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About Us

How it began from the Owners, Kristi and Jim Query…

Virgin Islands Yacht Charters

Even though VIYC was officially launched in 2016, the road that led us to this point began in 2012 we first began to research owning a yacht in the Virgin Islands.  Within days, we had signed an agreement and were moving forward with the purchase of Being Nauti, a beautiful Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41.

From our first sailing trip aboard Being Nauti, we were completely hooked on the Virgin Islands. The combination of crystal clear Caribbean water, beautiful islands and friendly people convinced us that we would make this our home as soon as possible. The opportunity to make the leap to the islands finally came in 2015 when we purchased VIBE Charters, a successful day charter business based in St Thomas. Our passion for being on the water combined with our commitment to giving our customers the highest level of service available on St Thomas has fueled our continued growth and success.

As our day charter business continued to grow and we began looking for other opportunities to expand, it became obvious that the answer was already in plain sight. We knew that St Thomas, and specifically the East End, was in need of a bareboat charter company that operates with integrity and the highest level of service.  From our highly skilled maintenance staff, to our concierge team, and all those whose job it is to make your boat perfect for your arrival, we are proud of all we have accomplished.  Unlike any other company in the US Virgin Islands, we are family owned and operated and are always available to our valued charter guests and boat owners alike.

Above all else, we wanted to surround ourselves with the best possible team to work with us and who shared our vision.  We pride ourselves on running our business with the utmost integrity and we know our entire team does as well.  A large majority of our business are repeat  guest  who charter with us time and time again.  And, I think that says it all.

We feel extremely blessed to be living our island dream and look forward to the opportunity to help many more people fuel their island dreams through Virgin Islands Yacht Charters.


Kristi and Jim


Sunset sailing in the Virgin Islands.
Being Nauti, Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41
Jim & Kristi at Saba Rock.  Our traditional Veuve Cliquot Champagne toast.
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