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Water Toy Rental #131611
06/01/2017 02:33 PM
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Hi from Annapolis-
10 days in Dream Yacht Lagoon 420 Mom, Dad, three kids 12, 16, 18....
What are the best water toys to carry- SUPs or kayaks?
Best place to rent?
Any worries about theft? Our boat was boarded last yeat October 2016 after Foxy's Catfight, a pineapple water float went missing....

Thanks!

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Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: Bvicatter] #131612
06/01/2017 02:53 PM
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I just rented a SUP and some other toys from Island Surf & Sail (www.bviwatertoys.com) based on Malcolm's recommendation for later this month. They have been very responsive so far.

I have also seen BVI SUP CO recommended as well.

http://www.bvisupco.com/

Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: GW248] #131613
06/01/2017 04:13 PM
06/01/2017 04:13 PM
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Soper's Hole Marina, Tortola
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Good Afternoon,
Yes, we can help you with all your rental needs. We offer free delivery and pickup island wide. Check out what we have to offer at www.bviwatertoys.com If you have any questions, please feel free to email info@bviwatertoys.com or call 1-284-494-0123. We also offer a discount for TTOL Registered members! Inquire for details.

Last edited by SurfandSail; 06/01/2017 04:19 PM.
Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: SurfandSail] #131614
06/01/2017 04:42 PM
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I've had a good experience with both 'water toy' rental businesses. The problem is we seem not to use the toys much. You might enjoy bringing some 'blow-ups' and leaving them behind, just another option. However, bring an electrical air pump (and take home with you). Our crew brought a huge unicorn blow-up that was a big hit. You can even tie it behind the dinghy and do rides with the kids.


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Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: NoelHall] #131615
06/01/2017 08:53 PM
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I highly recommend Chris with BVI SUP. He has been in business for years for a reason. Quality equipment in good condition and fantastic customer service. www.bvisupco.com

Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: steve74] #131616
06/02/2017 07:05 AM
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Our kids (similar age) prefer SUP. They use the toys non-stop when in the anchorage. Suggest at least two SUPs for your crew.

Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: Bvicatter] #131617
06/02/2017 02:56 PM
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It is a lot of effort to keep all the "toys" in place while sailing. A few noodles and the use of the dinghy is what i would recommend. The calculus is the effort vs. the enjoyment & frequency of use.

Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: Appleton] #131618
06/07/2017 07:40 PM
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Island Surf & Sail handled ours last month. Couldn't have been happier, great communication, helpful advise and everything tied down and stowed when we arrived. Put everything back like they have it and you won't have a problem. Consider a tandem kayak and an SUP. Two more words and I'm done: LAZY BUNZ!


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Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: EckyEcky] #131619
06/08/2017 04:02 PM
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We put a two man kayak on one side and a stand up paddle board on the other. We only do that if we have two strong reliable and very cooperative crew happy to put them in and retrieve them at each stop. Putting a Kayak in and out is not a safe one day project. It is dangerous when kids or adults do not handle the loading and unloading responsibly.

When the boat stops the happy crew puts all the toys in and declares "the pool open" with a smile. Any doubt on the crew cooperation and the toys stay on the dock.

Bring some light inexpensive colored line to hang all the toys off the back of the boat.

Re: Water Toy Rental [Re: StormJib] #131620
06/09/2017 08:20 AM
06/09/2017 08:20 AM
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Storm Jib, you've got to be joking!
There's nothing dangerous with the launching and retrieving of a kayak.


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