Stay on a classic DownEast 41' sailboat in Red Hook, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands!
The yacht is offered as an adventurous, unique, and fun place to stay affordably in the Virgin Islands.
THE YACHT STAYS MOORED AT THE DOCK!
ElSea is located on the East End of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands!
She is the largest in our fleet of "Boatels" at this time.
We can now offer Airport pick-up and drop-off and Concierge service through JMS Travel for no extra charge (Regular taxi fares apply). No long taxi rides with a bunch of strangers... Just inquire when booking.
The marina is very calm and chances of being seasick are greatly diminished here.
REMEMBER! IT IS A BOAT and can be a bit challenging to get on or off if the seas are rough! We try to set it up so that you can get on comfortably, though.
Part of the adventure!
Meant for families of five or fewer. Single traveling professionals and couples like this best, but you can sleep five and we have before!
Everything on board is yours to use! Free Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker.
We love to greet you and get you started on this wonderful adventure. But, we usually just let you do your thing! However, we are close by if you should need anything ( generally, 5 minutes away)
It is in paradise and all of our friends and neighbors are like family.
You'll get the feel for it as soon as you get here!
There is free parking if you rent a car (you need to let us know on arrival as we have a parking pass that must be put in the car windshield). **Important that you don't take it with you as it is a charge of $250.00. . There are taxis. The ferry terminal is on the premises practically. Red Hook is at the end of the dock. It is a great place for people who want to experience the nightlife in Paradise, but the boat is quiet enough it that the sounds of Redhook will not bother you while onboard!
There are several beaches and world class snorkeling just a short walk away. It is on the Safari bus route ($2 across the island one way).
As mentioned, getting aboard might be a challenge for some, so people with mobility issues and those who succumb to seasickness might want to think twice, but this is a very protected harbor.
The boat is super comfortable with a comfortable bathroom and spacious sleeping and relaxing room. Wake up and enjoy your coffee with a view of the Caribbean!
Everything on the boat is yours to use. Snorkel gear upon request, games, dvds, TV, microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, free WiFi.
We like to meet our guests, but it is your vacation! We are there if they need us or if they want to learn a bit about the island. We operate a charter boat company and have been here 16 years, so we know a little bit about the area. Otherwise we want you to spend your vacation comfortably and we won't be in your hair!
I am five minutes from you if something starts happening. We are not always there, but if you call me at a reasonable hour, I will make sure we fix any problems you might have.
We are there for check in and if you need us, we are always around the dock somewhere.
It's your vacation, we try not to intrude!
***ALL of our boats and our guests are covered by Lloyds of London! We spare no expense to make sure the guests, our boats and the surroundings are all protected!
Taxis are always available. You can rent a car here for a reasonable price, and you have a parking place for your car with the rental! Lots of things - like the beach and National
Park area, and Red Hook and Ferries are in short walking distance.
Interaction with Guests
We are there if you need us and are happy to spend some time getting you acquainted with the Virgin Islands and the many things to do here.
It is the Caribbean.
It has access to shops, grocery, night life, beaches, clear pristine Caribbean waters, live music, great restaurants. National park nearby for exercising and walking. Just a ferry ride away From St. John! The best part is the people and atmosphere at the dock where you reside!
It is a boat you are staying on, so you will meet some other boaters and locals that use Latitude as their favorite watering hole.
Dive shops / scuba charters and fishing charters and rental boats at the marina across the harbor. Grocery, shopping, night life, beach with palm trees...
There are taxis that can pick you up. You can rent a car. You can take the 15 minute walk to Red Hook, where the ferries to St. John and the BVI's are. Also we have several bicycles that you can use in the daytime for nearby exploring or a quick trip to the grocery. If one of us is around, we can usually arrange for a ride to Red Hook by car or dinghy.
Other Things to Note
We are in the US Virgin Islands and things take a little longer to get done here. Therefore we are considered a 2nd world territory! Power goes out sometimes, water supply runs out, things like that are all part of living here and we ask that you have patience when these issues arise.
In the unlikely event of a tropical storm, we will help you arrange other lodging at an appropriate shelter. Hurricane season is from June1st to November 31st.
By booking with us, you automatically agree to the terms and conditions of the waiver and lease posted at the bottom of these notices. Please read on...
Please remember it is a boat. It is adventurous and fun, but not for everyone.
There is a small dorm size fridge and if you are just arriving you might want to stop to get some items from the grocery, but do not get too much. If you do get too much, there is a cooler on the dock.
PLEASE do not swim in the marina! There is a beach 300' away!
We do offer showers, but none of our boats have hot water. The water temperature in the tank is around 75 - 78 degrees.