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Sample Itinerary/Resources #229601
07/10/2020 07:21 AM
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So, it's starting to look like we've got a crew together and someone can bring Tortuga over from BVI for a week in Aug. Yeah!

Now I need to figure out USVI. Can anyone point out some resources for:
Sample itineraries (I don't believe this trip will bring us to St Croix so really just the St Thomas/St John harbours
Mooring and anchorage info
Additional cruising guide. We have the regular BVI one that has some pages in the back for USVI
Ice/Water options: we have a watermaker but I like to know what Plan B will be
Provisioning/Alcohol.
Any limitations on bringing in frozen food?

I believe the delivery company will bring it to AYH in Red Hook and we'll have 7-8 days aboard

Thanks for any feedback, this will be a fun crash course!


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229603
07/10/2020 07:34 AM
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Please check out this thread

for itinerary ideas from Captain Jay of CYOA.


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229606
07/10/2020 08:00 AM
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Thanks Carol and Jay!

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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229608
07/10/2020 08:02 AM
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Hi. Please also check out this thread


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229612
07/10/2020 08:31 AM
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RickG on the forum lives on STJ and is a sailor. He is a great source of info, as is CaptJay.

Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229613
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No problem at all with frozen foods.

On STJ, go to Cruz Bay for provisions as there are three good grocery stores. Cruz Bay has lots of great bars and restaurants as well.

Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229614
07/10/2020 08:35 AM
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Thanks again! I'm seeing the provisioning options around CA and CYOA. Wondering what the options are near Red Hook?

Would it be better for us to
1) get a cab at the airport
2) ask them to stop on the way at a grocery store

Does anyone deliver there? Same with alcohol? Again, preference is to not be carrying around beer cases and water bottles.

That car rental for a day thing is starting to look like a viable option but we hadn't really planned to hang around that long.


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229616
07/10/2020 09:22 AM
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We are chartering out of Compass Point Marina (near Red Hook) on July 26th. After research, we plan on renting a car for 1 day ($100) from the airport through Paradise. And we can leave it at the marina for them to pick up the next morning. We will provision through CostULess (sounds similar to CostCo), which is on the way. You can pre-order on-line and then pick up. I know they have alcohol, but I can't seem to order that on-line, so we will have to select and buy there. Then we will stop by Food Center or Moes in Red Hook to get produce, gourmet, and meats, etc. Fingers crossed, given the governors orders yesterday, that our trips remain on. Good luck!

Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: Rush] #229625
07/10/2020 11:06 AM
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Wow, everyone, take a look at the newest info re Corona closures in the USVI. Best wishes. Total buzz kill..


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229636
07/10/2020 01:10 PM
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You can provision across the street from American Yacht Harbor at Moe’s and use the Dock carts to take it to your slip.

Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: Carol_Hill] #229643
07/10/2020 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Wow, everyone, take a look at the newest info re Corona closures in the USVI. Best wishes. Total buzz kill..

That is a particularly unfair characterization of the changes the Governor has announced.
Few of them will affect the sailing travelers for instance in any great way - no sitting at a bar or being on a beach after 4pm Sat/Sun.
Certainly the Covid 19 test required after 7/15 from high infected states may present a problem in timing and availability but:

** total buzz kill **

seems a drastic comment from a forum moderator.

also this post
http://www.traveltalkonline.com/ubb...i-new-covid-restrictions.html#Post229641

Last edited by LocalSailor; 07/10/2020 02:24 PM.
Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: LocalSailor] #229646
07/10/2020 02:50 PM
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Depends on where they are coming from. If coming from Florida or anywhere else on the high risk list, the test requirements can be a BIG deal..


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229705
07/11/2020 06:18 PM
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Luckily PA is not on the state list for testing but honestly if that changes our whole crew is fine to be tested. As for bars after 4, that's not why we're coming. We expect all or most dinners on the boat and any non-boat dinners to be outdoors.

We're coming for the sunshine, sailing, snorkeling, paddleboarding and relaxing. If I have to wear a mask or have them swab my brain to do it I'm fine with that. Swab away.


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229823
07/14/2020 01:01 PM
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You are going to LOVE IT.

Buy a $99 countertop ice maker from Home Depot that you can plug in Jay and Debbie have one on board and say it works great.

Ice can for sure be an issue - we stocked up at both Cruz and Coral — you can reprovision groceries at Dolphin Market in both Cruz and Coral Bay. You need to anchor at Coral unless you have a pal with a private mooring - Lime Out was great fun.

We had an amazing trip. I am sure you saw some of our pics on FB.


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: Winterstale] #229825
07/14/2020 01:37 PM
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Hi Winterstale. Would appreciate a trip report, when you get the chance!


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: ligot] #229906
07/15/2020 05:15 PM
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Carol - I will for sure write one!


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: Winterstale] #229908
07/15/2020 06:22 PM
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OK, Looking forward to it.


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Re: Sample Itinerary/Resources [Re: Winterstale] #230058
07/17/2020 07:53 PM
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Hi Wintersale! Looking forward to your trip report. How did you get to Dolphins market In Coral Bay, is there a dinghy dock nearby?


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