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USVI First Timer ... Maybe? #263036
08/24/2021 12:36 PM
08/24/2021 12:36 PM
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Larkspur, Colorado
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Scheduled for a 10-day bareboat charter out of Tortola in early December. My crew is getting antsy with the possibility of quarantines being reinstated, especially after learning that we cannot reschedule our charter unless the BVI is in full lock-down and not allowing tourists. If a 7-day quarantine is reinstated, we just have to live with it.

I assume chartering out of the USVI would be a work around? Coming up quickly on our 90-day decision point before we lose our deposit. Thoughts or suggestions?

Any recommendations for charter outfits in the USVI? We'd want a Cat with 4 staterooms and 4 heads. Our current bareboat is a Lagoon 450.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have.


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Re: USVI First Timer ... Maybe? [Re: Vern_L_Equinox] #263039
08/24/2021 01:59 PM
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We are chartering a 40' FP from CYOA in November. I am planning to stay in USVI unless there is a complete opening of travel between BVI and USVI. There is plenty to do around STT and St Johns but will miss going to JVD, Virgin Gorda, etc. CYOA has always been easy to work with, this is my 5th charter with them. Boats are well maintained. Best of luck with you plans

Re: USVI First Timer ... Maybe? [Re: Vern_L_Equinox] #263040
08/24/2021 02:18 PM
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The USVIs and SVIs are a great option. Check out the itinerary that Capt. Jay posted; he is the GM of CYOA and an active liveabourd sailor.

http://www.traveltalkonline.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/245704/Searchpage/1/Main/34535/Words/%2Bjay/Search/true/re-st-thomas-st-john-itinerary.html#Post245704

Cheers, RickG


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Re: USVI First Timer ... Maybe? [Re: Vern_L_Equinox] #263042
08/24/2021 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Vern_L_Equinox
Scheduled for a 10-day bareboat charter out of Tortola in early December.

Any recommendations for charter outfits in the USVI? We'd want a Cat with 4 staterooms and 4 heads. Our current bareboat is a Lagoon 450.


While Moorings, Navigare, and DYC have a smattering of boats on St Thomas, I believe most of the boats and selection is going to be at CYOA. Looking at their reservation calendar it appears they are pretty solid booked for early December. Mid December their Lagoon 450 (4/4) is available. I wouldn't wait too long to decide or you will simply run out of options.

I have sailed the USVI 5 times since the BVI shut down. Believe me... it's no hardship!


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Re: USVI First Timer ... Maybe? [Re: agrimsrud] #263049
08/24/2021 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by agrimsrud
Originally Posted by Vern_L_Equinox
Scheduled for a 10-day bareboat charter out of Tortola in early December.

Any recommendations for charter outfits in the USVI? We'd want a Cat with 4 staterooms and 4 heads. Our current bareboat is a Lagoon 450.


Believe me... it's no hardship!



Definitely some good advice ... we'll be on a sailboat in the Caribbean. What's not to love? :^)


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