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SVI Chartering #297600
03/16/2023 08:11 AM
03/16/2023 08:11 AM
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Eva Offline OP
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I'm considering an SVI charter later this year. How are things since the hurricanes of the past 5 years? I'd done 3 such charters in the past, but the last one was in 2013 -- and loved it -- but want to make sure there has been enough recovery since the storms to make it worthwhile.


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Re: SVI Chartering [Re: Eva] #297621
03/16/2023 11:37 AM
03/16/2023 11:37 AM
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The impact of hurricane Fiona last year was in Salinas and West of there. Otherwise, the SVIs are open for business.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: SVI Chartering [Re: Eva] #297649
03/16/2023 11:36 PM
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XMAS weeK 2021 --- excellent -- all open

Re: SVI Chartering [Re: Eva] #297664
03/17/2023 12:50 PM
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Visited in November 2020 (Culebra + Vieques) and more recently in November 2022 (Culebra). No complaints! We love the SVIs. Will be curious to hear for you how things have changed since your 2013 visit.

Re: SVI Chartering [Re: Eva] #297703
03/18/2023 09:11 AM
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We visited SVI for 7 days in Nov. First visited in 2016. Everything seems to be back in order after the Irma and Maria from our previous trip. If you like beach bars and eating out every night head to the BVI's. If you want quiet anchorages ahead to the SVI's. Other than Ensenada Honda and Esperanza we were the only boat in the other anchorages. But of course that was November. Rent a car or golf cart and tour both Culebra and Vieques for half a day. Highly recommend you charter a boat with a water maker if you have more than 2 aboard. We chartered from CYOA/Waypoint. Great charter company. Definity worth the visit.

Re: SVI Chartering [Re: Eva] #297763
03/19/2023 08:22 AM
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We visited the SVI in January and February, and we're back for a 3rd visit this season. Currently anchored in Bahia de La Chiva. Feels like Dewey and Esperanza are back to pre-Irma days. They've built new food stalls at Playa Flamenco, but as of January they had not opened and there were just two food trucks operating. Mamacita's in Dewey has been very busy each of the 3 times we've eaten there - we arrive 1 hr before sunset to beat the rush.

There were lots more cruisers in Culebra this week than in Jan & Feb, but certainly not crowded. We shared Almodovar with one other boat. Vieques has been nearly empty of boats aside from 6 Puerto Rican sport fishing boats that rafted in La Chiva for the weekend. I did not see any charterers in either Culebra or Vieques.


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