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BEYC to Leverick #116057
01/04/2017 03:28 PM
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Staying at BEYC for a couple of days > want to rent a car at Leverick (Staying in a slip at Marina - too lazy to motor via sloop to leverick bay). We have 8 players > (not good dinghy option). Thinking about taking the free ferry from BEYC to Gun Creek (still operating?/ still free?). Other options: will Saba rock take me over there if I tip them? thx, rrs

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Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: ggffrr11] #116058
01/04/2017 03:44 PM
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Just stay at Leverick " The Better End"..

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: ggffrr11] #116059
01/04/2017 03:48 PM
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The free ferry to Gun Creek still operates. The schedule is on this page: http://www.beyc.com/index.php/getting-here

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Manpot] #116060
01/04/2017 07:44 PM
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Just stay at Leverick " The Better End"..


Mal is right, the facility at Leverick is far superior in my opinion. Add the host and hostess and the TTOL deal it's a no brainer!

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: scott1269] #116061
01/05/2017 04:20 PM
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We're at BEYC tonight and headed over to Leverick tomorrow morning. Just hung up the phone with Nick at Leverick (thanks Captain Jay at CYOA for the excellent tip!). Can't wait to meet these folks and enjoy a day or two over there. We too are renting a safari truck. Nick was very willing to not only get that arranged for us, but to get us reservations at Jumbies and have a crew ready to help us get a slip. My advise: if you're headed to Leverick, call Nick. 284-495-7421.
Finally, thanks to all you TTOL members for all your great reports and recommendations (especially when we're not arguing about dinghy lights at night). It's because of you guys that I'll be visiting Leverick for the first time in 30 years of chartering down here. And I already know we won't be disappointed.

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Shifty] #116062
01/05/2017 06:44 PM
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You can't miss Nick, he's the one with the dingy light on his head.

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: RickinAtlanta] #116063
01/06/2017 08:33 AM
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You can't miss Nick, he's the one with the dingy light on his head.


And tis shining brite this morning Rick????


Nick Willis
"Mine Host"
Leverick Bay Resort & Marina
Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Manpot] #116064
01/06/2017 12:51 PM
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Just stay at Leverick " The Better End"..



new tshirt Nick? LOL

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: NickR] #116065
01/06/2017 06:49 PM
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You can't miss Nick, he's the one with the dingy light on his head.


And tis shining brite this morning Rick????


Got to have it for the "spelunking" if you know what I mean. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: lauraandrex] #116066
01/06/2017 07:18 PM
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Just stay at Leverick " The Better End"..



new tshirt Nick? LOL


I'll take short sleeved large



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Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: boatjunkie] #116067
01/06/2017 10:40 PM
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Met Nick today. And was reintroduced to Leverick for the first time in 25 years. Incredible on every front! We knew things were off to a good start when a somewhat reluctant Bounce let us pet him...drawing a beautiful British "Bloody Hell!" From Nick. I've chartered the BVI around 20 times since 1986 and we have ALWAYS spent at least one night at Bitter End...as was the case on this trip. After making a connection with Nick yesterday to set things up, then motoring over first thing this morning, we are total converts. On reflection, Bitter End has always held a certain allure of being a place that looks like a lot of fun. But after today's foray to the other end, we realize that Leverick is ACTUALLY a really fun place to be. Started the day with Tito and company for a super easy slip landing, a gracious reception by Nick, a terrific safari truck rental, a dip in the pool, showers, shopping and an unforgettable night of food and dancing at Jumbies. Back to the Beneteau 45 now for a gentle roll on the dock and a great night's sleep.
Nick, Tito and Leverick, can't wait to see you next year and every trip after!
Thanks.

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Shifty] #116068
01/07/2017 01:08 AM
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Ya never know...
If Bounce approved, you must be pretty special.Congrats.


My foot fits right into my shoe and my shoe will fit right into your...
Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Shifty] #116069
01/07/2017 08:02 AM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Glad you got to see what we all see and got to experience such a great place and terrific group of folks..

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Manpot] #116070
01/07/2017 12:02 PM
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Thank you Doug for the kind words. It was so lovely meeting the family too. Did you find Hog Heaven?

Have a lovely rest of holiday


Nick Willis
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Leverick Bay Resort & Marina
Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: NickR] #116071
01/07/2017 03:04 PM
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We sure did. Great ribs and breathtaking view.

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Shifty] #116072
01/07/2017 03:34 PM
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Bitter End, Leverick..Saba ..all have their wonderful advantages..dont miss out on " The Fat Virgin"..killer fries and a brie and bacon sandwich!!

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Manpot] #116073
01/07/2017 06:22 PM
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DITTO. Leverick rocks.

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Manpot] #116074
01/23/2017 03:44 PM
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Please tell me why Leverick is better! I just booked 2 nights at the Bitter End.
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Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: lrmenk] #116075
01/23/2017 04:12 PM
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Please tell me why Leverick is better! I just booked 2 nights at the Bitter End.
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Well, I am not an expert on BEYC (I have only dinghied over and walked the beach and docks) but here is My 2 cents:
- Friday BBQ at Jumbies is not to be missed (best ribs, smoked pig, chicken, slaw, rice everything was awesome!) <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/band.gif" alt="" />
- Access to roads and a vehicle if you want to explore the rest of the island and go to the baths at your leisure
- if you are on a boat and on a slip you get free water and ice and can apply the TTOL discount! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: UncleLuff] #116076
01/23/2017 06:37 PM
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Mooring balls at BEYC are more (even without TTOL discount at Leverick), then free water and bag of ice (Likely $20 at BEYC).
Different resort.... both nice. BEYC will cost you more.


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Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Deepcut] #116077
01/23/2017 09:06 PM
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Accommodating staff, BBQs at Jumbies, easy acces for excursions, rental cars, Michael Bean Show,............Leverick Bay is a great choice! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: Twalsh] #116078
01/23/2017 09:23 PM
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Nick, Tito and Leroy and the new crew members, and Monica, and the great bar tender at the great restaurant upstairs. The guys at blue rush are decent.


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BEYC vs Leverick [Re: warren460] #116079
01/24/2017 08:49 AM
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There is no comparison. Once you land or moor at Leverick you will be hard pressed to return to where they don't know your name and don't care to. The staff and services at Leverick are amazing. The food upstairs has always been the best on the islands and we have some of our most fun nights in the BVI hanging with the Jumbies or Michael Beans. Then add that the rest of Virgin Gorda is open to you and the rental vehicle that Nick has organized. Well, you cannot go wrong. We still haven't been to Hog Heaven, but there is always next time. I have no reservations recommending Leverick over all of the other North Sound offerings. Heck you can even get to the other places via ferry or dinghy for the most part, but once you try Leverick, the other places will be distant memories I fear. That is what happened to us anyhow. Oh how I wish we were headed there this year.


Kim
Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: Prospector] #116080
02/01/2017 04:01 PM
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We just got back last night and everyone LOVED Leverick. We got a slip and Leroy was very helpful. I emailed Nick ahead of time and the rental was there waiting for us. My only small complaint is Leroy told us they would be open till 7:00pm so we got back at 6:40pm to stock up on ice (and get our free bag) as we were leaving early to Anegada the next morning before they re-opened. When we got there they had already closed and no one to be found. Not really a big deal at all, if we had known we would have stayed for another round at Hog Heaven. We will definitely be back to Leverick!

Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: JlarsBVI] #116081
02/01/2017 06:45 PM
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Someone tell me about the "upstairs" at Leverick for dining?
We're thinking of taxi to and from Coco Maya while we're at Leverick for the night, but my husband isn't crazy about sitting in a taxi for 30 mins each way

Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: CottageGirl] #116082
02/01/2017 09:26 PM
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The restaurant at Leverick is terrific..one of the best in the BVI's....

Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: CottageGirl] #116083
02/01/2017 09:44 PM
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Someone tell me about the "upstairs" at Leverick for dining?
We're thinking of taxi to and from Coco Maya while we're at Leverick for the night, but my husband isn't crazy about sitting in a taxi for 30 mins each way


Rent a car to go to Coco Maya well worth it!

Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: scott1269] #116084
02/02/2017 12:53 AM
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We were just there last month, 2 nights in a slip at Leverick. New Year's Eve actually, with dinner upstairs and the NYE party etc... Then had dinner at coco maya next night. If I had to pick, I would take dinner upstairs at Leverick, but both are certainly very nice! Nick and his crew are fantastic hosts. We can't wait to get back down to BVI for another charter!

Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: CottageGirl] #116085
02/02/2017 09:33 AM
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Someone tell me about the "upstairs" at Leverick for dining?
We're thinking of taxi to and from Coco Maya while we're at Leverick for the night, but my husband isn't crazy about sitting in a taxi for 30 mins each way


Always my and our crews favorite meal of the trip!


Colleen


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Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: Orange_Burst] #116086
02/02/2017 12:15 PM
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Nick just set us up for two nights in 3 weeks! After reading all the comments it seems like the way to go. He also helped us get a table at Jumbie's and a rental car for the baths. Looking forward to it.

Rigirly

Re: BEYC vs Leverick [Re: rigirly] #116087
02/02/2017 08:52 PM
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George Sears really kicked up the Upstairs Restaurant. When he left over a year ago I thought that a bad sign but the new local chef is every bit as good. Try it..

Re: BEYC to Leverick [Re: boatjunkie] #116088
02/03/2017 09:31 AM
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We love Leverick Bay - stay there every trip!


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