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Why Salty Badger?
We are four University of Wisconsin grads who love the Badgers and love the sea. Breaking the Badger out of its habitat captures the freeing spirit of a salty sea getaway—even for locals.
How are you responding to COVID-19?
The USVI government is welcoming guests, and so are we, following government guidelines to do so safely. A private charter enables you to enjoy the best of the Virgin Islands while avoiding crowds. Please bring a mask, which is required when you get off the boat and go into town. In addition to standard daily cleaning, we are frequently sanitizing all surfaces on the boat. We soak snorkel gear in sanitizer after each use; you are also welcome to bring your own gear. If there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable, please let us know.
Should we tip?
Captains work hard to show you a fabulous time. It is customary to tip 15-20% and much appreciated!
Can we drink alcohol on the boat?
Yes! Bring whatever drinks you would like to enjoy. Cans and plastic only—for safety, we do not allow glass on the boat.
What should we bring?
Non-spray sunscreen, a towel, food and drinks (cans and plastic only, no glass), a mask for when you get off the boat. Protective sun shirts are also recommended. If you want to go for a hike on one of the islands, bring appropriate footwear.
What do we need to go to the British Virgin Islands?
They are currently closed due to COVID-19. Once they reopen, you will need a passport and $75 per person for the customs fees.
What is the time frame for half-day and full-day charters?
Half-day charters are usually between 9:00-1:00 or 1:30-5:30 AST and 9:00-5:00 EST for a full day. We're happy to make adjustments based on your schedule.
What is included in the cost?
The charter fee includes a private boat and a certified captain. Fuel and tip are not included.
How much does fuel typically cost?
It depends on how far you go and how rough the water is. A typical range is $115-$215. You can discuss budget with your captain who can suggest a fitting itinerary.
What is your cancellation policy?
If cancelled more than 72 hours in advance of your charter, you will receive a full refund. For cancellations less than 72 hours prior, there is a $125 fee for half day bookings and a $175 fee for full day bookings.
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