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Old 15-01-2015, 01:00   #1
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3-4 Wk Chater location suggestions?

I'm looking to charter a boat somewhere in the Caribbean (BVI through Grenada probably) for 3-4 weeks in mid-July. I realize this is in Hurricane season and am trying to take that into account with the planning.

Looking for suggestions on location/route. Needs to be family friendly (2 preteens) without any excessively challenging sailing requirements (some open water is fine but mostly island hoping).

As this is a charter, we will need to end up back at our starting point, so long one way trips won't work.

I realize this is a pretty open ended request, but really just looking for opinions or previous experiences with this situation.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions
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Old 15-01-2015, 04:51   #2
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Re: 3-4 Wk Chater location suggestions?

I think most charter companies would have no issue providing a vessel during July for 2-3 weeks. I know the one I work for on St Thomas wouldn't as long as your sailing resume is fairly strong.


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Re: 3-4 Wk Chater location suggestions?

Thanks Rubi... how are the Charter companies with traveling between the different country areas? Are you generally restricted or is it easy to do?
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The company I work at would restrict you to the BVI, USVI and SVI with no concerns about traveling in those areas with appropriate sailing experience.

In July, which is hurricane season, my personal opinion is that it's not a good time to be getting too far from the charter base in the event that a storm pops up and shelter is needed. You might also try these folks as well http://longtermcharters.com


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