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Visiting St. Thomas, St. John and the rest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is a treat for many people. Most want to see all the sights of our fair islands, from national parks to our legendary beaches. But what if you want to get off the islands altogether and see the ocean as well?

You’ve got to rent a boat in St. Thomas.

Securing your boat rental is a bit more involved than simply buying transport. You’re also investing in a business – its boats, its captains, its culture, and its expertise. Here are a few questions to ask before you take the plunge with any rental boat service:

Which rental boats are best?

Not all rental boats are created equal. Some are little more than dressed-up dinghies, absent any of the amenities you would want for a full day on the water. Other boats are true luxury vessels, boasting everything from padded seating to freshwater showers. Err on the side of those bells and whistles, as the open ocean is one place where they are all worth it.

Which boat rentals are most highly recommended?

Sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor give visitors a nice snapshot of who is winning the battle for fans in the boat rental space. Look for pull quotes that speak to your needs and personal accounts that resonate with the kind of experience you’re seeking. Sonic Charters has been at the top of both sites for many years now, and our glowing testimonials are just one of many reasons why.

Where are the best captains?

Let’s face it: as much as you’d like to be alone on the water, a captain will be sharing the trip with you. That captain will be a small part of your group, and a key player in your day on the water. Look for captains who are considered relaxed, knowledgeable, and completely familiar with the waters around the islands. There’s just no substitute for expertise.

Sonic Charters proudly hosts the most coveted and enjoyable boat rentals in the USVI. If you want to learn more about what’s available for your group, please call or write to us anytime.

Explainer: How to Rent a Boat in St. Thomas was last modified: June 28th, 2024 by admin