A Sailing yacht charter with Skipper BJ Harris is an excellent choice! if you have never chartered before, want to book a yacht that’s larger than you’re comfortable handling, or simply want more time for rest and relaxation.
- Discover all your destination’s “hidden gems” with your skipper’s vast local knowledge
- Take the helm with your skipper’s guidance
- Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your skipper is a highly trained & licensed professional
My family of 5 (kids aged 9, 12, and 16) had the most epic adventure with BJ and Robert sailing the sea of St. John. The boat was IMMACULATE and... read more BJ and Robert were incredibly kind, modest, knowledgeable, gracious, and accommodating. Even our teen was nearly speechless on what an amazing adventure it was.
I cannot recommend this outfitter highly enough- BJ was an excellent role model for my daughters and son, extremely savvy, willing to mentor them aboard, and kindly accommodated my gushing sailor of a husband who was in complete awe with the Swan and her incredible Captain Master.
BJ has been sailing charters in the Virgin Islands for over 40 years and was in the initial charter for St. John. She is well known in the islands for her sea savvy, kind heart, ingenuity, and humanitarian efforts for her fellow neighbors. Our sail was definitely a highlight of our trip with her knowledge of the history of the area, incredible sailing skills, and ease of conversation. We cannot wait to come back and sail with her again!
Fondly, The Coate Family
This was a "girls only" working sail. Captain BJ is the most gracious and educational host aboard her beautiful Constellation. My youngest daughter was visiting from Colorado and we were... read more able to experience a memorable sunset amongst friends and with one another. Thank you!
We booked a private charter of The Constellation, and I have to admit, it's one of the highlights of my life. We had our 7-year-old and 5-year-old. To watch the... read more joy in their eyes for the entire trip was priceless. The boat's history is so intriguing, and the crew treats you like royalty.
If you're going to anywhere in the Virgin Islands, you need to make The Constellation the top destination on your list!
$85/per personCharter Duration:1.5 hoursCharter Description:Leaves the Great Cruz Bay private dock between 4:30 and 5:30 PM (depending on the time of sunset) and returns 1.5 hours later.What To Bring:Towels, Camera, Sunglasses, hat, cover-up, sunscreenCharter DurationCharter DescriptionWhat To Bring
Full Day Sail
$175/per person. Private Charter AvailableCharter Duration:6 hoursCharter Description:The Day Sail leaves the Great Cruz Bay private dock at 9:00 AM, and sail through Pillsbury Sound and the Durloe Cays northeast, then back southeast to St. John's North Shore for a swim/snorkel and lunch stop. Lunch is served with is provided with swamp water (a St. John mixture of iced tea and lemonade) water, soft drinks, beer, wine or Planters' punch. A leisurely sail downwind to Great Cruz Bay completes the experience.What To Bring:Towels, Camera, Snorkel gear, Sunglasses, hat, cover-up, sunscreen, and maybe a good book.
Half Day Sail
$100/per personCharter Duration:3 hoursCharter Description:Leaves the Great Cruz Bay private dock at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm and returns three hours later, and sail through Pillsbury Sound and the Durloe Cays to an anchorage in US waters for an optional snorkel stop. Swamp water, water, soft drinks, beer and Planters' punch are served. There is no food served but the guests are welcome to bring their own snacks. Monday through Friday.What To Bring:Towels, Camera, Snorkel gear, Sunglasses, hat, cover-up and sunscreen.
The Colorful History of Constellation
“B. J. Harris has been a licensed Master Mariner for decades. She has logged tens of thousands of miles on boats of all sizes, including an eighty foot classic John Alden ocean racer, an engineless fifty-two foot Sam Crocker classic cutter, and a powerful sixty foot Gulf Star. Her love of the sea is apparent at her St. John Properties’ real estate office–filled with photos and models of classic racing yachts, and at her rental home, Captain’s View–filled with photos of new and old classic yachts, ships lights, sextant and other nautical gear.
Being the proud ‘caretaker’ of a Swan, one of the finest yachts built and a boat described as both beautiful and powerful, has been one of B. J.’s fondest dreams for many years. The joy and dedication she brings to Constellation will be evident to all who see them together–truly a match made in heaven.