Six Reasons to Visit the US Virgin Islands-New Videos of Crewed Yacht Charter Catamaran Tours
Watch six new videos of crewed yacht charter catamarans sailing the US Virgin Islands! Where is the easiest place to travel to right now if you want warm water & tropical breezes? The U.S. Virgin Islands! The USVI recently announced all residents ages 16 or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, making it the first United States territory to offer the vaccine to such a large majority of residents.
We've booked a lot of last-minute charters U.S. Virgin Islands in the last 2 months due to the fact that many well-known yachting grounds remain closed to marine and charter yacht traffic. For those with a thirst for travel who are dying to go somewhere with the easiest access in the Caribbean, they quickly discover that the USVI offers beautiful water, beaches, and tons of water sports activities! See the list of anchorages and itinerary below. Every traveler aged five or older is required to use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and submit an acceptable COVID-19 test result prior to travel. A test is not required to return home and no passport is needed.
NEW! SIX VIDEOS: Crew Interviews and Live Walkthrough Tours:
Your professional crew takes care of everything, from meeting you at the airport to designing a menu around your preferences, serving amazing meals and drinks, providing watersports activities, and generally sharing their refreshing and uplifting attitude towards life. The yachts we represent have enhanced their current sanitation regimes and have set new protocols into place to ensure health and safety, both for charter guests as well as for the crews. A crewed yacht vacation provides worry-free, FUN, relaxed time with family and friends. As a totally self-sufficient, floating hotel, a yacht is one of the best and safest places in the world to spend a vacation.
Requirements for USVI Charters:
1) Currently, if the yacht is registered & based in the USVI, then the charter is allowed to sail only the waters of the USVI. You'll fly to the STT/St. Thomas, USVI Airport and will need a valid negative PCR Covid-19 or antibody test within 5 days of travel, submitted to the USVI travel portal website: https://usvitravelportal.com/ Print your confirmation after submitting your info & place it in your carry-on. Show your confirmation to the airport agent on arrival. It's easy!
🚩 Capt. Glen aboard 62’ Catamaran HEAVENLY has extensive and intimate knowledge of the waters, people, and places of the entire Caribbean, especially the Virgin Islands (U.S., British, & Spanish). His familiarity includes all the anchorages, snorkel and dive sites, land and sea highlights, hiking locations, and beach bars to share with you. Having had thousands of salty nautical miles slip under his keel, Capt. Glen and Chef Elizabeth make it a priority to custom-tailor your adventure to your specific needs and desires, ensuring this is your trip of a lifetime! 🚩 INFO & RATES: http://bit.ly/SailHeavenly
🚩 Capt. Ben is ready to take you and your crew on the trip of a lifetime in the Virgin Islands! After years of cruising the Caribbean, he takes pride in sharing with guests all the treasured spots he has discovered. As an avid free diver & certified Dive Master, rest assured your guided tours of the underwater reef gardens will be safe, fun, and educational. Ben says, “Sharing the beauty of the Caribbean and the lifestyle of a liveaboard sailing crew is mine & Chef Jody’s passion and why we started chartering boats in the first place. During your trip, I will be capturing the best moments and memories with my camera or drone. Whether you want an active charter exploring the land and sea or to just kick back and relax, it is up to you. It is your charter and my goal is to give you the vacation experience you crave.” INFO & RATES: http://bit.ly/YachtTouchTheSky
🚩 Meet Capt. Sean & Chef Lori Quarles aboard the 46' Lagoon Catamaran RENDEZ-VOUS in the U.S.Virgin Islands! Capt. Sean was born and raised in the Music City, Nashville, TN, and in keeping with his hometown history, he is a self-taught guitar player. You are sure to find a 6 string on board and may hear him strumming quietly from the Captain’s chair. His passion for being on the water led him to work on boats full time and in addition to his SCUBA Instructor status, he also holds his 50-ton license. You can rest assured that Captain Sean has your safety first. He graduated with a degree in Police Science and is committed to the safety and well-being of all guests aboard Rendezvous. He and First Mate Lori are CPR certified and Sean is an EFR Instructor. Sean and Lori are a dynamic duo who have been married for 30 years. Whether you want to get a small taste with a Discover SCUBA experience or dive right in and become fully certified, this crew can help you get to where you want to be. They offer experiences from the very beginner all the way up to a professional level. 🚩INFO & RATES: http://bit.ly/RendezvousYachtCharters 🚩 Contact us at https://www.YachtCharters.Guru for more details!
🚩 Capt. Ross and Dee aboard 56’ Catamaran RESPITE AT SEA create a relaxed environment onboard and facilitate the fun had by all in a natural way. They always aim to make the charter personalized to each guest's needs, and this shows as no two charters are the same. They enjoy spontaneity and love discovering beautiful new bays. Ross and Dee also love to entertain, whether that be with friends at home or guests on the boat. Dee's passion for cooking paired with Ross's storytelling and personable nature makes them a strong team and great company for any occasion. As a couple, they share an interest in snorkeling, diving, and marine conservation stemming from their time spent working on the Great Barrier Reef. They share a love of food and when traveling, Ross and Dee believe a true way to appreciate a countries culture is through its cuisine, thus are always intrigued to try new dishes. Together this enthusiastic and vibrant couple are excited to continue their journey in the charter industry and can't wait to see what else it holds in store for them. Respite at Sea features 3 guest suites, 3 with queen berths, all with full A/C and ensuite toilet and shower. 3 Scuba Dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more. 🚩 INFO & RATES: http://bit.ly/YachtRespiteAtSea
🚩 Our clients can't wait until their charter in July with Capt. Devan & Chef Tim of 52' Catamaran OCELOT. This crew is the dynamic duo of vacations! Their passion for the islands & their desire to share that love shine through in everything they do. From the moment you step aboard S/V Ocelot, the air of relaxation and good times takes over. And they take care of absolutely everything so that you can truly have the most magical week of a lifetime. 🚩 Brochure & Rates: http://bit.ly/YachtOcelot
🚩 Our clients are excited about booking their charter aboard Catamaran SHANGRI LA in July in the Virgin Islands! This 2016 52' Lagoon Catamaran sleeps up to 8 guests in 3 Queen ensuite cabins.
🚩 INFO+RATES: http://bit.ly/SailShangriLa Capt. Keith's Profile: In 1998 he joined friends on a bareboat charter in the BVI and discovered his “sailor within”! His passion for sailing led him to dream of owning his own yacht. In 2002, he put a picture of a 43’ Jeanneau yacht on his refrigerator – 18 months later, he bought “Daddy’s Girl” – a sister ship of the one depicted on his fridge! In 2005, he earned his USCG Captain’s license and began delivering yachts along the Atlantic coast & between the US and the Caribbean, gathering over 50,000 bluewater miles. Keith has had the pleasure of skippering luxury yacht charters in the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean. Keith enjoys helping others discover their own “sailor within” and hone their skills. Keith is entering his third year as a luxury term charter yacht captain in the Virgin Islands. Keith also has a hospitality background; he loves grilling and bartending. He takes great pride in delivering an exceptional experience to guests. He is an accomplished amateur sous chef, mixologist, and oenophile. 🚩 Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, First Mate & Chef Amanda was born and raised by the sea, and introduced to the water at an early age at her grandparent's lake house, and also sailing the Chesapeake on her uncle’s sloop. This inspired her to take to a life on the sea after college brought her to Florida. She has spent the last three years working on sailing catamarans, which have taken her across the Atlantic, up the east coast, and all around the Caribbean. All the while she developed her love of cooking and refined her culinary knowledge at the Ashburton Chef’s Academy in Devon, England. She is passionate about healthful and delicious meals, trying to source only the best ingredients from local and organic sources. Her creative flair is always present working with what is available to provide comforting, wholesome, and satisfying fare with island infusions, and exciting flavors from different parts of the world. With knowledge of vegan and raw food traditions, stepping out of the box is easy for her to do. Although catering traditional meals in a nutritious and delicious way is what she enjoys best! As a PADI Rescue Diver, and watersports enthusiast, Amanda loves to encourage her guests in the water be it snorkeling, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, kayaking, surfing, or kiteboarding! Her kind and gentle demeanor make it easy for her to understand what guests need and want to make their vacation exemplary, all while they relax onboard in between unforgettable meals, sunsets, and their favorite sundowners! Keep Calm and Sail On!
See all the Amazing Places You can Explore on a Charter Yacht in the U.S. Virgin Islands:
Northside, St. Thomas
Magens Bay-World Famous!
Hans Lollik Islands
Southside, St. Thomas
Hassel Island (National Park)
East End, St. Thomas
Little Saint James
West End, St. Thomas
Central, St. John
Steven Cay Northside, Saint John
East End, St. John
Buck Island (National Park)
Green Cay Natl. Wildlife Refuge
~And many more!
Sample Itinerary: Sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands!
12 pm -Meet your charter yacht in St. Thomas, USVI (Crew will arrange transportation and provide rendezvous info)
1:00 pm- Lunch and snorkeling at Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI
3:00 pm- Relaxing sail to Maho Bay, St. John. Enjoy paddle boarding, a walk on the beach, or snorkeling with the sea turtles. Enjoy the sunset at Maho Crossroads Beach Bar, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the yacht, and enjoy an evening of good food, games, and togetherness. The staff of Maho's is ready for you!
8 am- Breakfast, then dinghy over to Mary’s Point or Whistling Cay for a guided snorkel tour, learning about the coral reef ecosystem and fish/coral ID.
11 am- back to the boat for Lunch and relaxation
3 pm- Enjoy a leisurely sail to Waterlemon Cay, St. John. Enjoy a short hike to the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins for a fascinating historical tour or check out great snorkeling, world-class fly fishing in the salt flats or simply relax and enjoy the calm of the afternoon.
8 pm- Night dive or snorkel around Waterlemon Cay!
8 am- Breakfast followed by a nice hike/snorkel at Waterlemon Cay (depending on what was accomplished the day before) OR a quick motor sail up to Newfound Bay to try your hand at snaring a Caribbean lobster!
1 pm- Shoot over to Coral Bay to enjoy fresh cocktails, tasty tacos, and a fun, festive atmosphere at Lime Out Floating Taco Bar. Sail to Salt Pond Bay, which is one of the best snorkel spots in the U.S. Virgins. Enjoy a quiet afternoon on a gorgeous white sand beach surrounded by gorgeous views. Other options include snorkeling at Booby Rock, a dive excursion, or hike Rams Head for an epic sunset view (pictured above.)
8 am- Breakfast. Enjoy an early morning hike up the Ram’s Head Trail. Return to the vessel for a relaxing, mid-morning sail to the Lovango/Congo Cay cut.
1 pm- Enjoy Lovango Cay Resort. Feeling adventurous? Dive the legendary Carvel Rock, making sure to look for old cannonballs and other relics. You may even get lucky and see some local black-tip reef sharks. Not a diver but still looking for an adrenaline rush? Ask your captain about some local cliff jumping options or try to surf the cut at Mingo Cay.
5 pm- Sail to Lameshure Bay to hike up Reef Bay Trail to the Petroglyphs, or sail to the World Famous Magens Bay, St Thomas (weather dependent) and enjoy a sunset swim, paddle or walk on the longest beach in St. Thomas!
8 am- Breakfast followed by WATER SPORTS! Magens Bay is the perfect spot for wakeboarding, foiling, water skiing, and tubing. Not into the action? Hideout on one of the small, secluded strips of the beach where you’ll have “the place to yourself!”
12 pm- Lunch Enjoy some time on the beach or visiting the Magens Bay Beach Bar and Boutique for some day drinking and shopping fun. Beach’d out? Try an island tour! (Magen's Bay pictured right)
8 am- Breakfast Motor sail up to Little St. James for a gorgeous snorkel/dive at “Ledges” or “Calf and Cow”. Enjoy lunch at Pizza Pi, in Christmas Cove.
4 pm Set Sail for historic Buck Island (STT) and enjoy a quiet evening, enjoying the sunset and learning the history of Buck Island and its highlights.
8 am- Breakfast Snorkel the wreck of the Cartanza, an old freighter from WWII with a fascinating history! and/or dinghy over to Turtle Cove to swim with the turtles!
11 am- downwind sail to Honeymoon Beach, Water Island (pictured left). Enjoy lunch aboard or at Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill and then spend the afternoon on the beach or rent golf carts and explore the island.
5 pm- Dinner Take a leisurely sunset sail through Historic Downtown Charlotte Amalie and enjoy cocktails/hors d’oeuvres while your crew provides a fun, historical tour of the area. Spend the night at anchor in the harbor or stay on the dock at Yacht Haven Grande (dockage at charterer’s expense). Enjoy some local nightlife or talk to your crew about throwing an epic theme party!
8 am- Breakfast. Try a walking tour of historic Charlotte Amalie! Check out Emancipation Gardens, the 99 steps, and the historic Fort Christian. Take advantage of duty-free shopping at Vendor’s Plaza or in any of the downtown boutiques.
11am: Return to the boat to pack for a noon departure. The crew will arrange transportation to your hotel or the airport.
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