Frequently and not so Frequently Asked Questions


Larita Carter at the helm of the sailboat Survivan

This FAQ section refers to the sailing trips, usually leaving from St John, with captain Jason on  Survivan. For power boats trips and other sailing trips that where set up through us please call for any questions 340-998-9898

Is there shade on board?

Yes, we have a full bimini that covers the entire cockpit. If you want sun you can have that too as the front of the boat is not covered and is a great place to hang out.


Where will we go to snorkel?

We have many different incredible snorkel stops around St. John. We choose which ones to go to according to conditions. We also take requests.


Is there anything in the water that can hurt me?

As long as you snorkel responsibly you will be fine. The rule when you are snorkeling is not to touch anything. This rule is mainly to protect the coral. We have no aggressive or dangerous fish where we snorkel. The Virgin Islands are about the safest place to snorkel and the most beautiful. We offer snorkel stops for every level of snorkeler.


Will I have a snorkel guide?

Yes, on our local-water trips one of us will always snorkel with our guests. On our Jost Van Dyke trip we usually take that time to fill out customs paperwork but if requested one of us will happily be your guide. Both captain and first mate are very experienced snorkelers and have a comprehensive knowledge of the reef ecosystems around St John.   As your snorkel guide we are happy to answer any questions you have about what you are seeing down there.


Is that an Island?

Yes, any body of land you can point at on this region is an island.


Where do you pick up?

For sailing trips to Jost Van Dyke aboard Survivan we usually pick up in Cruz Bay, St John on the beach in front of a restaurant called High Tide. You can't miss it.

When picking up for our local-waters trips from St John we basically have two options. We can pick up either in Cruz Bay or on the beach in front of the Westin Resort depending on the group's needs. We can also pick up from Redhook on St Thomas.

We'll let you know if we need to customize our pick up point for the trip. Or call us at 340-998-9898 if you have any questions.


What do we bring?

Bring towels, cameras, sunscreen,  and snorkel gear if you have it. If you don't have gear we can provide it on request.


Can I plug in my i-pod?

Yes, we have speakers in the cockpit and can play your music.



What's the weather like down there? The weather channel website says rain everyday for St John.

There is always a chance for rain while we're out there but generally if they are predicting less than %70 chance of rain then it's going to be a beautiful day.


Have you had an celebrities aboard?  

Yes, you have to sail with us to find out which ones.



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