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USVI Yacht Charters

Chartering a private yacht offers the perfect way to explore the USVI's. They have beautiful beaches and bays, excellent diving sites, and wonderful nature preserves. The proximity of each attraction within the Virgins' to one another makes the whole area a great place for vacationing families or couples to island hop while having fun together.

Three USVI Islands

The USVIs include three distinct islands. St. Thomas is the most popular with its international airport, vibrant beach scene, shopping options, and great snorkeling. Many USVI charters will begin here because of it's ease of arrivial. St. Croix has historical sites as well as excellent diving opportunities. St. John is two-thirds protected, and it is off limits to cruise ships. Enjoy the serenity!

A vacation beginning or ending here will very likely include stops in the BVIs too. Though all types of yachts are available in the USVI for charters, crewed catamarans are the most popular! Catamarans have ample deck space, and their minimal drafts allow for shallow water passage.

The BVI and USVI are wonderful destinations with perfect waters, tranquil achorages, and fun-filled activities for experienced and inexperienced boaters alike.

Whether your ideal vacation is active or laid back, you can look forward to finding both peace and excitement on a USVI charter. Click here to read client comments: BVI charter reviews.

St.John, USVI

The smallest of the three USVI's, this has been called an uncommercialized paradise with good reason. Though there are two resorts here, Westin Resort on Great Cruz Bay and Caneel Bay Resort, there are many more camping options being offered. This is no accident at it is intentionally preserved and celebrated as a natural, national treasure. There are restaurants on here that serve chef-prepared food by candlelight, but there are also several barbecue and burger joints.

Within walking distance of the ferry dock, you'll find shops as well as art galleries with local pieces for purchase. This range of choice is just broad enough to accommodate all types of visitors, but it is fairly limited in scope compared to typically developed tourist spots, which is just perfect for an island with no high rises, no cruise ship docks, and no airports.

Activities

Cruz Bay is home of the Mongoose Junction shopping center and is a good way to acclimate yourself to the quieter vibe of the island if you've just left bustling St. Thomas. You could always check in with the tourist office near the Battery, a fort from 1735, in order to get maps or advice. If you've come to hike, you'll want directions to the Annaberg Trail. If you've come to meet up with fellow boaters, then ask for Coral Bay, a yachtie hang-out with restaurants and bars. Assuming you want to get "the real" feel of the island go to the Park Visitor Center to see wildlife displays and a video presentation on island culture. Wherever you're headed, your choice of transportation here includes buses and taxis as well as cars and jeeps for hire.

Protected island

Two-thirds of the island is a National Park! The Park has hills, valleys, and beaches. Laurance Rockefeller sailed around it in 1956 and admired it so much that he established a resort and donated 9500 acres to the government for a protected park. He would be pleased to know that his idea is very much alive today.

There are petroglyphs from the Taino people on Reef Bay hiking trail and 'submerged lands' of underwater coral gardens on display for visitors. There are introduced species everywhere because land was clear-cut for sugar cane production when colonized. The temperate year-round climate makes exploration easy. With fewer people around, you can really soak up the natural goodness the park has to offer and experience a little of what it is like to discover something that is still near perfect.

St. Croix, USVI

This is the biggest of the USVI's, has a number of attractive qualities for both the casual cruiser and the hardened adventurer. More tranquil than St. Thomas but also more populated than St. John. The USVI's support an array of landscapes and activities, and this is no exception with its Danish ports, eco-tourism, and beautiful beaches on offer all year round.

Christiansted

The old, Danish port of Christiansted is one of two towns on the island. Christiansted gives witness to urban colonial development at its most colorful! The Danish way of life has been reinterpreted through Caribbean eyes here, and the island still bears the mark of European influence in terms of historic culture, naval establishment, international trade, and architecture.

Christiansted earned the National Historic Site label because of its places of interest. Fort Christiansvaern is the US Parks Service's fortress in the Virgin's and currently serves as a military museum. The Steeple Building now exhibits the island history and culture after having been a bakery, a hospital, and a school!

Eco-tourism

It is an eco-traveler's destination. To accentuate the visual range from mountain to coral, it boasts Buck Island Reef National Monument just offshore. Fresh fish from the waters of St. Croix are served in a number of restaurants, and the 'Dive Experience' uses a mooring system that protects coral.

Residents support community recycling and offer handmade items at local shops. There are solar-powered accommodations here, as well as farm stays. It encourages a number of low environmental impact activities such as hiking, kayaking, horse-back riding, bird watching, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Beaches

The beaches on are a mainstay of island living, a reminder of how wonderful life is when experienced on the edge of crystal clear water. The east end (that nearest Christiansted) is home to Cramer's Park beach, which is where one goes for a weekend party-like atmosphere. Also at the east end, you'll find Tamarind Beach and Shoys Beach; bring a snorkel to Tamarind, and be prepared to wind through sea grape trees before emerging onto Shoys.

Sandy Point, the longest white sand beach, is at the west end and is a protected wildlife refuge. Cane Bay on the north shore is very popular and a great place to bring your cooler so you can stay all day. Turtle Beach on the aforementioned Buck Island is a real get-away since you must go by boat to this uninhabited peak-of-an-island destination.

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Some websites on the web that may be useful for additional information about the USVI's.

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