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Update on charters from USVI #291090
11/13/2022 01:31 PM
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Last edited by xrayman67; 11/13/2022 01:32 PM.
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Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291100
11/13/2022 04:46 PM
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Maybe I am a spoilsport but it is already so busy in the BVI - I can’t imagine how busy it will be with more USVI based boats coming over more freely - especially at JVD where it is already a you know what show.

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Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291103
11/13/2022 06:08 PM
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This is Huge for the BVI though. Finally! Now the BVI can start to get back in the business. C and I is one thing and hopefully that gets streamlined as well by eliminating this requirement. Feel bad tho for all the boats and businesses that have spent the last year or so jumping through the hoops.

Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291104
11/13/2022 06:09 PM
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MIDiver, have to agree it was nicer without the day boats, although the White Bay businesses have missed them.

Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291105
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Ratmanswife - the day boats aren’t what concern me - it’s the charter boats. The mooring fields are already an issue. We like to head down in the winter when it’s cold here but may start rethinking that. Will see how this all unfolds and what it like when we are back in January, March and April.

Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291131
11/14/2022 07:05 AM
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We will be happy to send our boats back again as some clients want the option. A lot of our guests haven't bought a new Soggy Dollar T shirt in four years. I have to say that with improvements in the USVI's infrastructure and the beauty of St John not everyone is going to come back.

Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291146
11/14/2022 12:11 PM
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Is there an official announcement somewhere regarding this change? The link in the original post looks good, but my inherent distrust of BVI politics and policies makes me hesitate to believe that it is actually going to happen.

Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: Zanshin] #291150
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Originally Posted by Zanshin
Is there an official announcement somewhere regarding this change? The link in the original post looks good, but my inherent distrust of BVI politics and policies makes me hesitate to believe that it is actually going to happen.

https://bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/sta...no-trade-licence-commercial-recreational

Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291175
11/15/2022 12:28 AM
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This is great news and long overdue. Pre-COVID, we would charter in BVI but always spend a night or two in USVI. Why not taste the best of both, right? I'm not going to say the process was easy but with a little bit of patience and humility at the customs office, it worked and actually added to the adventure. Does this mean that a BVI charter can come and go to USVI? Seems like such a simple question but I feel like I have just swatted a hornet's nest.

Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291251
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Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: xrayman67] #291253
11/16/2022 08:20 AM
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Too crowded in the BVIs? Meanwhile BVI boats have been able to enter the USVI without having to pay fees. There is huge demand for day trips. Easing the restriction is just fair.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Update on charters from USVI [Re: RickG] #291256
11/16/2022 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by RickG
Meanwhile BVI boats have been able to enter the USVI without having to pay fees.
Cheers, RickG


So, C&I requirements to clear in and out of BVI and the USVI on a charter boat have not changed.


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