Please look at our Virgin Islands sailing itinerary, which combines the best of The U.S. and the British Virgin Islands.
You will begin your 8-day sailing excursion at Red Hook Harbor on St. Thomas. Enjoy smooth 45-minute sail to the uninhabited island of Great St. James and jump into the turquoise waters at Christmas Cove. The calm waters of this well-protected cove are a National Marine Sanctuary. You wi l see lots of fish, sea turtles, and friendly stingrays here.
Are you looking for a unique opportunity? Check out Pizza Pi, where you can swim up to a boat and eat pizza while sitting in the sea.
Overnight in this quiet and protective cove.
On day 2 of your journey, you sail to beautiful St. John’s Island. However, it is the smallest of the three U.S Virgin Islands. St. John has some of the most excellent found beaches in the world. With 60 % of its land area comprising a US National Park. The beaches in the park are quiet and pristine while a short distance from Cruz Bay with its restaurants, upscale jewelry stores, and boutiques.
At Caneel Bay, you may want to visit the beaches, go hiking, snorkeling, or relax before returning to your private yacht. Another great place to visit is Trunk Bay, probably St. John’s most visited and photographed beach. And for some of the best snorkeling, check out Waterlemon Cay and Leinster Bay. Don’t forget about Francis Bay and Maho Bay; these spots have a little bit of everything for everyone.
Or discover an enchanting cove such as Salt Pond Bay. And do ‘t forget about St. John’s North Shore Beaches; they consistently rank among the world’s most beautiful.
On your third day at sea, we depart Caneel Bay and head over to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. Certainly one of the kings of Caribbean beaches. Consisting of beach bars, hammocks, and total strangers that will be your best friend by day’s end, this beach is F-U-N and lively!
Tonight you dock at Great Harbour and dine at “Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Grill.” The quintessential beach bar–on the beach, open to the elements, and personally attended to by Foxy Callwood. The bar is a favorite for yachties from across the globe. What b gan as little more than a lemonade-stand-size bar which was supposed to be open for one day only, Foxy’s has evolved into a significant cultural force. Known for its excellent local food, Foxy’s has Friday and Saturday barbecues. As well as Rotis and flying fish sandwiches, grilled fresh fish, and lobster for dinner. Check out Foxy’s menu.
In the morning, you depart Jost Van Dyke and sail on to Marina Cay with a stop at the uninhabited islands of Green Cay and Sandy Cay. Green Cay is an exciting dive and snorkel site which has a series of pinnacles covered with brightly colored sponges and branching hydroid fans which shelter abundant marine life such as juvenile Angel Fish and Glassy Minnows, as well as Jacks, large Dog Snappers, schools of Barracuda and colossal Tarpon. Onshore is a beach composed entirely of coral, smoothed by the action of the waves. A few hundred yards onto the island, there is a small shipwreck of a more modern-looking boat.
The post-card-perfect little island of Sandy Cay is a gem in the ocean. Picture-perfect, white sandy beaches surround the island, dotted with clusters of rocks, green vegetation, and two lonely coconut palms. The British Virgin Islands is truly blessed to claim such an enchanting little island. Tourists worldwide enjoy sunbathing, excellent snorkeling, picnics, and exploring this unique paradise in the sun.
Head over to Monkey Point on the southwestern tip of Guana Island. Home t giant Tarpon and schools of Silversides, this spot is renowned for its snorkeling. Golden tail Morays and an abundance of Blue Stripe Grunts are hidden among the coral formations.
Afterward, sail to Marina Cay to anchor for the night. There are a few places like the tiny Marina Cay. The flower-covered eight-acre island has a small white sandy beach.
Today you set sail to Spanish Town, the main town on Virgin Gorda. Stop o er to explore The Baths. This u usual geologic formation, located on the island’s southern end, is a significant tourist destination. At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island’s volcanic origins, as huge granite boulders lie in piles on the beach, forming scenic grottoes, or caves, open to the sea.
Enjoy the day snorkeling or diving the Wreck of the Rhone. Made famous in the movie “The Deep,” this is one of the great adventures for snorkelers and divers alike. Snorkelers can enjoy floating over the wreck from the surface of the water with their mask and fins. Divers submerge for a closer look, exploring the nooks and crannies of this fascinating wreck.
Overnight in Spanish Town and enjoy another gourmet dinner prepared especially for you by your private chef.
Ahhhh…Another day in paradise! This morning you venture out for a great day of water sports at The Dog Islands. The Dog Islands, named for the barking sounds of the extinct Caribbean Seal, are a series of small islands in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. These islands are a Marine National Park and Seabird Refuge with great diving and snorkeling.
Afterward, head out to The North Sound overnight. Visit Leverick Bay Resort and Marina or Oil Nut Bay Resort or anchor in North Sound, enjoying the breeze, beaches, and ambiance. Enjoy another delicious dinner onboard your private yacht.
Today you sail to Norman Island, but along the way, you will stop at Peter Island–a large island known for its fantastic beaches. Considered one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches, Deadman’s Bay is but one of five beaches on Peter Island. Deadman’s Bay is huge and has several different beaches along its one-mile shoreline. It has good snorkeling at both ends. If you’re looking for a quiet stretch of sand, venture to the secluded Honeymoon Beach at the peninsula’s tip. Or sail over to the island’s south side and enjoy the lovely White Bay, so named for its long, sparkling white sand and visited by only a few charter boats.
As you approach Norman Island, you will enjoy a stop at The Indians. The Indians, are just a stone’s throw from Norman Island and beside Pelican Island, is a beautiful place to snorkel. Be mesmerized by the coral reef and stunning schools of beautiful fish. This spot is named for its tall rock formations resembling an Indian headdress.
Once at Norman Island, you may want to explore the Caves. These three water-level caves at the base of cliffs are ideal for snorkeling, and if one goes deep enough into the cliffs, darkness makes the experience like a night dive. The island has no permanent inhabitants (other than wild goats). However, there is a restaurant and bar named “Pirates” in The Bight. And also the famous barge named the William Thornton (or “Willie T’s” to locals), which operates as a bar and restaurant. These are two fun locations to enjoy a happy hour and a casual dinner.
On your way to St. Thomas, where you will depart, make one last memory at beautiful St. John’s Island. Thou h it is the smallest of the three U.S Virgin Islands, St. John’s unspoiled beauty is perhaps the greatest in the Caribbean. With 6 % of its land area comprising a pristine National Park, St. John’s is as far away as you can get from civilization but still just a short distance from upscale jewelry stores and boutiques.
Here we stop at Cruz Bay, which is full of great restaurants and shops. Enjoy Pusser’s Landing and other funky centers. Or take one last snorkel at Honeymoon Beach.
Head to your final destination St. Thomas. If you have time, dine at one of Frenchtown’s authentic Caribbean restaurants. It is a small quaint town steeped in history. And is the home to restaurants such as “Hook Line and Sinker,” “Alexander’s,” or “Craig and Sally’s”—where you will want to take your time choosing from the casual restaurant’s creative menu, everything from pasta to lobster or quail. You will make many friends here as the bar is always filled with a crowd of friendly folks. A perfect dining experience to conclude the perfect Caribbean yacht charter vacation.
This is just a sample of your yacht charter adventure in the U.S. & British Virgin Islands. All itineraries are based on guests’ preferences and the weather.