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Drinkwater Policies

Drinkwater is a non-smoking, non-vaping vessel.



  • Children 12 and under are offered a discounted rate on Public Excursions only.

  • Children under the age of 5 are permitted only on Private Excursions.

  • If you are an individual Adult supervising four or more children, please contact us before booking a reservation for either Public or Private Excursions.



  • Valid Passports are required of all Guests for clearance into the BVI.

  • Guests are responsible for all BVI customs, immigration & misc. fees, this generally costs about $75 per person, they accept cash only.

  • Guests are solely responsible for the cost of all food and beverages purchased at any facility other than The Drinkwater.


The Drinkwater has three main seating and lounging areas on deck and comfortably seats 8 guests around her table below decks.

Guests are welcome to utilize these spaces and the guest head (lavatory), located forward and to the left.

Sleeping cabins, Galley spaces (kitchen) and System spaces are all strictly off limits to anyone but crew without expressed permission.

The Drinkwater is our home and we humbly ask that you treat it as respectfully as you hope a guest would treat yours.

Toilet Policy:

Marine toilets are sensitive devices & require extensive and costly repairs should malfunctions occur. Non-human waste is absolutely not permitted to be flushed. This includes toilet paper & feminine products. A waste basket is provided for this purpose. If the marine toilet becomes non-functional during charter or thereafter, & is discovered upon repair that prohibited materials caused the malfunction, a fine up to $1000 may be imposed upon the credit card provided.


Please remember that the Virgin Islands are a tourism based economy and, like many islanders, our crew relies upon their tips as a large part of their income.

 20% Gratuity will be applied to the total charter price of all Private Excursions and Special Events.


Drinkwater is a LGBTQ accepting environment.

Racial slurs, discriminatory or derogatory speech are not permitted aboard whatsoever.

Repeated violation of Drinkwater's Policy of Inclusivity & Tolerance may result in the termination of a charter at any time.

Alcohol and Controlled Substances:

  • Alcohol shall not be consumed prior to snorkeling. If you wish to have a beverage before snorkel stops begin, you consent to not snorkeling. All guests of legal drinking age may responsibly partake of alcoholic beverages after snorkeling.

  • The Drinkwater is a zero tolerance excursion: No guest at any time shall utilize or even have in their possession at any time, controlled substances or paraphernalia of any kind. This includes any marijuana or CBD based substance, derivative, or device. While state laws have changed in many places, Federal Law still prevails on the high seas. 

  • Absolutely no unprescribed medications may be utilized or in the possession of any guest at any time. 

  • The safety of our guests is of prime importance to us. For this reason, any guests, whom at the sole discretion of Capt. or Crew are presenting as intoxicated upon arrival for embarkation may potentially be denied boarding.

  • Drinkwater Sailing reserves the right to require valid State issued identification to verify legal drinking status of any guest (or passport). College ID is not a valid form of proof of age.

  • Drinkwater Sailing reserves the right to deny alcohol service to any guest at any time if the Capt or Crew at their sole discretion believes the guest to be a danger to themselves, or others aboard the vessel.

  • Drinkwater Sailing reserves the right to terminate any charter at any time, if any guest is found to be in violation of the aforementioned policies.


Please remember we are a seasonal business with just 6 peak working months per year to earn enough to support ourselves and maintain The Drinkwater to a high standard.

We work very hard, sometimes back-to-back 18 hour days to provide our guests with a memorable, luxurious yachting experience.

We honor our commitment to your reservation, and we ask that you do the same.

Drinkwater Sailing will accept cancellations in writing only via email to on the following schedules:

'Private Excursions'

Cancellations made in writing via email and received*:

-More than 7 days prior to your Private Excursion date:

100% refund of total charter price.


-More than 48 hours of boarding time:

50% refund of total charter price.


-Less than 48 hours in advance of boarding time or No show:

100% of charter price will be applied to credit card.

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