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?