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I understand Marsh Harbor has some grocery stores, but they don't seem to have the online presence of the stores in Tortola.

If we do any self-provisioning, our best time window is on a Sunday, when I'm afraid the choices will be more limited.
We staged out of Marsh Harbor Inn and Marina for a couple of months and I can tell you that the two major supermarkets are well stocked and within walking distance. You will need to take a taxi back, but there is usually one sitting near the markets. I can't remember if they are open on Sunday. Call Moorings and ask.

We used to just take the dingy down to the harbor dingy dock and walk with a folding cart. This cut the walk in half, but we were not buying an awful lot at one time.

Food was more expensive than stateside, but not dreadfully so. Beer, soda, bread and milk are where I noticed the most difference. I don't know about the Moorings package, but self-provisioning should be no problem.

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Did you use the Moorings provisioning service? If so, how did it work out?

We've got a planned charter the last week in April. After chartering in Tortola a couple of times, I would self-provision if leaving from there. I understand Marsh Harbor has some grocery stores, but they don't seem to have the online presence of the stores in Tortola.

If we do any self-provisioning, our best time window is on a Sunday, when I'm afraid the choices will be more limited.
We did use the Moorings for provisioning, and I don't think I would do that again, at least not at Marsh Harbour. They did a fine job, and they got us what we asked for from their list, so it's not that did anything wrong. We just ended up having to go to the market anyway to get some stuff, and it turned out to be perfectly convenient. Moreover, we found that as we walked the isles we would have selected different brands and certain different options than did the Moorings. Personal preference sort of stuff. It's totally walking distance to the supermarket from the Moorings' docks, and as Herb says, you can get a cab back easily. Frankly, tell the driver who takes you from the airport to the Conch Inn when you want to get picked up, and that person will gladly meet you there (you actually can hail them on the VHF, so don't forget your handheld).

You'll have much better weather than we did I bet, and you're going to have a blast! What boat are you chartering?

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I was wondering why it took you 11 posts before you reared your head! As I'm sure you recall, it was not an easy decision when we made it, and it would be that much harder now.

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Thanks for a great post. It sounds like you had a great charter in spite of the cool weather. We have a Moorings charter next week out of Marsh Harbor. How did you find the snorkel equipment provided by Moorings? Was the quality OK?
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Thanks for a great post. It sounds like you had a great charter in spite of the cool weather. We have a Moorings charter next week out of Marsh Harbor. How did you find the snorkel equipment provided by Moorings? Was the quality OK?
Thank the Lord you are not there this week. We rocked and rolled all last night and it is dropping to... THIRTY-SEVEN DEGREES HERE! Un-freaking-believeable!

ANyways, I think the weather is supposed to improve here next week, but than your stars you are not there this week!!!

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What is the quality of snorel equipmen provided on Moorings Charters out of Marsh harbor?
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What is the quality of snorel equipmen provided on Moorings Charters out of Marsh harbor?
It's fine. I would bring my own snorkel and mask, just because I wouldn't want to put someone else's in my mouth, but they have many fins in all different sizes (though not kids).

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