Big Beards departs out of Christiansted on the north side of the island. I always enjoy seeing a town from the water and Christiansted doesn't disappoint.
Within 30 minutes, we were approaching the island. The brilliant, royal blue water clarified and brightened the closer we made it to shore. Here is the water out in the deep:
Views from the Turtle Beach. This is exactly what it looked like. No Photoshopping here!