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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:57 pm 
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I am going to St. John USVI in April and I have been trying to find Hobies down there. It looks like the only place down there that carries them is St. Croix. I was hoping to rent a Adventure island or Tandem Island, Revo, or a Pro Angler. I have a friend that lives down there. I was considering sending one of my kayaks down there but it is not realistic. I have 4 Kayaks 2 are hobies I have a 2011 revo and 2013 PA 14. I hope to get a Tandem island next year! :) Is there a place down there that I just cant find or does one not exist? On a side note if anyone on these forums lives in St. John and would be willing to rent it to me let me know. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:05 am 
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I am not going to be able to help you much, since I haven't lived there for a long time. Most of my time was on St Croix, but I did spend some time on both other islands.

St John doesn't have much on that island, if anything is available it would be on St Thomas. The trip to St John would be OK if you are use to big water, wind and strong currents. There are only a couple of calm water days on the islands a year so you are always going to have a good wind. Certain sides of each island are not going to be assessable, the lea of each island would be ok but a current is always present. In the four years I lived there if I had my kayak I doubt that I would have ever taken it out of the yard.

Shipping is out of the question because of cost. The best you are going to do is find someone that shipped one down there in their with household goods.

Good Luck

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