Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics29,134
Posts212,386
Members25,326
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
RonDon 77
SammyM 58
pat 55
bailau 54
Member Spotlight
Posts: 23
Joined: October 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
quartopiano, todoc, waterlover
Who's Online Now
39 registered members (SXMScubaman, EdB, Todd, Sedona, gracie5, magpie, vetteguy, jwsjls, Maitre_Jim, George1234, ohstate, Midsouth, bobmaxja, Angelface, DanS, eightzerobits, sunshine44, ronnieernie, JerseyPal, Deepcut, poconopat, read33, Halcyon, jenhum, Breeze, ScurvyD, 13 invisible), 428 guests, and 438 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? #210082
11/29/2019 09:51 AM
11/29/2019 09:51 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Indiana
I
indianafanatic Offline OP
Member
indianafanatic  Offline OP
Member
I
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Indiana
Happy Friday to you all.

We are arriving tomorrow for a week aboard an Aquila 443 through MarineMax. Captain will be with us and we are a family of three with another adult couple. We have researched what we believe to be 'everything we need to know', but that still just makes us first-timers with tempered expectations. .

I've looked through the forums for things to take, drinks to make, and places to see, but I wanted to reach out and check for anything you all have found useful or information you wish you had before your trip.

Thank you all of the great info we've absorbed through your posts so far, and we look forward to understanding, firsthand, what it is that keeps bringing everyone back...

Last edited by indianafanatic; 11/29/2019 09:52 AM. Reason: Title edit
BVI Sponsors
Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210086
11/29/2019 10:16 AM
11/29/2019 10:16 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,412
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Offline
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,412
GA/NC
I arrive on Monday. There is a North swell moving in so you might want to figure that into your planning.
G

Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210094
11/29/2019 10:45 AM
11/29/2019 10:45 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,772
Maine
Breeze Online content
Traveler
Breeze  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,772
Maine
Whether you are shopping, eating in a restaurant, asking directions, or clearing customs, --in the Islands it is important to acknowledge other people. Simple " Good Morning", Good Afternoon" Good Evening" with a smile are pretty much indispensable in life there. Patience in all things, too, because most of life in the BVI happens on a slower wheel that anyone from Stateside ever expects on a first visit. It's all good.

Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210095
11/29/2019 10:54 AM
11/29/2019 10:54 AM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 480
Washington DC
B
bailau Offline
Traveler
bailau  Offline
Traveler
B
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 480
Washington DC
Sit down the 1st day and get to know the captain...understand what his plans/rules are and go over your "plans". I am sure he will know about the North Swell George mentions and you will want to avoid mooring/anchoring in places where it will impact (I learned this the hard way). Breeze is spot on as the slower pace can be hard and friendliness and patience is the watchword of the day. Tip well for good service.

Enjoy the journey and leave 1/2 the clothes you were planning to bring at home....you wont see it all in 1 trip and that is part of what makes you want to come back for more

Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210111
11/29/2019 06:03 PM
11/29/2019 06:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 596
Georgia & South Carolina
D
Deepcut Online embarrased
Traveler
Deepcut  Online Embarrased
Traveler
D
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 596
Georgia & South Carolina
^^ Talk to captain. Let him know what you like (Party life vs quite anchorage vs mix of both). He should take "Oh you are first timers, here are places you likely need to visit". Keep the rapport going and as week goes on, "we loved xyzzy" More snorkel? Less Snorkel? More sailing (Oh well, next time). Enjoy the week.

Places i would recommend:
Cooper Island(snorkel Cistern point), Diamond reef (Near Scrub Island), The Bathes (as long as Cruise ship not visiting during that time..., Go early/alte if ship is in BVI), Overnight Savannah Bay, Leverick Bay Marina, Anegada (Lobster dinner @ Wonky Dog or Potters )... Rent car for day and visit Cow Wreck Beach, Loblolly, maybe Flash Of Beauty), Sandy spit or Sandy Cay, Jost Van Dyke (Visit Foxy's Eat Corsairs Or Harris's or Sydney's), Soggy Dollar Bar, Norman Island/Caves/ The Indians, And last but not least, Willy Ts.


Have Fun and Return!


Wes
s/v Sea Tiger (Lagoon 42)
Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210371
12/02/2019 05:19 PM
12/02/2019 05:19 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Indiana
I
indianafanatic Offline OP
Member
indianafanatic  Offline OP
Member
I
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Indiana
Hello! Checking in from Leverick Bay...
Motored to A grade for lobster festival yesterday; severely disappointed in the $7 lobster roll at Anegada Reef - measly smattering of lobster salad in a roll. frown

Hit Prickly Pear island for a bit today then crossed over to Leverick, where we are docked for the night. Dinner upstairs to take a break from boat meals. Wifi on boat is crap, so more thoughts after finishing journal when we get home.

Stunning beauty everywhere and immense satisfaction in being able to come and see everything in person.

Attached Files 20191201_153129.jpg
Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210404
12/03/2019 08:55 AM
12/03/2019 08:55 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,775
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,775
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Your sampler for $7 should have included a rum punch so when you take that off, it's only a $5 taste of lobster. I thought most tastings were pretty reasonable but to be fair I did not try the Anegada Reef sampler. You don't get much lobster for $5 when you factor in the cost of labor, bread, fresh lemon, lettuce, mayonnaise, paper container, etc...

Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210467
12/03/2019 06:23 PM
12/03/2019 06:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,523
Woodstock, GA
RickinAtlanta Offline
Traveler
RickinAtlanta  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,523
Woodstock, GA
Originally Posted by indianafanatic
Hello! Checking in from Leverick Bay...
Motored to A grade for lobster festival yesterday; severely disappointed in the $7 lobster roll at Anegada Reef - measly smattering of lobster salad in a roll. frown

Hit Prickly Pear island for a bit today then crossed over to Leverick, where we are docked for the night. Dinner upstairs to take a break from boat meals. Wifi on boat is crap, so more thoughts after finishing journal when we get home.

Stunning beauty everywhere and immense satisfaction in being able to come and see everything in person.


You can't get a full lobster roll anywhere for less that $15 so not sure what you expected. Hopefully you enjoyed the dinner at Leverick.

Re: First Time Visitor, Weeklong Skippered Charter Tomorrow: Any Last Minute Advice? [Re: indianafanatic] #210606
12/05/2019 12:32 PM
12/05/2019 12:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 183
Texas
Twells Offline
Traveler
Twells  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 183
Texas
Have fun out there.

These are things you will need most:
Cash
Zinc oxide for your lips and face
Insulated cup for your painkiller
Waterproof beach bag
Good attitude smile


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1