The US-Virgin Islands Yacht Charter offers several beautiful islands to explore: St John, St Thomas, St Croix, Great St James, Little St James, and Water Island. In fact, they are sister islands to the British Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands. So, explore and enjoy these beautiful islands on a US Virgin Islands Yacht Charter.
Here is a quick overview of each island. Click on the links for further details, including things to do and places to see.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of St John. This is the gem of the US Virgin Islands, the smallest of the three islands. Most of the island is part of the U.S. National Parks. If you take advantage of the summer months, particularly in August, you can have the time of your sailing on to St John Virgin Islands.
Top Tourist Attractions in St John
Tourists, guests, families, and groups of friends wouldn’t run out of things to do on the island. You can visit the following top tourist attractions here:
Visit the natural sanctuary, Virgin Islands National Park where you can see various birds, fish, and corals.
Head over to Peace Hill for an easy hike until you reach the top called “Christ of the Caribbean.”
Find peace and quiet while on a yacht charter as you spend some peace and quiet along the “Fungi Passage.”
Admire the historic Mary Point Estate.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Cruz Bay.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city by exploring Coral Bay.
You can also check out the more secluded part of the island on East Bay.
Activities in St John
Guests of all ages will never get bored on St John Virgin Islands. There are plenty of activities in store for everyone:
Visit some of its famous beaches, such as Trunk Bay, Hawksnest Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and Maho Bay.
Enjoy snorkeling in the shallow waters of Watermelon Cay. And If you’re lucky enough, you might even get a glimpse of turtles, rays, conch, and large starfish.
Dine in some of St John’s local restaurants, such as Sun Dog cafe, Lime Out, Uncle Joe’s Barbecue, and Sam and Jack’s Deli.
You can also go hiking on well-preserved trails.
Not to mention, go swimming and scuba diving on Coral Bay.
In addition, you can relax by getting a massage or participating in yoga classes on the island.
St Thomas | US-Virgin Islands Yacht Charter
St Thomas combines the natural beauty of the islands with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the US Virgin Islands, is one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and the most visited port in the Caribbean. Indeed, elegant dining, exciting nightlife, and world-class duty-free shopping are abundant in Charlotte Amalie. Hence, the city’s reputation as the shopping mecca of the Caribbean draws visitors from all over the region and around the world.
Top Tourist Attractions in St Thomas Virgin Islands
In fact, here are a few must-see places on the island:
Fort Christian is one of the top tourist attractions in St Thomas. Its walls tell a tale that goes back 300 years, making it the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands.
Coki Point is a picturesque and popular beach. The lively atmosphere here draws both cruise-ship passengers throughout the week and local families during the weekends. Visitors have a great time lounging on the soft sand or diving into the shallow depths of the clear blue waters. Others simply enjoy snorkeling along the shoreline.
Be sure to visit Drake’s Seat trip to St Thomas. It’s an iconic viewpoint purported to be where the legendary Sir Francis Drake surveyed the Caribbean Sea for Spanish armadas. Tourists can also marvel at a panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea converging.
With its stunning beauty and rugged north coast, Magens Bay is renowned worldwide as an ideal location for swimming and snorkeling. In fact, in this area, guests would find numerous amenities, including parking, lifeguards, equipment rental, showers with fresh water, and various restaurants and bars.
Emancipation Garden, a park that serves to honor Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation in 1848 that led to freedom for enslaved people. This tranquil place even has a replica of the iconic Liberty Bell.
Tourists in St Thomas will be amazed by the remarkable shops, delicious restaurants, local bars, and captivating beaches. The island has a laidback ambiance but you will never get bored trying out different activities, such as:
Go on shore excursions. You can never go wrong with a half-day sail and snorkeling with the turtles. Don’t miss out on seeing a brilliant marine ecosystem by hopping aboard an elegant sailboat as you make your way to the magnificent Buck Island. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and vivid corals, maybe even spotting some majestic green turtles in their native home.
If you’re in for some adrenaline rush, why not try the extreme zipline experience? Glide through the Caribbean rainforest on St. Thomas and enjoy breathtaking ocean views. And if you want something even more unique, don’t forget to check out the Yo-Yo: The only zipline of its kind in the Caribbean!
Enjoy a catamaran sunset sailing tour. Soak up the unforgettable experience of watching the sun dip beneath the Caribbean Sea from a stunning catamaran sunset sailing tour departing from Margaritaville. Feel the warmth of the ocean breeze, sip delicious drinks and nibble delectable hors d’oeuvres all while taking in unforgettable landscapes and sceneries.
Discover St. Thomas’s array of fascinating attractions on a private tour. Marvel at the stunning views from Drake’s Seat, Skyline Drive, and Mountain Top. Get to know the island better by learning about its history in the historic St. Thomas Synagogue and immerse yourself in its culture while exploring the local fauna and flora.
St Croix | US-Virgin Islands Yacht Charter
Lying 35 miles south is the island of St Croix Virgin islands. St Croix is the largest island in the group, approximately 26 miles wide. The two main cities are Christiansted and Frederiksted.
It has retained more of its Danish character than the other US Virgin Islands, with its historical sights and many of the original great houses restored.
Top tourist attractions in St Croix Virgin Islands
Here are some of our guests’ favorite places to visit when in St Croix:
For those interested in history, a visit to St. Croix is a must, as it has seen the rule of multiple nations in its past: Spain, The Netherlands, England, France, the Knights of Malta, and Denmark.
Marvel at the remarkable ruins of centuries-old sugar and cattle estates which now feature lush botanical gardens, as well as stunningly restored structures.
At the extreme edge of St Croix stands Point Udall and its remarkable sundial monument, claiming to be the easternmost landmark in the USA.
Buck Island, Marine Life Monument, is a spectacular spot to visit, situated off the St. Croix coast. In 2001, it became the very first Marine Protected Area, ensuring the preservation of every resource.
Rainbow Beach offers a stretch of golden sand and serene turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. In addition, you can witness the annual St Croix Reef Jam, where there’s live music, food, and other festivities.
St George Village Botanical Garden is an environmental treasure trove dedicated to conserving and preserving its historical and living collections. With its stunning display of over 1,000 varieties of plants, it is an exemplary showcase of horticultural possibilities for the United States Virgin Islands.
Annaly Bay and its Tide Pools is a secluded location that requires one to have a personal vehicle and walk some distance, yet, every ounce of effort expended to get here is truly rewarding. Once there, visitors will be enveloped in the wondrous natural beauty of the environment, especially the gorgeous tidal pools.
Activities in St Croix
Guests will always find St Croix Virgin Islands an exciting destination. You’ll never run out of things to do. So, try out some of these memorable activities:
Take a St Croix Island Sightseeing Tour. Discover the island’s beauty and culture on an exclusive tour with a knowledgeable local driver/guide.
Explore St Croix in a whole new way with a guided small-group horseback riding experience. Ride through the rainforest and pastures with an expert tour leader who will show you the local flora and fauna. After a while, stop at a sugar mill to take pictures. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the beauty of St Croix.
Create your own adventure and discover the pristine waters of St. Croix by paddleboarding. Have the freedom to paddle where you want, when you want. Our top-of-the-line fiberglass paddle boards are guaranteed to satisfy all experience levels.
Take advantage of all St Croix offers, from local cuisine and wines to vibrant nightlife! Going off the beaten track, you’ll gain an authentic insight you can’t get anywhere else – learning from the locals and the native Crucian dialect to immerse yourself in the culture truly. Therefore, this will no doubt be an immensely rewarding experience.
Note: Take advantage of Virgin Islands Catamaran NEMO special holiday rates.
More Options for a US-Virgin Islands Yacht Charter
Great St James is a private island in the east end of St Thomas. A day in this area means an exclusive escape from all other crowded beaches in the USVI. Meanwhile, on the west side of Great St James, visitors can explore Christmas Cove, a popular snorkeling and mooring spot for day charter boats and yachts. Overall, the unspoiled and secluded island provides the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and exploration, allowing you to take in the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea.
Little St James is a private island off the east end of St Thomas. Also, there are very unique underwater rock formations here that create a perfect habitat for stingrays, turtles, and octopuses. In addition, several celebrities and famous personalities have visited this island.
Water Island is the fourth United States Virgin Island. It is located in St Thomas’ Charlotte Amalie harbor. Spend days on the beach, kayaking, and exploring the shoreline at Limestone. try a day of fishing or boating, a day trip to St. Thomas, or even a hike around the island, where you can explore the remains of military fortifications. Guests can also join the locals for movie night on the beach, or have lunch and drinks at Honeymoon Bay. And if you’re up for some exercise, take a bike tour around the island and take in the sights and sounds.
US Virgin Islands FAQs
Some US Virgin Islands FAQs that are usually overlooked. Read on.
Do you need a passport for the Virgin Islands?
Yes, all travelers to the US Virgin Islands need a passport, regardless of their nationality. U.S. citizens are NOT required to have a passport, but it is highly recommended to bring one.
Can US citizens travel to St Croix?
Yes, US citizens can travel to St Croix and are not required to have passports.
What is the US Virgin Islands Currency?
The official US Virgin Islands currency is the United States Dollar (USD). Furthermore, ATMs are available in all three islands. Most establishments also accept credit cards but, cash is always a good backup.
What are the places to avoid in St Thomas?
St Thomas USVI is generally a safe haven with a very low crime rate. But, if there are places to avoid in St Thomas, it’s best to avoid dark narrow streets just to be sure.
What’s the difference between the British Virgin Islands vs the US Virgin Islands?
If you need to choose between the British Virgin Islands vs US Virgin Islands, read on: The BVI is a group of 60 islands while the USVI is composed of four major islands (St John, St Thomas, St Croix & Water Island) and 50 smaller islets and cays. Most tourists say that BVI is more laid back, luxurious, and ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway. On the other hand, the USVI is best for a family vacation. Lastly, the BVI offers variation in sceneries. It’s easy to sail from one island to another because they’re closer to each other. Meanwhile, the USVI offers sailing adventures from its capital, Charlotte Amalie. So, it would take more time to hop from one island to the next.
Enjoy the Spectacular Island of St Thomas
St Thomas is home to the capital of the USVI, Charlotte Amalie. The mountainous St Thomas Virgin Islands offer spectacular...