Charter a Yacht Sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands for an Easy Vacation to an American Paradise
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the British Virgin Islands and their new stringent protocols for entry into the country starting on December 1, 2020. We all understand wanting to protect a country that has very little in the way of medical facilities to handle covid during this time. We know that the BVI will update their news soon with protocols just for yachts. But in the meantime, we're finding that many clients are just as happy to charter a catamaran, motor yacht or sailboat this winter that can easily sail the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Let's take a look at the catamarans, motor yachts and sailboats available for charters in the USVI.
St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island, and St. Croix:
They may fly the American flag, but "America's Paradise" is, in reality, a mix of the foreign and familiar that offers something for everyone to enjoy. The history, beautiful beaches, myriad activities, great cuisine, and no-passport-required status make the Virgin Islands an inviting yacht charter destination for many Americans. Currently, the USVI is an easy place to travel with fewer covid restrictions for American visitors than the BVI. You can easily choose to do a "USVI Only Charter" with this sample itinerary. See a list of yachts below and book your fun in the sun this winter on a safe yacht in the USA today!
USVI Destination Tops the Charts:
The U.S. Virgin Islands are among the most popular destinations, according to Squaremouth with a recent increase of +207% in visitors.
V.I. Dept. of Tourism Commissioner Comments on the Increase in Tourism:
Joseph Boschulte, V.I. Dept. of Tourism commissioner, said the sharp increase in travel to the territory is a testament to the Covid-19 protocols implemented by the local government.
"It goes show what our tourism team and the territory has been doing overall to keep Covid-19 numbers down, which also means that our community is safe relative to many places around the world," Mr. Boschulte said. "It also shows that the American traveler still wants to travel and they're looking to go to places where they feel safe to travel to. And clearly the USVI represents that beacon for many people, and we believe it's the best place to come."
The commissioner confirmed that there will be an increase in airlines arriving at the STT airport. He also congratulated the work the USVI has done in maintaining low coronavirus numbers — which makes travelers feel good about the USVI as their choice. He said that in December the territory will experience flight capacity at pre-Hurricanes Irma and Maria levels. This is an amazing feat for a territory still recovering from the disastrous storms of 2017, and still deep into a pandemic.
Yet even with the positive news, Mr. Boschulte said public health remains a top priority for the government. "We in the Dept. of Tourism along with the governor and the Dept. of Health, still have the public health of the community at the top of our list," he said. "And anytime we see that that becomes a risk, then decisions will be made to ensure that safety remains our top priority."
For those like us who know that the water is the same shade of blue on both sides of the territories, the best happy hour bar is aboard the yacht and there's a ton of water sports to keep everyone happy, here's the latest list of yachts operating in the U.S. Virgin Islands for fall/winter yacht charter sailing season 2020 and 2021.
92 ft. | 9 Guests in 4 Cabins All-Inclusive Suite Life has 1 King + 3 Queen luxury cabins for up to 9 guests with lots of fun water toys! Great Crew!
92 ft | 9 Guests in 3 Cabins
Elegant and classic, this sailing yacht is a family friendly charter yacht offering a crew of 3 for inclusive and captain only charters in the Virgin Islands. Offering many options & combinations of cabin.
TellStar 77 ft. | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins Brand New for 2019 - TELLSTAR is the latest Lagoon Seventy 7 offering the ultimate in luxury travel for 8 guests in 4 ensuite cabins. 2019 Award Winning Yacht & Crew: Best Yacht Overall. From: $58,000
Anastasia 62 ft. | 10 Guests in 5 Cabins Privilege Catamaran with a Grand Owner's Suite with King bed, separate vanity table & work station, private ensuite shower. Included at 5 dives/7 day charter for divers. From: $26,000
Eclipse 62 ft. | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins 4 spacious staterooms, lots of outside lounging areas, including the popular fly-bridge deck with 360 degree views. Long established experienced crew. From: $28,000 Book Now
Tres Suenos 61 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins 1 Master King + 2 Queen Cabins. E-Foiling is available for an additional charge! This exciting new E-watersport feels like carving deep snow! From: $25,000
Relentless 60 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins Owners edition with 1 Master King suite with large walk in shower plus 3 spacious Queen cabins, Massage Therapist onboard! 32" smart TVs in all staterooms + wireless charging pads. From: $42,000 Book Now
Blue Pepper 60 ft | 10 Guests in 5 Cabins 5 Queen cabins with an Award-winning Chef at the V.I. Yacht Show Culinary Competition with blue water experience. Headroom in cabins & main salon is approx. 6’ 8”. Great Value! From: $31,520
MCGREGOR III 60 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins
60' Johnson Motor Yacht | Crew: 2 |Scuba Diving for Certified Divers Included! Great Flybridge! 1 King + 1 Twin Cabin + 1 Twin Bunk Cabin
La Grande Bellezza 58 ft | 9 Guests in 4 Cabins 2019 Leopard 58 offers a spectacular top deck lounge/BBQ area with bar, surround sound & state-of-the-art lighting. Swim platform lowers you to water level! From: $28,500
58 ft | 10 Guests in 5 Cabins Award Winning Chef: 2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 1st Place Dessert. 1 King + 4 Queen Cabins. Diving is available for up to 6 guests at a time, max 4 scuba dives per week. From: $20,000
Feel the Magic 50’ ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins This is a Captain Only plus All Expenses charter yacht. Capt. Hank will provision and prepare 2 dinners for you. The rest is DIY. 4 Staterooms with Queen Beds and Ensuite electric heads. From: $11,500 Book No
Karma 50 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins Winner of "Best in Show up to 55' 2019"! Karma accommodates 8 guests in 4 Queen cabins with 3 Heads. Two cabins share a head. 3 dives per week included for certified divers. From: $19,500 Book Now
Southern Charm 50 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Southern Charm features 4 different social gathering areas which include the forward cockpit seating area, the fly-bridge, the aft cockpit and salon area. Gracious Owner/operator couple team. From: $18,500 Book Now
Rendez-vous 46 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Three queen staterooms each with ensuite electric heads, shower stall and vanity. Spacious salon, aft cockpit, forward cockpit plus top fly-bridge for lounging options. From: $15,000 Book Now
Dreamcatcher 47 ft | 7 Guests in 4 Cabins Sleeps 7 guests in 3 Queen + 1 Twin Cabin. Wonderful social spaces & spacious accommodations with plenty of room. Dog lovers will enjoy 2 fun canine crew mates, Daisy and Roscoe. From: $11,000 Book Now
Whiskey Business 45.7 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Meet the third crew member! He’s a four legged friend who greets guests and enamors them with his piercing blue eyes. Adventures are the best gift you can give your family and friends. From: $13,000 Book Now
O.V. 45’ | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins New 2020 Fountain Pajot Elba45, debuting at the St Thomas Boat Show this fall, and is available for charter in the Virgin Islands starting in November 2020. Voted the 'Best Charter Boat’ From: $15,500 Book Now
Altitude Adjustment 44 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Captain Only Charter: Rates are all-inclusive with the exception of 3 dinners ashore at your expense. 3 fully air-conditioned queen cabins with ensuite bathrooms. From: $8,020 Book Now
Lets Play Two 44 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Forward double bunks that can convert to two single berths in each cabin if needed. All four cabins have vanity, sink, wet shower and an electric head, LED reading lamps. Forward cockpit. From: $14,000 Book Now
Kelea 67 ft. | 10 Guests in 5 Cabins All 7-day charters aboard Kelea include 5 dives for certified divers. Additional dives can be added based upon weather, itinerary. Divers in-water Certification Available. From: $24,500
Euphoria 60 60 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins 1 Master Queen cabin with extra large bath including big walk-in shower plus 2 Queen cabins with individual A/C controls & private ensuite showers. Diving available onboard. From: $22,500 B
Sea Esta 58 ft | 10 Guests in 5 Cabins The split-level style interior offers five guest staterooms, two of which are on the main deck level and include a semi-private walk out "patio." Flybridge with seating for 10. Great crew! From: $26,000 Book Now
A3 56 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins PADI Dive Instructor Capt. William Garnier delights in certifying new divers, giving instruction and leading explorations into the tranquil underwater world of stunning reefs and wrecks. From: $23,500 Bw
Viramar 56 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins Viramar's award-winning crew have been in the islands for three seasons. Service dog friendly. 3 Queen cabins + 1 twin bunk cabin. 7-day charters aboard Viramar include 5 dives. From: $23,500 B
Ocelot 52 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins Ocelot is a 2016 Lagoon 520 owner's version offering a spacious master cabin + 3 other Queen guest cabins. All guest cabins have en-suite electric heads & showers. 5th cabin! From: $20,500 Book Now
Katrina 50 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins Upper deck lounge has sectional couch and sunbed area with 360 degree view. Forward deck has adjustable reclining seating, trampolines & sunning areas. Flat screen TV & many movies. From: $18,000 Book Now
Nauti Cat 50 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins 6 guests in 3 Queen cabins each with private ensuite head with enclosed shower stall. 1 double berth available port mid-ship. This cabin would need to share forward stateroom head. From: $18,000 B
Winter’s Coming 50 ft | 8 Guests in 4 Cabins Winters Coming has 4 cabins including a superb owner’s suite and all ensuite. The yacht is beautifully outfitted for comfort and relaxation. The boat’s design provides seamless movement. From: $19,000 Book Now
50 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins
Antillean sports four cabins, three for the guests and one for the crew. Each is completely self-contained, and has its own facilities. Diving Available Onboard! 2018 refit: hull repainted, new cushions made for the cockpit and deck, a new Bimini and dodger, teak refinished.
Kuma Too 47 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Winters in the Virgin Islands: Nov. to May. Summer sails from Dunedin, FL to Dry Tortugas National Park, FL Keys & West Coast of Florida. New interior & exterior cushions, upholstery & linens. From: $10,500 Book Now
Chaos Interrupted 45 ft | 7 Guests in 3 Cabins Three guest cabins with queen size berths. Yacht also has one forward single berth that will accommodate one guest, shares adjoining cabin’s head, no A/C, accessed through adjoining cabin. From: $13,000 B
Rapscallion 45’ | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Yacht has 3 queen guest cabins each fully air-conditioned with private en-suite head with separate shower stall. Fly-bridge bench seating with bimini top and padded sunbeds. Ample shade. From: $15,000 Book Now
Vicarious 48 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Lots of the newest water toys: Surf Foil & Wing Foil. Forward cockpit accessible thru glass doors in Salon offering flow through ventilation and a beautiful breeze. Big aft cockpit. From: $15,000 ook Now
Starfish 46 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Immaculate 46' Robertson & Caine Leopard catamaran. She sleeps 6 guests in 3 cabins with ensuite heads & separate showers. Experienced sailors! From: $15,500 Book Now
Elixir 46 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Guests will appreciate the attention to comfort below decks, from the 3 semi-walk around queen beds, ensuite electric heads with separate showers, to the big roomy salon and leather couches. SVI charters available! From: $13,500 Book Now
Hero's Journey 45 ft | 4 Guests in 2 Cabins New for 2021! Hero's Journey offers the whole of the entire port hull configured as a master suite with a beautiful spacious ensuite bathroom. Capt. Kahle has worked on large charter yachts. Kiteboarding available! From: $14,000 Book Now
Abundance 44 ft | 4 Guests in 2 Cabins New! Deck and large aft cockpit enable guests to enjoy cruising or sailing where everybody can find their place. The 2 ensuite queen cabins are ample and well lit. Scuba Diving Available! From: $11,600 Book Now
Iremia 44 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Captain Only Charterws: 1-6 guests at $9,000. Includes: Captain, yacht, paper products, basic condiments, propane, water, use of all water toys. See specs for what this yacht excludes. From: $10,200 B
Salty Girl 40 ft | 6 Guests in 3 Cabins Salty Girl features the ability to "Power Snorkel". With 16 sets of snorkel gear to fit every size, a Yamaha Sea Scooter, Subwing, and our new Snuba system by Brownie Hookah. From: $10,200
We're former charter crew team, Captain, Chef, and owners of an Award-winning 72' sailing yacht 18 years. With over 300 charters in our logbook, we currently represent privately crewed Caribbean sailing luxury yacht charters as professional CYBA yacht charter brokers. Recently, we interviewed over 120 catamarans, motor yachts, sailboats, and professional crews. We're happy to work together as a team to promote charter vacation yachts offering modern conveniences & unlimited pleasure.
What should you expect from a luxury crewed yacht charter in the Caribbean? It's "ALL about you, ALL the time" onboard a privately crewed charter boat! It's surprisingly affordable too! Far away from overcrowded cruise ships, all-inclusive charter yachts allow you to explore some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive areas and delight in the natural, unspoiled beauty of secluded islands, hidden coves, and secret dive sites. Sail to a nearby island every day & snorkel around your own private beaches; enjoy your favorite cocktail while watching the sunset on your own private yacht; indulge yourself with 5-star gourmet cuisine that is prepared with Caribbean flair and served in the most beautiful surroundings you could ever imagine. We love matching the right crew & yacht with you!
6 Reasons Why We are Qualified:
1. As Members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association and the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht League, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena.
2. We stay on top of local and Federal Government to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involving ourselves with the changes in the environment in which we offer charters.
3 We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands.
4. We attend multiple charter yacht industry shows in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, go aboard each of the yachts, meet the crews, attend association meetings and seminars. We'll happily share our notes about changes to the boats and crews and confirm any newly added features and upgrades as well as re-fits to the boat’s decor like new carpets, interior and exterior soft goods & fun new water-toys.
5. As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the insider facts.
6. We've developed a longtime friendship with vendors of services such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants, and much more.
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