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Private Charter Flight EIS to STT #166296
07/21/2018 12:54 PM
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Since the end of trip timing is always tight (and we've experienced ferry delays/cancellations in the past), we are considering a private air charter from EIS to STT for our party of 6. Anyone have experience doing this on the return leg? Cost appears to be around $1500 total and we'd save more than that flying into STT vs EIS. We would take the ferry to get to Roadtown at the start of the trip when a delay is not so critical.

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Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: b6fischer] #166300
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We did it when my brother and his family booked last minute and could only get flights to STT. We have neighbors who always do it that way. We used Fly BVI both ways. Going back there were just four of them, so it was their smallest plane. Worked beautifully. The only caveat is to allow enough time for Immigration, Customs, check-in and Security in St. Thomas.

Curious where you’re coming from. We’ll be making our fifth trip since Irma, and been able to get decent prices into EIS. Some trips we’ve used miles; others we’ve done separate flights through San Juan. Have you looked at Southwest/InterCaribbean? Or Seaborne.

Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: b6fischer] #166302
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Richmond VA. Flights so far at $500-550 into STT and $900 into EIS. Still figuring it all out but flying out on our schedule seems attractive as we'd get an extra night on the water vs flying out 10am. We've flown private before and it is usually and customs is usually accelerated. Dont know if this applies in STT.

Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: b6fischer] #166364
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$1500!!! Damn thats a lot of rum drinks! LOL drinking


Cruising the local waters here in SC and GA. Love the BVIs and miss the Tradewinds!
Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: b6fischer] #166376
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Another alternative - too late now since you've already chartered your boat - there are lovely boats for charter on St Thomas. That would save you $1500 or the alternative stress of late/canceled ferries.


Life's short - sail more!
Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: Steve27] #166377
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Originally Posted by Steve27
$1500!!! Damn thats a lot of rum drinks! LOL drinking

Lol...for sure!

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Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: b6fischer] #166378
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I prefer flying in and out of EIS.

It's highly debatable whether it's better to charter out of stt or bvi.

I'm clearly in the BVI camp.

We all have our opinions. No right and wrong here.


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

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Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: b6fischer] #166396
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Moorings blog has recent story about private to/from EIS via SJU
https://www.moorings.com/blog/bvi-10-day-charter-itinerary

(I’m still thinking about six folks drinking four cases of champagne though!)


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Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: jphart] #166410
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Originally Posted by jphart
Moorings blog has recent story about private to/from EIS via SJU
https://www.moorings.com/blog/bvi-10-day-charter-itinerary


This was exactly the resource I was looking for. Many Thanks.

Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: b6fischer] #166421
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You might also consider a water taxi. We have used Foxy's in the past, always on time and great to work with.

http://www.foxyscharters.com/water-taxi/


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Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: Orange_Burst] #166459
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Originally Posted by Orange_Burst
You might also consider a water taxi. We have used Foxy's in the past, always on time and great to work with.

http://www.foxyscharters.com/water-taxi/

Thanks! I emailed them to quote our needs.

Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: Orange_Burst] #166465
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Originally Posted by Orange_Burst
You might also consider a water taxi. We have used Foxy's in the past, always on time and great to work with.
http://www.foxyscharters.com/water-taxi/

What’s the status of water taxis Re point beyond C&I check in? Are they allowed to take you to destinations beyond C&I?


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Re: Private Charter Flight EIS to STT [Re: jphart] #166470
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Originally Posted by jphart
Originally Posted by Orange_Burst
You might also consider a water taxi. We have used Foxy's in the past, always on time and great to work with.
http://www.foxyscharters.com/water-taxi/

What’s the status of water taxis Re point beyond C&I check in? Are they allowed to take you to destinations beyond C&I?

Foxy's is a BVI company so can take you to your destination, it sounded like directly but you are paying a $45 Immigration fee. I think we will take the ferry upon arrival and then contract FOxy's to pick us up right from TMM and take us to Red Hook on the return.

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