I tend to agree with Justa rebel comments. I've made at least 10 trips to Vieques. A few on my own boat
with friends to see the bio bay. The majority of the trips were as skipper
boats. The Malacon in Esperanza is nice but the recurring issues with theft never let me feel comfortable around the populated areas. I doubt I would ever return there on my own vessel.
Culebra is the opposite. I try to get there any chance I can whether it's on my personal vessel or on charter
. The people are so welcoming and there are many places to anchor
if solitude is desired. We love to rent a golf cart and wander around the Island stopping frequently to stay hydrated. If conditions are right, we spend most of our time in Tortuga Bay on Culebrita. The people couldn't be friendlier or more welcoming.
Travel times stated are accurate enough. Stopping in Brewers Bay on St Thomas is a really nice spot to break up the return trip if it's really rough. Watch the weather
and schedule your return to the east accordingly. I've been in horrendous conditions delivering a 40' from Puerto Rico
to St Thomas motors ailing at three knots with waves breaking over bows onto the cabin
top. Cut your trip short if the forecast
is for big seas or strong east winds.
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