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February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas #177282
12/06/2018 10:50 AM
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Hello,

We are 20+ year visitors to the USVIs and VG. We will be making our 4th trip to VG in February with our now 13yo. Because he needs a bit more "doing" at this age, I am looking for boat day suggestions for snorkeling and lunch. All of us enjoy being on the water and snorkeling. To date, most of our snorkeling has been from shore so I thought this trip might be a good time to visit the Indians and other BVI "from the boat" sites. We are a party of 2 (maybe three) adults and a teen.

Does anyone have suggestions on an operator for a private snorkeling excursion? We like both motor and sails. I just sent an email to Dive BVI.

TIA

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Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: Cleobeach] #177376
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Dive BVI has day trips and snorkeling can be part of the trip. Check their website. We did our first scuba dive with them in April and can't say enough good about them.

Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: Cleobeach] #177386
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Also suggest SNUBA with Elaine at Leverick Bay dock -

Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: Cleobeach] #177401
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Definitely call Elaine at the Leverick Bay dock (they're at www.virgingordapowerboatrentals.com). They'll rent you a boat or you can charter with a captain. We've done their "join in" all day adventure for $150 each and it was a bargain, with five snorkeling stops and a lunch stop.

Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: Cleobeach] #177408
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We will definitely charter with one of the Virgin Gorda companies for a full day of fun when our group is there in March but I have a question. We are boaters who live on the north shore of Boston. The water is dark and there are many many hidden rocks that remain unmarked. You just have to be familiar with the waters around here. (Which we are). My question is- how difficult is it to navigate (say) the north sound if we were to rent a motor boat for the day. There are 8 of us so we we could do two dinghies but a day on a power boat might be equally as fun. Visit some of the surrounding small islands and beaches. Thoughts? Are there tricks of the trade in those waters or is it clear and light enough that it’s fairly easy?



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Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: Cleobeach] #177418
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I booked a day (private) with DiveBVI today. Counting down the days!

Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: GettinBye] #177419
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Hire one of the captained boats - worth every penny. The do the worrying, anchoring, know the waters, etc. We have used TRC twice and really like him. You would have to ask him how many he can accommodate.

Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: RatmansWife] #177422
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Hire one of the captained boats - worth every penny. The do the worrying, anchoring, know the waters, etc. We have used TRC twice and really like him. You would have to ask him how many he can accommodate.





Oh, I am all about letting someone else do the work on vacation 😄

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Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: GettinBye] #177454
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We often rent boston whaler type boats from bradley at Leverick (Elaine) and have never had a problem.

Re: February trip to VG - looking for boat day ideas [Re: GettinBye] #177490
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Are there tricks of the trade in those waters or is it clear and light enough that it’s fairly easy?

There are few hidden hazards in the North Sound, and the water is of course Caribbean clear. But it's worth looking at a chart to understand the areas to be avoided. Definitely maintain a respectful distance from Colquhoun Reef!

Dan cheers


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