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St. Thomas
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Sail, Snorkel and Play on your Private Sailboat for the Day!

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What to Expect

We’ll meet in Red Hook and be underway around 9am aboard MAHALA, a classic example of the iconic 44’ Irwin Staysail Ketch. There’s a lot to do and see around the reefs and beaches of St. Thomas and St. John, so no two trips are the same. Based on local wind and seas, and your preference of activities, we’ll try to show you the best day of your vacation, on “your boat".

Cinnamon Bay to swim with turtles? Snorkel the underwater trail at Trunk Bay? Visit the Annaberg ruins and Waterlemon Cay? Lunch on the beach in a funky shack at Maho Crossroads? Sleep in the sun, learn to sail, or just relax on deck with a cold drink and enjoy the Caribbean beauty from the privacy of your own “boat for the day”.

There's plenty of snorkel gear and safety equipment for everyone. Remember that this is a "bareboat charter" -- bring your own snacks, food and drinks for the day. We have a full galley with refrigerator and freezer on board, and a cooler available for ice.

At some point we’ll sail back to the marina, and then like it or not, say good-bye in Red Hook around 4pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
American Yacht Harbor, Smith Bay Road, Red Hook, St Thomas 00802, USVI
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The boat is under new ownership so please disregard any negative comments on the review feed. Steve (the new owner) is very accommodating and wants to make sure his customers are happy with their experience. Our family of 5 found this sailboat after searching St. Thomas
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Response from brian_aguabuena, Captain at Sail, Snorkel and Play on your Private Sailboat for the Day!
Responded 2 weeks ago
You and your family were a really fun group, and I'm glad you enjoyed sailing with us. Cheers! ~Captain Brian
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Hakuna Matata Charters
79 reviews
Columbus, OH
No extras but an amazing day on our private sailboat!
The boat is under new ownership so please disregard any negative comments on the review feed. Steve (the new
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State College, Pennsylvania
Great time at Christmas Cove!
Beautiful sail, great snorkeling, and pizza from Pizza Pii, the pizza boat. A great couple to spend the day with!
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Marion, Iowa
My boyfriend and I planned this 3 night and 4 day charter. I believed I paid around $850.00 per day and can not
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Kansas City, Missouri
Great Day Sail
We took a day sail on the Hakuna Matata, Captain Kelly and Dawn were great hosts. Sailed to Buck Island and
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Mesa, Arizona
Incredible day of sailing!
First off we were met on the docks by Dawn, whose warm greeting made us feel completely welcome, boarding via the
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New York City, New York
BVI Sailing Trip
We had a great experience aboard the Hakuna Matata. We sailed with Captain Kelly and Dawn for 5 days, through the
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Plainville, Massachusetts
Sailing, Snorkeling and Fun
I had the opportunity to head out on Hakuna Matata for a day trip recently in St Thomas. Kelly and Dawn were
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Rocklin, California
St. Thomas Day Sail
Great way to spend the day in St. Thomas. Captain Kelly and his first mate, Dawn, were phenomenal hosts. Yor
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Anna C
Anna and Zach's St. Thomas Adventure
If you're in St. Thomas and want to sail, Kelly and Dawn are the people to see. We had an amazing time. We spent a
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Michael A
Pizza PI Day
Both Dawn and Kelly are great hosts. The communication between the two, when handling the yacht, made our
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St. Thomas
Excellent charter. Kelly and Dawn are amazing. It is a great way to see the USVI! Every request was fulfilled.
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Baltimore, Maryland
Best way to see the Virgin Islands
My Girlfriend and I spent 4 days with Dawn and Kelly, 2 of which were overnight, and we had an incredible time!
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Adventure of a Lifetime
We spent a relaxing week with Kelly and Dawn on the trip of a lifetime to the Virgin Islands. We have never been
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First time sailing
Let me start this review by saying neither my wife nor I had ever even set foot on a sailboat before this trip and
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Seaside Park, New Jersey
Highlight of my trip
I ended up on a day sail with Dawn and Kelly because my originally scheduled boat was unavailable. And my day
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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