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St. John #122621
03/02/2017 04:53 PM
03/02/2017 04:53 PM
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Minnesota, USA
mhdonohue Offline OP
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Hello TTOLers, it is great to be back on ttol. We will be sailing out of St. Thomas this mid March and hope to see much of St. John before heading over to BVI for a few days. What are the best anchorages to catch overnight mooring balls at. We will most likely stay on the north side. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Re: St. John [Re: mhdonohue] #122622
03/02/2017 05:08 PM
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Francis, Maho, Leinster for peace and quiet --- West of Caneel if you want to dinghy to Cruz Bay for the evening.
Excellent snorkeling at Whistling Cay, Mary Pt. and Waterlemon cay.

Re: St. John [Re: LocalSailor] #122623
03/02/2017 05:24 PM
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Thanks, and all of these locations have overnight mooring balls?

Re: St. John [Re: mhdonohue] #122624
03/02/2017 05:57 PM
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There is a wealth of useful information for cruising St. John on the US Park Service website.
https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/virgin-islands-marine-visitor-use-information.htm


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Re: St. John [Re: mhdonohue] #122625
03/02/2017 06:14 PM
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mhdonohue said:
Thanks, and all of these locations have overnight mooring balls?


Most do.

One notable exception is Cruz Bay. It's packed with local moorings. No place to anchor there.

Re: St. John [Re: mhdonohue] #122626
03/03/2017 09:06 AM
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mhdonohue said:
Thanks, and all of these locations have overnight mooring balls?


Yes - and easy sailing to JVD or West End for BVI C&I

Re: St. John [Re: LocalSailor] #122627
03/03/2017 09:12 AM
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Watch the weather forecast in March. You are in the tail end of North Swell season. If a swell is running you can go straight to the BVI and then hit St Johns on the back end of the trip.
G

Re: St. John [Re: GeorgeC1] #122628
03/06/2017 12:36 PM
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Minnesota, USA
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Thanks for the great feedback. The US Park Service Website is outstanding. It it looking like the North Swell will be down next week. Looking forward to meeting the folks at CYOA and kicking back on St.John. -Mike _/)


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