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.
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! 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.
Good Morning! If you’re a frequent traveler to St. John, you know how difficult it can be to get to our little slice of paradise. After a flight to St. Thomas (or multiple depending on where you’re coming from), you’re probably looking forward to some sunshine with a painkiller in hand, and the last thing you want to do is MORE travel.
Unfortunately, to get to St. John you still need to deal with the sometimes hectic St. Thomas airport, meander through other travelers to find a taxi, then get on a ferry to take you over to St. John. When you do finally arrive, you then sometimes need to continue to wait amongst a sea of other tired passengers until your bag is removed from the ferry. That’s why we’re so excited about Sonic Charters announcing their new business line: The Last Mile Water Taxi!
There are exciting new options for visiting the islands of St Croix, Anegada and Virgin Gorda starting this month.
Good Morning, Good Morning! We all know that there are a TON of power charter boat companies operating out of St. Thomas and St. John, right? And when it comes time to choose which company to invest your one day on the water with, the choices can be way past overwhelming (especially if it is your first time!), correct? Ok, well, today I’m going to help you narrow down your selection of charter boat operators for your next trip around the USVI or the BVI. Sunshine Daydream Charters is owned and operated by someone who has spent a decade on St. John, the entire team of Captains are extremely knowledgeable about the Virgin Islands and the waters that surround us and, with four uber comfortable twin-hulled power boats to choose from for your day, they can accommodate any size group from two to forty-two!
Good Morning, Good Morning! Our regular time together here is coming to an end shortly, unfortunately. But I will be checking in with you regularly right here on News of St. John in between our adventures at sea on Asante. So, I thought it might be fitting to leave you all with a little info on what we will be up to on Asante in this next chapter of life so you can check in with us when you are visiting next!
Sonic Charters, a family owned and St. Thomas based company, has expanded their fleet and their charter destinations this season just in time for the holidays! This charter company, established in 2013, was formed by Morgan and Carrie Locke (And named for their pup Sonic!), after they migrated from St. Croix to St. Thomas in 2009. When they started, Sonic was just a four-year-old pup! And now their furry friend, and their business, have grown for nearly ten years and Sonic’s namesake company has expanded, in that time, from one boat to six! And they are venturing into the British Virgin Islands once again as well!
Good Morning everyone! I have to admit, I’m pretty excited about the boating opportunity that I’m about to share with you. I absolutely love this grass roots, two boat company, On the Sea Charters, and the owner, Ryan Matthews. And I have very much enjoyed watching him build this business over the years and put in the hard work to make an immense success of himself here in Love City. And, in addition to all of their trip options, the new excursion that he has dreamed up is absolutely guaranteed to wash your last day on STJ blues away and leave you with a grand finale that will keep a smile on your face long after your flight departs.
Good Morning Everyone! We have seasonally published a report in regards to restaurant closures during the peak months of hurricane season for the past few years (See this year’s list here.). But, a question that I see popping up all over the place is in regards to boat charters during the off season.
During this time of year, a lot of the boat owners on St. John relocate and/or haul out their vessels for the off season months. There are a few reasons for this…For starters, some boat insurance actually requires that the vessel be outside of a certain “hurricane zone” during the peak times of year. Many boat owners will plan to haul out this time of year for scheduled maintenance or to simply take a vacation with the peace of mind that their boat is safe and strapped down in the event of a storm. This is all great for the safety of some of our favorite charter boats, but it leaves folks who are vacationing this time of year with slim pickins when it comes to going for a play day on the water during the off season months. So, I thought it might be time to start publishing a list of St. John based boats that are in the water and available for charter from August to November!