Sonic Charters, a family-owned and St. Thomas based boat charter company, is literally offering (almost) every type of on-the-water fun you could ask for this season! Full-day sailing excursions on a 45′ catamaran? Check! Water taxi between St. Thomas, St. John and the British Virgin Islands? Check! Full day luxury power yacht charters for up to twelve guests to in the USVI or BVI? Check! Power boat trips for smaller groups to the USVI or BVI? Also, check! If you are looking for multiple ways to play on the water during your next trip to the Virgin Islands, Sonic Charters is your one-stop shop.
Good morning. Tropical Storm Tammy has been upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane as of Friday morning. Peak winds are now estimated to be 75mph.
It is going to generate some less-than-ideal weather in St. John this weekend, but the good news is, it is on a path that is moving away from us.
Below is an updated report from the National Hurricane Center indicating the various warnings and watches in effect for different islands,
Good Morning! We have some exciting news for baseball fans. The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has officially become a partner with arguably the most iconic and historic MLB team, the Chicago Cubs!
Good Morning. We are watching Storm Lee which is expected to pass north of the Virgin Islands this weekend. On Wednesday, September 6th it was changed from being classified as a Tropical Storm to a Category 1 Hurricane. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warns that it is expected to continue to strengthen and become a very dangerous hurricane. However, at this time it is unlikely to hit the US Virgin Islands, and the National Hurricane Center has the storm tracking to pass several hundred miles north between Sunday and Monday.
Guest Contribution: Island Roots Charters
You’ve likely read about and heard all the news of the various St. John businesses closing up for the off-season. Everybody needs a break right!?
Well, we’re here to tell you that’s not the case for Island Roots Charters! We’ll actually be expanding our boating options to include a 4hr USVI Half Day that’s perfect for the off-season traveler.
Good morning! We have some exciting news for football fans in the Virgin Islands (or St. John enthusiasts who are looking to jump on the bandwagon of an NFL team this season).
The USVI Department of Tourism has just announced a new multi-year partnership with the National Football League (NFL) team the New York Jets!
Good Afternoon! As you know we have now entered the low season in the Virgin Islands. That means less people looking to travel down the islands and deals on flights and accommodations are easier to come by. However, with airfare prices maybe the highest we’ve ever seen them in recent months, we wanted to analyze the upcoming high season to gain an understanding of what to expect. The good news is, it looks like airfare prices have come down significantly, hopefully a trend we’ll continue to see!
Good Morning! It’s hard to believe August is already upon us, which means that stateside the back to school advertising campaigns are in full swing, and our northernmost friends are trying to enjoy the last month of beach days, bonfires, boating, and camping before the weather gets a little iffy. Before we know it, the Halloween decorations and candy will be lining store shelves and Christmas music will be hard to avoid on the radio.
All joking aside, it’s a great time to start planning a trip to St. John, and whether you’re a seasoned St. John veteran or a first timer, we hope that you find a few tips in this article beneficial in doing so.
It was a big weekend for films with two of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer releasing – the Barbie movie and Oppenheimer. Unfortunately, Barbie has no known connections to St. John, but Robert Oppenheimer and his family were home owners and frequent visitors!
July 3rd for most of the country is a day of preparation and travel for the Fourth of July. However, in the U.S. Virgin Islands the celebrations begin early. Emancipation Day is a very important part of our culture worth understanding.
We’ve already kicked off “Freedom Week” and this July 3rd, we’re celebrating the 175th Anniversary of when the enslaved people of the territory gained their emancipation after 177 years of Danish rule.