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Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes

Posted By: harleybuffett

Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 01:05 AM

At the end of November 8 of us + 1 unsuspecting captain ( yet to be named by the charter company ) are headed out for a 7 night + one sleep aboard from Tortola on a 52 ft Catamaran. We're all coming over from STT by ferry ( not that that matters, but maybe it does). My question....what are all of the taxes/fees going to amount to? I have asked our charter contact person and she says $8.00/per person, per day. When I Google it, I come up with a far higher number. I would like to include: cruising tax, National Park fees, VISAR donation, etc, etc, etc . I believe there is also a departure tax of $20/per person at the ferry when we leave.? I really appreciate any recent information so I can let my group know. We fully understand that the fees can change at a moment's notice smile
Posted By: Catmandu

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 01:21 AM

St Thomas $10 pp customs
Roadtown $10 pp environmental
Leaving Roadtown $20pp customs
National park pass $45 (based on 8 people, varies)
Cruising tax $6 pp per day
Visar $2pp
Posted By: ScurvyD

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 01:38 AM

My quotes from BVI usually have it all spelled out.

GOOD DECISION - Monohull - Sun Odyssey 44 DS - Bareboat

2018 | 44 ft | 5 Persons | 2 cabin(s) | 2 bath. | 2 head(s) |
A/C option: Generator & A/C
starting from:
25 Jun 2019 Tortola, Midday (12 noon)
Finish date:
4 Jul 2019 Tortola, Midday (12 noon)
Quotation based on 4 guests
Click to request an option or a booking


Boat damage deposit:
USD 2,500.00


Gross price USD 5,143.00
9 for 7 USD -1,143.00
Total incl. discounts / surcharge USD 4,000.00
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Extras:
Cell phone credit (mandatory) USD 10.00
National parks permit USD 49.00
VISAR (VI Search and Rescue Donation) USD 10.00
Yacht Insurance with damage deductible USD 360.00
Dinghy Fuel USD 20.00
4 Cruising Tax USD 216.00
Total extras: USD 665.00
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Total USD 4,665.00
Posted By: agrimsrud

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 02:29 AM

Search for a topic "customs + tax fees" from a few weeks ago. BaardJ has a very detailed breakdown of both originating in the bvi and usvi.
Posted By: agrimsrud

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 02:32 AM

Make that "Customs & Tax Fees"
Posted By: Schwendy

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 12:25 PM

Just mentioned how I was a little surprised by the increase in some fees in my trip report. Ferry was 50pp each way. Taxi from STT to ferry dock was 10pp each way. Ferry charged us for bags this time. Don't remember that in the past 6 trips. Lot's of taxi expenses we didn't plan for this time. Food/Drinks at the bars seemed a bit higher too. Overall we probably spent a couple hundred more per couple than in the past but we weren't being very budget conscious either as we should have been.
Posted By: harleybuffett

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 03:04 PM

Thank you everybody!!! It helps to have an idea so no one is "surprised" smile
Posted By: Brent

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 10:38 PM

Or with The Captains Compass -

2011 Beneteau 433 with 3 beds and 3 baths
Full Moorings Phase Out with bottom paint in Jan 2018

Mid June to Mid July 10 Nights for the price of 7 = $2800

Insurance Fully Refundable $2000
Park Permit $70
Cruising Permit $360
Free Dingy Gas and Water.
Free Cell phone with $10 Credit

Diesel ?
Sorry - No stinky gen-set or air-con to break down.

Total USD $3230

Divided by 10 Nights for 6 Pirates = $54 / Night / Pirate
&
Free Sleepaboard if you fly into Beef Island BVI (EIS)
Posted By: Catmandu

Re: Help! Questions regarding BVI yacht charter fees/taxes - 08/01/2018 11:38 PM

Schwendy, ferry $50 pp each way? I paid $60 rountrip CA to Roadtown on Roadtown Fast Ferry.
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