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Why You Should Book a Full Day Private Sailing Charter

Most everyone visits the US Virgin Islands for the great weather and the stunning natural beauty that surrounds you. There is no better way to immerse yourself in all of that natural beauty than to go on a private sailing charter with Shades of Blue Charters. On a private sailing charter, the boat is yours … Read more

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Charter Options for Cruise Ship Visitors

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors to St Thomas arrive on cruise ships and are eager to explore and seek out new experiences.   The majority of our business comes from full day private charters, but generally speaking, due to the arrival and departure times of the cruise ships, most cruise ship visitors don’t have … Read more

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Our Lodging Partners

Everyone knows that the best day of your US Virgin Islands vacation is the day you spend on the water…which is why people typically get their boat day booked right after they book their flights and lodging. Where you stay on your trip to the USVI also plays a big role in your overall vacation experience. There … Read more

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Rum Punch Anyone?

Most folks that come out with us for a day on the water enjoy having a few cocktails during the trip. Many choose to bring their own adult beverages but, if you don’t feel like lugging heavy coolers down to the dock, there’s another option. When booking your trip, you can pre-order rum punch by … Read more

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BVI Update

Good news! Shades of Blue Charters is ready to start running trips to the BVI effective immediately! We applied for and received our Commercial Recreational Vessel License and are good to go. Here are the highlights of the products were are offering: Full Day: 8 hours, 8:30am – 4:30pm $1295 (for the first 6 people) … Read more

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Why You Should Book a Private Boat Charter in the US Virgin Islands

Many people have told me that the day they spent on the water with us was the best day of their vacation and that they are so happy they decided to book their charter. Given the large number of emails I receive from folks asking questions about our charters, it occurred to me that there … Read more

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USVI Travel Tips

A lot of you will be traveling down to the USVI in the coming months so here’s a travel tip for you. The travel day back home is always tough, but even worse when you have an early check out and a later flight. What can you do? There are a lot of options for how to … Read more

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How To Travel Light to the USVI

We’ve been coming down to the Virgin Islands for years now, and I always chuckle to myself when I see people at the airport or on the ferry struggling with these HUGE suitcases. (Picture a family of 4 or 2 couples with 4 big bags, 4 carry-on size bags and an assortment of “personal items”.) … Read more

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Island Girl’s Arrival

On November 5th, we flew down to St Thomas in anticipation of Island Girl’s arrival between 11/6 and 11/8. Shortly after we arrived, the shipping company informed us that our freighter, Sea Steamer, was delayed due to bad weather in Turks and Caicos which was preventing them from unloading a large boat there. So, we waited … Read more

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Sea Trials Part 2 and Our Big Journey

Sea Trials Part 2 A couple of weeks ago, we flew down to Fort Myers, FL for 3-4 days of sea trials on Island Girl. Because the fuel in the tanks was over a year old, there was some water in the fuel and we got off to a rough start. (Water in boat fuel tanks is … Read more