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Old 01-07-2006, 03:06 PM
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Another thread here got me interested in this idea for a vacation. I didn't want to derail his thread so here's a fresh one.

I checked out charterfreedom and moorings, they both look great (especially charterfreedom) but I'd like to find a charter that has a bit smaller yacht. I travel with just my wife and we'd like something smaller than my house!!!

We've been to many parts of the carribean and there are only a few places I wouldn't go, so the destination is flexible.
I'd prefer not to be onboard with strangers. We get along with most people, but sometimes its work. I don't want to work.

Any ideas??

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Old 01-08-2006, 08:29 AM
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Mike,
I am the person that posted the Charter Freedom page ( http://charterfreedom.com/) in the other post. This is our second trip down to the Virgin Islands. If you want a smaller boat then this is s a good place to start
http://www.ed-hamilton.com
Ed Hamilton is an American company that books private charters. Most of the reputable charters are listed in a clearing house, kinda like the Multiple Lisitng Service that Realtors use. A good broker can find you a boat that meets you requirements. Price wise and for a private cruise you will likely need a monohull crewed by a husband and wife team. There are a ton of them out there. In my opionion there is not a better way to experience the Virgins than on a private boat.
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:39 AM
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Thanks Capt.
I actually stumbled on his site last night, but it was so big, I got a little overwhelmed. I'm going to try again, and maybe give him a call.

We both like the idea of the husband/wife team to sail with and the monohulls seam like the way to go for us. Narrowing them down is another story.
Thanks for the info. Seams like a great way to go.
What does "diving at renezvous " mean? I'm not sure.

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Do you mean rendezvous? Some of the dive operators will meet up with you and take you via power boat to some of the more popular dive sites.
http://www.bluewaterdiversbvi.com/rendezvous.html

If you are a diver I would try to find a boat that has dive gear aboard if possible it will be a lot less expensive to dive that way.

Also the company that I booked through the first time that we went was Bajor Yacht Charters in Saint Thomas
http://www.bajoryachts.com/
They did a real good job matching us up with a boat and captain to suit our needs.

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Yep, my spelling sucks!! I noticed that some of the boats have compressors and some don't. That explains it though.

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