All posts tagged: boat

What to do on your last day in the Virgin Islands?

What to do on your last day in the Virgin Islands? Take a day charter! Explore the surrounding islands and enjoy a fun-filled day with lots of adventures. Either join a group of people on a day charter or get your very own private yacht. Either way, it will be an unforgettable day! One of the favourites is the BVI day charters. This is a great trip for both families and couples. You get to explore four to five islands, and some of the places you visit is only reachable by boat. And you’ll have tons of fun! Here’s some tips to where you should go on a day charter to the BVIs. First stop Start with a trip to Virgin Gorda. Clear your passport in Spanish Town, and then go and explore the Baths. The Baths is one of the the BVI’s most popular tourist attraction. The sight is amazing. The rocks forms a series of grottoes that has tidal pools and kaleidoscopic sunlight. Take the trails through them or snorkel around them. Second …

Sailing on Three Moons

What a great weekend! Memorial Day weekend was very special to us down here on St. Thomas. Saturday we spent most of the day at the beach and on Sunday we were invited by Captain Richard on to the Three Moons. The Three Moons is a 72 ft large monohull sailboat.                                           We started our sail from Water Island. Our goal for the day was Buck Island. (Named after the colonial slave days.) Buck islands were islands where the slave ships would drop of the healthy and strong men before they headed to shore to sell the women and children. There are 17 Buck islands in the Caribbean. Our first stop at Buck Island was Turtle Cove. At Turtle Cove you are almost certain to see turtles. We were very lucky! We got to snorkel with five turtles and two sting rays. The turtles were very friendly! They were so up close and personal that they …

A day out on Steppin Up

On Saturday we had the pleasure of sailing with the Steppin Up. The Steppin Up is a 43″ large catamaran owned by Capt. Bill and Michelle. Bill and Michelle have been doing charters in the Caribbean since 2012. On Saturday we were invited to come with them on a day sail. Saturday morning we sailed off from the marina and headed over to Christmas Cove. Sophia quickly found her favourite spot on the boat. The big trampolines in front was just perfect for relaxing and bird/ fish watching as we sailed out. As we approached Christmas Cove we were all excited to get into the water. Christmas Cove is a favourite for both Bill and Michelle for night snorkelling. It is also a popular “first” stop when they take guests out on a charter. Anchored up in Christmas Cove we are ready to have some fun! Sophia was first in and loved the big float Bill pumped up for her. The Steppin Up is filled with fun toys for the entire family. Sophia also got to …

Quick guide to St. Thomas

Finally we have a direct connection to Scandinavia. Norwegian did a press release a week ago stating that they will now have direct flights from Scandinavia to both Puerto Rico and St. Croix. We are less than 30 minutes away from both islands (by plane). Prices are as low as NOK 1690,. one way (US $200). St. Thomas – a  quick guide on who, what and where St. Thomas combines the natural beauty of the Caribbean with an urban atmosphere. The VI’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is the most visited port in the Caribbean and boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. From here, you can go anywhere! St. Thomas had something for everyone; world-class shopping, tons of adventures to explore, for the sports-minded, St. Thomas is well known for its world-class yachting and sport fishing, and welcomes golfers to Mahogany Run Course. Where to stay? St. Thomas offers a varity of hotels, villas and condos! Endure in five star luxury at one of the big resorts, or rent your own villa with …

Day trip to the BVIs

While we’re still looking thru memories… This was one of our best days down here on vacation last year. Our last day on St. Thomas last summer we spent on a day trip to the BVIs. We boareded the Bad Kitty (day charter) in Red Hook and headed over to St. John to pick up more passengers. This gave us a great view of St. Thomas and St. John. Our first stop was Spanish Town at Virgin Gorda. Here we checked in with the BVI customs. Then we headed over to the Baths on the south tip of the Virgin Gorda. We started our walk through the impressive geological formation.   The sights were amazing. And the water so clear! After seeing the Baths we headed over to Scrub Island for some lunch and relaxing. After some “fuel” we were ready to go snorkeling. We stopped next to Norman Island for some fabulous under the sea reef views. This was great fun for all of us. Our last stop was Jost van Dyke and Soggy Dollar …