Private Charter Yacht Vacation in US Virgin Islands
Located east of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean archipelago of the US Virgin Islands are home to the three stunning islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Renowned for stunning beaches, adventurous diving locations, lush national parks with captivating views; and with close proximity for easy island hopping, the US Virgin Islands provide charter guests with the ideal charter yacht vacation.
The US Virgin Islands offer a variety of itineraries, but beginning and ending in St. Thomas is usually the most convenient starting point for charter guests as it is home to an international airport and the busy ports of Crown Bay and Charlotte Amalie. In addition to airports and busy cruise ship ports, the beautiful beaches, upscale boutiques and restaurants all contribute to St. Thomas’ title as the busiest and most popular island of the three.
On the contrary, St. Croix is the least visited, yet the biggest island of the archipelago. Located 40 miles south of St. Thomas, St. Croix is an exclusive island known for lush tropical rainforests in Frederiksted, rum distilleries and sugar plantations. As the least visited island, St. Croix is home to some of the Caribbean’s most pristine beaches including Hibiscus Beach, located on the north shore; and Rainbow Beach, located on the west end.
40 miles north of St Croix and just 3 miles to the east of St. Thomas, St. John is largely protected as national parkland. Two-thirds of the island is designated as a national park, making St. John a host to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, including the popular Trunk Bay. Trunk Bay is a stunning beach and park renowned for glistening white sand and an underwater nature trail for snorkeling. More remote areas include Mermaid’s Chair Beach located on the North Shore; Limetree Cove located on the east; and Europa Bay on the South shore. Up for an adventure? St. Johns offers a variety of adventurous diving and snorkeling sites including Eagle Shoals, Carvel Rock and Flanagan’s Cay.
US Virgin Islands Charter Cruise Itineraries
US Virgin Islands offers a variety of cruising itineraries including:
- St. Thomas - St. Thomas including stops to each island
- St. Thomas and St. John
- St. Thomas and St. Croix
US Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Season
December through March
US Virgin Islands Charter Vacation Activities
- Snorkeling/diving in various areas across the USVI
- Visiting Rum Distil
- Visiting sugar plantations
- Shopping in St. Thomas