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pezmanffx
09-14-2008, 06:39 PM
In October, we are traveling to St. Thomas to attend a wedding. The hubby's boss and her hubby are traveling with us. Anyhoo, does anyone have any suggestions on an inter-island boat trip? We are looking for a day trip that would take us to different islands in the area. It can be sail or power boat. We are just not looking to get on one of those party boats even though everyone does like to have a good time. My hubby's boss and her husband are both in their late 50's. I don't think they are up for snorkeling either.

Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.

TPARick
09-14-2008, 07:06 PM
Try the ferry over to St Johns or even St Croix

http://www.vinow.com/general_usvi/interisland_ferry/#stcroix

pezmanffx
09-14-2008, 07:19 PM
We thought of that but the boss is looking for a full day tour. Since she is paying... I think she wants to go to some of the b.v.i also. Would be open to a private charter also.

jfrenaye
09-14-2008, 07:27 PM
Try The Moorings (http://www.mooringssignature.com/). They offer bareback, fully crewed or just captained boats ranging from a small single hull to a large multi hull. The boats are in great shape and the US/B VIs are a great place to sail.

They also have motor boats but for that area sail is the way to go.

mercwyn
09-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Try The Moorings (http://www.mooringssignature.com/). They offer bareback, fully crewed or just captained boats ranging from a small single hull to a large multi hull. The boats are in great shape and the US/B VIs are a great place to sail.

They also have motor boats but for that area sail is the way to go.

Isn't that "bareboat", not bareback?

There are ferries that run from the B.V.I.s to St. Thomas. They are fairly affordable and generally pretty easy to get on without advance purchase. Remember you will need a valid US passport to travel to and from the B.V.I.s.

pezmanffx
09-15-2008, 09:07 AM
I think what they had in mind is more of a tour.

jfrenaye
09-15-2008, 09:39 AM
LOL you are right. Windjammer used to call it barefoot cruising, bareboat chartering is what it is called now, and my daughter had some riding lessons this weekend--which probably explains bareback.

I need a break.

dshilaos
09-15-2008, 10:07 AM
How many guests on board?

My other company does crewed yacht charters...

pezmanffx
09-15-2008, 12:05 PM
Right now there are 4 of us total. It does not have to be a private trip. Just needs to be a day trip that takes us island hoping.

jfrenaye
09-15-2008, 12:17 PM
Not sure you are going to get an island "hopping" trip on a "excursion". Typically they are destination focused---we are sailing to X and then having lunch snorkel and then back.

pezmanffx
09-15-2008, 02:33 PM
I know but I doubt the boss will snorkle hehehe. She is more of a "I want to go island hopping to do some shopping" type.