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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.

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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USVI Yacht Charters

Start planning your US Virgin Islands yacht charter! As your charter company, we will help you with your crewed yacht charter details. Our sister company, ILX Travel Inc., can handle airline and hotel reservations, travel insurance, and transfers. Call today for more information.