Conch but we wont be there until 4 or so on Saturday. Enjoy!

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Sounds great. I plan to go over every inch of the boat on the sleep over, have a list of questions ready also. They mention on their site somewhere to call them before noon of the previous day, sleep-over or not, to arrange for an early checkout, I plan to do that too.....

Have a great one!
We've been in contact with Conch about the same. I'm hoping to get going by lunch time but I'm not going to hold my breath. I'll be happy to be there rather than here.
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Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

I was planning to pack a few food items, tea, spice, maybe some noodles, dry items, granola bars where ever they fit, nothing in large quantities (dozen+ candy bars). I see you have to have an IMPORT FORM. They will confiscate these items?
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I was planning to pack a few food items, tea, spice, maybe some noodles, dry items, granola bars where ever they fit, nothing in large quantities (dozen+ candy bars). I see you have to have an IMPORT FORM. They will confiscate these items?
You need to declare them at customs and they can charge a fee although I have never heard of anyone having to pay.
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Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

I just avoid food stuffs, but there are definitely things you can't import. Must be a BVI customs website. I would check it carefully.
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