Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Our company address is:
Shades of Blue Charters
Royal Palms Professional Building
9053 Estate Thomas, Suite 101
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

For visitors who fill out our contact forms, we retain the form entries indefinitely, unless the visitor requests that their entry be manually removed. This includes the IP address of the individual filling out the contact form. To request your entry be manually removed, please contact us or call 877-SBLUEVI.

Text Messages

It is OK for you to send text messages to us at 877-SBLUEVI (877-725-8384). Please understand that by sending text messages to us, you agree to receive text messages from 877-725-8384. If you no longer wish to receive text messages from us, please reply "STOP".


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We utilize Google Analytics to track our website performance and rankings. Google Analytics stores cookies on visitors PC's to keep track of usage data. The Google Analytics terms of use is available here:

Who we share your data with

If we utilize the blog feature on our website, and you leave a comment with us, the comment is shared with Akismet for anti-spam purposes. Akismet collects information about visitors who commented on our site to determine if it was legit or spam. Typical information that is sent to Akismet includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or filled out a contact form, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Your IP address may also be checked with web security services, which we use to protect our website.

Your contact information

If you have any questions or concerns, please address them to:

Shades of Blue Charters
Royal Palms Professional Building
9053 Estate Thomas, Suite 101
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802