Tell me about the boat!
Sailing Vessel Liberty loves to sail!
We have been as far north as New England and as far south as Trinidad with Liberty. Liberty loves to sail with guests, so welcome aboard and enjoy the day!
Liberty is a 44-foot ketch with spacious decks, cushioned seats, and a comfortable cockpit that is shaded by a large fiberglass “bimini” roof.
Sailing vessel Liberty is a Bruce Roberts design, which is known for its thick hull and offshore prowess.
Liberty is fully equipped with GPS, VHF and SSB radios, and a host of other gear. Safety is our #1 priority!
Rest assured that the very best sailing and comfort can be found on Liberty.
How do I get on and off the boat?
As on nearly all sailing charters in St. Thomas, guests will take a very short dingy ride to the sailboat, after which you will climb a short ladder and board at the rear of the boat. If you are relatively fit, you should have no problems. Please be aware that guests will need the flexibility to be able to comfortably lift one leg at a time over a 15-inch bar at the top of the boarding ladder. This is not a trip we recommend for people requiring the assistance of canes or walkers.
How do I reserve Liberty?
You can use our convenient online booking system right from our website! You can also call or email us and we’ll find a date and time that works for you.
What should I wear?
Casual, comfortable clothing is the norm on Liberty. Please wear shoes with a light-colored, rubber-sole (i.e. sneakers) or just go barefoot (that’s what we usually do). If you plan to go swimming or snorkeling, please wear or bring your bathing suit as well as a towel. The Caribbean sun can be quite strong, so we advise guests to use non-aerosol sunscreen and/or a sun shirt or rash guard.
Will I get seasick?
If you are concerned, you should consult your doctor beforehand and see if he or she would recommend any remedies you can bring along.
Is it OK to bring our own food and drinks?
Certainly! There is room in our spacious cooler, and other non-cold items can be stowed until needed. Our full day sailing charters offer everything you should need to eat and drink, but feel free to bring along anything special. And please let us know if you have any allergies!
What about safety?
Liberty is one of the larger day charter boats, built for safety, comfort, and fun. We adhere to all federal, state and international safety standards, and our captains are all very experienced US Coast-Guard Certified captains in excellent standing. Relax and enjoy yourself!
What about the weather?
We listen to, watch, and read detailed information about weather every day. Fortunately, the weather is usually pretty great. We will not go out in lightening, confused seas or other uncomfortable weather. If this happens, we will gladly reschedule for a mutually agreeable date. We will let you know if we need to reschedule.
How many people can Liberty accommodate?
Liberty accommodates up to 6 guests. We could take more, but we like to keep your Virgin Islands sailing experience as comfortable and personal as possible. If you are booking for 6 guests, it will be your own private sail. Smaller groups can be organized together so that you make new friends. Everyone always gets along great when sailing together with Liberty!
What about gratuity?
Gratuity for our hard-working crew is appreciated. The industry standard is 15-20%.