Enjoy US Virgin Island on 41ft "Carpe Diem" Center Console with Captain Sean
Experience St. Thomas, US Virgin Island by boat! Charter the 41ft "Carpe Diem" Center Console for up to 6 people. Rates as low as $750 per day. Rates includes your captain as well as a cooler with ice and water, your snorkel gear and instruction and all the fun you can have. This rate does not include fuel consumption, customs and immigration fees or gratuity. Rates: • Full Day: $750 for up to 6 people • Additional Person: $50 per person for up to 12 people Not included in the rates: • Fuel consumption: For local trips expect to pay between $100 and $150 in fuel and approximately $200 if you're visiting the Baths on the island of Virgin Gorda • Customs and immigration fees: $45 • Tipping: 15-20% of the charter price What You Can Expect: This is Your Day, Your Way! Let us be the gateway to your perfect paradise. Whether exploring the U.S Virgin Islands or venturing international to the British Virgin Islands, opportunities are abounding. There are over 100 islands, islets, cays, caves and grottoes in which to explore. World class snorkeling, tranquil swimming holes, and white sand and palm tree rimmed beaches are plentiful. Hiking, swimming, sunbathing, drinking, dancing, eating or swinging in a hammock. Whatever it is that you want to do, just tell your captain and he will make it happen. If you are uncertain of the best way to spend your day, he has the experience to point you in the right direction. Snorkeling and Swimming Coral reefs, often referred to as the rain forests of the sea, are a living organism and make up the largest and most diverse ecosystems in the world. The Caribbean sea boasts over 1000 species of fish and over 100 species of hard and soft coral. whether expert or novice, come explore the underwater world of the virgin Islands. The crystal clear Caribbean sea has something for everyone to enjoy. You can take the plunge in beautiful bays teaming with schools of tropical fish, swim with the sea turtles and discover natures wonders of the world. Beach Hopping The white sand beaches of the virgin islands are world famous for their inherent beauty. AVIA charters can take you to anyone of them. Our captain is often asked which one is the best. His answer... depends on the vibe you are looking for. Some are known for their party atmosphere and others through pop culture. There are some just big enough to fit two butts on and some are over a mile long. Some of the beaches are always populated while others are virtually undiscovered. One thing they all have in common, they make for a perfect day! And it just so happens that there are enough to go around for everyone. Hiking There are many hiking options in the virgin islands. Some of the hikes are accessible by land but many are more easily accessed by boat. Besides, what better way to start and end your hike than in the Caribbean Sea? While checking out any of these hikes, keep your eyes out for mongoose, deer, green parrots, virgin island tree boas and much, much more. Straight from snorkeling, hike up to the The ruins of Annaberg Sugar Mills. Now protected and maintained by the St John National Park, Annaberg is of the oldest and largest sugar plantations that once thrived in the virgin islands. You can also check out the reef bay trail that starts off with the last working sugar mill in St John. Then hike your way up to the petroglyphs. These rock carvings are thought to be the work of the pre-Columbian Tiano people possibly dating back 3000 years! Dining and Drinking There are numerous options for having lunch or enjoying a quiet afternoon cocktail. These range from vibrant beach bars and rustic tiki bars to beachside eateries and upscale cafes. Just tell your captain what you're in the mood for and he will give some suggestions. Have a nice sit down dinner at Cooper Island beach club or Pirates Bight. Indulge on some lobster at Sydney's peace and love or grab some conch fritters and a painkiller at Soggy Dollar Bar. These are just to name a few. Full Day Private Charter This is for up to six people and includes your captain as well as a cooler with ice and water, your snorkel gear and instruction and all the fun you can have. This rate does NOT include fuel consumption, customs and immigration fees or gratuity. Trips are generally from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. What To Expect Onboard: Carpe Diem is a purpose built 2016 Bravo. At over 41 feet long and almost ten feet wide, her length to beam ratio paired with a deep vee hull lets her deliver a soft and smooth ride in all conditions. She is powered by brand new twin 300 horsepower Yamaha four stroke engines. With 600 horsepower and a state of the art hull design, Carpe Diem gives you the extra speed to get there faster and stay there longer while still keeping it economical. While aboard Carpe Diem, get yourself comfortable with multiple seating options. You can stay cool in the large, shaded stern lounge or move to the forward lounge to catch the Caribbean breeze. If sun bathing is more your style, take advantage of the tailor made sun beds on the bow of the boat. Carpe Diem comes well equipped with an up to date sound system available for you to plug in your device. A cooler with water and ice will be provided for you. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. There is a marine head on board as well as a fresh water rinse for after in water activities. The boat offers plenty of shade as well as sunning options and there is enough comfortable cushion seating for everyone. Snorkel gear and expert instruction is always included. Things to bring; towels, hats, sun block (sorry, not the spray kind) some cash, passports if traveling to the BVI and definitely a camera! There is plenty of dry storage on the boat for any bags and electronic devices. Our Virgin Island private charters are going to give you the memories you'll look back with fondness for a lifetime. Vacation tours from our powerboat rentals, sightseeing, and more!
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Center Console
Sean grew up in a small New England town but jumped for the sunshine as soon as he could. He has been making dreams come true ever since. At the age of 18, he found himself in the panhandle of Florida working on dive and snorkel boats. He was hooked!Shortly after becoming a Scuba Instructor and a boat captain, Sean decided to see what else was out there. So he jumped on a sailboat and headed south once again. Sean sailed around Florida, through the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos and eventually on into the Caribbean. This wasn’t going to last forever so he decided to head back to the “real world”. He made it as far as Key West, Florida. He was able to call this home for some time. He continued to make a living here as a boat captain and SCUBA diving instructor.In 2009, he came down with Caribbean fever. To cure his ailment, he moved to St Thomas. This time for good. Since 2009, Sean has been operating boats and running tours in the Virgin Islands. Sean is a well-respected captain here in the Virgin Islands and we are happy to have him as part of our team. He truly enjoys what he does every day, which is to give his guests a tour of what has become his backyard.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Outboard Engine
- Twin Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 2 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Fuel consumption This is directly related to your destination and how far you travel. The 300 Yamaha four strokes are the most economical in their class. The fuel used is calculated with a digital fuel management gauge. Customs and immigration fees These only apply if you are travelling to the British Virgin Islands. The fee includes entry and exit fees as well as the national parks. This fee must be paid in cash and will be collected when you arrive to the boat along with passports. It is recommended to send passport information ahead of time as to free 30-45 minutes of your day. Tipping As in any service industry, tipping and gratuities for outstanding service is greatly appreciated. The industry standard is 15-20% of the charter price for a job well done. This can be paid directly to your captain. Cancellation We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you have not cancelled your reservation within this time, you will be charged the full cost of the charter.