We sailed with Captain Mike and his first mate Nicky in February on our second cruise ship visit to St Thomas. Our first time was almost eight years ago, and we were again with another couple, our best friends from the US. The first trip was so magical, we were almost scared to do it again, in case it wasn’t the same. Delighted to see that Nicky was back after having two kids in the meantime!
Well it was just as great as before, Mike is just as affable, Nicky just as agile, our safety absolutely paramount at all times, the snorkelling instruction comprehensive and health issues taken very seriously. Then huge fun and encouragement to people like us who only swim in the sea/snorkel once in a blue moon. The drinks (punch, beer, soft drinks) flow on the return trip, and little snacks.
And the Fury is real sailing - there are lots of catamarans which motor out to the turtle cove, but we had sail power, with a slight heel over like you imagine. Best of all, on the return trip we sat on the deck with our legs dangling over the side, into the ocean spraying our feet and legs. Surely the best boat trip in St Thomas?