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Old 20-01-2011, 05:12   #1
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Greetings from a Newbie

Hello all. I've been poking around the site for a few days. You folks have provided a wealth of information here. Thanks. After reading some of the posts I've already adjusted my plans for my upcomming trip to the USVI. I'm staying ashore but plan to rent a 27' center console for three of the days to poke around the islands. Originally I wanted to hit a couple of the BVIs but it sounds like one should choose either the USVI or BVI. Since I'm only going to be there a week I'll want to avoid clearing in & out of customs. It's my first trip to the islands but really it's the beginning of my education for retirement. Like so many others I hope to live aboard cruisng the Carribean. Next year's trip will be to the BVI.

For now, what I'd like to learn is: Can one navigate pretty much anywhere he chooses throughout the islands on a US registered boat provided he doesn't go ashore on one of the BVI?

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Old 20-01-2011, 05:26   #2
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Welcome. You will find lots of information here. I remember a tread on BVI and USVI. Maybe do a search on it. Have fun. Three days is not a long time in the Islands. Just enjoy sailing around St. John and St. Thomas for three days.
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Old 25-01-2011, 12:06   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
It's good to have you here. It's been many years since I was there but I believe that if you do not land at an islands you can sail nearly anywhere without a problem. St. John and St. Thomas were great. I liked St. Croix too.
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