Great St James is a private island .25 miles off the east end of St Thomas. The island is approximately 165 acres in size. Although the island is not open to the public, there is some fantastic snorkeling in the adjacent waters.
Like the other islands in the BVI, the weather is generally warm to hot year-round on Great Saint James Island. However, warm trade winds cool the heat. Hurricane season, which runs from June to November, is when conditions can get windy and rainy.
Places to See and Things to Do
Snorkel. Christmas Cove is one of the top snorkeling areas as there are plenty of reefs just off of Great St James Island. Besides tropical fish, you may catch a glimpse of a sea turtle.
Dive. Put on your tanks and flippers and explore the underwater beauty. Clear turquoise waters make it easy to see the abundant tropical marine life.
Stand up paddle board (SUP).
Enjoy a drink and the view from your yacht’s flybridge.
After a day of water activities, dry off and have a delicious meal prepared by your yacht’s chef.
Marinas and Anchorages
There are no marinas on Great St James Island. However, there are mooring balls available near Christmas Cove.