activities@bestofusvi.com (340) 715 - 4944 or (1800) 655 - 7630
Price: from $75pp

Sail and Snorkel.  Voted Best Charter boat on St. John for the past thirteen years!

Capt. Phil … The Ultimate in Personal Service Great Value! As a marine naturalist, he looks forward to
personally guiding and snorkeling with you on our pristine reefs. Included are …

• Guided snorkeling
• We take good care of beginner snorkelers
• Eco-oriented, families, child friendly
• Maximum of six guests
• Reef talk with photos and stories
• Delicious Caribbean lunch and homemade
brownies!

Snorkeling & Sailing Charters
  • Sail to neighboring islands on a classic sloop
  • Snorkel at pristine “out of the way” reefs
  • Learn more about the reef with guided snorkeling where he identifies the fish and creatures and discusses their behavior..
    Voted the Best Snorkeling on St. John and in the USVI, Capt. Phil shares a unique Caribbean guided snorkel experience offshore from St John, with friendly snorkel instruction, eco-tour stories and photo reef talks for the whole family.
    Capt. Phil is in the water with you, helping you to spot more reef life, to see interesting animals and fish, helping beginner snorkelers, sharing secret reefs and their stories and mysteries.One of his fortes, is teaching beginners how to snorkel and making sure everyone is comfortable in the water.For the experienced snorkeler, we offer advanced snorkel sites with great free diving and drift snorkels
  • British Virgin Islands Charter:
    Snorkeling, Sailing and Island Exploration of Jost Van Dyke 
    Join us on a memorable day charter (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) to another country, the British Virgin Islands!   We begin our day with a leisurely, refreshing snorkel in U.S. waters at a healthy reef accessible only by boat. Capt. Phil joins his guests for every snorkel, sometimes bringing up an undersea treasure, such as this West Indian Sea Egg, for his guests to view, then gently returning it to its home on the reef! 

    On our way to Jost Van Dyke, we sail past the white sand beaches of the beautiful north shore of St. John (above), the historic Sir Francis Drake Channel and Sage Mountain of Tortola, (below) the highest peak in the Virgin Islands. 

     

    The Wayward Sailor is one of very few day sailboats who sail to Jost Van Dyke in the B.V.I., a beautiful sail from St. John, about 7.5 miles (in the distance in the above photo). We do all the required paperwork for you!   

    Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. Day Sail Includes:

    • Morning snorkel stop with guided snorkeling
    • Adventurous sail to/from Jost Van Dyke
    • Lunch at Foxy’s or Soggy Dollar Bar (not included in charter cost)
    • Leisure time after lunch for exploration or relaxation
    • Fresh Caribbean snack (including homemade brownies!
    • Personal service – maximum of six guests
    • Open bar – cold beer, soda, water
    • Top of the line snorkel gear and flotation devices
    • U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain (100 ton license)
    • Professional female crew on board
    • $125/person plus BVI Customs fees $45/person
    • Private charter option $750 for 1-6 guests plus BVI fees
    • Spacious cockpit, head (bathroom), optional shade
    • Note: This trip requires valid passports!
  • Tropical Weddings

    I belong to the World Christianship Ministries and am registered with the territorial court of the United States Virgin Islands as an ordained minister. Sailing the Caribbean for over twenty-five years has endeared me to the islands.

    I have performed many different style weddings and work with couples to customize their plans. Ceremonies have been conducted on beautiful beaches, remote uninhabited islands, at various resorts and villas, and aboard my beautiful sailing vessel Wayward Sailor. I can arrange flowers, photography, and catering if desired.

    Reverend Philip Chalker with newlyweds
    Reverend Philip Chalker with newlyweds
    I also offer newly wed sunset sails following the ceremony. All sails include champagne and beverages, wedding cake, and hors d’ oeuvres. Everything is displayed in an island way with professional bouquet and seashells. The sails are very peaceful, private, and memorable. Here are some examples of ceremonies I have used in the past. Modification of these vows and custom vows are welcome. If possible, I meet all the couples prior to the wedding to review the custom ceremony.
    The price for a custom ceremony is $350. Prices vary for additional services, please see pricing and services. You may contact me when you are ready to start planning your island wedding.