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Bareboat Clearing Customs - Worth it?

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Bareboat Clearing Customs - Worth it?

We're chartering a 56' power mid may out of Nanny Cay for 10 days.

Our plan calls for us to spend all 10 days cruising the BVI's. tWe're now considering crossing over to St. Johns.

Two questions.

1. How long does it take and how much hassle, if any, is involved.

2. If we were to cross over for a couple days are there any recommendations for good anchorages and/or diving snorkeling spots?


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1. Re: Bareboat Clearing Customs - Worth it?

You should post on the St John website.

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You need to check with the charter company to be sure they allow you to go. Most do, usually just a "chase boat" issue. You need to clear out of BVI and clear in at Cruz Bay. Anchor out and dinghy into the customs office. EVERYONE has to go and be sure the charter company has given you the appropriate boat papers. Need to clear back in to the BVI on return.

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IMHO. If this is your first time sailing in the BVI? Not worth it.

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You need to have the proper boat papers and do the Customs and Immigration like "LoveCGB" mentioned.

The North shore of St John is loaded with bays that have National Park Mooring Balls for 15 dollars a day.

Since your on a Power Boat it would take from 20 to 40 minutes from West End to Cruz Bay. Just right outside of Cruz Bay is Lindt Point where you can pick up a NP mooring (moorings are free for day use). Get everyone and their passports on board in the dinghy and dinghy into the ferry dock in Cruz Bay where there are 2 dinghy docks. Take a left off the dock and walk 1 block to Customs.

Edited: 23 February 2012, 14:27
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