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Old 30-10-2012, 15:00   #1
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St. Thomas Marinas - Recent Visits?

Considering one or two nights near Charlotte Amalie.

Has anyone stayed at any of the near by marinas within the last 6-12 mos?

Comments, Reviews, etc?

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Old 30-10-2012, 15:14   #2
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Re: St. Thomas Marinas - Recent Visits?

We used Crown Bay as a jumping in and out spot last winter, good marina, nice folks, among the cheapest, two mile walk to town, but there's nothing in town worth walking for. Grocery nearby, local "busses" to K Mart and CostULess.
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Old 30-10-2012, 17:24   #3
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Crowne Bay is decent. Yacht Haven Grande is more upscale and one will pay accordingly. American Yacht Harbor on the east end is close to many bars/restaurants etc and closest to the BVI. Each has its own strong and weak points. Could you elaborate on what features or activities are most important to you while in a slip? Will you be on your own boat or a charter?
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Old 30-10-2012, 17:52   #4
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Thanks for the Responses

Hannah on 'Rita T' - Appreciate the info/comments on Crown Bay - it was on my candidate list - Thank You!

Rubikoop - It is my own boat, not interested in bars/restaurants,
Most important = safety, quiet, protection from swell (if any), fuel/water/elec,
"reasonable" cost.
I saw Yacht Haven Grande site which sounded like you need 200' to get a return call .......and I'm no where near that. Thanks for info, names and comments
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Re: St. Thomas Marinas - Recent Visits?

Anchor out in CA. Free. Easy dink ride to a couple of docks. Just stay clear of the dang cruise ship dockage. Hate those things.

Crown Bay would be my next pick.

Lots of local know how on the forum here for STT and STJ area. My oldest son lives there. Know it well.

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Old 30-10-2012, 20:30   #6
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Sounds Good

mikefp60 - thanks for response & suggestion on anchoring. Normally, that would be the choice.
In this particular case, I think a slip/berth would be in order & it will only be one night - two at most before heading out.
Sounds like Crown Bay will meet the need.
Thanks again!
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And the Winner Is?

Just to close out the request.
Long story short, I ended up staying at Frenchtown Marina (CYOA charter Base too). It's small (not a bad thing) although if all the charter boats were out for the week, there would be more room.
The Staff was friendly & so were the other guests. Near town, not that far from Supermarket, restaurants/bars inside Frenchtown area with marina, quiet at night(Thurs), more reasonable rate than Crown Bay & other more formal marinas mentioned. Frenchtown was organized, clean and was exactly what I needed. I would return without any question.

I did get fuel (not available at Frenchtown) at Crown Bay and did take a close look (on foot days before making decision) at their layout which seemed more geared to bigger Yachts.

Thanks again for suggestions & info. I have a much better feel for the area now.
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Chuteman are you there now? I see an ARC boat on the dock and never considered it might be yours.
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Nope, not me

No, I was there last week -
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