Sailing the BVIs

When people refer to the Virgin Islands, they tend to only think of the British Virgin Islands. However, the U.S. Virgin Islands are an amazing island chain that offers an excellent charter itinerary. There is so much to explore and experience in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with excellent snorkeling and diving, gorgeous beaches, remote islands, and intriguing towns. The USVI has three main islands called St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John, plus over 50 smaller remote islands and cays. The USVI is very rich in culture and history, with petroglyphs from the indigenous Taino culture found on St. John, and the oldest mosque in North America on St. Thomas. The historical architecture is reminiscent of the early Dutch and Danish settlers, with vibrant colors and decorative details. The pirate history is also very intriguing, as this area was considered a major hub for many famous pirates. St. Thomas is easy to get to, with direct flights from major Canadian cities. Check out the Sample Itinerary below, but keep in mind that there are plenty more places to explore and for a variety of different activities.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Start your charter at Red Hook, St. Thomas, at noontime. Cast off and head to Caneel Bay, St. John, for lunch and snorkel. Continue on to Maho Bay, St. John. Enjoy paddle boarding, a walk on the beach or snorkeling with the sea turtles. Enjoy a wonderful evening with great food and company.

Day 2

After breakfast, snorkel Mary’s Point and Whistling Cay for a guided snorkel tour, learning about the coral reef ecosystem. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail to Watermelon Cay, St. John. Take a hike up to the Annenberg ruins for a fascinating historical tour. Cool off with great snorkeling or scuba diving. Enjoy an enchanting and plan your adventures for tomorrow!

Day 3

After breakfast, head to Newfound Bay to try your hand at snaring a Caribbean lobster! Then continue on to Coral Bay for lunch with gorgeous beaches and views. Snorkel or scuba dive at Booby Rock, or hike Rams Head for an epic sunset view! Savor your memories of the day as you enjoy a wonderful evening with loved ones.

Day 4

After breakfast, sail to the Lovango/Congo Cay cut for lunch. Scuba dive the legendary Carvel Rock, making sure to look for old cannonballs and other relics. Sail to the world-famous beach at Magens Bay, St Thomas, and enjoy paddleboarding and the local beach bar. Dine on gourmet cuisine and delicious drinks with a sea of stars above you.

Day 5

Magens Bay is the perfect spot for wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing, as it’s a large protected bay. After lunch, go on an island tour to explore St. Thomas' historical sights, shopping to secluded beaches. Find the perfect Happy Hour spot and watch the sun sink into the ocean.

Day 6

After breakfast, head up to Little St. James for a gorgeous snorkel or dive at “Ledges” or “Calf and Cow.” Tuck into Christmas Cove, Great St. James for lunch, and more excellent snorkeling. Set Sail for Buck Island and enjoy a quiet evening, enjoying the sunset and learning the history of Buck Island.

Day 7

After breakfast, snorkel the wreck of the Cartanza, an old freighter with a fascinating history. Then dinghy over to Turtle Cove to swim with the turtles. Enjoy a downwind sail to Honeymoon Beach, Water Island. After lunch, hit the beach or rent golf carts to explore the island. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic downtown Charlotte Amalie. After dinner, enjoy some local nightlife or have your own party on board!

Day 8

Check out Emancipation Gardens, the 99 steps, and the historic Fort Christian. Take advantage of duty-free shopping at the vendor’s plaza or in any of the downtown boutiques. Return to the boat to pack for a noontime departure.

Want to go to St. Croix?

Here is an alternative itinerary for day Day 4-5: St. Croix is a quiet, friendly island with a fascinating history. It’s located about 35 miles south of St. Thomas and St. John and is about a 4-5 hours sail. The North shore has some world-class diving and snorkeling. Rent a car and go explore the rainforest, beautiful beaches, and enjoy the local culture. Don’t forget to stop by the Norma’s Domino Club to enjoy local concoctions and feed the beer drinking pigs! History buff? Tour Fort Christian, Fort Frederick, Estate Whim, or the famous Cruzan Rum factory. Sail back to St. Thomas the morning of Day 6.


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