on a full-day excursion. Snorkeling at a deserted cay starts
the day, which is followed by lunch at a beachside restaurant
on the island. More snorkeling follows at some of the island's
pristine beaches. Half-day and sunset cruises too.
Proof of citizenship is required in
the British Virgin Islands .
A 37-foot Hunter Legend captained by Bobby Alcott leaves
daily from the American Yacht Harbor for a day of snorkel-
ing and swimming. The boat is equipped with hi-tech snor-
kel gear and flotation vests. A gourmet lunch is prepared by
the first mate, Karen.
(340) 690-1659, www.rumbaba-
Charter boats and day-sails
based in St. Thomas will pick up
guests staying on St. John.
Powerboats can cover greater distances so most
trips head to the waters of the Sir Francis Drake
Channel and islands of the British Virgin Islands.
Limnos uses 53-foot twin engine catamarans to carry pas-
sengers from St. Thomas to The Baths on Virgin Gorda and
The Caves on Norman Island. The boats have two decks for
sunning. The trip covers 70 miles. Don't forget your pass-
port. Limnos leaves from Compass Point Marina.