St. Thomas Luxury Boat Rental FAQ’s
Q: How Many People Can Go on a Boat?
A: It depends on the size and type of the boat, but the maximum passengers for any rental boat is 12 people, thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard. If you have more than 12 in your group, we can put together a multi-boat rental–it’s like having your own fleet!
Q: What About The Weather?
A: Basically, it rains everyday in the islands, but the showers are short and 99% of the time, do not affect your trip in any way. If the clouds are sporadic, the rain moves quickly from island to island, and the captains are pros at avoiding rain and bad weather. If it’s just going to be a really lousy day, or if the seas are too rough, the Captain will let us know and we will reschedule your trip or refund your deposit.
Q: Can I Bring Drinks or Food on Board?
A: Yes, you are welcome to bring drinks and food on the boat. We typically have ice, water and soft drinks on board for you when you arrive.
Q: Where Do We Meet The Boat in the Morning?
A: The boats are based out of different marinas around St Thomas. Your Reservation Confirmation will give you the address where your boat is located. Very few hotels allow us to pick you up at your hotel–they will require you to swim out to the boat (seriously!). Most of the time, its easiest to meet us at the dock, but let us know where you are staying and if we can pick you up there, we will!
Q: Do I have to Have a Passport?
A: If you are a U.S.citizen, you DO NOT need a passport to explore the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you wish to go to the British Virgin Islands, EVERYONE in your party must have a valid passport, regardless of age. In addition, there is an estimated $40 per person fee, to be paid in cash, to the BVI Customs office. Holidays and weekends may be higher. The Captain will help you with the paperwork.
Q: Should I Tip The Captain and Crew?
A: ABSOLUTELY!!! Tipping of the captain and crew for outstanding service is greatly appreciated. Like the bartenders and wait staff in the Caribbean, captains and crew on boats work for gratuity as well. A generous gratuity is about 20% of your boat rental fee (so around $260.00 total).
Call Now to Discuss or Reserve Your St. Thomas Luxury Boat Rental!
Toll Free (855) 550-8728, or from the Virgin Islands, call (951) 764-6204.
Or, email us at BeachBumBoatRental@Gmail.com