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 for the day; the only people on the boat besides your family and friends are the captain and crew. Captain Tim and his mate will welcome you on board Winds of Destiny, a 60' Morgan sailing yacht, at Sapphire Marina on St Thomas' east end. On a typical charter, shortly after motoring out of the marina, they will raise the sails and shut the engine down. Things will get very quiet and you will feel the power of the wind in the sails as it pulls you towards your first snorkel stop at Lovango Cay. The snorkeling at Lovango is fantastic - the coral is very healthy. Capt Tim and his crew will get you geared up for snorkeling and when you are done, you can enjoy some light snacks and drinks as they sail to the next stop. On the way, the crew will point out various landmarks and share some of the history of the Virgin Islands with you. At your second stop, you can snorkel more or relax in the sun (or shade) on the comfortable bean bag chairs on the deck. Here, you will enjoy a delicious homemade lunch. After this, there's usually time for one more stop before heading back to the marina. The location of the last stop varies, but it's often Christmas Cove where you can snorkel, swim, or relax on deck while enjoying your beautiful surroundings.

The Facts

  • We offer full day sailing charters that are 6 hours long and typically run from 9am - 3pm.
  • Half day trips are 3 hours long and run from 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm.
  • Water, drinks, and snorkel gear are included on both trips.
  • On the full day trip, we offer snacks and a delicious homemade lunch.
  • On the half day trips, we offer light snacks.

Keep It Simple

With this trip, our goal was simplicity. We wanted to provide an awesome full day experience where you didn't have to worry about anything. Just show up and let Captain Tim and crew handle the rest. Book the full day sailing charter with Shades of Blue Charters for your next USVI vacation; it will be the best day of your vacation!