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Dingy in to Virgin Gorda

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Dingy in to Virgin Gorda

We are chartering a 48 ft. sailboat from St. Thomas the end Of Nov. we plan to moor the boat and I understand it may be rough to get to shore. Can you suggest a place to moor in and stay for the day?

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1. Re: Dingy in to Virgin Gorda

Of course, Leverick Bay!

http://www.leverickbay.com/

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How long will you have the boat? If it is just for the day, you should stop at the Baths. There are a lot of mooring buoys. Try to get there early because it gets crowded. You can dinghy in, just watch out for swimmers. If it is overnight, you can go to the North Sound, either the Bitter End side or the Leverick Bay side. They are both easy to check out on the web.

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How far is this from the Baths?

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We are chartering for 10 days from St. Thomas and visiting islands as the wind blows. Is it free dockage at the Baths for the day? Thanks

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I don't believe they are free. They are National Park buoys and they do charge a fee, but it has been a while so I cannot tell you how much. Also, the ones at the Baths are for daytime use only and have a time limit. I do not believe you are allowed to anchor there, but I could be wrong. Make sure you stop in to Marina Cay. It is one of my favorite spots.

http://www.ultimatebvi.com/sailing/

http://www.escape-bvi.com/Moorings.aspx

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Just to be clear, you will need to clear customs to enter the BVI.

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You can moor off of the Baths and dingy almost to the beach at the Baths - wear swimsuits as there is a no dingy's at the beach rule. cheers

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8. Re: Dingy in to Virgin Gorda

No dock at the Baths. Closest is Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor. You could then take a taxi. We have taken the dinghy from Yacht Harbor to the baths about 1.5 miles.

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Depending on how long you have the boat ... for the day: stop at The Baths and grab a mooring buoy. The Baths is not a good overnight anchorage. To stay overnight try the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour OR anchor out side in St. Thomas Bay. You have to use your anchor there. If you want to just tie up to a dock than VGYH is your best bet. You'll find grocery store, ice, fuel, Dive shop and various little boutiques and also the B&T restaurant. The new Rendezvous Bar in the VGYH is a great place to end the day with a Pina Colada and the BVI sunset. Friday evenings their is music at Chez Bamboo - a five minute walk from VGYH.

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