LaserKing, yes those are our thoughts exactly. I am urging my friends to be patient, because quite frankly, I believe the BVIs are still in daily survival mode. It seems rather cruel to pull the plug on the charter right now. Our problem of whether to charter or not is so incredibly trivial given what the people of, not only the BVIs are facing, but everyone impacted by the hurricanes this season. I cannot begin to comprehend what they are going through.
However, there is absolutely no way our friends will go. They said as much this weekend and quite frankly, I do not blame them being their first time there. I cannot control what they chose to do. My husband and I will not take out a large cat on our own - its far too expensive for the 2 of us. Like you we will most likely charter a small vessel if we can find one. Its too early to tell. Right now just trying to figure out what to do with the charter on the books.