Getting Ready to Go

to the BVI!

This Web page has tons of great TIPS and practical information for your trip to the BVI...

Printing Note: This Web page(s) print out fine with the print command in your browser.

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After reading through this page, if you would like to be taken to the best BVI links I could find on the Web, please click this logo .

This page and the BVI Links page noted above will give you information on almost anything you could want to know about the BVI. Trust me... book mark this page and work from here.


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"The Guide to Diving & Snorkeling in the BVI"
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* 2013-14 Cruising Guide
* Virgin Anchorages
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Drinking & Eating Guide
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Flying to the Islands...

A few tips about getting a taxi...

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About the ferries...
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A new option - Bill’s BVI Air Charters
This can be a great alternative to ferries.
Bill' service coordinates people to fill a 5-6 passenger charter aircraft, allowing them to get quickly and affordably get to any island with a landing strip. This can be a terrific choice, if the ferry schedule can't get you to your destination when you need it.

 

* Click on the map to go directly to a very complete set of schedules, and a fantastic FAQ. *


Ferry map courtesy of bestofbvi.com

You can also click Here or Here for schedules from other sources for ferry routes throughout the Virgin Islands. Different schedules present the ferries in different ways. Some routes that are included on one schedule may not be on another. Most individual ferry companies are represented on these schedules, but you will notice that occasionally times conflict. I think that the schedule & FAQ you see when you click the map above is the BEST and most up-to-date.

To offer more assistance, I am giving you links to the individual ferry companies who maintain web sites:

Native Son ... Smith's ... Speedy's ... Road Town Fast Ferry ... Paradise Express

A couple footnotes...
Smith's includes trips to Anegada, Paradise Express only goes between Tortola & Jost,
Road Town Fast Ferry
only goes between STT & Road Town, Tortola.

 

~ ~ Miscellaneous HOT TIPS and Practical Info ~ ~

Click Here for sunrise/sunset data.

Hey northerners! Have you ever seen the crescent moon "smile" at you from the sky? It's not common in the middle latitudes. You'll see it in the Caribbean latitudes. Furthermore, since a full moon often rises around the time the sun sets, try to position yourself some evening so that you can see both simultaneously. Sitting on your boat watching the big orange ball melt into one horizon, while a huge moon sphere rises eerily on the other horizon, is an experience you will cherish for a lifetime. Or, for a less tranquil, more hedonistic full moon experience, folks party at BOMBA's (photos). See more info at the Web site for Bomba's Surfside Shack. I really prefer the full moon celebration at Trellis Bay, complete with Mocko Jumbie dancers, and their famous fireball display. It's definitely a better event for families. See the Trellis Bay Web site for more information.

Click Here for moonrise/moonset data (and full moon party dates Bomba's, Trellis, and Mine Shaft)

Sailing & Cruising Links

Preparing to Go...

Essential Hot tips!

Virgin Islands Weather & Sailing Conditions

Streaming Buffet music on the Internet. Listen now!

The BVI, a tropical paradise!
PHOTOS

Sailing Instruction

 

Click the diver to go to a resource page listing SCUBA outfits and other great links for snorkeling and diving in the BVI.

Click the sailboat to go to a page listing Day Sail outfits that offer snorkeling excursions.






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My Sales Page -- Cruising and Diving guides, maps, "Drinking Man's Guide to the BVI", and much more...

Essential books to buy before you go. These are a must! Click the book picture to read about them. We've also got lots of other BVI goodies. And, now you can purchase them at very low prices on this site.

 

 


Questions? Email me

Go to "Angelina" home page for more great links.

Want to talk on the phone? Sometimes a phone conversation is the best way to refine your thinking about what you want to do regarding your charter. Please feel free to call anytime if you want to ask questions about the "Angelina" or any other aspect of your BVI adventure. I am happy to help, even if you don't charter my boat this time around. Give a call, or leave me a message and I'll call you back. (802) 238-1616

 

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