Good scoops from maurader....
We have sailed the Abacos and the BVI
is super for calm harbors, bays, and cays, snorkeling, beaches, fun times and friendly people..as well as good trades for sailing.
When we first started bare boating
, we would order partial provisioning
, and the moorings or sunsail would send a list , and we selected our meals.
It was great and included breakfasts, lunches , dinners, snacks, drinks, condiments, everything...I think it was three dinners per week, as we planned on going a shore for dinner the rest of the time. They would fill the order and deliver boxes full of your provisions to your boat. You stow everything securely yourselves.
We found that the cost per person per day, and items left over was a bit expensive. So now we go to the local market, and lay in breakfasts, snacks, lunch makings, and have dinner ashore.
With your skipper
, he should let you provision for the vessel in anyway
that you wish. I like that you will sometimes have dinners on board, happy hour, and just kick back. Also, there are grocery stores or mini marts at many of your planned anchorages
in the BVI, so you can add on provisions as you go along if needed.
dinners on board, we kept simple. BBQ the main course at the stern, and fix a salad. Sometimes we would add in a pre made dessert.
Easy stuff, no giant effort.
We also would load up on bottled water
, mango, pineapple, guava juices, and cans of apple juice, orange, and tomato juices. lots of ice. And of course beer
Breakfast was always on board, and we would tank up big time for the upcoming day's activities. Lunches and snacks were kept simple, no big production.
It has been many years since our sailing the Abacos, but we did fix dinner on board more so than in the BVI. Presently, Erica takes a break from cooking
dinner, and in the BVI , we go out to dinner every night and spoil her a bit. Well deserved reprieve.
However, we do have sundowners and boat drinks on board, and later after the shore time fun, we will snug into a cockpit
seat, and enjoy the night skies.
You have several different options, but it will be easy, and no problem.
In the BVI you could also check with some of the tortola markets and order what you want, and not mess with the grocery shopping
your selves. They can deliver it to your boat.
We just do the shopping
on our own wheel
cart to the local market..
We try not to put cardboard boxes on board for a long period of time. Once we get back to the boat we immediately unload the dock
cart, and stow the provisions. The cardboard boxes are taken to the trash. We do this to avoid any hitchhiking roaches.
Oh, and the meals out in the BVI are excellent. Not sure if that is where you will be cruising, but we love the BVI, big time.