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We always prefer human interaction as we want to answer all your questions thoroughly. Below is a list of frequently asked questions, but if you prefer to speak to an owner of the charter, please call Waymon Arnold at (340) 203-1392.

What type of vessel am I chartering for Solar Sailing VI?

Speculation is the name of our sailing catamaran. It is a 43ft Leopard with 4 staterooms and 4 private heads. It has an open galley and full service kitchen.  There are 3 table sitting areas: one in the galley, one in the stern and one in the bow with front door access via the galley.

When is the best time to go?

The VIs have beautiful weather all year round, Nov-May is high season. Aug-Oct. Is off season and possible hurricane weather.

How do I plan an itinerary?

We offer set itineraries to best fit with your charter time frame and give you the best experience of the islands. See itineraries.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes! Depending on your charter, meals are provided but additional provisions (alcohol, meals on shore, etc.) are not included.

Do you travel to the BVI’s?

At this time we offer excursions to Spanish VI and USVI’s.

What additional costs can I expect?

You should take into account arrival and departure transportation, additional provisions, tip for the crew is appreciated, meals ashore, additional docking (if requested by guest), and the rental of extra equipment.

What are the methods of payment?

Credit Card

How do I get to my boat?

Depending on the location of your boat you will be able to travel to the marina by taxi from the airport to the marina where the boat is located.

Do I have to tip the captain/crew, and if so what's the normal amount?

Tipping is purely voluntary; If you had an exceptional experience it's customary to pay 10% to 20% of the total charter amount before you leave the boat on the last day. The captain can accept venmo, zelle, and/or cash.

What happens in the case of an accident?

Immediately call the emergency services for the country of the waters you are sailing in, and follow the emergency procedure.

Is there a minimum charter duration?

6 days

Can I take pets on board?

Nope!

What shall I pack?

In addition to basic clothing and hygiene items, please look at our “Details of your Trip” for help.

What medical care will I need?

Especially before traveling to tropical areas, ask your doctor about the necessary vaccinations and precautions. Consult your doctor around six months before departure as some vaccinations must be administered several times.