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Anchoring or Mooring in St Thomas

 

KipHansen
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October 14, 2008 1:22 am  

I hope to visit and work in St Thomas for six months or more, maybe starting in November or December.

I need solid dependable information on the possibility of mooring or anchoring in St Thomas for six months or more.

Costs, if any, locations, etc.

We have lived in the Dominican Republic at anchor in Luperon for several years off and on.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Kip Hansen


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KipHansen
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October 14, 2008 1:38 am  

PS: Naturally, plan to live aboard!

Kip


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A Davis
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October 14, 2008 12:07 pm  

I am a land lubber, but I think you need to contact DPNR: http://www.dpnr.gov.vi/contact.htm


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Juanita
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October 14, 2008 2:39 pm  

I need solid dependable information on the possibility of mooring or anchoring in St Thomas for six months or more.

Kip,

You do realize, don't you, that we are all sitting behind our computers giving our opinions based on our personal experiences and/or our friends, or our friends friends, etc. Just suggesting that what we tell you may be true, but it may not. For solid dependable information, you might check with the authorities, and even then, it depends on who answers the phone.

We lived aboard for about 10 years in STT. Never had a problem. My opinion, based on personal experience is just get here, and go with the flow.;)


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KipHansen
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October 14, 2008 7:17 pm  

Juanita,

You are my kind of person, I can tell. This is what we did in Luperon, but not quite so long.

What anchorage/es did you stay at? Any service fees from the authorities? (US$ 15/ month in Luperon for water and trash, for example) Safety and security concerns?

I know the National Parks have pretty strict rules and regs, but the municipal/city harbours are pretty loose and easy?

I prefer to act on real life experience than "what the book says" or "the guy on the phone". For instance, the book says foreign flagged yachts need a cruising permit (US$ 300+) in the DR over 6 or nine months. Actuality, no one pays it.

Dinghy docks available and safe/secure? (For instance - in Boca Chica DR, the three marinas charge for dinghy dock usage, but the municipal pier does not (but "ya takes yor chances" there).

Do you know if there are any privately owned docks (like in front of homes, similar to Florida) that can be rented and lived at?

We are the Golden Dawn, a 42' Solaris Cat motor-sailor. Out five years now from upstate NY.

Thanks for your input, really appreciate it.

Kip


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