Monday, August 14, 2017

The best beaches in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands

Top 5 Beaches in the US and British Virgin Islands

The Best Beaches 

#5

Coki Point, St. Thomas V.I.




#4 

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke B.V.I.




# 3

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola B.V.I.




#2

Magens Bay, St. Thomas V.I. 



#1

Trunk Bay, St. John V.I.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Snorkeling with New Horizons at Christmas Cove

Christmas Cove, Great St. James USVI



Christmas Cove, less than three miles from St. John on Great St. James Island, part of St. Thomas. Christmas Cove combines the best of the National Park on St. John—immaculately clear waters, abundant sea life and a completely undeveloped shoreline.

Santa Claus had nothing to do with the christening of this sparkling blue cove in St. Thomas. What is certain is that Christmas Cove today still provides a scenic safe harbor for boats traveling through the Virgin Islands. Dock your vessel here for an hour or two and have a lobster bake at a waterside restaurant, or spend a night in the many luxury resorts.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Friends!

Headed to the BVI!!



ABOARD BREAKAWAY II





Join Us Aboard the Breakaway for a fun filled day!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Enjoy a fun day on the water!

Its All About Watersports!!

Kayaking


Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is a low-to-the-water, canoe-like boat in which the paddler sits facing forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one side and then the other in rotation. Most kayaks have closed decks, although sit-on-top and inflatable kayaks are growing in popularity as well.

Snorkeling


Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually fins. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods with relatively little effort and to breathe while face-down at the surface. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding 

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Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding are sports originating in Hawaii as an offshoot of surfing. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider is sitting until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders maintain an upright stance on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hike a Trail at one of our National Parks

The Reef Bay Trail petroglyphs are a group of Taino petroglyph carvings found in the Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, USVI. They are located in a part of the park called the Reef Bay Trail.
Some of the carvings are located above a reflection pool of water and were thought to be the symbols for "water". There is no exact way to confirm they are authentic TaĆ­no carvings but the most popular theory is that they are from pre-colombian inhabitants.
A new petroglyph was found in 2011 after several people from an organization called "Friends of the Park" went on a search. This is because an old park photograph showed there was a petroglyph unaccounted for. The newest found symbol is thought to be thousands of years old and artistically similar to the pottery of the Saladoid culture.
The petroglyph site was listed under the name Petroglyph Site in the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1982.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Enjoy a Painkiller aboard Breakaway!

ring the Pain Killer Back Home... For When You Really Need It



Ingredients:
1/4 medium orange, cut into 2 wedges
1 ounce coconut cream
2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
2 ounces Pusser’s Rum
Crushed ice
Whole nutmeg, for garnish
Pineapple stick, for garnish

Instructions:
1. Muddle orange wedges in a shaker until broken up. Add cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and rum.
2. Dry shake (without ice) and pour into a double Old Fashioned glass over crushed ice.
3. Grate a generous amount of nutmeg over top and garnish with a pineapple stick.

If you can't be at the British Virgin Islands' Soggy Dollar Bar itself to enjoy a true painkiller drink, mixing it yourself is the next best thing!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Join us aboard our Fireworks Cruise!

The Fourth of July marks our country’s birthday. On this day in 1776, the members of the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, adopting the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming our sovereignty from Great Britain.
There are a myriad of ways Americans commonly choose to celebrate this holiday – from family-friendly festivals, fireworks and parades to feasting on traditional foods like hot dogs and barbecue.
However, we at New Horizons are looking forward to celebrating with you aboard our sailboat or powerboat for a Fireworks Excursion. The fireworks excursion includes unlimited bar, Hors D'oeuvres, and a grand firework show around 9 pm! We look forward to celebrating your Fourth of July holiday with us aboard our vessels.