PROVISIONING FOR YOUR BAREBOAT CHARTER
Vacation is a time for rest and relaxation, so why not let someone else do the work for you when it comes to shopping for your week on charter. St Thomas has many wonderful options for pre-provisioning your boat and usually for less than the cab fare to the grocery store if you choose to shop for yourself. There's no reason not to take advantage of the convenient services available to you that will make the start of your vacation easy and stress free.
Just remember when you are shopping for a bareboat charter that your yacht will be essentially that . . . bare. You will need to purchase paper products, cleaning supplies, food, beverages, condiments and seasonings, etc. That's why using
a reputable provisioning service can prove to be very helpful, because they may think of things you could easily overlook.
You can find additional information about provisioning in the FAQ's section of this website.
Provisioning Recommendations & Information
Fine Food Afloat Anna's Market
Fine Food Afloat specializes in boat provisioning, so they are very familiar with your needs when chartering. Their online shopping is made super easy with beautiful pictures and a very user-friendly website. They offer the highest quality products, including premium meats and seafood items that are air-shipped weekly and vacuum sealed for freshness. To make it even easier Fine Food Afloat also offers provisioning packages that includes everything you need for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, as well as a basic paper package. You can even shop for complete meal packages!
The customer service at Fine Food Afloat is second to none and is of the utmost importance to them. They have a great reputation here on island and all of our guests who have taken advantage of the service they offer have been highly complimentary of the care they were shown throughout the provisioning process.
Online ordering with product pictures and prices
Highest quality products and freshest stock
Save on taxi fees
Avoid time consuming shopping and long lines
Best selection of wines, liquor, and beverages
Premium Meats and Seafood air-shipped weekly
Fresh Foods VI is another very well respected and reliable provisioning service that you can count on for your charter needs. For a very small fee, they will not only deliver your provisions, but will also stow them as well. Easy online ordering with pictures makes shopping simple.
In nearby Redhook, Moe's Fresh Market offers a free provisioning service that is open to yachts, jets, hotel guests and private residences. Their goal is to accommodate all your needs with an efficient personal approach. Quality is the first step to trust, that's why the provisioning staff at Moe's likes to personally select everything you order. Our guests and Moe's customers can count on having the freshest, most flavorful, highest quality natural and organic products available.
Moe's is also a great place to shop for yourself if you do not want to take advantage of their services.
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If you do still prefer to shop for yourself, and many people do, Food Center is a nearby full-service grocery store with reasonable prices and everything you will need for your charter. That includes beer, wine and spirits as well. Only a five minute cab ride from Compass Point Marina, Food Center is super convenient and is a very popular grocery store for most locals on the East End of St Thomas.