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#1 2slow

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

Have heard that clearing customs is not necessary if you go over to Saint John for a day. Obviously I know it is illegal, but does US customs turn a blind eye to charter boats stopping by for the day?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

We've been to St John only when out of St Thomas. As BVI sailors we've stayed there, and others seem to as well.

#3 CaptKen

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

In the old days I think that was true. Have a friend that used to be a charter skipper down there in the '80-90s. We were talking about just this last week, he said all his current captains friends say it is a no no now.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

A really bad idea. You are looking at possible jail time for the skipper if caught. One USVI charter skipper recently spent 6 months in the pokey for this sort of thing.

Both the USVI officials and the BVI officials take a very dim view of people flouting the customs and immigration laws.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

thanks everybody.