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If you are planning to fish in the , don't forget to get a license!

Are you planning a bareboat in the British Virgin Islands this winter or spring?

If you are, you are probably contemplating packing a small rod and reel in your duffle bag.  After all, catching your own dinner is one of the true delights of a sail bareboat adventure.

Before you pack your fishing gear, take note – if caught fishing without a in the British Virgin Islands, you will be subject to heavy fines, and your fishing equipment (and the sail yacht bareboat you have rented) may be confiscated by authorities.

It is this simple:  It is a legal requirement that anyone dropping a hook and line in the waters MUST have a fishing license.

Each person fishing must have a recreational fishing license, except persons age 18 and under.

For a $10 fee, Last Stop Sports (LSS) in Tortola, BVI can process the license application for customers and their guests before arrival. Clients must send all required documents to LSS at least one week in advance.

For last minute bookings, starting on a weekend, the deadline is Thursday at 9a.m.

The license is valid for 1 month and costs $45.

A photocopy of a valid photo ID must accompany the application.

It is not necessary to rent fishing gear from LSS – they can still process the licensing request, and they will have the licenses available for pickup upon arrival at the yacht fleet base in the British Virgin Islands.

Licenses can also be obtained directly from the Department of Conservation and Fisheries Administration building in Road Town, Tortola, BVI. The government office closes early on Friday afternoons and doesn’t reopen until Monday morning.  It is closed weekend and public holidays. Call the at 284 494-3429 for more information.

To book your own odyssey this winter or spring, contact Bareboat.com here.

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Sometimes it is more enjoyable to sit back and leave the sailing to someone else.  If you’re ready to upgrade to a crewed Caribbean yacht charter vacation, click here to contact SailAway Yacht – yacht charter professionals since 1976.

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Thousands Expected at New York National Boat Show

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Thoughts of snow and blizzards will turn to dreams of sun and smooth seas as bareboat enthusiasts across the northeast gather in the Big Apple for the New York National Boat Show.

Tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts start their season at the New York National Boat Show. With its 105-year history the show is recognized as THE place to see the latest and greatest in boating.

The oldest boat show in the U.S. will be celebrating its 106th anniversary next month, Jan 19-23, 2011, at the huge Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the Big Apple.

If you enjoy the bareboat lifestyle, this first-of-the season show is a must to attend.  From yachts and cruisers to bass and pontoon boats, from canoes and kayaks to fishing boats and personal watercraft, from electronics and engines to fishing and dive gear, from financing and insurance to travel destinations, you’ll see it here first.

A new exhibit that caught our attention is the “History of Boating in America.”  With so much emphasis on sustainable, , it’s interesting to note the some of the earliest tenders and launches in America were powered by electricity, not fuel!  Step back in time to admire the craftsmanship and beauty of bygone eras-a variety of vintage craft will be on display. Highlights include an 1899 Elco electric launch and a fully-restored 1937 Syracuse Electric launch.

Whether you dream of a odyssey, or wish to consider the purchase of a new boat, we couldn’t think of a better reason to visit the Big Apple.  See the boat show during the day and enjoy a Broadway show at night. The city is still quite festive in January.

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Contact our specialists online at http://www.bareboat.com/book_now.html or our crewed professionals at http://www.1800sailaway.com/contact_us.html to book your own yacht vacation.

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