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12-06-2012 04:29 PM
Re: Destination recomendation

Of course everything is tough this year as we Blew the engine in our boat this summer so have to pay for that as well
12-06-2012 04:27 PM
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Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I eneded up getting really good deals on flights to the BVI so we are going there for two weeks on and under the water.
12-06-2012 07:50 AM
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I think, Dubai is a great location for yacht chartering, cruising, sailing and another different and unique kind of tour is the desert safari.
10-29-2012 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by superiorvoyager View Post
I am looking for a recommendation for a Destination for a Bareboat charter with friends this winter. I am an RYA Offshore Yatch Master (1985) have chartered in the BVI, California,and Asia (years ago) and run a charter business on the Canadian North Shore of Lake Superior so I have the experience that way but I haven't done a lot of Chartering in different locations so don't know the areas (I worked off the coast of Africa in the 80's but don't think we will go there) It will be my wife and I (lots of experience) and another couple with very limited experience. What we are looking for is somewhere that is inexpensive but warm, good sailing and where we can also do some diving. I was thinking about Florida as it is inexpencive to fly there and only a 35 hour drive if we decide to go that way. But wonder what the costs would be for everything else. Basically looking for a good value on sailing and diving.
The suggestions so far are good, and there is no doubt that the Caribbean has excellent sailing and diving. The cost may be higher, but have you considered New Zealand or Oz? The Bay of Islands are great (NZ), however for superb diving then anywhere around the Barrier Reef would be fantastic...

10-26-2012 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
Spirit Air CAN be cheap getting to the BVI via the USVI plus a ferry. Gotta weigh up the extra cost of a hotel night though.
Yea that is the problem with STT, the ferry connection is much to tight. SXM is not bad way to get to the BVI, Lait has flights till late at night
10-25-2012 09:06 PM
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Spirit Air CAN be cheap getting to the BVI via the USVI plus a ferry. Gotta weigh up the extra cost of a hotel night though.
10-24-2012 11:57 AM
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There is a company I booked with this year Seabbatical currently all there boats in in the BVI. They have monohulls and catamarans... they are cheaper than most companies I have come by but that is because they offer longer charters and the longer you go the cheaper it is. We just booked flight through St Thomas and St Martin. Stt was a bit cheaper than SXM but had to change flights a few time where SXM was one change from Toronto. Airfare was 800 return including taxes + the lait flight was $250 Stt was around 700 all in.
10-04-2012 01:17 AM
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Check out Shared Corporate Owner Membership under Classifieds - Partnership. May meet your needs year in, year out.
10-04-2012 12:24 AM
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Maybe a question I can ask to help is who would people suggest in Florida to charter from (looking for inexpencive but good service, doesn't have to be brand new)
10-03-2012 11:59 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking into what people had to say. Surprisingly it looks like flying to the BVI is quite cheap right now and I can get some really good deals on Boat rentals through some connections so I may just look at that. BVI has always been reasonable price but getting their was costly. Looks like with slightly lower costs for flights and much lower for charter boat it may be about the same as or less than florida.
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