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St. John and The USVI FAQ’s

St. John Sailing

Here are a few helpful tips when planning your 7 night all-inclusive St. John sailing vacation:

Where do you board the boat in St. John?

Although St. John is a part of the USVI, you will board the boat at 5pm on Tortola, BVI. We are located at Hodges Creek Marina.

Does the St. John itinerary require a passport?

Yes, because this itinerary offers popular stops in the British Virgin Islands and boarding the yacht takes place in Tortola, a passport is required.

Are there any additional fees?

There is a cruising permit fee of $59.00 that will be added to your charter price at the time of reservation.

Why do cruising permit fees cost more than the BVI itinerary?

Because our St. John itinerary offers popular island stops in the BVI as well as the USVI. There are two separate cruising permit fees. We have added them together for your convenience.

Which Lagoon yacht can I charter?

We offer the Lagoon 440 for the St. John itinerary. This particular yacht holds 6 guests. If you are interested in the ...(continued)

Need help packing for your sailing vacation?

 

FlipFlopsWhen packing, keep in mind that storage space is limited. Please keep in mind many of the items on the following list are suggestions. There are standard electrical outlets on board for your chargers, laptops, e-readers, and music players.  There are also connections for you music players.  We suggest bringing a standard 1/8 in. audio cable as well to connect your player.  We request that you avoid bringing items such as hair dryers or irons as they will not be needed.  If you are planning on diving, you will also want to make sure that you bring your certification card.  Don’t forget those passports!

1. PASSPORTS!

2. Soft-sided luggage

3. Swimsuits

4. Sunscreen– please bring lotion. Spray sunscreen can make the boat deck slippery.

5. Sundresses/shorts/t-shirts for dinners ashore

6. Water proof bag

7. Any personal medications

8. Personal toiletries – Keep in mind airport rules and regulations as far as carry on luggage and liquids

9. Wash cloths or loofas – Bath and beach towels are provided on boat

10. Wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps (optional)

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Sailing the British Virgin Islands on a Crewed Charter, Part 3

Our series continues with part 3 of oFestiva 5 - Cow Wreck Beach, Anegadaur Sailing the British Virgin Islands on a Crewed Charter. On this excursion, Rum Therapy shares their adventures of singing, rum drinking and pirate shenanigans as they explore the islands of Anegada and many more exotic stops along with  Festiva Sailling Vacations.

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