Beginning December 27th, Schooner Roseway will be docked alongside the Frederiksted Pier instead of her typical home in Christiansted Harbor. Here, World Ocean School crew will open the ship to the Frederiksted community in free dockside programming, Community Days, while school is not in session for the holiday season. In groups of ten or less, students and families will be welcomed aboard in 45 minute intervals to participate in hands-on lessons like simple machines, buoyancy, navigation, or water quality, or simply learning the history of this historic landmark tall-ship. Our crew will tailor their teaching to the ages and interests of the group, and groups are welcome to return as many times as they’d like. We are particularly interested in prioritizing children ages 8-12! These programs will run from 9 am-3 pm, Monday through Friday, from December 28th through January 8th. On Sunday, December 27th we will kick-off World Ocean School’s Community Days from 1pm-4pm.
World Ocean School is exceptionally proud to have engaged with the St. Croix community for the past fourteen winter seasons. While World Ocean School programming on St. Croix will look different in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to provide high-quality, safe, exciting opportunities for students and families across the island this winter.
To participate in Community Days with World Ocean School Dockside, participants will come to the Frederiksted Pier and meet our crew to sign up for a 45 minute time slot. We will be following strict COVID protocols, and we will require all participants to wear masks, sanitize their hands, complete a COVID exposure questionnaire, and get their temperature checked. Our crew will disinfect stations in between groups and will be following the same COVID protocols to ensure the safety of all participants and crew members.
December 28 through January 1, following dockside programming, Roseway will set sail for a daily sunset cruise from 4 pm-6 pm. Passengers will help the crew set sail, will enjoy the view of St. Croix from the water, and can purchase beverages if they choose. The same COVID protocols will be followed during our sunset sails.
We will be offering sunset sail tickets at a discounted rate for St. Croix residents—students for $10, and St. Croix resident adults for $40 (children under the age of 5 can sail for free). We will be offering our standard rates of $40 per child and $50 per adult for non-residents. Guests may sign up on our website, www.worldoceanschool.org, or call 340-626-7877.
We look forward to continuing our work with our partners in St. Croix this season, and to expanding our programming to the Frederiksted community.