Sailor looking for a seasonal move south many questions
I'm considering a seasonal move to the islands for the winter. I'm a sailor that is looking for work and a fun winter in the sun. I'm looking for jobs and cheap rooms for rent. I have several questions if anyone has any answers or advice.
How much money should I plan to bring? Is it difficult to find a job down there? I'm looking for seasonal work either in the marine or service industry. Any suggestions of where to search. If tourist season starts around mid November when is the best time to get down there to find a job. Is it difficult to rent just a room for a few months? I don't need a whole place or a lease. I plan to live a simple lifestyle while down there!
Looking forward to getting down there once my sailing season has ended up here in Montana!
Okay, I'll bite... Sailing? In Montana?
As far as your questions go, bring as much money as you can manage to squirrel away. You'll need more than you think. I don't know enough about the job situation to help you much there. Juanita, who posts on this board under that name, has several apartments of varying sizes for rent for as short as one month. She might have something available during the time you'll be here. She's on St. Croix, and you can trust her to provide you with a safe, clean place even though everyone says (and rightfully so) that you really shouldn't rent sight unseen.
Have as many USCG credentials as you can get approved for especially STCW and Ocean qualifications.
You will find a very competitive workforce here with a lot of licensed crew.