A Guide For First Timers Booking Charter Boats From St. John, USVI

by | Feb 26, 2016 | Travel

Traveling to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is a wonderful idea for a family holiday or vacation, a business retreat, a wedding, anniversary or for just a relaxing getaway.

Most people that travel to these islands will hear from friends and relatives that have been to the Caribbean that booking charters boats from St. John, USVI is a great way to spend a half day, full day or several days getting around to the big islands as well as the smaller, less traveled cays and islands in the American and the British Virgin Islands.

For those traveling for the first time to this part of the world and booking a charter for the first time, there are some important things to check out before sending your deposit and committing to using one specific charter company.

Restrooms and Showers
The best charters boats from St. John, USVI are luxurious yachts with all the amenities you would expect in a five-star hotel. They have the added advantage of allowing you to travel in comfort in style, and to see the islands from a completely different perspective than going by ferry.
These yachts are fully equipment with restrooms, more correctly called “heads” on a boat, as well as hot water showers. Not all charters will have these types of features, so it is important to verify.

Dining Areas and Lounging Decks
To enjoy your day on charters boats from St. John, USVI, consider if you want to be able to lounge on the deck and watch the scenery go by. This is a great way to spend your travel time, but it is also lovely to set the anchor and enjoy a drink of your choice, a meal or gourmet snacks and just gaze out over a quiet bay or cove.

Many of the top charters will even bring floats, allowing guest to enjoy their time on the water literally on the water. This is so relaxing, and with the crystal clear waters, you can watch the fish swim by right below you.

Experienced Captains
The captain and crew of a charter will make or break the day, and asking about the experience of these important individuals is essential. Don’t forget that it is also easy to find out information online from past guests (based on reviews and ratings like on TripAdvisor), and this will help you to understand just how essential the captain and crew will be.

Taking day charters in the USVI with a top company will definitely be a highlight of your trip. Just be sure to check out the company and work with a top charter to get the most of the day.

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