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10-09-2013 11:55 AM
Zanshin
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

The only night one might wish to avoid Norman Island and The Bight is on Sundays, which is 'locals' night at the Willie T and is accompanied by loud music, lots of go-fast boats coming from and going back to Tortola (many are planing in the anchorage). And since Pirate's restaurant and bar burned down last week there's no option ashore until they rebuild.
There are mooring balls aplenty at Norman and you've got the Caves plus Pelican and other activities so it remains a good first (and last) night option from Road Town or Nanny Cay.


OOPS - I responded to a 6-month old post at the end of page 1 by mistake, and since the thread has already been read I won't delete the (superfluous) information.
10-08-2013 08:37 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

While it was orientated for kids, this might be useful
BVI/USVI Sailing Itinerary for Children Redux | Sailing With Kids
03-17-2013 09:56 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Awesome! Thank you!
03-17-2013 07:47 PM
SteveInMD

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03-17-2013 12:35 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

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I have to eat my words. Conch is doing a top notch job. Almost ready to shove off. Should be ready by 10:30! Well done Conch!

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Enjoy! Raise your first painkiller to the rest of us.

Hey, if you're at the bar at Cooper Island Beach resort, tell me how many numbers are on the Shut the Box game on the bar. We are looking for one and can't recall.
03-17-2013 11:19 AM
SteveInMD
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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.
I have to eat my words. Conch is doing a top notch job. Almost ready to shove off. Should be ready by 10:30! Well done Conch!

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03-16-2013 04:31 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

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...........Some of the advance purchase services claim that by ordering ahead you avoid out-of-stock problems, but I'm not sure the laid back island people would be that diligent. I'd appreciate comments on this from those who have actually used their services.....
I'll give them credit that its hard to avoid out-of-stock issues. They are on a island.

However, we did not have a significant issue. I would say 98% as we ordered. It's a little hard for me to imagine being that brand specific in my requirements when traveling to another country. However, most brands were US and arrived exactly as the website identified them.

As for produce, our bag of apples and potatoes on this last trip were fine. Lettuce too as well as limes. Large tomatoes didn't last a day, but grape tomatoes lasted longer.

Beer, wine, tuna, bread, butter, eggs, snacks, chicken, cookies, etc, were all great. We fully provisioned for all breakfasts, most lunches and about 3 dinners.
03-16-2013 02:12 AM
TakeFive
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

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Well that should be enough then.

Food is a bit pricey there, but there are online services where you can place an order before you depart, pay with your credit card and tell them when to meet you at your boat. You fully customize like a shopping list and aren't button holed into those silly charter food packages. They work with all the charter companies.

For what you might save, I would never want to deal with the coolers and forms. Having one bag slung over your shoulder is a serious advantage when dealing with "the islands". Picking multiple heavy items in and out of cabs, on ferries, through customs, etc, sounds very cumbersome to me.

Maybe bring something you absolutely must have and can't get.
Another alternative to consider: I much prefer to inspect the food that I buy instead of having someone who doesn't care pick out the first thing they find. So we passed on pre-ordering and planned to go to RiteWay the night before. We were so wiped out from the day of travel that we didn't make it out that night, so we went out at 7am the morning of our departure. RiteWay's main location was an easy 5-minute walk from the Sunsail/Moorings facility, and we were back in plenty of time for our 9am chart briefing. We had three of us to lug the groceries back. Each of us carried 2 gallon jugs of water, and we had daypacks to put the food in. However, we did not provision heavily - we were only buying food for lunch every day (mostly cold cuts and stuff). Heavier provisioning would have probably required a cab ride.

The RiteWay store was a little higher priced than mainland supermarkets, but not by as much as we expected.

Some people don't want to do any of this shopping while on vacation, so the services are nice for them. But my wife can be picky about brand names and condition of fresh produce, so this option was much better for us.

One warning: Although RiteWay's flagship location is a nice sized store, their selection was spotty for certain food items. For instance, the deli counter was completely out of roast beef, turkey, and some other cold cuts. The only meat we could find that we liked was ham, which obviously could be a problem for some people. Some of the advance purchase services claim that by ordering ahead you avoid out-of-stock problems, but I'm not sure the laid back island people would be that diligent. I'd appreciate comments on this from those who have actually used their services.

Also, RiteWay has affiliated stores on the other islands. Selection is pretty good for small stores. Prices seemed to be a little higher on the more remote islands, but still cheaper than eating out.
03-15-2013 05:01 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

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So if you stay under 40 pounds of meat, no application needed.
Well that should be enough then.

Food is a bit pricey there, but there are online services where you can place an order before you depart, pay with your credit card and tell them when to meet you at your boat. You fully customize like a shopping list and aren't button holed into those silly charter food packages. They work with all the charter companies.

For what you might save, I would never want to deal with the coolers and forms. Having one bag slung over your shoulder is a serious advantage when dealing with "the islands". Picking multiple heavy items in and out of cabs, on ferries, through customs, etc, sounds very cumbersome to me.

Maybe bring something you absolutely must have and can't get.
03-15-2013 04:04 PM
SteveInMD So if you stay under 40 pounds of meat, no application needed.
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