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Virgin Gorda Mini Tour

 
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Tim
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Virgin Gorda Mini Tour Reply with quote

The Baths at Virgin Gorda are one of the must see attractions in all the Caribbean. Most visitors come to this island to see only this. The mostly come by high speed ferry from Tortola or by tour boat. Usually a cruise ship will offer two ways to reach the Baths. One way is to come into the yacht harbor dock and bus to an area above the Baths and hike down. The other way and the one that gives you more time on location is to take a tour boat that anchors on one side of the Baths ( you swim in) and it picks you up on the other side. I have done both and much prefer the swim and swim out.

It can be a strenuous but exhilarating trip either way but one you will remember all your life. The first time I came I left my camera behind and have ever since regretted that as the beauty of the area is astounding.

I regret to say I have not seen much else of the island but understand it has a wonderful National Park.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When in VG in 1993 on the Flying Cloud, we rented a jeep with another couple and toured the entire island. We spent a few hours at Savannah Bay which at that time was totally empty, no one else on the whole beach. I got some great underwater shots of tropical fish.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG - we were on Virgin Gorda in July '93, our very first WJ on the Cloud. And we rented a jeep with two other couples and drove all over the island but of course ended up at the BAths!!! What a fun place!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandra,

We were there in October '93 so we missed you by a few months. That was the week the ex-wife told me she was leaving me. We had planned on a WJ trip for about 5 years so we went anyway. She slept on the deck and I took the cabin.

The Flying Cloud was a grand lady back then. What a shame.

I really miss the FC, the ex-wife not so much.

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