Substitute for Bitter End Yacht Club

Jul 4th, 2018, 03:54 PM
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Substitute for Bitter End Yacht Club

Iím looking for a place to go next March wirh husband and teenaged son. Bitter End would have been perfect but it is not open due to hurricane. Any suggestions on a place that is heavily oriented towards sailing and water sports? Iíve thought of a sailboat charter but hesitate because I am prone to seasickness! Thanks in advance!
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Jul 5th, 2018, 06:40 AM
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Scrub Island might be a good substitute. It has a resident sailing school.
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Jul 6th, 2018, 08:40 AM
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Thank you doug_stallings for the suggestion! I looked at the scrub island website and it says they are partially open. I would prefer a place that is fully open and it doesnít have to be in BVI.
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Jul 6th, 2018, 09:34 AM
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Try Ńbacos, Bahamas. Tons of little cays to explore sailing and boating. Gorgeous little town at Hope Town

cool little islands to exploreóGreat Guana Cay, Turtle Cay, Little Abaco

differwnt from Virgin Islands (more rustic) but gorgeous nevertheless

or 1 of my favoritesóStaniel Cay Yatch Club. Each room comes with a skiff, upgrade to bigger boat. Restaurant is excellent, exploring even betteróswimming pigs, sand bars, ghrottos, tons of cays, tame sharks, and the prettiest water youíll ever lay eyes on.

Another more ore similar option is st Vincent and Grenadines. More similar to Virgins but also gorgeous. Tobago Cays are spectacular and Mopion will make you giddy. (The view to Union looks like a mini Bora Bora). Iíd stay at Canuan or Palm and hop by boat
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Jul 8th, 2018, 08:45 AM
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Thanks blamona! Those sound like great options! Do any of them have boating instruction? We are novices!
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Jul 9th, 2018, 02:48 AM
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For me Staniel Cay was the easiest of independent, shallow waters, great maps

the others we always hired a captain to take us around, was pretty easy to hire. (Or private excursions too)
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