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Old 16-05-2011, 09:24   #1
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Anyone stopped overnight anchorage in St Croix? Where? Concern for crime?
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Old 16-05-2011, 13:39   #2
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Haven't been there since the 90s but it was lovely then. Anchoring in Christiansted just stay out of the sea plane path, otherwise it's easy. Entrance to Salt River takes local knowledge but is a protected spot to hang out with a good bar.
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We spent three days there a few years ago, anchored off the St Croix Yacht Club in Tague Bay. It's up on the NE end. The Yacht Club folks were very friendly and allowed us to use their dinghy dock. We rented a car and did some exploring, and made a day stop on Buck Island in the boat. No issues about crime that we could see, but that was back in 2004.
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Plenty of crime in St. Croix.
Don't carry flashy stuff around at night, etc, etc.
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We often anchor in the lee (West side) of Buck Island while waiting for good weather to cross the Anegada Passage. Pretty place and good anchoreage

I understand that you can also anchor in front of the Yacht Club on the eastern part
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Re: St. Croix

There are now moorings availible near Christiansted harbour. Crime is not likely to be a problem unless you are out too late. Use common sense, stay out of dark places, and try not to over indulge.

Green Cay marina is secure, with fuel/water, and helpful staff.

To 'legally' anchor at Buck Island you need to get a permit from the National Parks service in Christiansted. It's free.

You can also anchor off the west end of the island, usually calm during regular trades.
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As of December 2010 the moorings at Christiansted were not well maintained and the risers were chafing badly on the balls. Locals were springing between two balls in order to keep bows to the waves. Its really rolly in times of light winds and moderate swell. Better to anchor on the edge of the mooring field and use a stern anchor to keep your bow into the waves. Nice boardwalk but the anchorage rates a 2 out of 10
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