Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics31,526
Posts242,030
Members25,548
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
GaKaye 62
Kennys 61
Fred 45
SXMBND 41
Member Spotlight
Posts: 24
Joined: July 2014
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
beechbumms, jimbarb, postmandug
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (DanS, Jaustex), 44 guests, and 358 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Entry to Spanish Virgins #241833
12/07/2020 05:09 PM
12/07/2020 05:09 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 72
S
Shifty Offline OP
Traveler
Shifty  Offline OP
Traveler
S
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 72
Greetings from sunny Indiana!

We are chartering with CYOA from Dec.30-Jan.8, which will of course be a trip sans-BVI. We have been considering spending a few days in the SVI, but I'm having little luck finding out anything useful online in answer to whether the COVID situation currently permits or prohibits the same. Anybody with recent experience sailing from the USVI to the SVI?

Shifty

BVI Sponsors
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #241848
12/07/2020 07:33 PM
12/07/2020 07:33 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,152
USVI
LocalSailor Offline
Traveler
LocalSailor  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,152
USVI
You will have to ask at CYOA for current situation during your charter time.
Constantly changing restrictions there -- very high Covid #'s this week in PR over 2500 new cases yesterday alone

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #241868
12/07/2020 09:48 PM
12/07/2020 09:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 3
Georgia
C
CaptainTodd Offline
Member
CaptainTodd  Offline
Member
C
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 3
Georgia
As LocalSailor suggests, it would be best to check with CYOA, but when inquiring about our upcoming trip (9th-16th), we received the following response from our CYOA charter consultant:

The PR government has closed their borders Dec 7-Jan 7, sorry no sailing to the islands of the SVI (Culebrita, Culebra, Vieques, PR) will be allowed.

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #241881
12/08/2020 05:30 AM
12/08/2020 05:30 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,231
Saint Thomas, USVI
CaptainJay Offline
Traveler
CaptainJay  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,231
Saint Thomas, USVI
Puerto Rico closed recreational boating yesterday for a minimum of thirty days.

Last edited by CaptainJay; 12/08/2020 05:31 AM.
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #241906
12/08/2020 10:16 AM
12/08/2020 10:16 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
sleepychef Offline
Traveler
sleepychef  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
I would expect the USVI will soon put curfews in place as well as closing down of bars as they did before with the spikes that are happening in the USVI

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #241964
12/08/2020 08:12 PM
12/08/2020 08:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 119
Georgia
C
cruzdoc Offline
Traveler
cruzdoc  Offline
Traveler
C
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 119
Georgia
We are chartering tomorrow with CYOA and they have not given us permission to go because of the 30 day closure that Puerto Rico enforced on December 7th for thirty days to recreational boaters. Probably not worth the risk if they won’t clear you in. We had planned to at least hit Culebra and Culebrita again.

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #242307
12/12/2020 08:55 AM
12/12/2020 08:55 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,809
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Offline
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,809
GA/NC
The USVI just had the worst Covid numbers I have seen. 58 cases in one day. Not sure how much longer anything will stay open.

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #242491
12/13/2020 09:16 PM
12/13/2020 09:16 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
sleepychef Offline
Traveler
sleepychef  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
179 active cases in USVI. 8388 in PR not good for xmas PR already closed down

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: sleepychef] #242494
12/14/2020 02:00 AM
12/14/2020 02:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,978
VI,GA,AZ
sail445 Offline
Traveler
sail445  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,978
VI,GA,AZ
How many deaths from COVIT?
This is the only year that nobody was infected with Dengue fever.

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #242503
12/14/2020 09:11 AM
12/14/2020 09:11 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
sleepychef Offline
Traveler
sleepychef  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
USVI 23 deaths

PR 1272 deaths

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #242533
12/14/2020 01:06 PM
12/14/2020 01:06 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,152
USVI
LocalSailor Offline
Traveler
LocalSailor  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,152
USVI
You can bookmark this site for daily[mostly] updates for all 3 major USVI's.

https://www.covid19usvi.com/covid19-report

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #242586
12/15/2020 09:10 AM
12/15/2020 09:10 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 73,991
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 73,991
Central Florida!
Just had to clean out some crap out of this thread. Apparently I have to continue to remind the conspiracy theorists that political talk is not allowed here.


Carol Hill
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: LocalSailor] #242599
12/15/2020 12:09 PM
12/15/2020 12:09 PM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,311
Bucks County, Pa.
toast Offline
Traveler
toast  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,311
Bucks County, Pa.
Great site Localsailor, thanks. I have a land based trip I am keeping my eye on for February 21st......


Toast.......to Life; White Bay...heaven on earth.
Diane
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Carol_Hill] #242631
12/15/2020 06:48 PM
12/15/2020 06:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,129
Ontario, Canada
warren460 Offline
Traveler
warren460  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,129
Ontario, Canada
Carol,

how do you know what is fact vs conspiracy?

Certainly can’t rely on google or snopes etc.


Warren S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show) and Lagoon 450, (both part of the Charter Caribe fleet (all inclusive charters) -St Thomas USVI https://chartercaribe.com/charters/ ).
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: warren460] #242634
12/15/2020 07:37 PM
12/15/2020 07:37 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 73,991
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 73,991
Central Florida!
warren---NOT going there. PERIOD.


Carol Hill
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #243184
12/23/2020 06:14 PM
12/23/2020 06:14 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
F
fletchccc Offline
Traveler
fletchccc  Offline
Traveler
F
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
Hey there! Any updates on Spanish VI's? My cousin is planning to cruise on our boat January 23-30th and I February 1st-8th.
Our ideal scenario is to fly into SJU and sail the Spanish VI's. Think they will be open by then to tourism? Just did USVI last month so prefer not to do that again but will if that's our only option. Guessing BVI still closed...
Thanks!!!!

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244315
01/06/2021 01:24 PM
01/06/2021 01:24 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
F
fletchccc Offline
Traveler
fletchccc  Offline
Traveler
F
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
Checking in here again. My cousin is planning on traveling on January 23rd and I on Feb 1 to our boat. Did the Spanish VI update their seaport access today as expected? can't find it as of yet. We are somewhat flexible between USVI and Spanish VI, but prefer Spanish....

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244319
01/06/2021 01:55 PM
01/06/2021 01:55 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,707
St. John, USVI
RickG Offline
Traveler
RickG  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,707
St. John, USVI
The current ban on recreational boat traffic goes through January 7. Noonsite is where I check first - https://www.noonsite.com/place/puerto-rico/formalities/#biosecurity-section

Cheers, RickG


S/V Echoes, 2003 Benetau 423
St. John, USVI
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244360
01/07/2021 07:31 AM
01/07/2021 07:31 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,707
St. John, USVI
RickG Offline
Traveler
RickG  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,707
St. John, USVI
The new executive order is out in Spanish - https://www.estado.pr.gov/en/executive-orders/

An English article says that beaches and recreational boating are open - https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-wor...virus-curfew/AIXVKFADKVHJBL7GVWB5XG5SZQ/

I have not seen any changes in their testing requirement - negative test within 72 hours.

Cheers, RickG


S/V Echoes, 2003 Benetau 423
St. John, USVI
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244366
01/07/2021 09:16 AM
01/07/2021 09:16 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
F
fletchccc Offline
Traveler
fletchccc  Offline
Traveler
F
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
Thank you!!

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244367
01/07/2021 09:52 AM
01/07/2021 09:52 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
sleepychef Offline
Traveler
sleepychef  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,116
road town
They open tomorrow on the 8th

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244387
01/07/2021 01:21 PM
01/07/2021 01:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,243
Colorado and Sailing the World
Maria_and_Steve Offline
Traveler
Maria_and_Steve  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,243
Colorado and Sailing the World
It depends on IF the DNR approves vessel entry. Here is the official announcement in English: "Governor Pedro Pierluisi has issued Executive Order number 2021-010 authorizing recreational use of vessels effective January 8th, 2021. Said order is valid for 30 days. We have not received an official communication from the Department of Natural Resources (DRN); therefore, the contents of this communication are subject to change."

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #244396
01/07/2021 04:27 PM
01/07/2021 04:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,978
VI,GA,AZ
sail445 Offline
Traveler
sail445  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,978
VI,GA,AZ
The governor you mention hasn’t been governor for close to two years
My mistake he won the election in November.

Last edited by sail445; 01/07/2021 04:30 PM.
Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244459
01/08/2021 12:14 PM
01/08/2021 12:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,243
Colorado and Sailing the World
Maria_and_Steve Offline
Traveler
Maria_and_Steve  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,243
Colorado and Sailing the World
The DRNA has announced Puerto Rico is OPEN to vessel arrivals again! http://www.drna.pr.gov/wp-content/u...ATIVAS-ASOCIADAS-A-LAS-MARINAS-EN-PR.pdf

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244490
01/08/2021 07:24 PM
01/08/2021 07:24 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,095
JAX
jphart Offline
Traveler
jphart  Offline
Traveler
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,095
JAX
English version?

Re: Entry to Spanish Virgins [Re: Shifty] #244685
01/12/2021 12:15 PM
01/12/2021 12:15 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
F
fletchccc Offline
Traveler
fletchccc  Offline
Traveler
F
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 43
JPHART,
my crew member had his law firm's team translate the doc after I couldn't figure out how. I have the full edict in English. But it was texted to me and can't seem to figure out how to email. send me a direct message or post your cell phone # here and I'll text it to you!


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1