Well, at long last, the question has an answer! Yes, the BVI will re-open for tourism on December 1st, 2020!
Of course, we are as excited as you are and looking forward to visiting our friends across the water. But, we are also very grateful to all our charter guests who, over the summer, took the time to explore and re-discover all the USVI has to offer.
Flying in to St Thomas, no matter where you are chartering, is easy and convenient. Charter guests who begin their vacations from the USVI have the best of both worlds with the ability to sail in both US and BVI waters. Not to mention, the huge time and cost savings. With our location on the East End of the island, you can be in Great Harbor on Jost Van Dyke or the West End of Tortola in under two hours. Choose a sleepaboard the night prior to your charter to have some time to settle in, provision, and simply get on island time.
We don't have all the details yet about the procedural aspect of entering the...
Earlier this year, the US Virgin Islands banned the importation, sale and
distribution of all sunscreens containing what is commonly referred to as the "Toxic O's"(oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene). These type sunscreens can cause harmful bleaching to our coral reefs, as well as, damage the sensitive eco-systems. Local retailers in the Virgin Islands have already had to cease selling these products on island and the full ban will take effect March 30, 2020. The Virgin Islands National Park, which is a part of the U.S. National Park Service, also supported the measure and pointed out that only mineral sunscreen products with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide can be used by visitors and residents alike.
"This groundbreaking ban will offer protections to the environment and our health but equally important to laws is building awareness of the dangers of these chemicals vs. safer alternatives such as mineral sunscreens. These chemicals are more than 40...