Things to Do by Boat in the US Virgin Islands

Explore this American Caribbean paradise with a yacht charter

A slice of Americana with an unmistakably laid-back Caribbean vibe! Enjoy your vacation in this incredible Caribbean paradise and explore the US Virgin Islands on a private yacht charter from Sailo.

As a territory of the United States, US citizens don’t even need a passport to fly to this tropical paradise. That makes it a popular destination for Americans seeking some winter sun, and you’ll find the US Virgin Islands (or USVIs) perfect for a Caribbean sailing vacation. Sailo offer an unbeatable selection of US Virgin Island boat rentals, from catamarans and sailboats, to luxury yachts or powerboats. 

Explore the many islands and hidden bays from your base on St Croix, St John or St Thomas. Sailo’s bareboat Caribbean yacht rentals are perfect for leisurely exploration of this incredible maritime playground, with private boat rental in USVIs available for a week-long vacation of just a private charter for a few days.

 

Sailing vacations in paradise

With Sailo’s Virgin Island boat rentals available from most of the major centers in the islands, you’ll be able to plan your sailing vacation for maximum effect. Find your perfect slice of paradise in the USVIs, or sail to the neighbouring British Virgin Islands, or beyond. 

Explore Cruz Bay in the morning and then sail over to St Thomas for the afternoon, just in time for a sundowner in Charlotte Amalie. Spend your week splashing in the clear blue seas from the deck of your Virgin Islands yacht charter, enjoy snorkelling in hidden bays, discovering secluded bays and exploring coast paths and steamy forests.

 

Choose your perfect Virgin Islands boat rental

If you’ve ever wanted to sail on board a luxury motor yacht, or relax on board your own catamaran, you’ll find plenty to choose from with Sailo. Many of our Virgin Island boat rentals are available as bareboats, meaning you can skipper the boat yourself and head out to explore. If you prefer, you’ll find plenty of options to charter a yacht with a skipper, so you can get the insider advice to make the most of your sailing trip. Whatever you need, you’ll find plenty of options to help you sail the Caribbean on a budget in the Virgin Islands.

Take a look at Sailo’s selection of top quality US Virgin Island yacht charters to find your perfect boat rental!

Yacht Haven Grande Marina

Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (Red Hook)

American Yacht Harbor

Redhook Marina

Caneel Bay Resort

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One of the best resorts in the US Virgin Islands, Caneel Bay Resort is the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner at the end of a hard day out on the water. This luxury resort offers some of the best dining in the USVIs, so moor your private yacht charter and step ashore for fantastic food and an unforgettable sunset view. Situated on the island of St John, Caneel Bay is a secluded spot, ideal for either a romantic swim or to spend time with the family.

    Suggested Boats

  • Fast and New. 2018 31' Wellcraft Center Console for Beach, Snorkel and Island Hopping
    $550 (per ½ day)

    Fast and New. 2018 31' Wellcraft Center Console for Beach, Snorkel and Island Hopping
    Charlotte Amalie

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  • Locally owned, family operated, Private Charter Boat Tours in the USVI and BVI.
    $600 (per day)

    Locally owned, family operated, Private Charter Boat Tours in the USVI and BVI.
    St. Thomas

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  • 50' Luxury Sea Ray
    $1,850 (per day)

    50' Luxury Sea Ray
    St Thomas

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Drinks at The Beach Bar, Cruz Bay

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If you’re looking for a laid-back and fun place to enjoy the beach, don’t miss drinks at The Beach Bar in Cruz Bay. The bar offers delicious food, smooth cocktails, and plenty of souvenirs to remember your sailing adventures. This is a must on your list of things to do by boat in the US Virgin Islands!

    Suggested Boats

  • Enjoy Caribbean's waters on this wonderful catamaran !
    $1,110 (per day)

    Enjoy Caribbean's waters on this wonderful catamaran !
    Red Hook

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  • Experience St. Thomas in this speedy center console
    $750 (per day)

    Experience St. Thomas in this speedy center console
    St. Thomas

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  • 50' Luxury Sea Ray
    $1,850 (per day)

    50' Luxury Sea Ray
    St Thomas

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St Thomas Sailing Charters - Shopping

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Duty free shopping awaits in St Thomas, with some of the best opportunities for bargain hunters in the US Virgin Islands. Make sure you make a stop in Charlotte Amarie at some point during your sailing vacation in the USVIs. Pick up handmade clothing, local handicrafts, fantastic food and a whole boatload of souvenirs for the folks back home, all at unmissable prices. Remember to leave some space in your bag when you’re flying over to the Virgin Islands, because you will definitely need it...

    Suggested Boats

  • An Epic and Unforgettable Day on the Water out of St. Thomas!
    $380 (per ¼ day)

    An Epic and Unforgettable Day on the Water out of St. Thomas!
    Charlotte Amalie

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  • Award-winning 62 ft Sailing Catamaran. Explore the Virgin Islands in Luxury
    $24,900 (per week)

    Award-winning 62 ft Sailing Catamaran. Explore the Virgin Islands in Luxury
    St Thomas

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  • Cruise BVI waters on this modern and beautiful catamaran !
    $1,111 (per day)

    Cruise BVI waters on this modern and beautiful catamaran !
    Red Hook

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Boat Rentals in USVI - Trunk Bay Beach

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This popular beach is a haven for snorkelers, with some of the mist accessible reef on the islands. If you’re bringing kids on your sailing vacation, or perhaps you want to try snorkeling in a friendly environment, Trunk Bay Beach is the perfect place to come and check it out. Trunk Cay, the island just offshore, is fringed by reef and is easy to explore from the beach. Stop by with your Virgin Islands boat rental and enjoy this beautiful beach and the amazing undersea life.

    Suggested Boats

  • Play  in the Virgin Islands aboard the Power Cat!
    $400 (per ½ day)

    Play in the Virgin Islands aboard the Power Cat!
    St. Thomas

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  • Cruise the Caribbean in this excellent Carver
    $14,850 (per week)

    Cruise the Caribbean in this excellent Carver
    St. Thomas

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  • Enjoy the Virgin Islands on this beautiful Sailboat
    $340 (per ¼ day)

    Enjoy the Virgin Islands on this beautiful Sailboat
    St. Thomas

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Sailing to St Croix

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The Island of St Croix is around 42 miles (68 kms) from the capital of Charlotte Amarie, but is a must visit if you’re on a Virgin Islands sailing vacation. Explore the pretty town of Christiansted, with it’s old colonial buildings from the era of Danish rule. Make a splash at the Buck Island Reef, or simply enjoying sailing your catamaran or yacht charter around to find your perfect place to moor for a few hours. 

    Suggested Boats

  • Enjoy the Virgin Islands on this Classic Sailing Yacht
    $400 (per ¼ day)

    Enjoy the Virgin Islands on this Classic Sailing Yacht
    Benner

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  • Jump on this amazing powerboat and explore St John
    $700 (per day)

    Jump on this amazing powerboat and explore St John

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  • Affordable Private Charter for Couples!
    $300 (per ½ day)

    Affordable Private Charter for Couples!
    St. John

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