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3 Nights in STJ #137313
08/07/2017 04:19 PM
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Parrish, FL
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We are looking to pick up a boat in STT, heading to STJ, and then on to the BVI. We will only do 2 or 3 nights in STJ. With a limited amount of time before heading to the BVI, which anchorages would you pick?

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Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: deliveryskipper] #137314
08/07/2017 05:15 PM
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We are looking at a sleep aboard the night before and leaving the next morning. What is an approximation of travel time to the first anchorage? I know that it depends on which anchorage that we pick.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: deliveryskipper] #137315
08/07/2017 06:34 PM
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You can't really go wrong with any of the north shore anchorages of stj. The Caneel anchorages can be a little rolly from all of the ferry traffic. Our favorites are Leinster and Maho. West End is a quick motor from Leinster. Maho is prbly not much more than an hour from Red Hook.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: hotdogman] #137316
08/07/2017 07:48 PM
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Leinster Bay is great stop. Lots of mooring balls. (You pay on the honor system into a box on a raft.)If you like to snorkel, Waterlemon Cay in the bay is one of the best spots on St John. Just be careful of the current, which can occasionally be very strong around the west end. The Annaberg sugar plantation is an interesting visit ashore. If you dinghy over, be cautious of the coral heads and don't stray too far west of the landing area. (Check Google Earth - stay in the light blue!) From Leinster Bay, West End / Sopers Hole for clearance into the BVI is a 10-15 minute motor (1.85 NM).

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: deliveryskipper] #137317
08/08/2017 08:45 AM
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Leinster and Maho for overnight. Some of the others are beautiful but rolly almost always. For short snorkel stops, Hawksnest and Cinnamon (turtle watching).


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Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: Nutmeg] #137318
08/08/2017 03:48 PM
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Trunk Bay is worth a day-stop.
Beautiful beach and there's a snorkel trail right off the beach for beginners.
There are day-moorings, and it's very close to Cinnamon / Maho for the night.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: Twanger] #137319
08/08/2017 05:08 PM
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Trunk Bay is completely bleached out do to it's high volume of tourists and of course warmer water. If you want to snorkel I would suggest Leinstar or the Mary's Point at Maho

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: sail2wind] #137320
08/08/2017 06:36 PM
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Have to agree, Trunk Bay has been a dead reef for close to 30 years due to run off and construction.
Mary Point and Whistling Cay are decent snorkel spots.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: sail445] #137321
08/08/2017 07:28 PM
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I believe the best snorkeling in St.John is Salt Pond. It's also a very quiet, protected anchorage.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: sail2wind] #137322
08/09/2017 11:11 AM
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Sad to hear about Trunk bay coral.
I read a NOAA report about Caribbean coral a couple of years ago, and there was a lot of discuss of it being "loved to death". Sunscreen, runoff, anchoring, etc., etc.

It does seem that the more remote coral is doing better - The Dogs, Indians, Pelican Island, Monkey Point, etc.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: Twanger] #137323
08/09/2017 11:35 AM
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GJ, CO S/V Long Overdue
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Walt, you forgot the major cause, Global Warming, sea temperatures are at an all time high.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: sail2wind] #137324
08/09/2017 03:16 PM
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Evan, Evan, Evan....
Here are the global Tropical surface temperatures according to the University of Alabama at Huntsville.
See Link: http://www.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/v6.0/tlt/uahncdc_lt_6.0.txt

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Which dramatic temperature increase are you talking about? The one where this month's global tropical temp is less than what is was in 1983? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: Twanger] #137325
08/09/2017 04:08 PM
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Carol will not allow this too much longer but, every scientific pole on the planet.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: sail2wind] #137326
08/09/2017 04:12 PM
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Yeah, you're right. Come on guys!! Lay off the global warming stuff..


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Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: Carol_Hill] #137327
09/04/2017 05:15 PM
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First time snorkeling anywhere was STJ Watermelon Cay Wonderfuly beautiful. 2nd was Trunk Bay and I didn't like ti as much as Watermelon Cay.

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: RonDon] #137328
09/04/2017 11:44 PM
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Trunk Bay is done, almost completely bleached, too many tourists. The south side has some excellent snorkeling as well. Maho/Francis has some very good snorkeling at the point

Re: 3 Nights in STJ [Re: sail2wind] #137329
09/07/2017 06:29 PM
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He was talking about the special interest and politicians poll. That clearly shows the end of the world is coming.


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