US Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Guide
A US Virgin Islands yacht charter offers you the chance to experience one of the world's most beautiful cruising grounds. Whether exploring the cosmopolitan archipelago by motor or sailing yacht, the oppotunities for fun both in and on the water are endless.
Sequestered between Puerto Rico and Anguilla, the glorious cluster of tightly knit islands and cays that make up the US Virgin Islands are scattered like jewels across the sparkling blue ocean. Embark on a US Virgin Islands yacht charter and discover glamorous scalloped coastlines, coves and white sand beaches. The islands are renowned for their idyllic array of anchorages, renowned for their vibrant colour and wonderful variety of tropical fish.
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, the US Virgin Islands have been attracting all type of seafarer to their shores for centuries. Comprising the main islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Water Island with many smaller islands and islets in between, the culture is a blend of Caribbean, American and European influences.
Seemingly made for the waterborne, the when it comes to things to do during a US Virgin Islands yacht charter the opportunities are endless. From snorkeling and diving to discovering restored sugar plantations ashore, you will be spoilt for choice while cruising. For those looking to simply relax and swim in the shallow waters, the beaches are some of the best in the world. From Honeymoon Beach to Caneel Bay, Oppenheimer Beach, Trunk Bay and Maho Beach, their sparkling-white sands are stunning.
Sailors in the charter party will delight in the sailing opportunities with the ideal tradewinds. The US Virgin Islands are also the main gateway to the BVI’s, and the clearance process into the islands’ is easy. Flying into St. Thomas and spending a few days exploring the US Virgin Islands before crossing the border to the BVI is one of the most popular cruising itineraries in the Caribbean.
- Take the tender and follow the snorkel trail around Trunk Bay, St. John
- Step ashore at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, where sophisticated boutiques line the harbour
- Follow in the fins of Jean-Michel Cousteau and dive the US Virgin Islands stunning underwater world
- Enjoy the beautiful sunset from Francis Bay, St John
Begin your charter in Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and incorporate neighboring St. John into your itinerary and then head on to Cruz Bay before crossing the “border” to the British Virgin Islands.