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The Lime Out

Taco Tuesdays at the Lime Out

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It’s officially March 12, 2019 Taco Tuesday! What that means is our friends over at The Lime Out are officially open. Serving up craft cocktails and tacos this floating bar is the perfect haven for our little boating community. Our good childhood friends Richard Baranowski, Dane Tarr and Dylan Buchalter over in St. John are responsible for this awesome concept, and we for one cannot wait to support and hang out at our new favorite LOCAL spot! Congratulations guys!

Oh and check out this feature in one of our favorite travel sites Lonely Planet!



Wedding Winds Blowing

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When you think of a tropical wedding, most often a serene beach wedding comes to mind. For bride and groom, Claire and Eric, they took the wedding in paradise concept to a whole new level. Claire, who was born and raised in St. Thomas, and Eric, who has made St. Thomas his home for over 10 years now, both share an unbreakable love not only for each other, but also for sailing, boating, and the beautiful Caribbean sea. When deciding where they wanted to share their vows, Claire could think of no better spot than Hawksnest Bay on St. John, Virgin Islands.

Being the awesome couple they are, Claire and Eric had a vision for the most epic raft up that would be their wedding ceremony! When we heard the idea, we of course, were all in!! The See and Ski team has known Claire her whole life and could not be more thrilled to be a part of this day!

We came together with our friends over at Parasail Virgin Islands  and local boat owners for this incredible celebration of, Claire and Eric. Thank you both for including us in the most epic island wedding celebration!

All photos captured by Mermaid Rebecca Ruth Photography.

We love you!

All the best,

See and Ski team




Spearfishing and Lobster diving trips

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A day out on the water is hard to beat and is pretty much one of the more fun days one will have on vacation. We offer a range of services, from private day trips sight seeing, booze cruising, beach hopping, snorkeling, taxi services, and spearfishing and lobster diving trips. Once the months of April-September roll around the ocean gets calm, the winds lay down, and the water warms up, perfect for spearfishing and catching lobster. Now don’t think this is an easy task. It requires the ability to free dive to at least 10 ft of water, hold your breath for at least 30 seconds, all while concentrating on catching that prize fish or lobster for dinner.


For the inexperienced type, we usually spend the first half of the day practicing some basic free diving techniques and breath holds to get the afternoon started for catching, and lets face it, there truly is nothing like catching your own dinner… Fresh fish and lobster straight from the ocean to the table.  Do something a little different for your next visit and book a lobster diving and spear fishing trip! Check out our Fresh Catch media gallery to see whats on the menu for dinner.


Keep it Local

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Renting your own private boat for the day is one of the more fun, adventurous, and exciting days you’ll have when visiting these islands. It gives you the option to explore all the islands you’ve been dying to see, from Anegada, way up in the east of the BVI, to Culebra, down west in the Spanish Islands, there are so many options. But with the rising BVI customs fees, now reaching as far up to $65-$70 per person, and USVI fees increasing to enter back into our own waters, sometimes its nice to just keep it local. Explore all the beautiful beaches, fantastic snorkeling, thrilling rock jumps, dark caves, and everything else that St. Thomas, St. John, and the number of surrounding Cays have to offer.


If you’ve experienced a boat trip before and always find yourself in the British waters, maybe it’s time to change it up a little, save some money on the trip, and keep it local!


Anegada Adventures

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The wind was blowing, the current was ripping, squalls were coming and going, but it was all worth the 2 and a half hour boat ride to pull into one of the most unique and beautiful little islands. Anegada is always a fun weekend getaway for locals and tourist alike. About a 40 mile run from St. Thomas, it is a great option to see something completely different for a day or two. The island is lined with miles of beautiful white sand beach and crystal clear, shallow, turquoise blue waters.


With term charters usually having a minimum of 5 days, and the summer time weather starting to set in (calm sees and light winds), it is always a fun option to jump on a power boat early in the morning and make the 2-3 hour run to one of nature’s little secrets. Rent a cozy little room for the night at one of the small local hotels, hop on a scooter or dirt bike (#wecameforthescooters) to zip around the magical little island, stop at a number of local beach bars along the way, sip on some sweet rum, eat fresh conch and lobster,  it is an experience that you’ll want to make a monthly adventure with your friends and family.

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St. Thomas Carnival came to an end and we can all say it was one for the books. With Everything these islands have gone through in the last couple months, it was great to see the community come together once again, but on a “more fun” task. The streets were filled with music, food, and dancing people, from all parts of the world. It is a great time to come visit the islands to experience a part of the culture that truly shines, and not  to mention if you’re the party type its a hell of a party.


But don’t worry, if you happened to miss St. Thomas Carnival, St. John Carnival is right around the corner. Happening over the 4th of July week, St. John carnival is definitely one to experience. Be sure to look into it and come enjoy and live a real Virgin Island’s lifestyle.


Great Vacation Rental in USVI

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Since IrmaMaria St. Thomas has made a huge comeback! The island is getting back to normal and the waters and coastlines are as beautiful as ever. However with the recovery efforts still in place, lodging is limited and we would like to share a fantastic option for a place to stay while on your visit to St. Thomas.


Nancy’s St Thomas Vacation Rentals are located on the East End of St Thomas in the exclusive and immaculately manicured Elysian Beach Resort where the aqua blue Caribbean sea and white sands and palm trees of Cowpet Bay Beach are ever present in the views from the living room, the bedrooms, and each of the three private balconies of Nancy’s St Thomas Vacation Rentals.

Nancy’s St Thomas Vacation Rentals are in the perfect location on the East End for easy access to sight seeing, boating, restaurants, and Red Hook nightlife. Make one of Nancy’s Vacation Rentals your East End home base for your exploration of the Virgin Islands!
Click the link below to book your stay at Nancy’s St. Thomas Vacation Rentals!

5 Tips to surviving post Hurricane

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Hey Everyone,

It has now been 7 weeks since we were hit with two category 5 hurricanes within one week of each other! While the recovery process is underway there are some tips we wanted to share for friends and family on keeping your sanity during these difficult times.

  1. Always have extra chainsaw chains! Whoever thought that chainsaw chains would become a staple house hold item? Well, once you have lived through two category 5’s you will realize just how useful those extra chains can be! 😉
  2. Unplanned visits with friends are always welcome and most often much needed! With the lack of cell phone service and early curfews, staying in touch can be difficult. Don’t forget to do the old drop by and knock and check in on those you love spending time with. Catching up and even sharing a cold beer or glass of wine can change your whole day and make you feel a sense of normalcy.
  3. Be sure to volunteer to help your community! In the midst of tragedy there is nothing more uplifting than volunteering to help those even less fortunate and bonding together with your local community to begin the rebuilding process. It will remind you how strong and resilient our small island is.
  4. Don’t forget to stop and witness the beauty of Mother Nature! Although the hurricanes demolished most plant life, with all the rain, the trees and flowers are coming back more beautiful than ever. It is really amazing to see Mother Nature at work and we have no doubt the island will be green once again.
  5. Smile! It is difficult to stay motivated during times like these, but putting a smile on your face and sharing a laugh with friends or even strangers can make you feel so much better! Just remember in time it will get better!

Hurricane Recovery Update

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Friends and family,

We just want to thank everyone again for your outpouring of support and thoughts during this difficult time for our community. The devastation is unimaginable, but the strength of the Virgin Islanders is unwavering, and we are pushing forward. Everyday, we work tirelessly to rebuild our beloved islands.

As the See and Ski fleet was not damaged during the hurricane, the crew is already back in action, out on the water everyday bringing supplies to the islands (USVI and BVI), helping others who were not so lucky, and taxiing people from island to island. Phones are still down, but Captain Thomas can be reached directly at 340-690-2494.

The recovery process is slow and at times feels daunting, but we know we will make it through. Hurricane recovery comes one day at a time, but the island is slowly getting green again and flowers are beginning to bloom. One thing that is clear is that Mother Nature is resilient.

Pictured below is the beloved White Bay, Jost Van Dyke and the rescue of a boat from the Mangroves in St. Thomas.

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See and Ski is blessed to report we survived “IRMARIA”

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See and Ski is blessed to report we survived “IRMARIA” – Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Mathias, Thomas, our captains and all our boats are safe and sound. In our 35 years of operation we have weathered several devastating hurricanes but the IRMARIA CAT 5 duo back to back was without a doubt the most powerful.   St. Thomas, St. John and our neighboring British Virgin Islands suffered considerable damage but we are all digging in and the recovery process is underway.  Recovery requires individually grit and collectively a sense of community.  Luckily, the See and Ski team possesses both.

Our boats are back in the water; however, connectivity is still a challenge.  To reach us please use our cell phones.  To call or text Mathias – 340-227-7497 and Thomas – 340-690-2494.  Big thanks to all our loyal customers for your thoughts and concern #SEEANDSKI #VISTRONG.

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