If you have an upcoming Virgin Islands yacht charter booked, you likely have a few questions. Our team is here to provide you with all of the information you need every step of the way – before, during, and after your vacation. In addition to the pre-arrival emails we have sent your way, we do our best to answer the top frequently asked questions we receive, here on our blog.
In today’s hyper-connected world, we understand that staying in touch with family, friends, or work commitments is often a concern for travelers. Fortunately, modern technology has made it easier than ever to stay connected while sailing around the Virgin Islands – both the USVI and BVI.
Here’s everything you need to know about staying connected during your charter vacation with us:
Is Wi-Fi available on Virgin Islands yacht charters?
We have made it a priority to offer Wi-Fi on our vessels as a part of our luxury experience. However, the quality and availability of the connection can vary depending on your location throughout the charter. While you can generally expect a strong Wi-Fi signal near popular ports and marinas, be prepared for occasional disruptions when sailing in more remote areas. If maintaining a strong connection is an absolute priority for you during your charter, your captain will adjust your itinerary accordingly.
Can I use my cell phone in the Virgin Islands?
The US Virgin Islands have good cellular coverage. If your cell phone plan includes international roaming, you can likely use your phone as you would at home in the British Virgin Islands, too. We do recommend that you check with your provider about international rates and data usage before your trip.
Will I be able to be reached in the event of an emergency?
Our home office is located in St. Thomas and our team is able to reach any of our yachts while they’re out on charter. Throughout your charter, you will never be out of touch with your yacht’s crew. So, in the event of an emergency, we will do everything we can to reach you wherever you’re located via the yacht crew.
Is there a need for connectivity at all times during Virgin Islands yacht charters?
While it’s essential to stay connected for safety and communication purposes, we encourage you to remember that part of the charm of a yacht charter is the opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands. Consider setting boundaries for when you’ll use technology and when you’ll fully embrace the sailing experience.
In conclusion, staying connected on our Virgin Islands yacht charters is manageable, thanks to the availability of Wi-Fi and cellular coverage. Plan ahead, and strike a balance between connectivity and relaxation to make the most of your unforgettable journey through this Caribbean paradise.