Below are listed some helpful reminders and tips to be used during planning. For more details about Customs requirements, please click on the “CUSTOMS” button.
We never change our clocks. When Daylight Savings Time ends in Winter we will be 1 hour AHEAD of EST. When Daylight Savings Time begins in Spring, we will be the SAME as EST.
American citizens do NOT need a passport to enter this territory. A drivers’ license will suffice.
To travel to many neighboring islands you WILL need a passport if that island is a foreign country.
Catering requires 24hr notice and in peak season possibly up to 48 hour notice though we will always try and meet your needs.
Phone service through AT&T and Sprint work well and consistently. Verizon service is spotty at best/ no T Mobil.
Carry a paper copy of any important documents should there be an interruption of internet service on the island which would prohibit printing. True throughout the Caribbean.
Local hotels require a credit card at the time of booking and have strict cancellation policies. No “special pricing” is offered to FBO’s in St Thomas.
The major hotels on the island are Ritz Carlton, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, Marriott Morningstar, Marriott Vacation Club,
Sugar Bay, Windward Passage, Emerald Beach Best Western, Blackbeard’s Castle and Mafoli Hotel. Major resorts on the island may also have rooms, but may be up to 1hr drive from the airport. All other hotels are small and local, some may not meet your expectations. If you want to self-arrange hotel rooms please call us if you have any questions about suitability.
Always pack a swimsuit and flip flops. You never know when you may have beach time due to unplanned schedule changes. There is a beautiful beach directly across from the airport, and within walking distance.
ST Thomas is tax free. Deep savings can be found on jewelry, cameras, cigarettes and alcohol. If you have no time to shop, we have a selection of watches and alcohol on display in our lobby.
Taxi’s in St Thomas are large vans. Each trip is charged on a flat rate per person, taxi’s do not have or use meters. When we arrange a taxi for you, we use selected drivers so your charges may be added to your handing invoice for your convenience.
Gendec’s are required for Pre-clearance OUTBOUND, and for foreign ARRIVALS and DEPARTURES. See “Customs” for more specifics.
Our local Customs office requires E-APIS filing, we will need your filing number for our documents prior to your flight.
Bringing pets into the island will require you to have whatever documents your veterinarian advises.
It is helpful for us to know your passenger’s final destination so we can position and facilitate. If they are expecting to be picked up by a yacht captain, if they are taking a helicopter or charter flight on to another island etc…this basic information will allow us to provide seamless service of aircraft position, aircraft location on the ramp, luggage and passenger movements.
We are close to the equator so sunburn happens quickly.
Dress code is typically casual with nice shorts and shirts passable in most restaurants.
The slowest part of the year is August and September when many restaurants and entertainment options close down. This is also the hottest part of the year as the trade winds slow considerable.