There are always questions when vacationing on the water. Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly, if we haven’t answered your below. info@seasthedayUSVI.com or 340-642-3895.
The climate in the Virgin Islands stays relatively constant year-round with temperatures ranging from 75-85 °F.
We recommend you wear a bathing suit, a cover up/shorts and shirt, sunglasses, water shoes or flip flops and a good hat to fend off the sun. You'll also need reef safe, non oil-based sunscreen with a high SPF rating Insects are seldom a problem, but it's a good idea to bring repellent just in case.
We ask that you remove your shoes when boarding the vessels; we will happily store them for you during your trip. Swim shoes or flip flops are great to wear when on the beaches or snorkeling.
Yes, we provide the fins, mask and snorkel and flotation devices for your snorkeling adventure. If you have personal equipment that you would prefer to bring onboard, by all means do. We have limited storage for personal items.
The motion on our catamarans is very easy, and except for special trips we aim to stay in smooth, sheltered waters. The catamaran design is very stable, and there’s none of the “heeling” (tipping) you may have experienced on other sailboats. M/V Aquarius and M/V Poseidon are also very stable boats. If you’re in doubt, modern over-the-counter seasickness remedies are usually effective.
Depending on your carrier, you may have cell service in our sailing locations. AT&T, Verizon are both very reliable in the USVI. BVI typically switches your phone service to an international provider and additional charges may be incurred. Each member of our crew has a phone for emergency use.
The day will be spent between sailing snorkeling and enjoying the beautiful beach. Most of our sailing time will be between 30 minutes and 1 hour between stops, depending upon the winds.
You will need to be at least a novice swimmer to snorkel. But, our crew is there to ensure your safety in and around the water. We do offer swim floats and noodles on board for guests to float around on if you choose.
Our day charters include, all snorkel equipment and water toys. All our vessels offer water and sodas throughout the day. After the snorkel excursion, we offer beer to all guests’ over the age of 18 years old. Aboard S/Y Pisces we also offer light snacks, wine and our signature Pisces Rum Punch.
We do not include transfers to and from your hotel, cruise ship or the airport. Lunch is not included. Fuel is not included in the private charters aboard the M/V Aquarius and M/V Poseidon. Customs fees are not included for trips to the British Virgin Islands. Gratuity for our amazing crew is not included, but appreciated.
Gratuity is optional for the crew and it is not included. However, it is customary, based on your satisfaction and service level to offer a gratuity, anywhere from 15-20% of your charter fee.
S/Y Pisces offers 110V outlets for charging phones, cameras, tablets and other personal electronic devices. Please note that the outlets on the boat are US. M/V Aquarius and M/V Poseidon do not have charging capability.
Sailing on our catamarans is a very low-stress activity. If you can climb a step-ladder with confidence, you can sail on the S/Y Pisces at any age. We have life jackets for smaller children to don while outside the salon area.
M/V Aquarius and M/V Poseidon are very comfortable powerboats and can also accommodate children and seniors.
If you’re concerned about access for yourself or a member of your party, call us and we’ll be happy to chat!
Everyone, including US citizens do need a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months upon entering the BVI. Visitors from some countries might require a visa to enter the BVI (BVI Tourist Board for information). If in doubt, please check with the BVI Tourist board or contact the nearest British Embassy.
Traveling through the US Virgin Islands or Spanish Virgin Islands does not require US citizens to carry a passport. WE encourage all nationalities to bring passports if traveling in the Caribbean; you never know, the wind may blow you across borders!
The currency is US dollars (USD). We do advise you to bring cash with you on charter. Most bars and restaurants accept credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Some smaller, more isolated bars and restaurants might only accept cash. Draw cash prior to your departure as ATMs are not available everywhere.