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Potential Charter - 09/03 to 09/10

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Potential Charter - 09/03 to 09/10

Hi all,

My wife and I a re stealing away to Providenciales with our 22 month old son (his last trip before we have to pay).

I was thinking of a snorkeling tour and may still try Snuba but would also like to be able to be out on a boat and not rushed as I have experienced on other snorkeling tours.

We are staying at AOBV, ideally it would be cool to do the charter early on in the trip and get to meet some fellow tenants at AOBV.

Is anyone staying there during this time that this might appeal to? Perhaps we can coordinate a charter of some type?

Thanks all, can't wait to arrive as our last trip to St. Martin was a bit of a let down.


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1. Re: Potential Charter - 09/03 to 09/10

why was it a letdown? travelling with bad company? please explain...

Edited: 01 October 2012, 17:19
Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: Potential Charter - 09/03 to 09/10

if you have any 1st hand info on SXM please share!

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3. Re: Potential Charter - 09/03 to 09/10

Dave H, I posted this just over a year ago and will share it with you in regards to SXM.

My family and I take 2 Caribbean trips per year and have always chose TCI, Well this past May when we went away they, my family, wanted to try another island destination and we decided on St Maarten. Prior to the trip my wife kept saying to me, please don't compare everything we do in St Maarten to TCI. I agreed and left it at that. Well the second day we were in St Maarten my wife said to me, you were right this place is not for us.

There is ALOT of traffic and moreso when the cruisers are in port. On our arrival day it took us well over an hour to get from the airport to the villa we rented on Dawn Beach. Additionally when we went out to dinner and a casino one night we were stopped at 2 different police roadblocks. When we asked a restaurant attendent about this they said that there was a sharp increase in crime on the island and the roadblocks were designed to catch folks with drugs and guns. When I'm on vacation laying on the beach I do not like to be bothered, but each day there were folks on the St Maarten beaches peddling their stuff, including weed which was offered to my kids.

Overall we have found TCI and will continue to return there for the beauty of the island, beach and people.

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4. Re: Potential Charter - 09/03 to 09/10

keater, was hoping you would repy to this post.

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