Reread post #3. I work in the charter industry and help people do this for a living. I live here and sail my own boat between BVI, USVI and SVI. I gave specific info to assist you so that you don't do it wrong and open yourself to enormous fines or other problems while you're on vacation
. You are mistaken in your understanding of acceptable C&I procedures.
I have read the posts. I appreciate the latter part of the post where you give info on checking in. However, you may misunderstand where I am coming from. The V. I. is my home (I don't live there now, but plan to do so in the future. I go down there about three times a year.) I grew up there, my family
moved there in 1970, and I lived my entire childhood life until college on a boat (beautiful 1940 40 foot wooden ketch
"Sea Wolf" ; - dad's rolling over in his grave that I am on a "plastic multihull
;- not really a sailboat). I am a proud graduate of All Saints High School
, class of 85. I ran several different charterboats there, both as crew and captain
. Having lived in the Caribbean
in the 70's, and 80's it was a much different time (perhaps you weren't there) when travel between the islands was much different. I understand the need for government
regulation, and I don't need an explanation why. I do think that it ridiculous that you should have to clear customs into a US territory to spend the night, to once again clear customs in another US territory 8 miles away the next day. It is what it is, and I am quite aware of the way things work. I do however, reserve the right to feel it ridiculous. I don't however need to be told what the VI is all about. That being said, I do appreciate, and thank you, for the info. I, unfortunately, don't live there now (I get back as often as possible) and info on the current
state of things is appreciated. Once again, Thank You, you just hit a sore point. I am constantly trying to get away from all the "tourists", and visiting the SVI (not sure that's what we called them then) as I did in the early 80's (last time I was there) seems to be one of the last places to do so.