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Boat Rentals? #86096
05/10/04 11:42 AM
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Are there any powerboats available for rent in San Pedro, without guides? Something like a 17 foot skiff we could rent for a week and keep tied up at our hotel. We have always done this in the Exumas and love having a boat at our disposal.
I am a USCG licensed captain BTW. Ran my own charter boat out of Savannah Georgia for 10 years.

Larry T.

Re: Boat Rentals? #86097
05/11/04 09:52 AM
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I have not read anything about it Larry. It is very common in the Bahamas but......

Re: Boat Rentals? #86098
05/11/04 10:10 AM
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Thanks for the reply. At least I know I wasn't being ignored :-)Seem like with all the fishing and diving, someone would rent boats?

Larry

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05/11/04 10:11 AM
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Too many uncharted reefs and shoals. Definitely takes local knowledge to operate a boat here.

Re: Boat Rentals? #86100
05/11/04 11:41 AM
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LARRY
IVE LOOKED ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND CANNOT FIND A BOAT FOR RENT EITHER. THE NEXT BEST THING IS TO RENT A SEA KAYAK . EASY TO HANDLE,GREAT FOR THE FLATS AND SKINNY WATER. GET A TWO MAN AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

Re: Boat Rentals? #86101
05/11/04 11:45 AM
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Mr. Jesse, respectfully, "definitely" is painting with a wide brush. I grew up running boats around uncharted reefs and shoals. Been doing it 40 years. My license says "100 Ton Master, All Oceans" with Sail, Towboat, and Radar endorsements. I can run a skiff around AC, or anywhere else without incident.

Of course, I would still hire a guide for a day or two, for the local knowledge and the interaction. The local flavor and interacting with the people is the best part of traveling.

But having a boat at your disposal would be a major convenience. Thanks, I'll keep looking.

Larry

Re: Boat Rentals? #86102
05/11/04 11:51 AM
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Mr. Blue,
yeah the kayak is OK, for sure. Great for snorkeling. As long as the wind isn't too strong, you don't have too far to go, and you don't want to keep anything dry. We're staying at the Xanadu and they provide kayaks. Might have to be satisfied with that. Stroke, stroke, stroke, stroke...........

Larry

Re: Boat Rentals? #86103
05/11/04 11:53 AM
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Well Larry... there's a business opportunity for you! Buy some boats and put them up for rent here. The old-timers that were raised on the water here don't feel the confidence that you do. Go for it!

Re: Boat Rentals? #86104
05/11/04 12:09 PM
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Now there's a suggestion, Cap'n Jesse :-) Might just look into that. I'm going to need a place to retire in a few years.

I can just see it now, a fleet of 16' welded aluminum jonboats, with jet drive outboards, painted flourescent orange, with built in GPS tracking devices......

Have a good one....

Larry

Re: Boat Rentals? #86105
05/11/04 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by CrackerLarry:

I can just see it now, a fleet of 16' welded aluminum jonboats, with jet drive outboards, painted flourescent orange, with built in GPS tracking devices......

....sunk on every reef around.... wink

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