USVI Eases Covid-19 Entry Protocols!
Good News: As March 7, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers arriving in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands from mainland USA will no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test. This means no Covid-19 testing is required to/from USVI and USA mainland. Unvaccinated travelers are still required to provide a negative Covid-19 test result. Travel is getting easier!
U.S. Virgin Islands: If your group is not fully vaccinated, then we recommend the ease of visiting the USVI: the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Water Island, Buck Island, the new Lovango Cay Resort and the 50 surrounding uninhabited islands, cays & beaches. Much to our delight, local entrepreneurs have added fun new pop-up bars on many of the beaches, new restaurants, and beautiful hiking trails.
Plan Ahead: Even with the current world events, the demand for yacht charter vacations is huge. It's definitely not too early to think about booking for 2023 for the specific yacht that fits your needs & budget. Currently, there are more yachts to choose from that are based in the USVI than any other part of the Caribbean because of relaxed protocols. It's simply easier to sail in "America's Paradise". If you are interested in other areas, you have to plan now.
News from the British Virgin Islands
Contact us for the latest BVI entry protocol details. For fully vaccinated charter groups, we highly recommend you fly directly to EIS, Beef Island, Tortola. The British Virgin Islands ports are currently closed to charter yachts arriving from the U.S. Virgin Islands. BVI registered yachts do not sail outside of the territory.
The legendary Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda has reopened after a complete rebuild from damage sustained in 2017’s Hurricane Irma, including the debut of the first of a planned string of waterfront villas. We were some of the first to see the new BEYC. It's very different from the original structure but great! Like the resort’s recently-opened Quarterdeck clubhouse and Buoy Room restaurant, the villas are constructed from a variety of sturdy hardwoods with foundations on ground raised several feet above the previous waterline.
🚩Our clients had a very special birthday and yacht charter vacation with Capt. RJ and Jenna aboard 50' Catamaran Delana Mae sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands! This fun sailing duo has been in the Caribbean together for nearly 5 years as adventurers, delivery crew, private charter crew and as sailing instructors. Sleeps up to 8 Guests in 4 Ensuite Cabins / All-Inclusive
It's a HUGE catamaran! See Capt. Glen & Alex Hurd's tour aboard 74’ Luxury Yacht Charter Catamaran OCEAN VIBES. 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 his crew make it a priority to custom-tailor your adventure to your specific needs and desires, ensuring this is your trip of a lifetime! The yacht accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 fabulous ensuite cabins.
Water Toys onboard Include: 2 Sea Scooters, Wake board & Tube, Snorkel Gear, Floating Dock, Subwing, Gym Equipment
Discounts are being considered for March 2022 bookings!
About Us-Your Charter Yacht Brokers: Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker!
We do not sell yachts like many other agencies so there is no conflict or distraction in our focus for your yacht charter. Our service is free to you. We travel extensively to boat shows and yacht charter shows year-round to personally view and inspect as many of the yachts.
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 Governments to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involve 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. Contact us for more info!