Sail or Power?
That should be your hardest decision you make while vacationing on St John. We can help with that. We have both types of yachts and they are the finest available on island. You work hard all year for this time on St John, why not enjoy it on the best yachts with the most experienced crews that you can possibly get. You deserve the very best. Be a kid again!
We offer full day, half-day, sunset sails, private charters, motor excursions, weddings-on-board and a variety of other water activities for guests of Caneel Bay Resort and the entire St John community. Sail with the most experienced captains and the longest continuous charter operation on St John.
Captain Greg Freitas and Captain Barbara Emerson have been sailing professionally together out of Caneel Bay Resort on St John, since 1990, when they were “assigned” together as captain & crew on a sunset sail. At that time, they sailed their Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl, DESTINY, for Proper Yachts and in 2003, they acquired the day sail business from Stu and Paula Brown.
When Greg and Barbara are not on their John Alden Skye 51, SPITFIRE, you can find them in the mountains of western North Carolina, enjoying the house they built themselves. Their closest neighbors there are 1/2 mile away and are Captain Charles and Leslie (SEA SMOKE).
All of our yachts pickup and drop off their guests dock-side at Caneel Bay Resort (unless other arrangements have been made). Each yacht has full cockpit shade, wide decks for sunning, cockpit tables so you don’t have to hold your plates on your lap, and experienced and licensed captains and crew. Enjoy any of the following:
Many of our guests will check weather.com or some other weather service to see what their week in paradise has in store for them. It appears that the weather services group St John and St Thomas with St. Croix (40 miles to the south) and Puerto Rico (60 miles to the west). Well, a forecast of “30% chance of rain and scattered showers” has a very different meaning in the upper 48 States than it does here in the Islands. In the States you would expect gray skies and wet, sloppy weather, generally the type of weather you would like to escape from. However, that same forecast for the Islands means blue skies with puffy white clouds and trade wind breezes, with a chance of a passing (refreshing) rain, just the type of weather you would like to escape to. Rain outs in paradise are unusual and are generally described as “60% (or more) chance of rain and numerous showers”. In any case, if you get a little wet, the brilliant sun will dry you quickly.
Sail Caneel Bay is an authorized and licensed Virgin Islands National Park concession. We are the official sailing concession for Caneel Bay Resort. Captains Greg and Barbara also volunteer as NPS Bay Hosts.