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.

Scrub Island is a great destination to visit on your USVI yacht charter vacation. Stay for the day, or spend the night in the accommodating Scrub Island Marina. The 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.

Scrub Island: Things to see and do on a yacht charter

  • Visit the Spa at Scrub Island Resort.
  • Snorkel or dive at Diamond Reef. This vibrant reef is home to colorful exotic 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.
  • Take a day trip to a nearby island.
  • Learn to sail. The Offshore Sailing School offers classes for beginners to experienced sailors.

Weather on Scrub Island

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 Marina 

This 55-slip full-service marina can accommodate vessels up to 160 feet. This resort marina offers 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 contact us at 1 (321) 777-1707 or complete our contact form to start planning your yacht charter vacation! It's never too early, or too late to inquire about your bespoke private yacht charter.

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