Pure paradise. That’s what you’ll find with this sample USVI-SVI Sailing Itinerary-2 7-Night. You will experience the US Virgin Islands and the lesser-traveled Spanish Virgin Islands, which are a pristine wonderland of white sandy beaches, clear blue water, vibrant coral reefs, and near-empty anchorages.
Begin your sailing USVI-SVI Sailing Itinerary-2 7-night at Red Hook Harbor on St Thomas. After welcome cocktails and a brief safety meeting, you’re off on your adventure.
Enjoy a smooth 45-minute sail to the uninhabited island of Great St James. After lunch, jump into the turquoise waters at Christmas Cove for an afternoon swim and snorkel. This well-protected cove is a National Marine Sanctuary. Here you will see lots of fish, sea turtles, and friendly stingrays.
On day two of your journey, sail to beautiful St John. Though it is the smallest of the three US Virgin Islands, St John has a pristine beauty. Places to see include.
Wake early for a quick swim before setting sail for Culebra. Enjoy a fun day at sea diving, kayaking, fishing, tubing, and knee-boarding behind the dinghy. If you prefer a quieter day, relax in the sun on the trampoline or aft sun pad. Enjoy inspired cocktails and tasty cuisine onboard.
Arrive at Isla de Culebra. Locals call Culebra an “island of nothing—no nightclubs, no casinos.” The beach is your best bet for entertainment, and Culebra beaches are amongst the finest in the world. In fact, Flamenco Beach is considered the second-most beautiful beach in the world by Discovery Channel and is by far the most popular beach in Culebra. If Flamenco’s mile-and-a-half stretch of brilliant white sand and turquoise water grows old, try hiking 24 minutes to Carlos Rosario Beach, a premier snorkeling spot. The snorkeling and scuba diving around Culebra are truly outstanding. Hard and soft corals abound in the shallows, and magnificent reefs encircle the island.
Spend the night anchored at Dakity Reef.
The small uninhabited island of Culebrita is a nature reserve and part of the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge protects large colonies of sea birds and nesting sea turtles. Although this is a tiny island, it is worth visiting for its natural beauty and near-empty beaches. You can hike to the ruins of an old lighthouse, Faro Isla de Culebritas, which is now on the US National Register of Historic Places. Visit the seaward pools known locally as “the Jacuzzis,” a series of shallow natural sea-fed pools. The “jacuzzi” action comes when the surf refreshes the water supply.
On day five, sail to the Isla de Vieques, which is like the Caribbean of the past: tranquil, lush, un-crowded, with natural beauty all around. Since the area was under US military control from 1941 until 2003, Vieques has remained relatively untouched by development and tourism. What’s more, the island has the largest natural wildlife refuge in the Caribbean, covering 3100 acres.
Spend another day in Vieques. There is still plenty to see and do!
As you near the final destination of Fajardo, on the east coast of Puerto Rico, there are many small islands and cays to explore. Dive and snorkel at La Cordillera, Cayo Iacos, Isla Palominos, and Las Croaboas.
Your USVI-SVI Sailing Itinerary-2 7-Night has come to a close. From the small city of Fajardo, you will transfer to Cabo San Juan Airport and fly home. If you prefer, we can also arrange accommodations for you in Puerto Rico.
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