Sample USVI Itinerary
Day 1: 12pm - Pickup at American Yacht Harbour dock in St. Thomas - Lunch upon arrival then sail over to the famous Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI for an afternoon of snorkeling or beach combing. Relaxing sail to Maho Bay, St. John. Enjoy paddle boarding, a walk on the beach or snorkeling with the sea turtles. Watch the sunset while enjoying cocktails and hors d’ouevres followed by a fantastic meal prepared by your own chef!
Day 2: After Breakfast its a quick swim or dinghy over to Mary’s Point or Whistling Cay for a guided snorkel tour, learning about the coral reef ecosystem and fish/coral ID.
back to the boat for Lunch and cocktails. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Waterlemon Cay, St. John. Enjoy a short hike to the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins for a fascinating historical tour or check out great snorkeling, world class fly fishing in the salt flats or simply relax and enjoy the calm of the afternnoon.
Day 3: After breakfast take a nice hike/snorkel at Waterlemon Cay (depending on what was accomplished day before) OR a quick motor sail up to Newfound Bay to try your hand at snaring a Caribbean lobster! Shoot over to Coral Bay to enjoy fresh cocktails, tasty tacos and a fun, festive atmosphere at Lime Out OR sail to Salt Pond Bay. Enjoy a quiet afternoon on a gorgeous white sand beach surrounded by gorgeous views. Other options include snorkeling at Booby Rock, a dive excursion or hike Rams Head for an epic sunset view!
Day 4: Enjoy an early morning hike up the Ram’s Head Trail. Return to the vessel for a relaxing, mid-morning sail to the Lovango/Congo Cay cut. Feeling adventurous? Dive the legendary Carvel Rock, making sure to look for old cannon balls and other relics. You may even get lucky and see some local black tip reef sharks. Not a diver but still looking for an adrenaline rush? Ask your captain about some local cliff jumping options or try to surf the cut at Mingo Cay.
Sunset sail to the World Famous Magens Bay, St Thomas (weather dependent) and enjoy a sunset swim, paddle or walk on the longest beach in St. Thomas!
Day 5: After breakfast its WATER SPORTS! Magen’s Bay is the perfect spot for wakeboarding, foiling, water skiing and tubing. Not into the action? Hide out on one of the small, secluded strips of beach where you’ll have “the place to yourself!” Enjoy some time on the beach or visiting the Magen’s Bay Beach Bar and Boutique for some day drinking and shopping fun. Another option is to try an island taxi tour!
Day 6: Motor sail up to Little St. James for a gorgeous snorkel/dive at “Ledges” or “Calf and Cow”. Enjoy lunch at Pizza Pi, in Christmas Cove, Great St. James (currently they’re open weekends). Set Sail for historic Buck Island (STT) and enjoy a quiet evening, enjoying the sunset and learning the history of Buck Island and it’s highlights.
Day 7: Snorkel the wreck of the Cartanza, an old freighter with a fascinating history! and/or dinghy over to Turtle Cove to swim with the turtles! A nice downwind sail to Honeymoon Beach, Water Island. Enjoy lunch aboard and then spend the afternoon on the beach or rent golf carts and explore the island. Take a leisurely sunset sail through historic downtown Charlotte Amalie and enjoy cocktails/hors d’oeuvres while your crew provide a fun, historical tour of the area. Spend the night at anchor in the harbor or stay on the dock at Yacht Haven Grande (dockage at charterer’s expense). Enjoy some local nightlife or talk to your crew about throwing an epic theme party!
Day 8: Try a walking tour of historic Charlotte Amalie! Check out Emancipation Gardens, the 99 steps and the historic Fort Christian. Take advantage of duty free shopping at vendor’s plaza or in any of the downtown boutiques. 11 am Return to the boat to pack for a noon departure.