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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why choose Midnight Sun Boat Charters over other options in the Islands?

A: With a number of different charter boat companies throughout the Caribbean, it can be hard to decide on what is right for you and your Family. At Midnight Sun Boat Charters we offer a fully customized and private charter experience for up to 12 passengers. M/V Obsidian is a black 2016, 37’ Midnight Express. She was built to turn heads. With her 11’6’’ wide deep V hull & three 300hp Yamaha Outboard engines, the ride is made fast and comfortable in most all sea conditions. With large comfortable seating in front and behind the center console, and a full arch top providing lots of shade. Below the console is a large private day head and sink. We will provide you with clean and sanitized snorkel gear and flotation. If you’re a beginner snorkeler we will give you some advice to have you looking like a pro!  At Midnight Sun, we will provide you with all the building blocks for a perfect day cruising the Islands, and we are happy to help you put it together.  If you are unsure of where to go during the day, your licensed captain with over a decade experience in the area will help you safely navigate through your day.

Q: $$$ How much does a day with Midnight Sun Boat Charters cost, and are there any hidden fees? $$$

A: When you book a day with Midnight sun Boat Charters, you can expect the very best in friendly customer service, safety & experience in a surprisingly affordable price package. The prices are as follows:

Cost of the boat per day=1,050.00$ for up to - 12 passengers.

The captain is an additional 200.00$ paid in cash on the day of charter.

{It is customary in this industry to tip your Captain at the end of the charter. Your Captain will ensure that you are well received on the morning of your charter. He will also provide you with the information needed to create a Safe and beautiful day of cruising the islands. A standard tip for crew is 15-25% of cost of boat per day.}

If you decide to go to the British Virgin Islands, you can expect to pay 40-50$ per person in additional Customs fees. Prices will fluctuate on U.S. & British Holiday’s.

Fuel costs vary depending on the day. The further you travel the more you burn. The average day you will burn 200-300$ in fuel. Fuel usage is recorded on digital gauges and the gallons burned are multiplied by the current price of fuel.

Local’s discounts available, as well as VIP charter rates. Feel free to contact us for more info.

At the time you book your charter, we will take a major credit card to hold the reservation. The balance is due at the conclusion of the charter after the fuel is calculated. The Captain fee+tip, is paid in cash at the end of charter.

72hr Cancellation policy. We understand that unexpected things happen that are sometimes out of your control. We ask that if you have to cancel, give us at least a 72hr notice. Otherwise full price of boat cost ($1000) will be charged to credit card given for reservation.

Creating amazing memories is what we are all about. It is your day, you choose your adventure and itinerary and we will do everything in our power to make it happen (weather permitting). Feel free to ask about customized multiple day charters, or whatever else you may have in mind. The experience is yours to design.

Q: WILL THERE BE A COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN, PROVIDED?

A: Midnight Sun Boat Charters will provide you with a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain. Your Captain is trained in first aid and CPR, as well as meet all coast guard required training and experience. From the minute you arrive to the minute you say goodbyes, your Captain will become a new friend and walk you through all the details of the day. The Captain will inform you of the safety features aboard Obsidian, as well as help you plan and safely navigate through the perfect experience. If you decide to go to the British Virgin Islands, he will deal with all the paperwork for Customs & Immigration. Sit back relax and let your Captain show you the islands, the way they are meant to be seen.

Q: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE U.S VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS?

A: The Virgin Islands consist of over 90 different islands, each with its own vibe and personal feel. The U.S.V.I. is made up of 4 larger islands and 50 smaller islets and cays. By staying in U.S. waters you will save 40-50$ per person. With over a decade in local knowledge of the waters, your captain will give you the insiders look at the secrets of the U.S.V.I. With over 7,000 acres of National Park, and protected reef, as well as a number of beach bars and restaurants to choose from.

Crossing over to the British Isles will require an additional 40-50$ cash per person in Customs fees. Customs can take up to an hour out of your day, depending of day of week, customs office, and possible Holiday. Once you’ve cleared though, you are free to explore all the beauty that is the B.V.I. Obsidian’s 900 horses gives you an arsenal of power not many other boats posses, so your range is greater and you can see more in the same amount of time! The day is yours…

Q: WHAT SHOULD WE BRING FOR OUR DAY ABOARD, OBSIDIAN?

A: When planning a day on the water in the Caribbean, there are a few essential things you will need to bring. We always recommend protection from the sun. Hats and breathable Rash Guards are the easiest way to prevent burns. If you didn’t bring any, we got you covered, ask your Captain about our Hats, Shirts, Towels for sale with the boats logos on them. Or, Sunscreen is a good alternative to have while boating. We ask that you have plenty of it, but please NO SPRAY SUNSCREEN!!! Not even if you put it on prior to getting on the boat. The aerosol chemicals in it stain the decks and seats for weeks. Obsidian is outfitted with clean and comfortable, all new snorkel gear & flotation. But feel free to bring your own. You will want to bring a towel and any other personal items/medication you may need throughout the day. There is a grocery store in Red Hook, where the boat is docked making it convenient for picking up drinks and food the morning of your charter. If you plan on going to the British islands, you will need to bring a valid passport & 40-50$ per person for Customs fees. Customs fees may vary on U.S. and British holidays.

Q: WHY DO WE HAVE TO CLEAR THROUGH BRITISH AND U.S. CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION?

A: If you plan to go to The British Islands you will have to clear into the territory. With 5 different Customs offices located throughout the B.V.I. we are able to go in different directions when entering the waters. There is a 40-50$ Customs fee, per person that is in addition to the cost of the trip. You will need a valid passport to enter the territory. For more info you can go to bvitourism.com. If we do go to the BVI’s, we will also need to clear back into the USA on St John, a relatively quick process, depending on time of day and ferry boat arrivals.