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quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st #294536
01/25/2023 10:58 AM
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Jan. 12th- Arrival to STT from IAD- taxi to Red Hook - cocktail at Tap and Still -water taxi to West End Customs and then Fat Hogs Bay -Upon arrival was meet by Capt.Brent of Captain's Compass with a smile and welcome-change of location for Capt. Compass with very similar amenities but much quieter - boat was ready to go and TICO"s had made a delivery- On Capt. Brent's suggestion went to Loose Mongoose for dinner ,Wow on the rebuild and dinner ( last time we were there pre-Irma , it was more of a sandwich restaurant/bar)- sleep aboard at dock

Jan. 13th - provisions just a short walk away - was off the dock by noon and headed to North Sound arrived at Saba for some snorkeling along Prickly Pear ,HH feeding and dinner on second floor
Jan . 14th & 15th - Anegada - rented a truck - toured the Island both days making stops along the North Shore for snorkeling , drink and food - dinner at Tipsy and Sids - LOVE this island
Jan. 16th - Leverick Bay - Beans HH show - dinner on boat
Jan. 17th - Jost Van Dyke - Great Harbor - taxi to White bay - Pizza from Corsairs
Jan. 18th - quick stop at Sopers Hole for provisions and shopping - Norman island - snorkeling , Pirates, dinner on boat
Jan. 19th - Cooper Island - snorkeling , beach , coffee and rum bar , dinner
Jan. 20th - return boat - very convenient to have fuel dock at Capt. Compass's marina - taxi to Nanny Cay Hotel - pool day and dinner at Peg Legs
Jan. 21st - water taxi from Nanny cay to STT and back to Maryland

I must say this was one my most enjoyable trips we have made to the BVI .
Please know the majority of the business we supported as repeat customers due to great people or services :
Island Time - Julian and staff
Captain Compass- Brent
Cow Wreck - Ms Belle
Tipsy - Ann, Andrew , Brandon
Sids Pomato Point - Sid
Micheal Beans
Soggy Dollar- Jerry and Trish
Corsairs - Vinnie

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Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294609
01/26/2023 03:14 PM
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Thanks for the report. Curious about your itinerary - going strait to North Sound and then Anegada (and the rest). Was that done to go out synch with normal cruisers (Norman first night, working your way up to North Sound by third night, then to Anegada?


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Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: mishman] #294630
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The crew I had were all experienced and had sea legs - I do try to stay ahead or behind the normal itinerary if weather allows to avoid the crowds .We also started our itinerary from Fats Hogs Bay on a fairly flat sea .

I am very strong believer or having an A and B itinerary depending on crew , weather ,swells etc... remembering everyone on board is on vacation seeking a good relaxing time

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294646
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We counted 23 sails on Tuesday heading from North Sound to Anegada - and that was from our vantage point sailing to Jost. Lots of boats out this week. We skipped Anegada this trip - maybe April/May when it is more favorable for our favorite anchoring spot.

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294693
01/28/2023 01:07 PM
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Nice to hear you had a fantastic trip. Just wondering what boat you sailed? We own the Leopard 45, Stargazer. I really love that boat, very roomy and great to sail. I'm also very pleased with Captain's Compass new location at Fat Hog's Bay. We even walk to get groceries at both the small grocery store and at the marina and Riteway just a couple buildings down the road. I agree with you about the ease going directly to North Sound from Fat Hog Bay. It does allow you the opportunity of jumping ahead of the other charters. Can't wait to be back down in 60 days.

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: jagmansr] #294886
01/31/2023 09:12 AM
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No we were on Smile Maker - but we did see Stargazer in Great Harbor - Totally agree with new location

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294905
01/31/2023 02:08 PM
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Great Report!! Well be down on 2/11 on Stargazer, certainly going to miss our welcome dinner at Genes but really glad to hear a report from Brent's new location!!

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294908
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Gene's now offers a free shuttle to the restaurant, at least from certain marinas.

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294923
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Thanks, PEPCO! It's been just over 2 weeks since we returned from our BVI charter and I'm already homesick for that those unbelievable isles. Reading these reports is the next best thing to going back for a moment. . . if only in one's heart. And I think your itinerary sounded terrific.

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294924
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Oh, Geez. Sorry . . . PEDCO. I'm a goofball.

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: PEDCO] #294965
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We were on Stargazer! We did our sleep aboard on the 10th and got off the boat on the 21st! We saw Smilemaker at Anegada. What a fabulous trip we had. Loved everything about Stargazer! We did a complete circumnavigation of the islands. Favorite meal: Abes in Little Harbor Jost...hands down! Loved snorkeling the caves this time. The coral seems to be coming back and thriving with brilliant purples. Swam with a sea turtle there as well. Heartbreaking to hear that Seddy passed away right after we left Jost. I walked down to his place but no one was there...truly hate I missed him! Bubbly pool was raging and perfect. Anegada Beach Club was a dream and of course who can resist Cow Wreck! The anchorages did not seem as crowded this year and some of the locals said it was a little slower this year. I hope it picks up for them.

Fat Hogs Bay was quiet and super convenient with the supermarket right down the street. Topping off the fuel there on return made it so easy! We have done several charters with The Captain's Compass and Brent. We have been pleased every time...guess that's why we keep returning!

See you next time BVI's!!

Re: quick trip summary - Jan 12th thru 21st [Re: Fullmooners] #294967
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Thank you for taking the time to share! We are headed there a week from Friday to sail on Ad Astra. So sad about Seddy. I always hang with him the many, many times we've been to BVIs. He was so proud of the renovations the last time we were there before pandemic and dubbed it a VIP tour. Miss him.


Cheers,

Marcia



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