We love sailing and we'd love to have you join us on our Gallant 53' ocean going ketch for an exhilarating sail in our exquisite Virgin Islands trade winds. We specialize in USVI day sails and half day sails and take up to a maximum of 6 guests for your comfort and personal attention.
Captain Ron will meet you on the boardwalk at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook (on the East End of St. Thomas). After a safety talk and a round of beverages, we toss off the mooring line and sail across the Pillsbury Sound towards St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park. There are so many beautiful bays, beaches and cays for us to explore! You'll enjoy a couple of hours of sailing and a mid-morning snack of fresh fruit and banana nut bread. Your first snorkel stop will be hand picked by the Captain the day of your charter according to the wind and the weather to ensure a calm, clear bay or beach for your snorkeling pleasure.
While you're snorkeling, the Captain and crew will put up our shade awning and prepare a delicious Caribbean lunch. After a warm fresh water rinse, you're ready to relax on deck and enjoy our food and beverages. After lunch, we usually sail to a second snorkel stop depending on weather and time allowed.
The Caribbean is well known for crystal clear waters, colorful coral and fish. Maybe you'll see a turtle or a ray. All you need is your towel, sunscreen and a camera (underwater disposables cameras are fun). We have an excellent selection of snorkel gear and floats.
To our Cruise Ship Passengers: We are flexible and can change our times to fit with your times in port. Join us for an exclusive day on your own private yacht. For groups larger than 6, we can arrange a tandem sail with another yacht in the Red Hook day sail fleet. We sail together, go to the same snorkel stop and sail back together – it's fun!