Styled after the old-time island work boats, Pepper is perfect for a Caribbean daysail adventure. Join Captain Fred, on a snorkel exploration and you will have a personal guide to the wonders of the coral reef.
MON-FRI 10:30AM - 3:00PM $95 per person
For a more relaxing sail, board Pepper in the afternoon and enjoy the luxury of a sail to nowhere and back while watching the sun meet the horizon.
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 4:30PM until sunset $60 per person
In the mid 1800's, Islanders throughout the Caribbean were faced with a dilemma... how to support themselves as a "Free" People. They had few resources, yet they were surrounded by wind and sea. The craft of boat building was a natural solution. The type of boats they built, Island Sloops, were strong, seaworthy sailboats. Carrying cargo and passengers, these vessels became the lifeblood for inter-island commerce.
We have entered the 21st century and sailboats here have changed into complicated contraptions dependant upon diesel and electronics. The beautiful simplicity of using wind and water has been lost in a sea of expensive gear.
Many materials used for Pepper's construction fit well with Maho Bay Campground's ecotourism ideals. Her sails are made from recycled plastics, her ballast was salvaged from a hurricane wreck and if you dare, ask where her rudder post came from.
Pepper has proved to be a seaworthy and swift sailing vessel. She has participated in many local classic regattas, and been on countless snorkeling expeditions.
Her spacious cockpit gives ample room for passengers, stowage for LOTS of snorkeling gear and of course, plenty of room for provisions (snacks). Captain Fred started sailing these waters in 1979 and has a lot to show you, both above and below the water.
Discover the treasures St. John has to offer and help keep her history alive by signing on as crew for a daysail on Pepper.
Visit www.SailPepper.com for more information.