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Cruising Guide for PR and SVI #153782
01/28/2018 11:29 AM
01/28/2018 11:29 AM
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Any recommendations for a cruising guide for the PR and SVI area?

I have the Donald Street book from 2001, but that is getting fairly old at this point. I also just downloaded the Free Cruising Guide from the internet. This seems pretty good.

Is this book, worth it?: Cruising Guide to Puerto Rico, 3rd ed. -2015

Thanks!


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Re: Cruising Guide for PR and SVI [Re: snowdog] #153807
01/28/2018 01:46 PM
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We used the Pavlidis 2nd edition for SVIs and circumnavigating the big island. Some things were out of date, but overall worth it's weight in gold.

Re: Cruising Guide for PR and SVI [Re: snowdog] #153858
01/28/2018 08:21 PM
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Donald Street’s cruising guide’s and waterproof Iolare charts have done the ground for all the guides of today.
He deserves all the credit for opening the Caribbean to cruisers and charterers

Re: Cruising Guide for PR and SVI [Re: snowdog] #153887
01/29/2018 11:48 AM
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Lots of great stuff on this thread, at least as of 6 months ago. We sought this information for a trip in November 2017, now postponed to April 2018.

Sailing Information For SVI & St Croix

Also just ordered the Pavlidis 3rd edition (2015), based on FLJim's recommendation of the 2nd edition. $43.65 on Amazon.

Last edited by aarpskier; 01/29/2018 11:56 AM. Reason: Added info.
Re: Cruising Guide for PR and SVI [Re: snowdog] #153916
01/29/2018 03:36 PM
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You may also find this one useful. See: http://freecruisingguides.com/puerto-rico.

Re: Cruising Guide for PR and SVI [Re: aarpskier] #153921
01/29/2018 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by aarpskier
Also just ordered the Pavlidis 3rd edition (2015), based on FLJim's recommendation of the 2nd edition. $43.65 on Amazon.


I just ordered it as well. But from Walmart because it was $32 and faster shipping. Go figure...


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Re: Cruising Guide for PR and SVI [Re: snowdog] #153958
01/30/2018 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by snowdog
Originally Posted by aarpskier
Also just ordered the Pavlidis 3rd edition (2015), based on FLJim's recommendation of the 2nd edition. $43.65 on Amazon.


I just ordered it as well. But from Walmart because it was $32 and faster shipping. Go figure...


Ouch! Lesson learned!

Re: Cruising Guide for PR and SVI [Re: snowdog] #154009
01/30/2018 01:11 PM
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The best cruising guide we found is Frank Virginito's free "A Cruising Guide to Puerto Rico." He continues to update the guide. The Street guide is badly out of date and the Pavlidas guide has GPS coordinate errors and other errors.

http://freecruisingguides.com/

You can read about our experiences from our 2015 cruise at http://dinghylife.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/seabbatical-trip-report-october-16-november-15-2015/

Our last visit to Culebra was July 2017. Wonderful place with wonderful people.

Cheers, RickG


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