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Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 #72435
10/25/2015 01:43 PM
10/25/2015 01:43 PM
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Encinitas, California
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It has been a long time since I have posted, but we are so excited to be coming back. Just booked Southern Charm a Lagoon 450 out of TMM. Now its a count down. I love this board so much. It has provided us in the past with such great knowledge. Looking forward to meeting TTOLer's in BVI in May.

This will be our first time flying into STT and ferrying over to BVI. Any tips would be helpful. We land at noon on a Saturday for a sleep aboard. Shouldn't be too hard to make the ferry over. Our flight back is on a Monday at 1:20pm, and we were thinking of staying down at West end the night before and taking the 9:15 ferry over. Does this leave us enough time?

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Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: sbrownell] #72436
10/25/2015 01:55 PM
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Your ferry connections look fine. I don't have any experience with staying overnight at west end, however you could stay anywhere on the island and get an early cab to the ferry. Somewhere with s nice beach would be my preference. Consider cane Garden bay or Apple bay areas.


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Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: sbrownell] #72437
10/25/2015 02:17 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Fish N Lime has refurbished rooms just up from the WE ferry dock..

Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: Manpot] #72438
10/25/2015 02:55 PM
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Lutz, FL
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hey we're booking May 21 until June 2. 1/2 charter 1/2 land based here in the next couple of weeks. Are you leaving tortola the day after your boat charter? I see TMM is in Road Town there is a ferry that leaves from there to Charlotte A as well. I don't see a 9:15 ferry from WE to Charlotte A. I'm using this link and ferry schedule is there an updated one somewhere? I have used this schedule since 2010?

http://www.bestofbvi.com/info/bviferry_tortola_sttCA.htm

But either way leaving from WE at 10:00 you will be fine. That's good to know about the refurbished rooms at WE it might save us some taxi fare when arriving in WE on the ferry. We used to always take a taxi to CGB and then another to Sea Cow Bay in the morning. That's where we have always used Barecat Charters. I like the atmosphere of the boats and colorful buildings in WE and after beaches for 10 days it seems it would be refreshing and boom your there.

just realized that the fish n lime they are talking about used to be the Jolly Roger. I have stayed in those rooms before and unless you can see a picture of the "refurbished" rooms I would not stay there.

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Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: tangerine3] #72439
10/25/2015 05:02 PM
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I doubt manpot would post a suggestion unless it was reasonable.


Warren S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

https://www.cyabrochure.com/ebn/2307/pdyrX/6642/4///
Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: tangerine3] #72440
10/25/2015 05:55 PM
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The rooms at "Fish N Lime" have been totally refurbished..as has the whole establishment.

Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: Manpot] #72441
10/25/2015 06:10 PM
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The rooms at "Fish N Lime" have been totally refurbished..as has the whole establishment.


As good as it was when Lou was running it?

Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: rhans] #72442
10/25/2015 07:23 PM
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Encinitas, California
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I think there is a 10am ferry to Charlotte A that arrives 10:45 out of west end that is run from Native Son. Hoping 10:45 leaves us enough time to get to airport for 1:20 flight on AA (given some of the comments previously about being there 3 hours ahead). We wanted to stay down at West end to go to CGB or even Long Bay. We did this last trip down and it was great to unwind the day before we had to fly.


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Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: sbrownell] #72443
10/25/2015 09:56 PM
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Getting pretty close there now that AA says it is shutting down the counter and baggage acceptance 90 minutes before departure. On a Saturday or Sunday it will be very hard to get that done by 11:50.


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Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: GlennA] #72444
10/25/2015 10:10 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...
I generally don't trust the 10am ferry to be reliable. For a 1:30 +/- flight, I'd be on the 7am, have a leisurely breakfast at the Pump Room, casual wander through Charlotte Amalie and then off to the airport.
I'm no fan of being up to that early to catch the 7, but after having the 10 canceled on me and scrambling to find alternative, I find it well worthwhile.


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Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: HillsideView] #72445
10/25/2015 10:44 PM
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I generally don't trust the 10am ferry to be reliable. For a 1:30 +/- flight, I'd be on the 7am, have a leisurely breakfast at the Pump Room, casual wander through Charlotte Amalie and then off to the airport.
I'm no fan of being up to that early to catch the 7, but after having the 10 canceled on me and scrambling to find alternative, I find it well worthwhile.


I second that emotion!

Also, regarding the Fish 'n Lime rooms...just recognize that they are RIGHT THERE at the restaurant. So...if it's a hoppin' night, you too will be hoppin' awake.

Just sayin'.

Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: YachtReprise] #72446
10/26/2015 07:28 AM
10/26/2015 07:28 AM
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Pewaukee, WI/St. Thomas VI
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Voyage Charters has some nice rooms to stay at.

Re: Just booked for 5-21 to 5-29 [Re: goozee] #72447
10/26/2015 08:38 AM
10/26/2015 08:38 AM
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I believe the Voyage rooms are now used as offices and no longer available.The Fish N Lime rooms are reported to be very nice and the building they are in is not part of the restaurant anymore. Another option is Kelly's above the superette..or Mango View by the bridge..


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