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US Virgin Islands Yacht Charter is your gateway to the ultimate vacation in one of the world’s top charter destinations. With our personalized services, customizable itineraries, and extensive fleet of catamarans, motor yachts, and large superyachts, we offer guests the opportunity to explore these pristine waters just the way they like it.

🗓 Best Time to Go: December to March | ✈︎ Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas

Why Charter in the US Virgin Islands?

Turtle in clear water in the USVI

Diving & Snorkeling


The USVI is world famous for its clear, turquoise water ideal for underwater exploration, and there is a lot to see: Vibrant coral reefs teeming with fish, turtles, rays, and reef sharks. Chartering one of our many yachts featuring onboard scuba gear gives you easy access to some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean, including iconic locations like Trunk Bay, Buck Island, and the RMS Rhone wreck. If diving isn’t your cup of tea, the shallow waters of the Virgin Islands are also perfect for snorkeling or even exploring the reef from the comfort of a paddleboard.


Itineraries inc. both


Our Yacht charters in the Virgin Islands often combine both the US and British Virgin Islands, offering a diverse itinerary and the chance to see more amazing destinations. Starting and ending in the USVI, charterers can hop across the border, with a quick immigration check-in, and explore popular destinations in the BVI such as Norman Island, Tortola, Peter’s Island, and Virgin Gorda. It’s worth noting that many larger yachts, even if chartered in the BVI commence from Charlotte Amalie Harbor in the USVI as the harbors in the BVI are too shallow to host large yachts.


Yacht Selection


A huge advantage of the USVI is the diverse crewed yacht selection on offer. The only place that really compares is the Mediterranean, but on this side of the Atlantic, USVI is ahead.
Whether you are looking for a catamaran, motor yacht, or a superyacht, we have it in the USVI. The USVI is especially a popular destination for luxury travel and in the last few years, we have seen a significant increase in larger motor Yachts to satisfy the many who are seeking a more extravagant charter vacation.

Getting to the USVI

Direct Flights from Major US Cities

A yacht charter vacation to the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is both fantastic and convenient. Positioned in close proximity to the US mainland, the USVI provides easy accessibility for travelers, with frequent direct flights from major hubs like Miami.

One of the distinct advantages of selecting the USVI as your yacht charter destination is its status as US territory. This ensures a seamless experience for charter guests, as they encounter no hurdles with border crossings or unfamiliar customs procedures.

The familiarity with US laws and regulations ensures a smooth charter experience from beginning to end, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in their vacation with no stress at all.

Miami | Atlanta | Charlotte | New York City | Washington | Boston | Philadelphia | Chicago | Fort Lauderdale | Orlando


Hotels & Resorts meeting US standards

For those looking to extend their stay before or after their yacht charter and explore the land, the USVI offers many accommodations that meet US standards of luxury and comfort. Unlike the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where villas are more common, the USVI has numerous hotels and luxury resorts operated by well-known US chains. This provides travelers with a familiar and safe option for accommodation.


  1. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
  2. The Buccaneer, Christiansted
  3. Gallows Point Resort, Cruz Bay
  4. Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove, St. Thomas
  5. The Westin St. John Resort Village

Types of Charter Yachts in the US Virgin Islands

Selecting the right yacht for your US Virgin Island Charter is crucial for planning the perfect vacation. Our team is here to provide expert guidance based on firsthand experience.

In the USVI, catamarans, motorboats, and larger luxury motor yachts are the most common options. Catamarans are the more affordable choice, offering more space compared to monohulls, their shallow draft allows them to navigate in the shallow waters around the USVI and the BVI, increasing your cruising grounds significantly. We are also seeing catamarans becoming bigger and more luxurious, and they are now starting to compare to some larger motor yachts in terms of space and amenities.

Motor yachts are the choice for those who wish to see more in a shorter time. The higher speed of motor yachts gives you more flexibility, and you can simply fit more into your itinerary. You can find motor yachts of all sizes, ranging from small motorboats suitable for bareboat charters to mega superyachts with luxurious amenities like jet skis, Jacuzzis, scuba gear, and onboard cinemas.

Our Charter Brokers bring extensive firsthand experience to the table, having served as crew members, captains, or chefs on yachts in the past. This firsthand knowledge equips them with the insight needed to assist you in making the perfect decision for your USVI charter.

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APA vs All-Inclusive Charters

When planning to charter a catamaran in the US Virgin Islands, there are two main options to consider: APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) yacht charters and All-Inclusive yacht charters.

When choosing between an APA yacht charter and an all-inclusive yacht charter, clients should consider their desired level of customization, budget flexibility, and overall vacation experience. Both options offer unique advantages, and understanding the regional differences in the Mediterranean and Caribbean will help clients make an informed decision to ensure an unforgettable yachting vacation.

Yacht Charter Options


An APA yacht charter is popular for clients seeking a customized, high-end experience. In this charter arrangement, the client pays a base fee for the yacht rental and crew. On top of this base fee, an advance provisioning allowance (APA) is added, typically around 20-30% of the yacht’s base rental cost. This APA is intended to cover expenses such as food, beverages, fuel, marina fees, and any other costs that might arise during the charter.


In contrast, an all-inclusive yacht charter offers a hassle-free experience with a set price that covers all expenses related to the yacht, crew, food, beverages, and activities. Clients can relax and enjoy their vacation without worrying about additional costs or budgeting for unexpected expenses. Nevertheless, the issues are the same as in a luxury All-inclusive resort – you can’t have a hot tub full of Moet…

Top Charter Destinations in The US Virgin Islands

Out of the many places we offer yacht charters, we are confident in claiming, that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) offer some of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean. From the natural beauty of St. John, with its secluded beaches, lush hillsides, and captivating hiking trails to the vibrant culture of St. Thomas, home to the bustling capital of Charlotte Amalie, there is something for every craving.

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Our Favorite Spots

White beach and turquoise water in Maho Bay, US Virgin Island, with a green forest in the back.



Located on the northern shores of St. John, Maho Bay offers a serene retreat for yacht charters seeking respite in the beautiful nature. With its turquoise water and white beach voted “Visitor’s Favorite Beach“, Maho Bay provides an ideal setting for both relaxation and exploration. Charter guests can also enjoy activities such as snorkeling among vibrant coral reefs, kayaking, or paddleboarding along the coastline.

Our #1 recommendation for Maho Bay is a snorkeling trip to see the sea turtles and rays that feed in the sea grass just off the beach.

Along the eastern shoreline running out to the point separating Little Maho from Maho Bay Beach you will find patches of reef with a wide variety of corals and abundant marine life. The water is shallow (between 3 to 10 feet deep), giving snorkelers easy access to the coral, which includes species such as purple sea fans, sponges, anemones, and hard corals like Mustard coral, brain corals, and Elkhorn. You will also find a diverse fish life, with many varieties of wrasse, damsel, tangs, parrot fish, angelfish, and lionfish.

Along the western shoreline between Maho and Cinnamon Bay, you will also find excellent snorkeling opportunities, with coral and fish becoming more plentiful further from the beach. Snorkeling in shallow waters ranging from 3 to 12 feet deep, even novice snorkelers can enjoy a variety of marine life. While snorkeling, keep an eye out for Nurse sharks, which are slow-moving and not a threat but should not be disturbed.

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Located on the eastern shores of St. John in Coral Bay, Coral Harbor is a premier destination for yacht charters, offering a mix of natural beauty, cultural charm, and recreational opportunities.

Coral Bay Harbor is renowned for its vibrant local culture and community. Yacht charter guests can explore the charming waterfront village, where colorful shops, galleries, and restaurants showcase the island’s rich heritage and artistic spirit. From sampling local cuisine to browsing handcrafted goods, there’s plenty to enjoy in Coral Bay Harbor.

For those seeking adventure, Coral Bay Harbor offers a variety of recreational activities, such as guided snorkeling excursions to nearby reefs, as well as Kayaking and Paddleboarding.

Beyond the harbor, the surrounding landscape offers plenty of opportunity for exploration. Yacht charter guests can hike scenic trails that wind through lush tropical forests, leading to hidden waterfalls and panoramic viewpoints. Birdwatching, nature photography, and eco-tours are also popular ways to experience the natural beauty of Coral Bay Harbor and its surrounding areas.

Learn more about Coral Harbor anchorage!

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View of Caneel Bay in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), with its lush green forest, white sandy beaches and turquoise water.



Located on the northern coast of St. John, Caneel Bay is one of St. John’s top chartering destinations offering a whole 7 secluded beaches and over 170 acres of protected land.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Caneel Bay offers an array of recreational activities. Yacht charter guests can partake in snorkeling excursions to explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, while kayaking and paddleboarding allow for leisurely exploration of the bay’s tranquil waters.

Caneel Bay is committed to environmental conservation and sustainability, with guided eco-tours providing insights into the region’s rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. Hiking trails wind through the resort’s lush grounds, offering opportunities to observe indigenous flora and fauna in their natural habitat.

For those seeking relaxation, Caneel Bay Beach Club offers Cabana rentals for a day of beachside lounging. Guests can also indulge in an extensive menu of exotic cocktails, perfect for unwinding under the Caribbean sun.

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Visit Francis Bay and you will find yourself on one of St. John’s longest beaches. This beautiful beach has calm waters and a lovely, sandy shore. On weekdays, this beach is not too crowded, and it is easy to find a private spot.

The Francis Bay Trail runs along the salt pond located just inland of the beach and is an excellent place for bird watching, especially early in the morning.

The best snorkeling in Francis Bay can be found on the eastern and western ends. They provide some ideal snorkeling opportunities. It’s not uncommon to see green sea turtles near the seagrass beds on this part of Francis Bay Beach.

You can also find other marine life common in the Virgin Islands like rays, colorful fish like honeycomb cowfish and butterflyfish, and plenty of coral. If you’re lucky you might catch sight of squid. You need to diligently look out for them as they’re not always easy to spot among the many different places in the Virgin Islands National Park.

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View of Francis Beach in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), from the beach with rocks in the foreground, overlooking the crystal-clear turquoise water with yachts on the horizon.


Our clients speak of unparalleled service, exquisite yachts, and a straightforward booking process, highlighting the excellence of their Corsica yacht charter experiences.

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Our Charter Brokers

Our team consists of people who truly love what they do—and it shows. Our brokers make the difference: they work hard to find the perfect vacation for each client, whether it is an intimate experience for two or a big group of friends. With a customer-centric approach, we ensure that your every need is met, no matter where in the world you want to go or what kind of boat you want to cruise on.

Martina's Contact

Martina Asmus

Owner, Charter Broker

Active CYBA Member, IYBA, ECPY

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp: +1 814 831 7032

Phone: +1 814 831 7032

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Owner, Charter Broker

Active CYBA Member, IYBA, ECPY

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Phone (Spain): +34 678 368 304

Phone (USA): +1 484 978 8668

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Charter Broker

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