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AandA2VI
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My sister is coming with her husband and my niece (7) in May and we want to take a trip to VG. I can't seem to figure out seabornes flights for that, seems like they don't fly same day round trip. We don't want to do the ferry because realistically you only get like 3 hours there. We are up for chartering a boat but I was told the last time for customs checkout is 4:00pm??? Again that only gives us a limited time even if we leave STT at 7am.

Does anyone know the cost of a helicopter charter? Air sunshine is $250 PP but I see that we can charter a flight for $800 from Air America Caribbean - so thats cheeper anyway. Has anyone used them before?

Is there any REASONABLE place to stay for a night on VG? We are not opposed to staying the night but I can't find any places under $700 a nt. Yikes.

Any help would be much appreciated, THANKS!

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STXBob
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We are up for chartering a boat but I was told the last time for customs checkout is 4:00pm??? Again that only gives us a limited time even if we leave STT at 7am.

For short charter trips, you don't have to stop at BVI customs to check out. They process your check out at the same time that you check in. As long as you don't stay past the day that you declared on arrival, you can just leave the BVI when you're ready. We've done that for visits of up to 1 week. I don't know what the max days is before you're required to stop at BVI customs to check out.

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Alana33
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Rates should be dropping in May as slow season begins.
However, it is pretty expensive to stay in VG on top of the fact it's difficult to get back and forth as there are no daily ferry services which makes logistics tough.

The Old Yard Inn is probably one of the least expensive places to stay: http://www.virgingordavillage.com/rates.php
Biras Creek (fabulous luncheon buffets, dinners and bikes for getting around the grounds), Bitter End (best pumpkin soup and lobster dinners!) and of course Little Dix are all fabulous but very pricey.
They do include everything however, including use of various types of boats. Just depends on the budget.
Here a link to check for rates: http://www.kayak.com/Virgin-Gorda-Hotels.49979.hotel.ksp
I see Gordian Terrace is cheaper than OYI but not familiar with it.

You can call Phyxis Flying Service and see what Frank Gazarek will charge to fly you in and out of VG.
Great guy and pilot! PM me for phone number if you have interest.

Or rent a charter boat out of STT or BVI and hire a captain and all stay on the boat at different anchorages in BVI but you'd need more than 2 days to do this, especially departing STT for VG. Unless it is a power boat!

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islandjoan
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A&A - def check out Guavaberry Spring Bay vacation homes - very affordable AND located a 5 min walk to/from the Baths!
http://www.guavaberryspringbay.com/

i have stayed there 3x and highly recommend them!!!!

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Alana33
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http://www.bviferries.com/schedules.html
St Thomas Trips on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Tel: 1 (284) 495-5235 Fax: (284) 495-5755 VHF Ch. 16
E-mail: info@speedysbvi.com

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