Pirate’s Paradise Adventures
Rates & Bookings
While it’s hard to put a price on paradise…we’ll try! Both of our luxury powerboats are captained by a USCG Licensed Captain, who also serves as your tour guide. Together, they’ll take you to the best the Virgin Islands have to offer. You also get complimentary use of our top quality snorkel gear, and both Red Beard and Black Beard are equipped with a cooler with ice and water, and a refrigerator. You are welcome to bring any drinks or food with you. Enjoy a comfortable, luxurious ride no matter which boat you take–each have front facing chaise lounge seating, giant sun pads, large swim steps and killer stereo systems with iPod/mp3 player hook-ups. Get there fast and in-style!
Boat Rental Fee For Red Beard or Black Beard
A private charter for up to 6 people is $599 plus Fuel, Captain’s Fee, and BVI Customs Fees. Additional passengers are $50 each. The Boat rental fee will be charged on the day of your rental to the card you used for the deposit, unless other arrangements are made in advance.
How Many People?
The maximum number of passengers we can carry on a single boat is up to 12 (depending on the boat you choose–some boats carry less than 12), but we can put together your own “flotilla” of 2 or more boats for the same trip.
Captain’s Fee and Gratuities:
The captain’s fee is $150 for the day, payable directly to the captain, in cash, on the day of the trip. Tipping of the Captain for outstanding service is greatly appreciated. A common tip for great service is 15%-20% of your total boat rental ($120-$200).
BVI Customs Fees:
When going to the BVIs, we must clear customs going into the BVIs, and then again at St. John, coming back. This usually takes about 20 minutes at each stop. The captain will help you with the paperwork and will walk it through customs. EVERYONE, NO MATTER THE AGE, WILL NEED A VALID PASSPORT, AND (as of 8/1/2013) $35 CASH FOR THE CUSTOMS AGENT. When you return to the U.S.A., there is a RETURN customs fee of about $6.00 a person, but it can vary. In addition, the British Virgin Islands charge a Public Parks fee of $6 per person if we use the mooring balls at the Baths or snorkel at The Caves and/or Indians.
We leave the dock for your trip with a full tank of fuel. At the end of the trip, you will be responsible for filling it up again. Fuel in the islands is more expensive in the states, and the price per gallon can fluctuate day to day. The amount of gas you will use on your trip varies greatly with the amount of people on the boat, weather conditions, cost of fuel on the day of your trip, etc. As a guide, the gas expense on an average trip around the USVIs could be $180-$250. A trip that includes The Baths could be an additional $50-$100 in fuel, and more if you’re fighting rough waters. Again, these are just estimates–your costs may vary. Payment must be made directly to the fuel dock at the time the boat is refueled. You may pay this portion in cash or by credit card.
To Book Your Day:
Just complete the form below and include the desired date you’d like to spend on Red Beard or Black Beard and we’ll do the rest. We charge a $150 deposit to your credit card at the time of your reservation. You can also give us a call, toll free at (855) 550-8728, or email us with any questions at email@example.com. We’ll be in touch as soon as the rum is gone!
We understand things come up and sometimes plans need to change. Please notify us at least 48 hours before your trip date if you need to cancel and we’ll refund 100% of your deposit. Your deposit is fully earned by Pirate’s Paradise Adventures if cancellation is made less than 48 hours before your excursion date. If you fail to contact us and/or fail to show up for your trip (within 2 hours of your scheduled departure time), the entire day’s boat fee and captain’s fee will be earned by Pirate’s Paradise Adventures and billed to your credit card on file.