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Cruz Bay anchoring #20391
06/10/2013 02:28 PM
06/10/2013 02:28 PM
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SeaSeaRider Offline OP
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On Google, the northeast corner of Cruz Bay, near the old seaplane ramp, looks uncrowded and possible for anchoring during C&I check-in. Has anyone tried that? Is it too shallow?


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Re: Cruz Bay anchoring [Re: SeaSeaRider] #20392
06/10/2013 03:01 PM
06/10/2013 03:01 PM
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St. Thomas, USVI
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We have anchored there (caveat: we have a shallow draft stink pot) and got stuck on some chain. What it was doing there, I don't know. Had to maneuver a bit, but it was okay. I think sail2wind likes that spot, so maybe he will weight in...


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Re: Cruz Bay anchoring [Re: Nutmeg] #20393
06/10/2013 05:01 PM
06/10/2013 05:01 PM
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FYI - some charter companies red-line Cruz Bay because of the pitfalls to be found there.

Re: Cruz Bay anchoring [Re: Twanger] #20394
06/10/2013 08:38 PM
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I believe Twanger is correct on the charter red line. It's a tight anchorage, maybe 3 boats, but super easy sticky mud. Don't use a whole lot of scope.

Re: Cruz Bay anchoring [Re: sail2wind] #20395
06/13/2013 09:48 AM
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Evan - you have exceeded your quota on received PM's. Tried to send you one, but got that message.

I guess you need to clean out your in-box?

Re: Cruz Bay anchoring [Re: Twanger] #20396
06/29/2013 08:14 AM
06/29/2013 08:14 AM
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That area is actually part of the National Park zone. They allow boats to anchor there for up to three hours to clear in C&I. Stay longer or overnight and you will get a citation - $75.00 plus the $15.00 overnight park fee.

It is fairly shallow but good holding.....


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