In response to the popularity of the Virgin Islands and at the requests from many of our clients to explore some of the other locations in this beautiful region, we have created a USVI itinerary which embarks out of our main base in Nanny Cay in Tortola. On this seven day charter, we highlight the beauty and allure of St John as we experience its fantastic anchorages and attractions along with a few of the hotspots in the British Virgin Islands which make this region of the Caribbean a sailor’s paradise.
With two thirds for St. John made up of national park, this popular destination is recognized as one of the most beautiful islands in the Virgin Islands. Less is more on St. John. It’s the smallest, quietest, least populated and most secluded of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, where even the residents of neighboring St. Thomas and St. Croix come to get away from it all. That’s not to say there isn’t a plethora of tourist-friendly beaches (all 44 are open to the public) and frosty blender drinks. Shore excursions run the gamut from snorkeling to eco-hikes. And there’s shopping, of course, though truth be told local handicrafts hold their own against mass-produced duty-free goods — St. John’s tranquility has transformed it into artists’ community of sorts, and several have stores in town.
Much of the development is confined to Cruz Bay, St. John’s only real town. Otherwise, St. John’s unspoiled beauty is its main draw. Though the island is only about nine miles long, it takes about an hour to drive from Cruz Bay to the east end along winding roads; St. John rewards those who explore on foot, networked with hiking trails that lead to historical sites and hidden coves.
St. John will be our central point throughout the charter with excursions over to St Thomas as well as Jost Van Dyke and other favorites of the British Virgin Islands.