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BVI Charter – October 2021 update

Are the BVI open for day charters?

The rules have somewhat been relaxed starting October 1st for vaccinated travelers but there still are testing requirements for entering BVI and re-entering USVI that make it unpractical for day charters. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you here.

Effective 1st October 2021

Fully vaccinated travelers with recent test (max 5 days) can enter the BVI but still have to take test upon arrival (50$). The test from entry should then also be good to re-enter the US. So with the normal customs fees you are looking at about 125-150$ extra per person to go to the BVI for the day. The problem is if anyone tests positive (can be false positive) you have to quarantine in the BVI for 14 days or until negative test (so you would need very good travel insurance to cover these costs of staying in the BVI for you and your family but also the boat and captain). The full rules are below and you can check the official update here: http://bvi.gov.vg/travel-protocols

Where captain & crew are fully vaccinated:

A person is deemed to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received both doses of an approved two-dose vaccine such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna, and one shot of a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson.

Fully vaccinated persons will not be required to complete the portal.

Present on arrival negative results of a PCR or approved Rapid Antigen test taken no more than 5 days prior, along with proof of vaccination.

Subject to a Rapid or PCR test on arrival. Where a rapid test is taken you will await results at the port of entry.

Fully vaccinated travelers with children:

Children (between 5 and 17) traveling within a group of fully vaccinated adults (as above) will be subject to testing on arrival. They will be immediately released from quarantine along with their fully vaccinated parent or guardian. They must remain within their ‘bubble’.

Present on arrival negative results of a PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior.

USVI Charter Options

While we continue to monitor the situation about day charters, we would love to show you a good time in the USVI on a half day, 3/4 day, full day or sunset cruise and you can also add fishing to the charter. For food stops there is Pizza Pi the Pizza Boat (re-opening in November), Lovango Cay (re-opening December 20th) and Lime Out the Taco boat which has already re-opened for the season. Check out the options here.

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Pizza Pi re-opening for 2019/2020 season

Mark your calendars, the iconic Pizza Pi boat that serves fresh pizza made on the boat is re-opening for the second season under new ownership.

They have done a complete interior overhaul. These changes will allow them to increase capacity and dramatically reduce wait times. The changes include:

    • Installation of new 20kw generator to support additional capacity.

    • Installation of an additional oven that will increase pizza producing capacity by ~65%.

    • Complete redesign of galley and forecastle for increased refrigeration, storage and overall greater efficiency.

    • Improved space for displaying and storing merchandise.

    • Installation of new sound system with Wakeboard and JL speakers.

Where is the Pizza Boat?

The Pizza Boat is at Christmas Cove off Little St. James. There is great snorkeling nearby or when go there for dinner on a sunset cruise.

How to book a Trip to Pizza Pi

We can visit Pizza Pi within the following trips

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Thank you for a great season!

 

The first storms have passed, it is the end of a great season and time to thank our awesome captains, wonderful customers and fantastic friends for all the good times we had on www.rockhoppin.com. Thanks for booking with us and we hope to see you again in the upcoming 2015/2016 season! We will remain open in September and are hopeful that “Erika” and “Danny” were the only storms for the season but will tow the boat out of water again in case of another warning. Until then, here are some of our favorite memories from the past season.

 

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Day Trips from St. John – Powerboat Charter

Our comfortable 32 FS Regulator with twin Yamaha 250s will take you out for the day on a private charter. The typical day trip starts at 9:00 AM in Cruz Bay, St. John and ends at around 4pm. Here is an overview over our most popular day trip destinations. The itinerary is flexible and based on the weather, wind and your preferences our experienced captains will take you to the best spots.

NOTE: different from other boats our prices already include the fuel, so they can change and we cannot always update every single page with the latest pricing, the prices in our online booking www.rockhoppin.com/bookme are final and we will always honor the price you booked at.

Spend a great day on the water – No hidden extra charges!

The prices depend on destination. Different from most charter companies, they include captain and fuel, the only extras are the BVI customs / mooring fees. We do not charge for additional stops. So on ones destination you can add as many stops as you want. Number of stops is only limited by the time….for BVI trips, we have to be back on St. John around 4:30 / 5:00 to check into customs.


Day trips from St. John, USVI Waters

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 Around St. John (USVI)

  • Around St. John – circumnavigate the island, see St. John from the water. This trip stays in the USVI waters, so you will not need a passport. 790$ incl. captain and fuel

Best of St. John in one day (USVI)

  • Go snorkeling on the Cays North of St. John, Explore the beautiful North Shore Beaches, then head to Reef Bay for the Petroglyphs, waterfall, sweeat water pool and sugar mill ruin. From there head to Tektike and Booby rock for more snorkeling. 790$ incl. captain and fuel

3/4 DAY St. John

not sure if you want a half day or the full day trip? how about our new 3/4 day trip it gives you lots of time to see the key sights on North and South Side without going around the whole island saving some fuel so it is 590$


Day trips from St. John to the BVIs

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Day Trip St. John – Jost van Dyke (BVI) – 690$

  • Jost van Dyke, Sandy Cay, Foxy’s Taboo, One Love, B-Line: 690$ incl. captain and fuel

Day Trip St. John – Norman Island – 850$

Day Trip St. John – Cooper Island – 850$

Day Trip St. John – Virgin Gorda – 990$

  • Virgin Gorda, The Baths, Norman, Willy T., Jost van Dyke, Aquarium, Fallen Jerusalem: 990$ incl. captain and fuel

Spring Bay Virgin Gorda


Custom Trips

your destination is not on the list? We can take you anywhere in the USVI and BVI, Anegada, Peter Island, Tortola, just let us know where you would like to go.


Booking a day trip from St. John

Email us on rockhoppinusvi(at)gmail.com, text us on 340-514-5527 or our online booking www.rockhoppin.com/bookme. Select your date in the calendar and pay a 150$ deposit. The rest is due on day of charter (after trip, cash, card or cheque). All prices include captain, fuel, water, ice and use of our snorkeling gear. Not included:  gratuity for Captain. Should we have to cancel the trip due to adverse weather (which we don’t expect) the deposit will of course be refunded.

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Day Trips from St. John, USVI

We offer day trips (powerboat charter) out of Cruz Bay, St. John. This is normally a private charter (only you and your family) but we occasionally also offer shared trips for couples or singles.


BVI DAY TRIPS FROM ST. JOHN


Our most popular Day Trips from St. John are:

All these trips are to the BVI, so you will need a passport. If you would like to stay in US waters, we also do day trips on St. John, we do have a permit for the National Park so we can take you to all the most beautiful places.

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 USVI DAY TRIPS FROM ST. JOHN


Many other destinations and custom trips are available. We can take you as far as Anegada. Send an email to info(at)rockhoppin.com or use the contact form and let us know where you would like to go.