Step off the airplane and you'll immediately hear greetings of "good day" and later in the evening, it turns into "good evening" or "good night". You'll hear these words being echoed over and over throughout your stay. It's a cultural thing... Virgin Islanders are taught from early on to show respect for each other and for their visitors! Art - Diane Kreiner

The majority of our MarlinFest visitors will arrive St. Thomas on Monday, Aug. 25. We will therefore not schedule activities on this day in order to let everyone get settled in. If you are interested in coming down to the Red Hook docks, the boats will be getting in between 6-7 p.m. and there are plenty of places to have dinner in Red Hook!

Welcome to the US Virgin Islands!

On Tues. Aug. 25th. we'll have the MarlinFest 2015 Welcome Sunset Party! This event is held at Paradise Point located high above the Charlotte Amalie (town) Harbor. Cocktails and frozen Bushwackers are served as the sun goes down over horizon and the lights of the town start to shine. This is the perfect way to start out the fun week of MarlinFest! Your purchase of the MarlinFest Welcome Party includes 1 free drink (cocktail or frozen Bushwacker). Also included is round-trip transportation that originates from the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club which is located across street from AYH (host marina). Departure is at 5:30 p.m. We'll be back to Red Hook marina approx. 7:30 p.m. Dress casual and leave driving on the left to us... a totally enjoyable experience!

Join in the fun - simply purchase this activity by paying with major credit card. If the activity is cancelled by the operator (weather or failure to meet min. number of participants) you will receive a full refund. We recommend that you purchase your MarlinFest actvities early as some are limited in the number of participants. Deadline to receive payment for this event is Aug. 22, 2015.

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More Information:
  • Where to Stay
  • Getting Around
  • Schedule of Events
  • Vendors & Artist
  • Musicians
  • Volunteers
  • Sponsor Information
  • Marlin Fest Home
  • Welcome Cocktail Party
  • Music Concert at Reichhold Center
  • Red Hook Arts and Crafts, Food and Music Festival
  • BVI Excursion w/Lunch at Foxy's & Swim at Soggy Dollar Bar
  • Wet N' Wild Center Console Tournament
  • Golf Tournament at Mahogany Run
  • BBQ Beach - Farewell Party