I’ve been on many sailing trips but the New Horizons is still the best sailing trip around. The boat leaves at 9am from Sapphire Beach Marina. They have a Captain and two crew, who will wait on you hand and foot all day.
You begin the day with Bloody Marys or Mimosas (or just juice or sodas if you want) and freshly-baked breakfast breads as you sail out over the ocean to your first snorkel spot. Generally, they will sail to a nice spot near St. John for your first snorkel. I bring my own gear, but they have snorkeling equipment available and if you need instruction, they’ll provide that as well. If you don’t swim, they’ll take the dingy out and give you an expedition to a nearby beach.
As you swim through the glorious Caribbean Sea and view the sea life, they are preparing lunch -– hot Italian meat balls, fresh French bread, luncheon meat and cheese, pasta salad, etc., and of course, "Nooners", a delicious frozen drink.
As you eat your lunch, they’ll sail to the next snorkel spot where you can once again enjoy an afternoon swim.
As you board the boat (and they have a ladder down to the sea that is easy to use) again, they will have mixed up your afternoon "Pain Killers." The boat has an open bar all day, with plenty of water, sodas, beer or anything else you might desire.
The cost is $100 a person, but with the Bluebeard’s owner’s card, you’ll get a 20% discount.