A Unique, Private Sailing Adventure on a 63ft Custom Catamaran!

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See the West End like you’ve never seen it before! We are the only charter boat company operating year-round on the West End! And best of all, our day sails are private, so your group will be the only guests on the boat!

Our unique boat will make your sail with us even more special! Jolly Mon is a 63ft custom built catamaran—big and beautiful! Built by Peter Spronk in 1968 for transatlantic racing, then owned by a smuggler and later converted into a charter boat, she has a storied history. We love sailing her and know you will too!

Your sail with us is fully customizable—we can just sail, or we can sail and anchor at a unique stop to snorkel or simply relax in our crystal clear tropical waters!

We offer a half-day experience (3.5 hours) or full-day sail experience (6 hours). Lunch is provided on both sails, as well as rum cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic drinks. You’ll be served by our amazing, friendly crew. Let us know if there is anything we can provide to make your trip more special!

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We are US Coastguard approved to carry up to 49 passengers, but like to keep day sails intimate and will accommodate up to 1-25 people. It’s awesome to sail on a large boat with a small group. And since we can hold up to 49 passengers, if you have a larger party, please give us a call to find out your day sail options.

What to Expect:

Be welcomed aboard Jolly Mon at the Frederiksted Pier by Captain Richard and his 1st Mate. Help raise the sails as we leave the Pier (only if you want to, of course). Our destination will depend on what your group wants and on the weather: your group will be our only guests, so you choose!

Example itinerary: Sail for an hour or two before we drop anchor in our the crystal clear waters.  Depart the cat by easy stairs and snorkel, play and swim. If you snorkel, your 1st mate will guide you and help locate the coolest of critters (from turtles, to stingrays, to fish to crabs) and also St. Croix’s famous shipwrecks!

What’s Included in the Price:

  • Lunch: fresh fruit, sandwiches, dessert
  • Drinks: Cruzan rum cocktails, Prosecco, mimosas, beer, soda, water
  • Snorkel equipment + guide
  • Water toys (Paddleboard, Kayak, noodles, inflatables)
  • Awesome Crew
  • Happy Boat
  • Note: Gratuities for crew NOT included and are very much appreciated (for excellent service: typically 18-20% of the cost of your sail) :)

So what is the price? 

Our prices are very competitive for private charters! Half Day rates start at $450 for IMG_67001-2 people. Each additional person is $50.  Full day rates for 1-2 people start at $750. Each additional person is $65. See our rate sheet if you don’t want to do the math :)

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What to Bring:

  • Towel
  • Snorkel gear (if desired, we can provide you with some if you don’t have your own)
  • Bathing suit
  • Reef-safe sunscreen (We care about our reefs here at Lyric Sails and we always have some on board to buy)
  • Sunglasses
  • Cover-Ups (hat, long-sleeves etc)
  • Cash/Credit for t-shirts, other cool souvenirs, crew gratuity

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Cancellation Policies:

Full payment of charter is required on booking. Customers will receive a full refund if WE have to cancel due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No refunds will be issued if a sail is cancelled within 48 hours of sailing or for a no-show. If a sail is cancelled between 2-6 days of sail date, only 50% of price will be refunded. If a sail is cancelled prior to 7 days of sail date, full cost will be refunded. Other cancellations will only be refunded if the trip can be booked by others for the same price.

FAQ’s

Can we go to Buck Island?

No, unfortunately Jolly Mon is too big to go to Buck Island! But we know some great snorkeling spots and private areas on the West End that are just as gorgeous and without the crowds!

Can you pick us up in Christiansted?

It depends! We can pick up your group on the Christiansted boardwalk on certain days of the week depending on the boat’s schedule/weather conditions. We can do a sail/water-break on the East End of the Island and drop you off back in Christiansted. Or for the really adventuresome group, we can sail you to Frederiksted (max of 12 people)! Taxis can be arranged to take you back East for an additional fee. We do charge an additional $250 boat-repositioning fee (irrespective of the size of your party) to sail from Christiansted. Call us to book your trip out of Christiansted.

Why should I sail in Frederiksted?

The saying “West is Best” is not unearned! Frederiksted is the leeward side of the island and 95% of the time, very calm (6 inch seas!). But we still get some great sailing winds! It’s a perfect combination! We also have some beautiful secluded snorkeling spots, crystal clear Caribbean waters,  white sandy beaches, and several shallow shipwrecks that you can snorkel! And there’s very little boat traffic so you’ll usually have the sea to yourself! We love Frederiksted and can’t wait to share it with you!

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When are these sails offered?

Almost every day!! Please see our live availability schedule here: Live Availability!

If a day is not available, it is probably booked. However, you can always call 340-201-5227 to see what your options are.

What about the shipwrecks?

There are 5 shipwrecks in close proximity to each other near our anchorage spot at Butler Bay (about 200 yards). We can visit these as long as guests are strong swimmers with no medical issues. Visiting the wrecks also depends on the weather–we will not take guests there if the weather (wind, currents, waves) are not suitable–and this evaluation is entirely the Captain’s discretion on the day of the sail. Our guests’ safety is our number one priority, and we appreciate your understanding!

I’m coming by cruise ship, can I book this tour? 

Lyric Sails is an official excursion option in St. Croix for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival  and Holland America lines. Please book our “Half Day Frederiksted Sail and Beach Break (Cx28)” directly through the excursion desk. Our private day sails are not offered on days the cruise ships are in port.