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DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island #177716
12/10/2018 11:03 PM
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We have a charter coming up in February and I just received this email. A few of my own thoughts first: I wonder if they will leave the holding tanks open on all of the charter boats while in the marina. This will definitely impact provisioning as now you almost have to pre-order from Riteway/Bobby's/Tico's and have them deliver (at least to Trellis Bay). The Scrub Island ferry I imagine will become very crowded during prime turnover days. I can't imagine the non-charter guests on Scrub will be too happy with all of the increased activity. Anyway, here's the email:

Dream Yachts base at Hodges Creek is moving to Scrub Island Resort. Please note that effective from December 13, 2018, our base in the BVI will be operating out of Scrub Island Resort and Marina, instead of Hodges Creek. We are contacting you as this will affect your upcoming vacation and we wanted you to have the new base details as quickly as possible. They are attached here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out should you have any questions. If you ordered provisioning through Riteway, it will still be delivered to the boat for you, no change there. Scrub Island operates a courtesy ferry out of Trellis Bay, which is right next to the airport on Tortola. We are very excited about this new location for Dream Yacht Charter BVI, and we look forward to welcoming you to Scrub Island and all its resort has to offer!
Please let me know if you have additional questions and make sure you share this information with anyone else in your party.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you have.
I hope this will not cause any inconvenience.

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Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #177721
12/11/2018 12:08 AM
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Marine Max based a number of their boats at Scrub for many months and it seemed to work fine. Scrub did a lot of the provisioning directly, although that proved a hassle for the staff. You are correct in saying that running to Riteway would involve a cab, although maybe Scrub’s own market will carry more, and Trellis Bay Market is also there, as is Aragorn and his Good Moon boxes.

It will make flying into Beef a way better option than STT. You can even arrive on the late flight without any problem. Ask if the Scrub dock shuttle is available to you. I don’t think the ferry will be an issue. They seem to be running a second, new boat as well.

The holding tank thing is a big concern, but Scrub does have waste treatment, and their main beach is right there, so they have an incentive to keep it clean.

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #177728
12/11/2018 06:40 AM
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We had a charter in Jan 2018 with Dream yachts and everything was great except for the conditions of the marina( no power, no lighting , no facilities,no water, no or very limited cell service ) , understandably this was the just after the storm . The crew was made up of 4 veterans and 5 newbies. We were able to overcome the obstacles but after a long day of travel arriving at 530 pm to Hodges Creeks with a sleep aboard was not not ideal situation .

I did check with Dream Yachts about our Jan 2019 in May of 2018 ,and they were not optimistic about improvements to the marina by the 2019 season


I do believe especially the newbies would have a much better first 24 hours with the amenities of Scrub verse Hodges Creek

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #177734
12/11/2018 08:12 AM
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I guess if the marina conditions haven't changed much, them moving to Scrub makes sense. I would also imagine it isn't a permanent move, but probably a move until things improve elsewhere? After all, Scrub's occupancy may be down as well so this would be added and consistent revenue for them. Odds are charter guests will not only provision at the market, but eat at their restaurants at the start and/or end of the trip.


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Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #177780
12/11/2018 03:40 PM
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We spent some time at Scrub using Marine Max and it was enjoyable. the ferry is operating so you can go to Trellis or Marina Cay. in addition, Scrub is pretty much up and running. While we were there it was workers only so it was very quiet, but the pool reopened as well as the restaurants and grocery store/deli.

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: PEDCO] #177953
12/13/2018 09:58 PM
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PEDCO,

We'll be sailing aboard DYCs Lagoon 52 "Mercurey" from the 12th to 26th of January. If you're around on these dates stop by to say hello.

Captain Ed


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Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: edsml] #177977
12/14/2018 07:54 AM
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edsmi- Will do and you do the same

we will be on Tramontane (lagooon 450) from Navigare starting Jan 10. , heading to North Sound and then Anegada and from there ??????

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: edsml] #178297
12/18/2018 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by edsml
PEDCO,

We'll be sailing aboard DYCs Lagoon 52 "Mercurey" from the 12th to 26th of January. If you're around on these dates stop by to say hello.

Captain Ed

We just finished a week aboard Mercurey! What a beautiful boat! Have a great time!

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #178784
12/24/2018 05:07 PM
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Are there any slips left at Scrub once the DYC boats are in place?


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Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: agrimsrud] #178786
12/24/2018 05:24 PM
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Yes, some. I guess it depends how many are out on charter. There are a lot more DYC boats on moorings at Marina Cay than usual. Don’t know if those are last or first night folks, or overflow parking. There are also 2 DYC boats moored overnight on the Diamond Reef dive co. day moorings. I hope that doesn’t become a habit.

Scrub said they also had Puerto Rican boats reserved for Christmas. I would recommend reserving a slip now.

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #178789
12/24/2018 05:36 PM
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I was just in the scruba marina.

There was at least one empty slip. I don’t recall if there were any more.

Lots of dyc boats everywhere.

Space was very tight maneuvering, even for a dinghy.

2 boats are still on the diamond reef moorings.

Good luck getting in there.


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Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: warren460] #178791
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Warren, how do you like our Christmas lights?

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #178795
12/24/2018 07:49 PM
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Your Christmas lights are great. Too bad you turned them off.


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Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #179256
12/31/2018 10:35 AM
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Interesting. We stayed on a mooring at Marina Cay a week ago and swore we'd never stay there again. The Scrub Island ferry(s) plowed thru there every few minutes at what seemed to be about 15 Knots. Leaving a huge wake behind that made the anchorage unsettled from early morning to late night.

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: Fritz_the_Cat] #179295
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Thanks for mentioning this Fritz. We were there in November and noticed the same thing. I thought I was being too negative, but it really was annoying. I think it would be courteous of Scrub to ask there ferry operators to go through the mooring area at no-wake speed. But I doubt that will happen!

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: trespalmas] #179297
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We have moored at Marina Cay for several decades, and noticed small boats ferrying a few passengers over to Scrub from Trellis Bay. We were moored a few rows out from Marina Cay and did not notice much of a wake.

Might be a totally different type of vessel.

15 kts seems very fast, and that will produce a large wake. Did anyone happen to mention this to SCRUB or Marina cay.

Producing a wake in the vicinity of a mooring field or anchorage or docks and slips is not acceptable, and knowledgeable skippers would know better .

We also , pre Irma, saw only a few small boats ferrying poeple , usually just one or two couples. And it was infrequent,

We were also vert excited about spending a couple of days at Scrub . Not concerned about shore power, do not need it, as to the marine head, we will have it set to holding tank. That is what you do in a marina.

As to slip availability, looked to me like DYC, had a load of catamarans which need the larger slips. Erica and I will be bareboating a 36i, mono, and the 35 ft slips are well inside at I think A dock. I printed up a slip map, so we would be prepared and know the location of those slips.

Water is supposed to be available , for a fee, to fill up our boats water tanks. No water at the slip is no big deal, and we can go to plan B, and top off at Marina Cay if boat water is not available..

Any, up to date scoops would be appreciated, We will be sailing the last two weeks in May 2019 . BVI trip # 17.

Thank you , gotta git, time to go out for New Year Eve dinner and dancing.

Happy new year to all....

Denny and Erica

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: captdennyj] #179348
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Looked up the ferry from Trellis to Scrub

photo shows a much larger vessel that the dock banger that we were familiar with.....if the one pictured is in fact what they are using now, that beast could definitely kick up a serious wake.

It would be great if those who were knocked around were able to verify the dates and times, and the annoyance they experienced at Marina Cay, and Scrub, perhaps, those complaints might be listened to.

Another, very serious problem that could occur, is those large wakes hitting the moored vessels, and some one losing their footing and falling, and being injured.

We personally, will not be there until May, and not sure that the ferry company, or Scrub office people, or the skippers of the ferry have a clue.

Also, more reports in the reviews sections of scrub and Marina Cay, might help, since we love Marina Cay, but would not want to be subjected to that ferry blasting thru there.

Actually, it is a very short distance from Trellis to Scrub and no reason to speed and produced a wake.

Re: DYC Base Moving to Scrub Island [Re: captdennyj] #179357
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Scrub uses two ferries: the original Scrub One, and the new Scrub Two (very plush, with forward-facing seats). They take turns doing the hourly runs. I haven’t seen them speed through the MC mooring field. I just sat and watched them for over an hour, and did not see that at all.

However, there has always been a main boating channel east of Camanoe, west of Marina Cay and Scrub. Boats of all sizes have always zipped through there. Marina Cay has recently had moorings added north and west of their older moorings (where boats used to anchor).

In addition, boats have taken to overnighting along Diamond Reef, both anchored and on the day snorkel moorings (there are three boats there now). That forces the through traffic closer to Marina Cay.

The net result is more traffic nearer the Marina Cay mooring field. It is unfair, in my opinion, to blame this on the Scrub ferry. Choose one of the traditional moorings, to the east, close to Marina Cay.


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