Traveltalkonline.com Forums



Travel and Vacation Forums >> British Virgin Islands

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | >> (show all)
CaptainJay
Traveler


Joined: 01/23/07
Posts: 1004
Loc: Saint Thomas, USVI
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: warren460]
      #1727226 - 03/20/17 07:29 AM (204.11.152.153)

Calm conditions it it is no problem. I have done to many times to count. In unsettled conditions or with people that do not want to get splashed then take a cab or a hike. Get the electronics in a dry bag. Do not ask me how I know about the dry bag. :-)

--------------------
http://livedelifeusvi.blogspot.com/


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Manpot
Traveler


Joined: 05/07/02
Posts: 15176
Loc: Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: marianneg]
      #1727229 - 03/20/17 08:14 AM (65.48.219.217)

My concern over this is getting run over by a fast boat or the ferry. It has happened more than once with tragic results. You are close to invisible out there with a boat, bow in the air, going 20 knots. Take the cab..

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Donald
Member


Joined: 12/23/15
Posts: 4
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: warren460]
      #1727244 - 03/20/17 10:58 AM (64.26.141.130)

Another thing which would be a concern to some but probably not all: if you do dinghy over and spend the afternoon at the Soggy Dollar, you will probably have a dinghy full of tipsy sailors on the way back. There is always a risk of some drunken soul going overboard because they are not holding on.

I've done the trip by taxi and by dinghy. Just to echo what others wrote: you will get soaked in the dinghy (both ways) and the taxi (I've never hiked it) provides a couple spectacular views of both GH and WB on route. Wave and wind conditions should be your final determining factors of making the trip by dinghy.

FYI I've noticed that during my last 2-3 times that the mooring balls in GH are pretty much taken by 1PM or so (my trips have all been during the late January - mid February timeline).

D


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
marianneg
Traveler


Joined: 01/29/13
Posts: 36
Loc: Philadelphia
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: warren460]
      #1727249 - 03/20/17 01:10 PM (50.232.103.5)

Ok thanks everyone. There are six of us, and sounds like we'll make a thoughtful game-time decision based on conditions and sailor/captain preferences. We're coming down this weekend, and you've reinforced my thought that we'll need to get to Great Harbour very early in the day if we want any chance of snagging a mooring ball or finding a safe anchorage.
Thank-you!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
LocalSailor
Traveler


Joined: 06/03/11
Posts: 766
Loc: USVI
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: marianneg]
      #1727256 - 03/20/17 01:56 PM (65.113.105.0)

It is not called "Pull and be Damned Point" for no reason!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RickBlaine
Traveler


Joined: 08/08/11
Posts: 103
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: LocalSailor]
      #1727267 - 03/20/17 03:40 PM (63.241.111.230)

Did it once in the dingy and won't do it again. Just too risky after a long day of painkillers and in the dark. You also may not know what the conditions will be like when you head back to the boat.

My position now is why risk it, just relax and take the cab.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
UncleLuff
Traveler


Joined: 12/21/15
Posts: 125
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: RickBlaine]
      #1727282 - 03/20/17 05:49 PM (76.66.152.69)

Did it last year. Made sure there was one designated dingy driver and made sure we got back well before dark. From what I remember, rocks and reef extend out beyond the point so definitely wouldn't do it in the dark.

In the day light would do it again without concern.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
jagmansr
Traveler


Joined: 10/18/13
Posts: 238
Loc: Ohio
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: RickBlaine]
      #1727283 - 03/20/17 05:50 PM (76.219.108.7)

I guess I just don't drink as much as most people. We have dinged over for years, arriving by noon, only have a couple drinks, head back with plenty of daylight left to fire up the grill and enjoy the evening on the boat. Yes if you want to drink crazy or head back after dark take a cab. We don't go down during Christmas Winds, and have never had any danger using our dingy

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
crmoores
Traveler


Joined: 01/31/05
Posts: 968
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: jagmansr]
      #1727489 - 03/22/17 11:57 AM (148.177.96.118)

Is the hike just along the road or is there a path that is shorter?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Riverfrontbrewer
Traveler


Joined: 07/02/13
Posts: 319
Loc: Salida, CO
Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: crmoores]
      #1727490 - 03/22/17 12:28 PM (72.175.100.34)

Road up and over, then down to Ivan's

--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | >> (show all)



Extra information
9 registered and 48 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      TTOLCode is enabled

Topic views: 2332

Jump to

Contact Us Terms of Use Advertising on TTOL Traveltalkonline
A Public Service of TTOL