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    Oscar3388 is offline
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    Boat to Colombier

    Does anyone know a reasonable price to charter a boat to drop my wife and I off at Colombier beach and come back later that day to pick us up? Not looking for a tour, just a boat ride out and back. Saw Fredric has a center console for $700 a day ……any thoughts on a local I can contact to negotiate a cash price? We are headed back Nov 7- 20th. Thanks!

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Check this thread. They also have a page on FB.

    https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/sho...g-to-Colombier

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Contact Odile at Gumbs Car Rental at the airport. Her family has/ or did have a small boat and might take you and bring you back.

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Here's the FB link for the service that I mentioned before:

    https://www.facebook.com/BoscoYacht/

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    You will probably chuckle - go down early in the morning and meet the fisher people bringing in their fish. Ask them- a little extra $ often helps!

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    You will probably chuckle - go down early in the morning and meet the fisher people bringing in their fish. Ask them- a little extra $ often helps!
    Please tell us about the time that you actually tried that, if ever.

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    JEK is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    Please tell us about the time that you actually tried that, if ever.

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    didier is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar3388 View Post
    Does anyone know a reasonable price to charter a boat to drop my wife and I off at Colombier beach and come back later that day to pick us up? Not looking for a tour, just a boat ride out and back. Saw Fredric has a center console for $700 a day ……any thoughts on a local I can contact to negotiate a cash price? We are headed back Nov 7- 20th. Thanks!

    dda's brother would be happy to take you with his boat. private message me here on sbhonline close to the time you are arriving with the exact date you wish to go to colombier, and he will meet you in gustavia where he parks his boat. his price would be reasonable.

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Kevin
    I have not ever ‘tried it.’ Just a thought that could be possible? Your comment along with JEK’s suggest you both know better. You are the experts.
    Oscar3388- sorry for the suggestion. Kevin and JEK seem to imply the fisher people would not be willing to help you or suggest alternatives. Therefore Do not pursue the idea.

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    didier is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Kevin
    I have not ever ‘tried it.’ Just a thought that could be possible? Your comment along with JEK’s suggest you both know better. You are the experts.
    Oscar3388- sorry for the suggestion. Kevin and JEK seem to imply the fisher people would not be willing to help you or suggest alternatives. Therefore Do not pursue the idea.
    the mods are wrong, the fishermen would be most happy to help if they could, but you would have to speak some french to them so they would know what you were requesting. Its a small island, not a big city guys.

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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    just a word to the wise, the BOSCO guy has the required licenses to take people to and fro in his boat, as would someone like TopLoc or St Barth sailor, etc... I'd go with someone who has the authorization to take you.. unless it's a friend or a friend arranges someone for you...

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    didier is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    just a word to the wise, the BOSCO guy has the required licenses to take people to and fro in his boat, as would someone like TopLoc or St Barth sailor, etc... I'd go with someone who has the authorization to take you.. unless it's a friend or a friend arranges someone for you...

    that is a good idea Ellen, but I was just responding as to whether a fisherman would even bother to help, they would if they could.

    Its always a good idea to hire someone who has a license to transport persons to and fro. However, that being said, its done all the time on the island for the people who are "in the know".

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    Quote Originally Posted by didier View Post
    the mods are wrong, the fishermen would be most happy to help if they could, but you would have to speak some french to them so they would know what you were requesting. Its a small island, not a big city guys.
    We were questioning whether Hopper had ever personally hired a fisherman. When one is giving advice it is always useful to have first-hand experience. I’m sure there are fishermen who may be inclined to help out a tourist in need, but perhaps not after a long night of fishing.
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    JEK and Kevin-
    A better response may have been- “Good suggestion- we had not thought of that.”
    Instead it was “if ever” and your cute little addition JEK.
    You both have the power to ban us so we have to tread carefully. Please don’t make fun of our trying to help others.

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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    You both have the power to ban us so we have to tread carefully. Please don’t make fun of our trying to help others.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    You both have the power to ban us so we have to tread carefully. Please don’t make fun of our trying to help others.
    [/QUOTE]
    Well then, what's the point of being a moderator???


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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    JEK and Kevin-
    A better response may have been- “Good suggestion- we had not thought of that.”
    Instead it was “if ever” and your cute little addition JEK.
    You both have the power to ban us so we have to tread carefully. Please don’t make fun of our trying to help others.
    I am a caterer, event planner and concierge in Nantucket island. I would never make any recommendation for anything I have not experienced myself first hand. Especially, where the safety of others can be life or death out on the water. With that being said, my husband is a commercial fisherman and did have a great outing with a local fisherman and had a blast. The fisherman was made aware of Kona's experience and therefore felt comfortable taking him out for a full day of fishing. The report back from husband was "you would have hated it". I guess before making recommendations I might ask myself "would my partner and I enjoy a trip to Colombier in a small fishing boat which would drop us off and pick us up later?". As I get older, I would be more inclined to travel with a licensed certified boat captain (not saying the fisherman are not... so back off of that reply). Not sure I would care to get dropped off and collected later. Would you and your wife want that sort of adventure Hopper?

    The same goes for spouting off my picks for food I would potentially eat at restaurants that I would never go to while on a few week SBH holiday. I love hearing great recommendations but feel like the person making the suggestions should be able to put their $$$ where their mouth is and have actually eaten a meal or had a first hand experience to report.

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Woo Boy!
    Thank you Reed.

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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Reed-
    Sharing where you reside- Nantucket; your choice of occupation - catering; about your husband’s career- fisherman; your opinions about restaurant comments on the Forum and what you might do as you grow older- are all interesting and why the Forum is so special as we share with one another beyond just SBH matters.
    I feel sorry for Oscar as he may be wondering about his simple question “Boat to Colombier” and why you decided to share your ‘life story.”
    As a thought, it might be best to put this type of personal information in PMs, rather than for all to see? I leave that to the ‘mods.’
    Again Woo Boy!

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    JEK is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    I think Oscar got his answer in one of the first posts.



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    Hawke is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    You both have the power to ban us so we have to tread carefully. Please don’t make fun of our trying to help others.
    [/QUOTE] Thank you dadto6. You and I both know where this all goes back to.

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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Reed-
    Sharing where you reside- Nantucket; your choice of occupation - catering; about your husband’s career- fisherman; your opinions about restaurant comments on the Forum and what you might do as you grow older- are all interesting and why the Forum is so special as we share with one another beyond just SBH matters.
    I feel sorry for Oscar as he may be wondering about his simple question “Boat to Colombier” and why you decided to share your ‘life story.”
    As a thought, it might be best to put this type of personal information in PMs, rather than for all to see? I leave that to the ‘mods.’
    Again Woo Boy!

    you might really want to use Hoo Boy
    hoo boy
    A phrase used often to express stress, frustration, distress, or any other negative emotion that comes to mind. But it may also be used to express excitement as well. Often muttered quietly to one's self, but may also be said loud and publicly when the mood is right.
    and not Woo Boy as pointed out here before:
    Woo boy
    A Woo-boy is a middle aged white mail pedophile that drives a rusty, dented unmarked white van slowly near elementary schools and attempts to woo boys inside ...

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    Jim A is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Another option may be to try to find others to share a half day tour with you. If you split it 2 or perhaps 3 ways the price may be similar to a round trip taxi type service and as a bonus you will have the boat at your beck and call. We will just be missing you on the front end or I'd offer to split the cost myself

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Boat to Colombier

    Hoo Boy not the other!
    Thank you Ellen!

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