Cruising USVI in Style

Luxury vessels docked in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Close is comfortable and where better to hotfoot it to for a week of island bliss than the US Virgin Islands?

The USVI is a charter haven for both sailors of all stripes and guests looking to reside in utter luxury onboard a motor yacht. Below, we revel the hottest bars and restaurants to incorporate into either your luxury crewed catamaran charter or your motor yacht adventure in-between exploring hidden anchorages and some of the most highly sought after beaches in the world.

Welcome to the USVI

The US Virgin Islands – more commonly known as the USVI – is a collection of Caribbean islands snuggled between the vibrant island of Puerto Rico and the USVI’s sister archipelago, the BVI’s. Located in the Leeward Islands, the USVI is made up of 3 individual islands each with their own unique personality and colourful history; St Thomas, St John and St Croix.

The Must-Do’s

Lime Out, Coral Bay

Possibly one of the most adventurous foodie experiences in the Virgin Islands is Lime Out; a floating taco bar on the SouthEast side of St John. Simple food in a tropical setting – whilst sobbing about in the water – is the perfect recipe for a great lunch off the boat. We can guarantee you and your group to have a fun afternoon under the Caribbean sun at this swim up bar.

Zozo’s, Caneel Bay

For the Ultimate sunset dining experience, ask your crew to make a reservation at Zozo’s. For $130 per person you can enjoy a waterfront, gourmet 4-course meal in a relaxed setting on the terrace. This exclusive dining experience consists of antipasti followed by appetizer, entree and dessert.

Magen’s Bay, St Thomas

Hailed as the most idyllic bay in the USVIs and a firm-favourite with charterers, drop the anchor only meters off Magen’s Bay and enjoy lunch onboard whilst soaking up the serene surroundings. Swim ashore for a wander along the white sandy beach. For the more adventurous, tender ashore and hike into the lush green woodlands that fringe the bay. Or, simply relax on the yacht!

Top Charter Yachts

Having seen first hand and met Captains and crews, our Charter Experts only recommend the very best yachts to suit your groups needs and interest whilst planning a charter in the USVIs; be it onboard a luxury motor yacht, crewed catamaran or a bareboat. For a little inspiration, take a look at our 7 day motor yacht itinerary and weekly crewed catamaran itinerary from St Thomas.

CARPE DIEM II – A Lunch to Blog About!

Last week I was invited onboard the recently refit, 150′ Trinity, CARPE DIEM II, for an amazing lunch to introduce the new chef onboard, Chef Robert Ginsberg.  Captain Alan Tookey and his professional crew of eight were on point the entire time and everything was perfect except for the rainy weather that day.  Chef Robert has been in the yachting industry for over 10 years including a world cruise on a previous yacht.  His passion for cooking has lead him to work with legends such as James Beard, Julia Child and Anthony Bourdain.  If you are looking for an amazing motor yacht charter Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, or in New England this summer then look no further than CARPE DIEM II!CDII RUN Continue reading

Top 3 Restaurants to visit while in St. Thomas, USVI!

Why not arrive a day or two early for your Luxury Yacht Charter St. Thomas? Take a chance to spend some time on the island before you set sail, you can enjoy the islands beauty and sights, as well as savoring the delicacies at some of the great restaurants that the island offers. We’ve put together our top three restaurants which you must try on St Thomas.

St thomasThe Old Stone Farmhouse

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Exploring the Unknown, a Luxury Yacht Charter around The Vieques!

Vieques and Culebra are two islands off the coast of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. These two islands combine together under the Spanish Virgin Islands and are found to the east of St Thomas and the USVI. Unlike the USVI and the BVI, the Spanish Virgin Islands are pretty unknown on the tourist map, providing charterers with an unparalleled experience,

combining the worlds finest beaches and scenery.

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Lagoon450Vieques features some of the best beaches and conservation areas in the Caribbean. One of our best recommendations for your time on Vieques would be to head down to Mosquito Bay, which is allegedly the best bioluminescent bay in the world. So what should you expect from this experience? The bay is full of microorganisms which spark into life whenever they are moved, providing an almost neon light through the water. Even if you’re not the sporty type, we cannot recommend this experience highly enough and should be seen by all!

Charter a luxury catamaran from the eastern coast of Puerto Rico and explore these beautiful islands. We cannot recommend one of our Lagoon catamarans from Fajardo highly enough, providing guests with the very highest standards of luxury and comfort. Take your 10 closest friends or family members on a Lagoon 450 and be one of the first to explore these wonderful islands.

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