Scrub Island

A postcard-perfect destination, Scrub Island is located approximately 74 miles east of Puerto Rico, 28 miles NE of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI, and 1.66 miles north of Trellis Bay. Formed by volcanic activity, the island is 1.6 mi long and has 230 acres. The mountainous island’s highest eastern peak reaches 438 feet, and the highest western peak reaches 313 feet.

This idyllic island is a great destination to visit on your BVI yacht charter vacation. Stay for the day, or spend the night in the accommodating Scrub Island Marina. The surrounding islands, including Scrub, are said to have been untouched until pirates and buccaneers found them. It is said that the location was originally named after these seafarers; Scrub comes from sailors stopping here so they could scrub away barnacles on their ships’ hulls.

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Scrub Island Marina


Average temperatures are warm to hot all year, with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The hottest months are August, July, and September.

Scrub Island | Things to see and do

  • Indulge yourself with a visit to the Spa at Scrub Island Resort.
  • Snorkel or dive at Diamond Reef. This vibrant reef is home to colorful tropical fish and other marine species. A variety of marine life, such as sergeant majors, grey snappers, blue Chromis, tiny wrasses, parrotfish, mackerels, garden eels, stingrays, and turtles, greet you as you swim.
  • Go fishing. The waters around Scrub Island are superb for fishing, especially since the island is close to the North Drop.
  • Take a day trip to a nearby island.
  • Learn to sail. The Offshore Sailing School offers classes for beginners to experienced sailors.


Scrub Island Marina. This 55-slip full-service marina can accommodate vessels up to 160 feet. Some exclusive amenities include two restaurants, a gourmet market, Ixora Spa, a fitness facility, restrooms, showers, use of the main resort pool and beach, kayaks and paddleboards, and a boutique.

Please call us today at 1 (321) 777-1707 or describe Your Vacation Vision to help you plan your fully-crewed private luxury yachting vacation! Inquire as soon as possible about your custom, crewed yacht charter.

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