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The Virgin Islands Cruising Grounds

US and British Virgin Islands

The US and British Virgin Islands, without a doubt, are some of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world and is uniquely suited for island hopping.  You can always count on sunny, warm weather with year-round temperature ranging between 75F-85F degrees.   Dependable trade winds and line-of-sight sailing makes for comfortable passages for all experience levels. 


Chartering a sailboat or motor yacht is unquestionably the best way to explore the individual personalities and vibe of each island you visit.  From secluded, private cays to active party spots, the Virgin Islands has something for everyone.  Plan your day or week according to experience you and your crew are personally looking for and enjoy the variety of options. 

Flying directly into St Thomas to begin your charter, even if you plan to spend your entire vacation in the BVI’s, is by far the easiest, most economical, and least stressful way to visit these wonderful islands.  Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the US Virgin Islands which is made up of St Thomas, St John, St Croix, and Water Island.  Our charter guests spend most of their time on the US side around St John and within the National Park areas.  Draped with lush greenery and rimmed with long, white sandy beaches and iridescent waters, St John is considered one of the most beautiful and well-protected islands in the world.

For overnight anchoring or mooring between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. there is self-registration fee. Overnight fees must be paid prior to spending the night at one of the many payment station rafts.

Boating in the St John National Park…

Please see the National Park Service’s information on boating in the National Park waters if you are visiting by boat.  You will find information on mooring, anchoring, fishing and laws and policies that are specific to the Virgin Islands National Park. Please familiarize yourself with the boater information, policies, and regulations.

The USVI serves as a natural jumping off point into the British Virgin Islands, better known as Nature’s Little Secret, and the majority of charter guests spend at least part, if not all, of their charter sailing around the BVI’s.  Made up of over 60 unspoiled islands and cays, magnificent rock formations, long sandy beaches, and warm waters teaming with marine life, the British chain is unrivaled in its lure and is by far the most popular sailing destination in the entire Caribbean.  There is a natural loop to follow while making your way through the British Virgin Islands which adds to the ease of planning for your trip.  We’ll be happy to work closely with you during your chart briefing to go over your specific itinerary and offer tips and suggestions so you can make the most of your time on the water. 

See Our Sample Itineraries

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