US Virgin Islands Yacht Charter | American Paradise

A US Virgin Islands yacht charter takes you to America’s Caribbean paradise. The US Virgin Islands are sisters to the British Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands. A Caribbean Island vacation is like none other.

US Virgin Islands Yacht Charter
Yacht Haven Grande Marina St Thomas.

The USVI consists of the three main islands of St Croix, St John, and St Thomas.

Water Island is the youngest and the smallest of the USVI. This residential island has a population of fewer than 200 people.

The US Virgin Islands boast white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, soothing trade winds, delicious cuisine, and rich history. Famous beaches include Magen’s BayHoneymoon Beach, Trunk Bay, and strategic harbors, including Charlotte Amalie and Christiansted.

Most of the islands, St. Thomas included, are volcanic in origin and hilly. Virgin Islands sailing is some of the best worldwide. You can hop from one harbor to another when you arrange a USVI yacht charter through Luxury Yacht Charters.

St Croix | Virgin Islands Delight

St Croix | Virgin Islands Delight
St Croix is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It has lush hills, warm blue water, rich history, and a tropical climate. It's uncrowded and perfect for a stop on your yacht charter vacation. St Croix Fifty-four sugar mills still rest in the shadows of stately eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century homes. With acres of rolling green hills, St Croix's plantation estates also bore crops of okra, cabbage, corn, and other vegetables. As the sugar industry declined after the 1960s, tourism became the most important industry on the island. St Croix Christiansted and Frederiksted Christiansted and Frederiksted are the two main towns of St Croix. The island offers many activities, including fine dining, shopping, golf, scuba diving, and horseback riding. Weather St Croix's subtropical climate and weather provide primarily warm, sunny days with a slight chance of rain. The temperature typically varies from 73°F to 88°F and is rarely...

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St John

St John
St John is the smallest of the three US Virgin Islands. This beautiful island was initially settled by the Arawak and Carib Indians. Then, in 1917, the United States bought St John from the Danish West India and Guinea Company. In 1956, Laurence Rockefeller donated over 5,000 acres of the island to the National Park Service. Since two-thirds of the island has been designated as a national park, St John has some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Be sure to include St John on your USVI itinerary. St John There are two settlements on the island of St John. On the northwest end is the busy town of Cruz Bay. At the other end of the island is the much smaller community of Coral Bay. Even further yet is the pristine, quiet coastline of East End. Weather St John is warm all year. Average high temperatures are 84-89°F, with...

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St Thomas

St Thomas
St Thomas is the gateway island of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It is known for its beaches, shopping, and snorkeling spots. The capital city, Charlotte Amalie, is a busy cruise ship port. This vibrant port is a perfect place to begin your luxury yacht charter on St Thomas. It's a short sail to St John or the British Virgin Islands. Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St Thomas. Weather The climate on St Thomas is tropical and hot all year round. However, there's a relatively cooler period from December to April, with average highs around 82/84 °F. Gentle breezes temper the hotter months. Things to see and do Shop: There is plenty of duty-free shopping. U.S. residents enjoy a $1,600 duty-free allowance in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is twice the limit of most other Caribbean islands. Dive: Popular dive sites include Wreck of General Rogers, Cow and Calf...

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USVI Scuba Diving Sites

USVI Scuba Diving Sites
There are lots of USVI scuba diving sites waiting for you to explore. The three main islands, St Thomas, St John, and St Croix, are all excellent starting points. All the islands have soft, white sand beaches and warm turquoise water. The USVI's diversity ensures that you will find dive sites suited to your level of expertise. What's more, diving can be done year-round. Virgin Islands Scuba Diving Top-Rated USVI Diving Sites Since the USVI has so many excellent dive sites, the following suggestions are only a few more popular areas. St Thomas Cow and Calf Rocks: Popular for locals and visitors, this dive site is located off the southeast end of St Thomas. St Thomas scuba diving has shallow dive sites and is also perfect for snorkeling. There's abundant sea life and exciting nooks and crannies to explore. Arches and Tunnels: Good for beginners and more advanced divers. Shipwreck...

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Water Island

Water Island
Water Island is the fourth largest of the US Virgin Islands. It is a quiet 492-acre island located in Charlotte Amalie harbor, close to St Thomas. Include this lovely island on your USVI sailing itinerary. Weather On average, the temperatures are always high. The rainy season is in May and November, and January's the coolest month. Water Island History The earliest known settlers were the Taino Indians dating back to the 15th century. When Europeans settled on the island, they named it because it had lots of fresh water, lacking on many nearby islands. The United States bought the island in 1944 to protect the submarine base on St. Thomas during World War II. In 1996 the United States transferred ownership to the territorial government. In addition to ammunition bunkers and platforms that may serve as light or gun emplacements, there are several military structures. Carolina Point has ammunition bunkers...

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What is the difference between the USVI and the British Virgin Islands?

If you are looking into the US Virgin Islands Yacht Charter, you can explore three main islands. These include St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. The BVI consists of four larger islands: Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke. 

So, you might think that the culture and customs of the two island groups are almost the same. But they remain unique from each other.

US Virgin Islands

USVI yacht charters are typically more popular with medium to large groups (i.e., family and friends). Short sailing distances between anchorages make it possible to visit more places in a few days. The only exception is the longer sail to St. Croix,

United States citizens arriving from Puerto Rico, or the U.S. do not need a passport for the USVI. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. When departing, all but U.S. citizens must have a passport.

St. Thomas

St. Thomas is one of the most popular destinations on a USVI yacht charter. This bustling capital offers stunning views of the harbor and a variety of excellent restaurants, shops, and attractions. You can also visit historic sites like Fort Christian.

When chartering from St Thomas, enjoy duty-free shopping and dining in Charlotte Amalie. Visit beautiful Coki Beach or hike in Drake’s Seat for a breathtaking view of Magen's Bay.

St. John

As the smallest of the three main Virgin Islands, St. John is famous for its stunning beaches and lush landscapes. With USVI charters, you can explore the beauty of St. John at your own pace. St. John also boasts white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Trunk Bay is one of the most popular spots on the island and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing.

Other beautiful spots on St. John include Cinnamon Bay, Lameshur Bay, and Salt Pond Bay. These areas offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

St. Croix

Imagine the sun warming your skin as you glide through turquoise waters on a SUP board, the vibrant coral reefs just a breath away. St. Croix's snorkeling and paddling adventures promise memories that will stay with you long after your suntan fades.

Once you’ve seen the underwater life, it’s time to explore St. Croix’s vibrant culture and history. Please take a tour of Christiansted and Frederiksted, two historic towns that have retained their colonial charm. For a more laid-back experience, visit some small villages along the coast.

When you need a break from sightseeing, head to one of the many pristine beaches. Whether you’re looking for secluded coves or lively boardwalks, St. Croix has something for everyone.

US Virgin Islands Yacht Charter
Caneel Bay, St. John. U.S. Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

A BVI private charter is more suited for older adults and honeymooners. The BVI is ideal for those seeking a more laid-back and/or secluded experience. See our British Virgin Islands Yacht Charter page for more information.

For the best experience, research your yacht charter destination and the islands you want to include in your vacation.

What is it like sailing on a US Virgin Islands yacht charter?

Short sails and protected harbors make this area one of the best boating areas in the Caribbean. In addition, gorgeous waters and national parks await you on a USVI yacht charter.

Choose from the following boats for your US Virgin Islands yacht charter. We will also discuss a bareboat charter if you are interested.

You can choose to sail the U.S. Virgin Islands or combine the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. In both cases, the yacht must have a license to charter in either country.

Please note that you must have a valid passport if your yacht charter includes the British Virgin Islands.

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