FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

• Where does the boat depart from?
• What time should we meet at the boat?
• How much of a deposit is required to reserve our charter dates?
• What forms of payment do you accept?
• Do we need passports?
• What is the customary tipping of crew?
• Can we fish or catch lobster and conch, etc?
• What is the method for provisioning and preparing meals with guest and crew?

 

• Where does the boat depart from?

The boat is on E dock by the Deep End Bar at the Green Cay Marina just east of Christiansted.

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• What time should we meet at the boat ?

For day sails arrive 15 minutes before the departure time. For multi day charters to the BVI, arrive by 5:00pm the day before departure to provision, welcome and to spend the night so you can get an early start.

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• How much of a deposit is required to reserve our charter dates?

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the charter is due upon booking with signed charter agreement. The balance is due 2 weeks before departure. Short notice booking of less than 2 weeks require 100% non-refundable deposit.
10% surcharge for charters over Christmas and New Year’s.

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• What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, personal checks and travelers checks which can be dropped off at Nelthropp & Low Jewelry store in the Pan Am Pavilion in Christiansted or mailed to:
Rob Low
Iditarum Charters
1102 Strand Street #15
Christiansted, VI 00820

All checks should be made out to Rob Low.

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• Do we need passports?

For charters in the US Virgin Islands no passports are needed. For Charters to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) all guests are required to bring a valid passport. Please make sure to check your expiration date on all passports in your group early on. It may take 6 to 8 weeks to obtain a new one.

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• What is the customary tipping of crew?

The tipping of crew is between 10-20%.

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• Can we fish or catch lobster and conch, etc?

In US waters and during the approiate seasons and out of the Marine parks you may do so. In the BVIs spearguns or lobster snare are strictly prohibited. Each and every charter guest, 18 years of age or older, that wants to put a fishing line in BVI waters must have a fishing license in order to do so. We strongly recommend obtaining a fishing license in advance if you wish to fish.

Charter guests under the age of 18 may fish without a fishing license. Charter guests that will not be putting a fishing line in BVI waters do not need to obtain a license, even if aboard a yacht that will be engaging in fishing activities.

Penalties for non compliance of any fishing regulations can include severe fines, plus confiscation of fishing equipment and the charter yacht.

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• What is the method for provisioning and preparing meals with guest and crew?

Most guests have purchased food and beverages and done the food preparation and cooking themselves. We can do the provisioning for you for a fee of $100.00, crew will provision and cook for themselves, and everyone can dine together.

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