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Seas And Greetings From Seas The Day Charters!

We are a full-service charter company based in St. Thomas USVI that works tirelessly to ensure you and your guests enjoy your time while on island in the Virgin Islands. From private day sails, week long vacations to fast and fun trips to the British Virgin Islands, we will ensure you and your party have fun and stay safe doing it!

At Seas the Day Charters, we offer you the finest late model charter boats for private day sails or power boat rentals.  We have 12 company owned yachts, sailing catamarans and power boats to choose from.  And, all of our private day charters include ice, water, soda and beer.  All of our sailing catamarans also include our signature Seas the Day Rum Punch – guaranteed to make you island happy!

We employ only the island’s best talent; our  Captains are all highly certified with the vessels they sail, our First Mates have years aboard luxury sail vessels taking care of guests’ and the well-being of the boat. You are in superior hands when you board a Seas the Day Charters watercraft.

Our “On Island” team will make sure that every detail is attend to and works to exceed your expectations. Whether you need transportation to and from our boats, a special bottle of champagne or even a Calypso band playing when you arrive to the marina; we can make it happen for you to create a memory that will last a lifetime.

We promise to make your private charter “The Best Day of Your Vacation”. This is why we are the #1 Outdoor Activity as rated by Tripadvisor and selected for the 2021 Travelers Choice Award.

Let us show you the crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands and the beauty of our island.

Seas the Day Charters USVI is a proud member of the Amphitrite Digital family of companies. Amphitrite’s Mission is to Bring Digital Technology to the Tour Activity Operator Industry. Amphitrite companies serve more than 50,000 guests annually and are the leading providers in each of their markets. When in Chicago, visit Tall Ship Windy, an Amphitrite company and the leading charter operation on Lake Michigan.

Seas And Greetings

We are happy to see you on our website looking for the perfect way to spend your time in the Virgin Islands.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us directly and we can customize a package for you to make your vacation perfect!

Warm Wishes,

Seas the Day Team


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Meet Our Captains & Crew!

Captain Emeritus Gregory Pogan

Captain Gregory Pogan grew up with a love of the water. From childhood his family owned a boat, and summer vacations were spent at Lake Cumberland, KY. At the tender age of five years old “Pogan” as he likes to be called, learned to help his dad steer the family pontoon boat.

Pogan first visited St Thomas in the summer of 1998, to witness a wedding. Falling in love with the islands, he did not waste any time, and moved to St Thomas in the fall of 1998. Originally from Ohio, Pogan studied Management and Marketing at Ashland University, but after working on land in St Thomas for two years, he realized that his passion was for boating and the sea. Pogan earned his USCG 100 Ton Captain’s License in 2001, and quickly set about trading his 9 to 5 job for a life of freedom and adventure on the sea.

Captain Pogan has spent the last 15 years exploring the waters of the Virgin Islands as a charter captain and rescue diver. Pogan loves nothing more than to be out on the water, with visitors and locals alike, sharing the beautiful sights, abundant nature, and amazing stories he has collected over the years about our local Caribbean islands. Laid back, professional, and knowledgeable are some terms frequently used to describe his personality. Captain Pogan looks forward to helping Safari’s guests have experiences and create memories that they will treasure for a lifetime!

Captain Gregory Pogan was Seas the Day Charters very first Captain in the USVI.  He was a friend and a colleague as well as our Captain.  In December of 2021, Captain Pogan set sail for Ultima Thule.  He is missed daily.

Captain Bryan Mason Esq

After years of searching the globe, Captain Bryan has found his happy place on the gorgeous waters of the Virgin Islands. His wanderlust led him through Mexico and Chile where he worked as a volunteer; England and Spain where he studied philosophy and law; the tundra of Chicago, Illinois where he endured a desk job for eleven years; and Alaska where he tried his hand as a commercial salmon fisherman. Two years after moving to St. Thomas, hurricanes Irma and Maria gave him his “category-5 nudge” to follow his dream of becoming a captain and he has not looked back. Let Captain Bryan show you why he has fallen in love with the Caribbean!

Something you might not know about Bryan: While in Chicago, Bryan was an avid triathlete, competing in over 25 races, including 3 Ironman competitions (1.2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run).

First Mate Alicia Kovel

Born in Kennesaw, Georgia she found her love of the water at an early age. Alicia spent her summers on the water, either at Lake Wedowee, Alabama and/or in the beautiful Caribbean waters. As a teenager, Alicia worked as a lifeguard for local pools, as well as providing swim lessons for children. You will find that she enjoys spending time in the water snorkeling for starfish and octopus, and she never turns down an opportunity to free dive with an underwater camera. To say she is a mermaid, is an understatement. With her PADI Open Water certification, Alicia loves to dive and explore the underwater world ,or you may see her snorkeling and taking photos of guests enjoying their own underwater experience so that may have photos to look back on their memories made.

Director of Operations, Patrick Mullett

Director of Operations for Seas the Charters USVI. Born in Western New York – Lockport NY. Majored in Hospitality at Broward College Ft. Lauderdale FL

Pat has spent almost 50 years in the restaurant business starting out as a bartender working in many positions up to including V.P. of Operations for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville based in Montego Bay Jamaica. Retiring from the hospitality business in December 2019 and starting with Seas the Day in January of 2020.

My wife and I naturally enjoy boating as we have owed five boats of our own and traveling.

Captain Rachel Smith

Capt Rachel was born in Michigan, but moved to South Carolina at a young age. Growing up on power boats, she found her love for sailing here in the VI in 2017. Her experience ranges from small sail boats like the IC24 sail around St John, to larger catamaran sailing on 45’-65’ inspected passenger vessels, to offshore deliveries, and ferry vessel operations, all leading her to her current USCG credential of 100 Ton with Sailing endorsement. Capt Rachel enjoys sharing her love for the Virgin Islands with our guests to make it the “best day of your vacation”.

First Mate Osay Francis

My name is Osay. I grew up on the water here in the beautiful Virgin Islands. Sailing is a passion of mine so i spend as much time as possible experiencing and learning about the blue waters I’ve spent my life loving.

Captain AnneMarie Montgomery

One with the turtles, kin to the dolphins and forever courting whales; Captain AnneMarie is your mermaid from another hermaid! Hailing from Texas she’s naturally full of bull but man she’s got some stories. Some of them true. AnneMarie found herself marooned in the Caribbean twelve years ago and has been doing her best to entertain folks and keep her boat on the top side of the water ever since. Her tons of experience, and being a for real pirate makes Captain AnneMarie a hoot and a half to go swashbuckling with.

Captain Holly Payne

Bio Coming Soon

First Mate Valekai Gumbs

Coming straight outta St. John, Valekai commonly known as “Vall-e” will be your personal bartender , lifeguard and DJ combo-pack. Being born and raised in the VI makes his knowledge of the islands extensive, his party playlist expansive and his Rum Punch slightly aggressive. All the things you’ll need for the best day of your vacation.

Captain Jason Frisbey-Jones

My name is Jason Frisbey-Jones. I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I have spent the last 12 years traveling around the world. I moved back to St. Thomas last year because it’s hard to find water like this anywhere else. If I’m not working on the water, you will find me enjoying it on my days off. Once you get salt water in your blood it never comes out.

Captain Maddy Bailes

Hi I’m Maddy! I like boats! 

I spent 10 years of my childhood living on a 50ft sailboat in the BVI. Always on or in the water! My professional career started in 2011 as a deckhand/ dive instructor. I’ve travelled all over the world even getting my captains license in South Africa and have since gone on to captain 50-60ft catamarans, monohulls and powerboats. I’ve also worked as a deckhand and mate on super yachts for some 4 years everywhere from Spain to Abu Dhabi. If I’m not at work sailing around you can find me free diving, hiking or at the bar! 

First Mate Shamar Lewis
First Mate Angela Barron

Growing up various places around the world, Angela has never been far from the water. She comes from a family of sailors and their favorite vacation is to charter a sailboat and cruise around the Virgin Islands.

Angela found her personal passion for sailing when she moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.

She worked at the marina, crewed on day charters and private vessels and even lived aboard her 35′ Morgan sailboat for several years. After sailing it down the central American coast to Guatemala, she retired from the live aboard lifestyle and moved to St Thomas to do one of her favorite things; provide people a great experience on the water!

She aspires to continue working in the marine industry and obtain her 100 ton captains license. When Angela is not on the water she is likely to be found collecting treasures on the beach, playing soccer or hiking around St John.

First Mate Christy Sides

“Christy is originally from Houston, Texas. She learned to sail at the age of 11 down on Galveston Bay and has been sailing ever since with friends and family. She decided to move to the islands to get paid for her favorite hobby and is currently working on getting her captains license. She studied marine science in college so be sure to ask her all of your fish identification questions!”

First Mate JW Acker

J.W. moved to the Virgin Islands to try and find a better life after graduating college right when the economic recession hit in 2008. After working for several years he left to pursue his dream of working with exotic animals. In between stints of working with big cats and elephants, he would return to the VI to soak up the warm sun and cool vibes. The 2 category 5 hurricanes swept him off the island for a couple years . When he returned he got into marine salvage and from there transitioned to working as crew for Seas the Day.

Captain Greg Watts

Captain Greg has been in the Virgin Islands for over a decade. Marketing and HR Consulting was not his passion, as a hobby he became a SCUBA Instructor, which opened a desire to be on the ocean. This passion is what motivated him relocate to the islands and start working in the dive industry. In 2017 he earned his Masters Mariner Credential and recently he completed his STCW II/3 which is an international endorsement. Captain Greg and his wife, Amari, call STT their island home and love to introduce guests the the island way of life. Welcome to our islands!!