Cruising to the Virgin Islands

USVI - A Popular Cruise Destination

Sailors, pirates, and other seafarers have flocked to the beautiful sheltered harbors and bays of the US Virgin Islands for many years, and today the port at Charlotte Amalie is one of the busiest in the West Indies. Arriving via boat is one of the best ways to explore this gorgeous tropical oasis and discover all of the secluded beaches, lush rainforests, and sparkling lagoons on the USVI.

The USVI are made for sailing—the weather is consistently warm year round, the trade winds are steady, the water is clear and there are short and easy distances between the islands. The water between the islands is very deep and the charts are well marked, making navigation very simple. Sailing or cruising around the islands is wonderfully relaxing and will include plenty of sunbathing, snorkeling, diving, and stopping at beach bars for cold, refreshing drinks.

Cruising to the US Virgin Islands

The USVI is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean cruise ports and many popular cruise lines stop here, including Carnival, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean. Stopping in the US Virgin Islands on a cruise is a great way to catch a glimpse of the islands and see some of the highlights in a short amount of time.

Most of the USVI cruise lines will organize island excursions for their passengers, including snorkeling trips to the coral reefs, climbing through the rocks at The Baths, partying at an island beach bar or trekking through nature trails.

USVI Island Hopping Charters

Imagine traveling at your own pace between the US Virgin Islands, stopping on quiet remote beaches for a picnic or snorkeling in wild coral reefs. You can sail anywhere and explore each hidden corner—the islands are your oyster!

There are several options for chartering boats in the US Virgin Islands. Many of the charter companies will allow you to customize your day trip and include the experiences you are looking for, whether you want to focus on sea turtles, shipwrecks, or seaside bars. Usually the boat trips will include snorkel gear, float,s and water toys and typically a lunch is served onboard.

Many of the sailing charter boats have a maximum capacity of 6 passengers, but there are larger boats that are able to accommodate bigger groups. Charters are available in half day or full day trips, so you can even plan a romantic sunset cruise.

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