Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Discover Go Sail Virgin Islands Posts

Visiting the VI

Sail into St. Thomas’ King of the Wing Festival

What’s the best food to try in the US Virgin Islands? Well on June 8, it’s wings! The King of the Wing Festival is the perfect opportunity to eat your heart out and celebrate USVI culinary excellence with tourists and locals alike.   What is the King of the Wing Festival? The King of the Wing…

5 Reasons to Use a Yacht Charter Broker for your Sailing Trip

A yacht charter broker is someone with extensive knowledge of the yachting industry and helps match yacht owners with those going on yacht charter vacations. But is it worth booking your sailing charter through a Virgin Islands yacht charter broker? Absolutely! Here’s why: 1. Yacht charter brokers don’t cost you a dime.  It won’t cost…

Can I Sail Anywhere in the World with an ASA IPC?

Planning on sailing the world? You’ll need your International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) first! In this quick guide you’ll learn where you need the ASA IPC to sail, what countries don’t require the IPC, and how to become certified before you take off on your world travels.   What is the International Proficiency Certificate, (ASA IPC)? The…

Guide To Sailing Weather Apps

Before heading out to sail, you always want to be well apprised of the weather conditions! Unfortunately, many traditional weather apps just don’t cut it in the sailing world. Let’s take a look at which sailing weather apps to use and why before hitting the water: Traditional Weather Apps There are a few reasons you…

Why You Should Take ASA Advanced Courses

The learning journey isn’t over once you complete Bareboat Certification or even feel confident as a skipper! Every sailor out there can improve in some form or fashion. Here’s why you should take advanced ASA courses and which ones we recommend you sign up for:  What are ASA Advanced Courses? ASA advanced courses are the…

Provision shopping in the Virgin Islands for Sailing Vacations

Provision shopping for a weeklong live aboard sailing trip can feel intimidating. However, there are plenty of options to make sure you have everything you need before you set sail! Here’s our guide to shopping in the Virgin Islands for provisions and other items you may want on your sailing vacation.  Provision shopping at home…

Where to Stay in St. Thomas Before or After Your Sailing Vacation

You’ve booked your sailing trip but what about your accommodations before you set sail? Here’s a few options of where you can stay in St. Thomas before or after a sailing trip with Go Sail Virgin Islands: Short-term stays in St. Thomas If you are looking for where to stay in St. Thomas for just…

What Is A Learn to Sail Vacation?

Caribbean Learn to Sail vacations are American Sailing (ASA) sailing trips you can take with an instructor to become a (ASA) American Sailing certified sailor. Here’s the scoop on Caribbean Learn to Sail vacations: What’s Included with a Caribbean Learn to Sail Vacation ?  A Learn to Sail vacation with American Sailing will come with…

Planning the Ultimate Virgin Islands Spring Break Vacation

A Virgin Islands Spring Break trip is the perfect way to spend the spring season with family and friends! From where to visit and how to get there to the best events to enjoy, this guide will help you to plan the ultimate spring break vacation in the Virgin Islands. 1. Decide Which Islands to…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Virgin Islands

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Virgin Islands can be just as fun as celebrating in Ireland itself! Here are a few of the best places to visit on St. Patrick’s Day in the Virgin Islands, the history behind each island’s celebrations, and what you can expect when you visit:    Montserrat: Celebrating A Fusion…

The Ultimate Guide to Couples Cruising in the Virgin Islands

Sailing on your own is fun but sailing with your significant other can take your love of sailing (and potential of your partner) to all new heights! This guide to couples cruising in the Virgin Islands will help you to book the sailing trip of a lifetime with your special someone.  1. Consider Both of…

6 Most Romantic Dates Ideas in the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands is one of the most romantic spots you can take your special someone! However, these fun date ideas in the Virgin Islands are sure to keep the romance alive each and every day of your trip. Pick one or try out them all!  1. Savor a Candlelit Dinner on a Sailboat Take…

5 Ways Sailing Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Oftentimes sailing with your mate is much more fun than sailing alone! Sailing with your spouse can also be a great way to strengthen an already healthy relationship. Here’s 5 ways sailing with your husband, wife, or significant other can help you strengthen your relationship and support each other’s strengths: 1. Sharing Experiences and Hobbies…

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for World Travelers

World travelers can be difficult to gift shop for. It may seem like they’ve gone everywhere and done everything already! So how do you impress a world traveler with your Valentine’s day gifts? Blow them out of the water with one of these awesome Valentine’s gift ideas for world travelers!  1. A Cruising Couple’s Catamaran…

Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands

Congratulations! You’ve completed your ASA courses and you feel confident bareboat charter for a family and friend vacation! So what’s next? We recommend bareboating in the British Virgin Islands! Here’s what makes bareboating in Tortola and beyond such a fantastic sailing experience and what you need to do to ensure your bareboat trip is a…

What is Bareboat Sailing?

If you are starting to dabble in the sailing world, you’ve probably heard the word “bareboat” thrown around. So what exactly is bareboat chartering ?  What Is Bareboat Sailing? Bareboat sailing is the term used to describe sailing a rented boat without a hired captain or crew. Going bareboating essentially means you are choosing to…

How to Enjoy Free Access to the Virgin Islands National Park

Visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands doesn’t have to be overly expensive. In fact, if you time your visit right or meet certain requirements you can even get free access to the Virgin Islands National Park! Here’s how: Entrance-Free Dates at the Virgin Islands National Park You can enjoy free access to the Virgin Islands National…

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Travelers

Top 4 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Travelers The most popular New Year’s resolution ideas aren’t exactly fun. They focus on hard to accomplish tasks like quitting bad habits or weight loss through regimented workout routines. Oftentimes, we fail at these New Year’s resolution ideas because they aren’t fun! However, these New Year’s resolution ideas…

Things to Do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas

If you are visiting the Virgin Islands over the holidays, you’re in for quite the treat! Here’s the top things to do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas: 1. Island Hop Your Way Through the Holidays There’s no need to limit your Christmas cheer to just one island! One of the top things to do…

Sailing into the St. Croix Festival

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season in the U.S. Virgin Islands than with the Crucian Christmas Festival! Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming St. Croix festival: When is the Crucian Christmas Festival? St. Croix’s festival begins on Tuesday, December 26 with a pageant and wraps up on Saturday, January…