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Travel Guide- St. John Boat Charters

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Good Morning, Good Morning.  Today, I want to address something that has really been grinding my gears for the past few months.  So, there are all of these different boat broker companies, “concierge” companies and Facebook groups and charter booking operations out there that are offering a service to the consumer (that’s you!) in an attempt to help you find the perfect boat for your day on the water while visiting.  Which is GREAT.  It makes your life easier when all of the options are in one place, right?

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However, I have noticed that many of these websites and group pages offer almost exclusively St. Thomas BASED vessels.  Even on the St. John pages on their websites!  Yes, they do pick up on St. John and do trips and excursions around Love City.  But, I thought maybe visitors to St. John might be interested in knowing that you are booking a boat and crew that are actually based here on island.  And, in order to do that, you need accurate information, right?  Misinformation is my biggest pet peeve and many other charter boat owners have expressed their frustrations about all of this to me.  So, in light of all of this, I created a list of St. John based boats for you to peruse the next time you are planning a trip and looking to get out on the water for a day of fun!

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Business Spotlight: Choose Your Boat Day Adventure with Ocean Runner!

Business Spotlight: Choose Your Boat Day Adventure with Ocean Runner! 3
Good Morning, Good Morning!  Today, I want to share with you all a bit of info about a charter boat company that has been on St. John since 1994 and evolved exponentially over the years.  A company that offers a vast array of charter options, from minimal bare boat rentals to all-inclusive luxury power yachts.  A company that, in recent years, has merged with the premier diving operation on St. John.  A company that makes it exquisitely easy for you to get to your boat for the day with a private dock and complimentary on-site parking and flexible pick up locations.  You know them and you love them, but let’s take a deep “dive” into the updates and expansions at Ocean Runner….Pun intended 🙂

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Business Spotlight: Adventure the Day Away With Catzilla

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Good Morning, Good Morning!  If you have been following along, you may have noticed how ABSOLUTELY gorgeous our days on the water have been recently.  The skies and sea have been stunning, dolphins and whales have been showing their beautiful faces, the underwater life is thriving and the weather has been in absolutely perfect with scattered showers bringing rainbows and lush green landscapes and the Trade Winds keeping the temperature incredibly comfortable during even the warmest times of day.
So, I wanted to share with you a virtual day on the water today for all of you folks who are stuck at home…But, if you are heading to St. John soon, it doesn’t have to be virtual.  Get out on the water with Catzilla the next time you visit!

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Business Spotlight: Sail Away for a Day with Sailing Asante!

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Good Morning, Good Morning! If you have been paying attention over the past year, you will know that this little write up is near and dear to my heart! In addition to all of my online work, I have also been working for the past year and a half with my boyfriend, Teddy, to build and develop his sailing business. And, I’m pleased to say today that he is FINALLY letting me write an article about all of our hard work and good times out there on the beautiful waters surrounding St. John. So, sit back, enjoy the views and sail away with us for a day on Sailing Asante….

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Business Spotlight: Voodoo VI – The Ultimate Luxury Charter Experience

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Earlier this year, I shared with you a sneak peak of Voodoo, a brand new, custom-built, high performance 57 foot power catamaran.  She boasts the status of being one of the largest catamarans in the world with outboard diesel engines.  She calls St. John her home…And is beckoning you to come spend a day of luxury on board.

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Business Spotlight: Arrive in Style With Love City Excursions’ Water Taxi

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We ALL know how daunting a day of travel to the Virgin Islands can be!  Especially when it comes to St. John.  COVID Test, paperwork, probably at least two flights, paperwork review, taxi or rental car…And THEN you still need to take the barge or the ferry.  And, figure out which one is going to work best for you and your family or friends.  Well, what if I told you that, instead of dealing with ferries, you could end that lengthy travel day with a private luxury power boat ride, complete with icy cold beverages on board?

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Who’s on the Water? Boat Charters During the Off Season

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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.  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 boats that are in the water and available for charter from August to November!

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Business Spotlight: Cruise the Virgin Islands in Style on Island Girl

Business Spotlight: Cruise the Virgin Islands in Style on Island Girl 10

If you have been scouring websites and Facebook pages in an attempt to find the perfect charter for your boat day, then look no further!  Shades of Blue Charters recently brought a newly remodeled, super fast and fancy vessel to the USVI and they will take you anywhere you want to go in our local waters!

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Changes to COVID-19 Testing Requirements and Boat Charter Mask Mandates

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I’m sure you’ve all been actively watching the COVID-19 statistics on St. John and wondering what it means for your travel plans.  Governor Albert Bryan Jr. shared some insight today at the weekly press conference that will hopefully answer some of your questions!

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