The terrible, heart-wrenching storms that affected the Virgin Islands this summer have induced a succession of different emotions in us, the crew of Pacific Wave. Fear for the lives and lively-hoods of the Virgin Islanders we have grown to love, pride in the fortitude and resilience of our friends in their determination to recover, and guilt that we had taken the boat to safety and weren’t there to help.
Over time we realised that senseless platitudes won’t help and that the best and most useful thing we could do is to return, charter, and bring guests and revenue to the islands.
Pacific Wave was undamaged by both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria while in the complete safety of Marigot Bay, St Lucia.
After a Thanksgiving charter commitment in the Grenadines we intend to return to the BVI in the first week of December and, although already booked for New Year, we will be available for St Thomas or BVI pickups from the middle of the month.
We are confident that, thanks to the hard work of those in the USVI and the BVI who are bravely overcoming unimaginable handicaps, we will be able to offer a charter experience that equals if not surpasses those that have gone before.
A genuine and heart-felt thanks from us on Pacific Wave to the people of the Virgin Islands.