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!