Cruising the Eastern Caribbean
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Donate to Ray Thakery who is buying supplies and delivering them via yachts and boats
Hank Schmitt is sending aid directly to P.A.Y.S. and Portsmouth through Offshore Passage Opportunities.
Funds sent to Sea Cat in Castle Comfort through youcaring.com will go fixing his yacht support systems.
This hurricane season has been unprecedented. In September 2017 Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria all caused damage within or around the Eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to both marine and land-based infrastructure in Anguilla, Barbuda, St. Martin, St. Barts and the Virgin Islands. Similairly, Dominica was in the direct path of Hurricane Maria. These islands are coming back slowly, and while our hearts and minds are with all those affected, we know that they will be able to recover and rebuild. Please help in this effort by donating, we give some good links above.
Beach bars are opening in Anguilla and you can probably visit anytime. In St. Martin, the bridge into Simpson Bay is opening twice a day, but the causeway bridge is not yet operational. The big chanderlies and services such as FKG are up and running. You can visit, but watch out carefully for wrecks as removal is not far along yet. St. Barts will be ready and back on track by November 1st. Barbuda and Dominica will take a little more time, but will hopefully be ready for visitors in December. For more detailed information visit the Guide Updates tab at the top of this page or the Doyle Guides Facebook page.
In light of the recent frequent hurricane activity, we have added the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Magic Seaweed (wind and swell predictor) to the Useful Tools tab at the top of this page. Stay safe, stay informed.
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