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Customs at Cruz bay #152366
01/14/2018 04:42 PM
01/14/2018 04:42 PM
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Is customs office at Cruz Bay open?

If not, when returning from BVI on charter boat (assuming you wanted to stay in St. John anchorages a couple of days) I guess you would have to go all the way to C.A. to check in and then go back to St J?

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Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: Mandknky] #152419
01/15/2018 06:50 AM
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Yes the customs office is still closed in St John. The building was destroyed in Irma. To be technically legal you would need to come to St Tomas to clear in.

Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: Mandknky] #152560
01/16/2018 10:14 AM
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Where do you dock a private vessel at CA?

Separately, do you have to check into USVI if coming from PR / Culebra?


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Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: Mandknky] #152587
01/16/2018 01:34 PM
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Any idea when Cruz will reopen?



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Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: snowdog] #152600
01/16/2018 04:05 PM
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Traveling from PR or Culebra to the USVI is fine no checking in is necessary they’re both US territories, although going back from the USVI to PR or Culebra requires a checking in with Customs due to the USVI being a free port.

Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: sail445] #152648
01/17/2018 09:17 AM
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Thanks Sail44!

Originally Posted by sail445
Traveling from PR or Culebra to the USVI is fine no checking in is necessary they’re both US territories, although going back from the USVI to PR or Culebra requires a checking in with Customs due to the USVI being a free port.


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Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: snowdog] #152673
01/17/2018 03:20 PM
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Easiest would be to get a mooring at Frenchtown Marina - contact CYOA Yacht Charters. Dinghy to their dock then walk the 5 minutes to C&I.

We cleared in today. Try to avoid arriving when 2 ferry boats pull in! They will clear in the ferries before private vessels. We had a 45 minute wait. In December it took us 5 minutes when the ferry dock was clear.

Note that C&I at Charlotte Amalie is closed from Noon-1 PM.

The C&I agent I spoke with could not offer any status update on the STJ office reopening. He quietly acknowledged that only an estimated 25% of the STT and STJ day boats running to the BVI were legalling clearing back in at Charlotte Amalie.

Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: BaardJ] #152864
01/19/2018 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BaardJ
He quietly acknowledged that only an estimated 25% of the STT and STJ day boats running to the BVI were legalling clearing back in at Charlotte Amalie.


Wow.

Don't try this on vacation! busted

Re: Customs at Cruz bay [Re: BaardJ] #152868
01/19/2018 06:04 PM
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Actually the C&I really can’t complain, they’d be curtailing legitimate businesses.
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