Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: St Thomas USVI
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Re: Sunfish rentals in St. Thomas
CalebD- I don't believe there are rentals there but I could be wrong. Last time, a few years ago when I was there, none existed. I typically don't go there as I have a philosophical issue paying to go to a beach, any beach... There are too many less populated beaches that I can drive to, or better yet, sail to.
I expect things have changed since your last visit. A few years ago I anchored in Megan's Bay and took my small dinghy to shore and drug it a few feet on to the beach outside of the marked swim area. Before I could even walk 10' from it a very agitated life guard approached and started loudly explaining about how beaching a boat is against the law, I can be fined, etc. I apologized for committing what surely was a felony and immediately pulled my dinghy out to 6" of water and carefully set the anchor so as no part of the boat could actually get on shore. I won't go into details about what exactly I told the REALLY unhappy lifegurad as I walked past him to go meet my friends on the beach. I don't recall going back since.