When you see a beautiful body of water such as the Caribbean, it’s a natural reaction to want to be on the water on some type of sailboat or powerboat. So many people come to St. Thomas and St. John, look out at the view, and long to be on that boat on the horizon, no matter what type of boat it is. Captain Ryan and I certainly feel that way every time we’re on land. But there are so many different types of boats out there. Which kind do you choose?
Aside from self-powered boats such as kayaks or canoes, the main question comes down to chartering a sailboat vs. a powerboat. Assuming you rent a boat that comes with a captain, the next question is what sort of experience are you seeking? I’m not an all-or-nothing person, so while I prefer owning, living on, and taking out our sailboat, I understand the appeal of powerboats as well. That appeal comes down to speed, which, on a flat calm day can make for fun island-hopping, and you can travel to many places in one day.