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St. John #41199
02/21/2015 06:58 PM
02/21/2015 06:58 PM
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We're mulling over the idea of a day stop in St. John during our next sail. Considering Norman to Cruz Bay to clear customs, then taking a rental car. Followed by an overnight at Cinnamon or Maho. Heading next to JVD to check back in thru customs. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Re: St. John [Re: lookinatfifty] #41200
02/21/2015 08:04 PM
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GJ, CO S/V Long Overdue
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look back 3 pages to 2/19 there is a thread about this

Re: St. John [Re: lookinatfifty] #41201
02/21/2015 08:05 PM
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I'm thinking about Norman to Cruz/Customs and then back to Francis for our last night. I'd like the kids to hike a trail, see some ruins, etc. to experience that "side" of the Virgin Islands

Re: St. John [Re: lookinatfifty] #41202
02/21/2015 08:12 PM
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We're mulling over the idea of a day stop in St. John during our next sail. Considering Norman to Cruz Bay to clear customs, then taking a rental car. Followed by an overnight at Cinnamon or Maho. Heading next to JVD to check back in thru customs. Any feedback would be appreciated.


Hopefully your plan includes a stop at Sopers to clear out.

Re: St. John [Re: rhans] #41203
02/21/2015 08:18 PM
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good point Rick, didn't catch that, and Maho is way less rolly then Cinnamon

Re: St. John [Re: sail2wind] #41204
02/21/2015 09:19 PM
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Love St John but two check in's and one check out for 1 day? I'd wait until you can spend a little more time.


Life involves risks, take some prudent ones (NOT with the BVI ferries)!
Re: St. John [Re: beerMe] #41205
02/21/2015 09:26 PM
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C&I hit me a buck a foot to clear back in 2 weeks ago

Re: St. John [Re: rhans] #41206
02/22/2015 06:57 AM
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That 1$/foot episode in the BVI lasted just a couple of days and was rescinded immediately once those in charge found out what was happening.

Re: St. John [Re: Zanshin] #41207
02/22/2015 07:20 AM
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last Wednesday at jvd I was charged $1per foot as a port entry fee when clearing in from St John.

Re: St. John [Re: Knotthead] #41208
02/22/2015 07:41 AM
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Knotthead - that means I was mis-informed about the fees being rescinded. I am surprised, since that will put a serious crimp in the number of day-trippers from the USVI coming across to places such as White Bay. I clear out of the BVI in 2 days so will find out if they are also charging fees to exit.

Re: St. John [Re: Zanshin] #41209
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No exit fee's were charged 30th, Jan

Re: St. John [Re: Zanshin] #41210
02/22/2015 09:11 AM
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Which Wednesday? It was announed on Wednesday Feb 10 that the fee was being recended. It seems that JVD didn't get the word for a couple of days.


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Re: St. John [Re: Zanshin] #41211
02/22/2015 02:24 PM
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beerme, for one day, depending on what mood the agent is in, he can clear in and out at the same time.

Re: St. John [Re: sail2wind] #41212
02/22/2015 03:03 PM
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What would be real slick is to Clear out and Clear in at the same time. Just dreaming <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

Re: St. John [Re: rhans] #41213
02/22/2015 03:25 PM
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what would be really slick if US and BVI talked.

Re: St. John [Re: Zanshin] #41214
02/22/2015 04:09 PM
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TAMPA BAY, USA
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Thanks everyone, I honestly hadn't considered having to checkout of the BVI. Waaaayyyyy too big of a pain! Maybe we'll just swing by Trunk and watch all the cruise ship people on the beach...

Re: St. John [Re: sail2wind] #41215
02/22/2015 06:36 PM
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I think the French islands that have the online clearance is a step in the right direction.


Life involves risks, take some prudent ones (NOT with the BVI ferries)!
Re: St. John [Re: beerMe] #41216
02/22/2015 06:47 PM
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not a pain at all and totally worth it

Not only French but several islands offer online check in makes it very easy

Re: St. John [Re: beerMe] #41217
02/22/2015 07:23 PM
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Martinique is way cool. Sit at a computer at the marina office for 5 minutes = Your check in. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />


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