We then stopped at this tiny little island call Marina Key; the island is so small that there is just a restaurant and a hotel. We had lunch here at Pusser's, which is famous for their rum. The food was delicious and very fresh. Pusser's sits right on the beach, of course, with crystal-clear water surrounding and little tiki huts on the beach. After lunch, we went to this huge reef that had colorful fish (parrot fish and all different kinds), coral, and huge purple sea fans. One of the fellow guests on our boat spotted nurse sharks, which are harmless.
The last stop was off to Jost Van Dyke (which is pronounced Yost); this was absolutely gorgeous water, the color of a pool, and gleaming white-sand beaches. We anchored and swam into the beach because they have no docks there. This leads to the main attraction, the Soggy Dollar Bar, where the Painkiller, a local drink, was invented. The Painkillers are delicious, and they even roast and grind fresh nutmeg and put it on top of the drink. The beaches are lined with hammocks; does it get better than this? I was speaking to the captain, and he hung out with Kate Moss (the model) the week before at the bar. There is another bar on Jost Van Dyke called Foxy's, which we didn't go to, and I read that appearances from the Beach Boys to Jimmy Buffet have stopped to play there. After we had to leave Jost Van Dyke (trust me, I didn't want to leave), we sailed back to St. Thomas and enjoyed the open bar on the boat and shrimp cocktail on the way back. The whole trip was well worth $115, and the Captain Dave and First Mate Lauren were a lot of fun and thought of every last detail, such as big ziplock baggies to put your cameras in when you swim up to Jost Van Dyke.
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by Patty Jennings
June 3, 2003
We had a beautiful sunset to enjoy along with good food. They take only 24 people and this is fairly new, so book early if you want to go. Right now they offer just a Thursday night dinner cruise. Wednesday and Friday nights they do just a sunset cruise without the dinner. No shoes are allowed on the boat, so wear shoes that are easy to take off. If you are lucky you'll get them back at the end of the trip.
From journal Birthday celebration in St. Thomas
March 24, 2003
Lunch was on a tiny isle called Marina Cay. I had a conch chowder and calamari at Pusser's Point Restaurant. My five other traveling companions had mahimahi, peel-and-eat-shrimp, a chicken wrap, salmon salad, and pasta primavera. Very delicious.
Then we boarded the boat just long enough to put on our snorkel gear and enjoy the marine life just off Guana Island. Highlight: a sea turtle!
We then headed over to Jost van Dyke to the Soggy Dollar Bar. Since there aren't any docks, one must swim to shore.
Overall, the day was extremely enjoyable! Fun had by all!
From journal Fun & Sun in St. Thomas USVI