Sail the U.S. Virgin Islands!
St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Buck Island, Lovango Cay, Water Island + 50 Uninhabited Cays!
They may fly the American flag, but "America's Paradise" is, in reality, a mix of 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 catamaran, motor yacht, or sailboat charter in the USA today! Contact us with the dates you want to go, the number of people in your group & budget and we'll get to work finding you the perfect yacht vacation!
St. Thomas boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. We've sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to Trinidad and can easily say that the twinkling night lights of the Charlotte Amalie harbor are the prettiest anywhere! As the most visited port in the Caribbean, downtown Charlotte Amalie offers elegant dining, exciting nightlife, duty-free shopping a gondola and even a zip line! Though it's full of energy, especially downtown, this island also possesses numerous sublime natural splendors, such as stunning views of the Caribbean from 1,500 feet above sea level.
Most St. Thomas Yacht Charter crews pick up their guests at Crown Bay Marina located between the airport and the downtown Charlotte Amalie shopping district or at Yacht Haven Grande Marina, just east of downtown Charlotte Amalie. Another option is to meet your crewed yacht at American Yacht Harbor Marina in Red Hook on St. Thomas’ East end. Adjacent to the East end is the ever popular anchorage of Christmas Cove with it's excellent snorkeling. You might even get to sample one of the newest creations from the Pizza Pi boat located in the harbor! It's always a favorite!
With a population of about 200 people, Water Island offers visitors a superb opportunity to relax away from everything and enjoy a laid-back vacation. It is a small residential island; the smallest of the four USVI islands at just 491.5 acres. The calm bay at Honeymoon Beach is a great place to watch your first sunset after meeting your crewed charter yacht at Crown Bay Marina in St. Thomas. Your Captain will be happy to show you all the fun things to do such as enjoy live music on Honeymoon beach, sample the restaurants, kayak, snorkel, explore the shoreline at Limestone, visit the remains of the military fortifications at Fort Segarra, take a bike tour or join residents for movie night under the stars! And if you are really lucky, when the visibility is good, you can see Puerto Rico’s El Yunque mountain to the west during the day and the glow from the city at night.
Two-thirds of St. John, USVI is a national park. Donated by Laurence Rockefeller in the 1950s, it is home to the Virgin Islands National Park, which protects over 7000 acres of the 12,500-acre island. The island's comfortable pace is perfect for enjoying world-renowned beaches such as Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and Salt Pond Bay. A nature lover's favorite, St. John offers hiking, camping, specialty shopping, and breathtaking views. You could easily spend a week exploring the North coast anchorages of Caneel Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho & Francis Bay, and Leinster Bay & the Southern anchorages of Little Lameshur Bay and Coral Bay. St. John offers imaginative shops with distinctive resort wear, quality jewelry, unique international & local crafts & duty-free luxury goods. The island is home to many talented artists who work in a wide array of mediums & modes. St. John's three shopping areas, all within walking distance of the main ferry dock & each with a personality all its own, are attractions in themselves offering charming restaurants, cafes & bars along with the shops.
Located 40 miles South of St. Thomas, St. Croix, USVI is one of the only dive destinations where you can dive a wall, wreck, pier and reef all in one day. One of only three underwater national monuments in the United States, Buck Island and its surrounding coral reef ecosystem support a large variety of native flora and fauna, including the hawksbill turtle and brown pelican. Underwater trails make Buck Island a popular destination for snorkelers and a must-do for every visitor. While not a regular stop on many crewed yacht charter itineraries (one day to get there and one day to get back), you can easily take the sea plane from St. Thomas to find well-equipped sport fishing charter boats, offering full- and half-day trips. Whether you prefer to angle for big game fish, fly fish or bone fish, you'll find it on St. Croix.
POPULAR ANCHORAGES & PLACES TO EXPLORE
Trunk Bay Beach, St. John
Trunk Bay Beach Trunk Bay was donated to the National Park Service by Laurence S. Rockefeller about 50 years ago. Not a bad gift! This blissful spot soothes the soul with its translucent azure water and sugar-white sandy beach backed by lush green trees. Offshore are pristine coral reefs teeming with colorful marine life. Whether you're hoping to hike, swim, snorkel, sail, or laze about on the beach, you'll find access to it all at the Virgin Islands National Park. Discover ancient petroglyphs once carved by Taino Indians, explore underwater and the vibrant marine life around a coral reef. Your bound to see Sea turtles in the waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Honeymoon Beach, St. John
Honeymoon Beach is pristine, exclusive, and fabulous. It's one of seven beaches that make up the upscale Caneel Bay Resort. With its powder white beach and aquamarine waters. Zip around on watersports equipment, and enjoy an epic sunset as you dine on delicious cuisine.
Cinnamon Bay, St. John
Located in the heart of the Virgin Islands National Park, Cinnamon Bay is the longest beach on St. John. It's also the most beautiful. Imagine digging your feet into the softest white sand before diving into warm, turquoise waves. That pretty much sums up paradise in our minds, and you'll find it all right here.
Coral Bay, St. John
Beautiful, serene Coral Bay graces the southeast side of St. John. The large sheltered bay offers a little of everything for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy some of the islandy bars or want to tuck into a cove to enjoy the beach and snorkeling. This is also the perfect spot to zip around on the wakeboard, or explore by paddleboard and kayak.
Cruz Bay, St. John
Cruz Bay is a vibrant town with unique shopping and artisan scene, as well as great restaurants and bars. The streets are lined with eclectic jewelry, clothing, and art stores to find the perfect unique gift or souvenir, while you take in the islandy vibe.
Maho Beach Bay, St. John
Maho Bay beach is a favorite among travelers. It boasts sheltered waters, great snorkeling, beautiful white sand and towering coconut palms. The fantastic snorkeling offers sightings of an array of coral species, tropical fish, turtles and rays. Venture ashore for the island beach bars and stores.
Hawksnest Beach Bay, St. John
Hawksnest Beach is a hidden gem more than worthy of a visit. Graciously running into the turquoise haven that is Hawksnest Bay, this stunning sandy strand is a perfect place to unwind.
Watermelon Cay , St. John
Watermelon Cay is surrounded by coral reefs and is a snorkeller’s dream. There is a wide array of tropical marine life, including hundreds of species of fish, turtles, rays and conch to discover.
Lovango Cay Island and Resort / See their website: https://www.lovangovi.com
Lavango Cay and its resort is only accessible yacht boat and offers a tranquil anchorage with gorgeous views. Venture ashore to enjoy the resort's Beach Club with private cabanas, pool, bar, and restaurants, as well as the Lovango Village with eclectic boutiques.
Magens Bay, St. Thomas
Voted one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, with its drooping coconut palms, luxurious sand, and crystal-clear azure water, the majestic Magens Bay is certainly an incredible beach. Be sure to sample one of the many cocktails at the beach bar. This huge protected bay is also perfect for enjoying an arrange of water sports, such as wake board, knee board, paddle board, snorkel and more!
Christmas Cove, Great St James Island
With crystal clear protected waters Christmas Cove, named because Christopher Columbus anchored his boat here on Christmas Day to hide from a storm, is a popular snorkeling spot with a diversity of marine wildlife to observe. Early morning or late afternoon are the perfect time to watch the green turtles feeding off the seagrass beds here; you might even see a spotted eagle ray!
Honeymoon Bay Beach, Water Island
Enjoy the great beach and beach bar, as well as tranquil waters at Honeymoon Bay Beach on Water Island. Settle in for a wonderful evening, starting with an incredible sunset view. This is a popular last night for many charters, as it's close to the airport. As the sun sinks into the ocean, reminisce of the adventures had and memories you will cherish for a life time.