St. Thomas Sunset Dinner Cruise

We are on another sailboat!  My Alaska cousin, I, Zeb the Duck, my Alaska uncle and my mom are on a sailboat where we will see the sunset and have dinner.

 On a sunset dinner cruise!

On a sunset dinner cruise!

This is great!  We love boats.  This is New Horizons Dinner Cruise.  It is good tonight.

Mark is the captain of this boat.  Mark is nice, friendly and a great captain.  He talks to all of us, explaining where we are going tonight and what we should and should not do.  John is the second crewmember.  John helps us leave the dock, and brings us drinks.  The humans are drinking champagne with a strawberry!  It looks so pretty.

We pass homes and many yachts as we leave Sapphire Marina.  Everybody is happy and smiling.  So wonderful.  Some people are sitting on the back of the boat; several on the front of the boat and some are inside the boat.  Captain Mark said we could sit on any blue cushion.

We sail toward St. John, but we are not going to dock there.  St John is a beautiful island and part of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  See our post about our day in St. Johns.  This beautiful evening we sail past St. John.  While we enjoy the gentle movement of the boat and the ocean greeting the mountains, John brings us more beverages and starters.  First we have tomato and basil bruschetta, followed by smoked salmon and caviar over cream cheese rounds.  The sun is setting now and the sky is gold.

Beautiful Caribbean sunset

Beautiful Caribbean sunset

We sailed to Christmas Cove for dinner.  Anchoring in the calm water we enjoy the beautiful island scenery.  Captain Mark gets the food ready for us.

Captain Mark

Captain Mark

Our menu for tonight consists of fresh mahi mahi, island-style Caribbean chicken breast baked in a sweet and sour sauce,

Everything is fabulous, but we love chicken and mahi mahi best

Everything is fabulous, chicken and fruit here

and peel and eat shrimp.  Yum!  We also have classic Caesar salad with toasted croutons; green beans tossed with crumbled feta cheese, spices and Italian dressing, fresh cut fruit, and assorted fresh breads.  For dessert they present fudge brownies and New York style cheesecake.  We are offered fresh coffee, soft drinks or beverages from the open premium stocked bar.  Captain Mark and John pamper us and we love it.

My Alaska cousin and I take a turn driving back to Sapphire Marina.

Ducks driving the sailboat!

Ducks driving the sailboat!

We are not the only passengers that love this cruise.  We talked to a couple that has taken this sunset dinner cruise from New Horizons four times.  They said it was perfect every time.  With a recommendation like that, you should check www.newhorizons.daysails.com   On the left side, click on sunset dinner cruise.   You will want to get on this boat.  It is fantastic!