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Old 16-04-2011, 17:49   #1
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Carribean Camping

hello guys and gals.

reading some threads about the caribbean and have come across a few that says its illegal to camp in the Caribbean. is this true?

what is considered camping. i know lots of people that own several big open fishing boats. if we took this over there and sleep on deck or put a tent on deck is this considered camping? or as long as we stay on the boat are we good? this would be for no more then 3 days.

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There is a national park on St. John. There is a camp ground on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke in the BVI. I'm sure a google search or a visit to some travel forums would give you more information.
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Old 16-04-2011, 19:52   #3
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We rented a little 21 foot open sailboat (Sea Pearl) a couple of years ago and spent two weeks up and down the Exumas camping on the beach every night. We did the full "leave no trace" thing and didn't have any trouble. Great trip.

I doubt you would have any problem sleeping on deck...
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I don't think that sleeping on your boat in a tent or under a tarp would be considered camping at all. I think the laws that you're referring to are likely in place to prevent hippies or vagrants from "squatting" on beautiful beaches down there.
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Re: Carribean Camping

There is lovely camping on the island of Culebra. You can pay for a spot and facilities at Flamenco Beach or there are several spots where people simply pitch a tent and they make sure to clean up after themselves.
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Re: Carribean Camping

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reading some threads about the caribbean and have come across a few that says its illegal to camp in the Caribbean. is this true?
First thing to understand is that the Caribbean is a sea, or a general reference to the area. Within the Caribbean area there 27 different countries represented. Naturally, that means 27 different possible answers to the question of what is legal or illegal.

If you are planning on traveling around the Caribbean area, you need to find out about the laws in each different country you plan to visit. If you are only planning on visiting one group of islands then being specific about which particular group would probably get you more useful answers.
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Ive camped in the BVI's and USVI's. they frown upon you sleeping on the beach in the national parks unless its in a designated campground (Cinnamon bay, USVI). their is Brewers bay on tortolla, ive camped there too, it was really great. little bar, and a nice beach with snorkeling.

tenting it on the boat would not be a problem, as long as your not anchored in the parks. Moorings are 20$ a night i think.
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