Like you, one of the reason we wanted to go was for the passage
experience. We also wanted to see the island because we were interested in buying
a house and were looking at different locations.
You know, in all honestly, it was only in Christiansted we were uncomfortable -- and even then only in certain areas. As Mike said anyone with some streets smarts would figure out the places not to go. We had the boat
in a marina in Christiansted, it was very hot and buggy. In retrospect, I don't know why we just didn't move the boat
out of the marina and go around to Frederiksted and drop the hook. We liked that area very much.
We are planning to go back to STX this winter before heading out for points south. We are also interested in anyone's experience at Buck Island.