Here’s what you need
- Day pack
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Water bottles (3 L capacity)
- Knife (locking)
- Bug spray
- Hat with a brim
- Sleeping bag for survival overnight
- Petty cash
- Snorkeling gear
- Extra snacks
- Sleeping pad for survival overnight
- Packable camp chair or foam pad
- Mosquito net
- Baby wipes
- Comfortable athletic clothing for all days (moisture wicking recommended)
- Windproof shell for cool nights
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots and lightweight wool socks
- Shoes or sandals for camp
- Professional guides and instructors
- Meals for duration of trip (noted above)
- Materials for skills lessons
- Tropical bungalow lodging
- Roundtrip transportation from Henry E. Rohlsen airport
- Airfare to Henry E. Rohlsen airport
- Meals on travel days
- Optional activities in St. Croix
- Gratuity for guides
Please plan to arrive to Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) on day one in the afternoon. Transportation will be arranged upon your arrival. Your flight out of STX can be at any time on the final day of the itinerary and transport will be arranged by your guides.
Temperatures in the USVI are typically in the low 80s year round. Evenings may get down to the high 60s. While chances of rain are low, it is not uncommon to receive afternoon showers.
After each day, with the exception of the survival overnight, you will retire to your spacious bungalow at Mount Victory Camp. Each bungalow is constructed from local tropical hardwood with an opaque canopy roof. Screened in sides keeps bugs out while allowing for a breeze to come through. Linens for your bed are provided and there are electical outlets. Your bungalow will be shared with up to two other adventurers of the same gender. The base camp building has a solar-heated shower and clean bathrooms. Wifi is available.
Night five is spent outside in a shelter of your creation.
Meals will be enjoyed at camp from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Saturday. Meals will consist of fresh and local ingredients. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.
This trip is recommended for anyone interested in learning a new skill and developing a deeper connection to nature. While basic comfort on short hikes and an ability to be physically active are important, this adventure does not involve any strenuous activity. A sense of adventure and willingness to try something new is key.