The anchorages on Charlotte Amalie:
Brewers Bay has green hills that overlook its shore on the right and the University of the Virgin Islands campus stands on the left. Among its inhabitants are Hawksbill turtles and Green Sea Turtles. Sand covers most of the seafloor, which allows for easy sloped entry. The water in Brewers Bay is very clear, calm, and has a sand bottom, making it ideal for wading and swimming.
University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas Campus encompasses the 388-acre Brewers Bay with a major road that leads right to it. To the left of the beach is the Maclean Marine Science Center. CA Texas Chili Cookoff takes place on the beach every year and cruise ships sometimes get docked here, but the beach almost never gets crowded.
The Estate Brewers Bay is a historic sugar plantation that was once listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located along the University and John Brewers Bay Beach.
Latitute: 18.343211568185932° N
Longiture: -64.9787841991984° W
To get to Brewers Bay from Charlotte Amalie, take the Fortuna bus heading west; you will find the bus stop across from the Reichhold Center.
Where to Anchor
By extending the airport runway towards the sea, a protected barrier has been created in the southeastern part of the bay, providing a sheltered anchorage. Make sure the anchor is 4-5m from the riprap used in the reclamation of the airstrip.
Places of Interest
Hookie Spot is a John Brewers Cave Hike. It is located on the waster end of St Thomas and above the Estate of John Brewers Bay. There are many stories of hidden treasures and many have risked their lives for the discovery.
The climb to the top takes approximately half an hour as there are lots of rocks to climb but the trail is well marked with spray paint. To get to the start of the path, you have to pass the run-down house on the right side of Brewer’s Beach and across the road and you will see the start of the trail.
Places to Eat
Mr Big Life Food Truck
A typical day will have two food vans along the roadside. Aside from fried chicken, rice and beans, they offer local dishes such as pates, johnny cakes, and fried chicken in various flavors. They also have fine dining with a good environment.
Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill
Heidi is famous for burgers, fish tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches,and hot dogs. Besides the delicious food, there are drinks available at a very reasonable price. Heidi serves a great brunch every Sunday.
The New Ashleyes
This is a great place for heavy meals, the offer buttons, beef, fish and more served with fresh sides. Rice, beans, and mac and cheese are all available there.
Places to Stay
The Heritage Inn
The views from the hotel are nice overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Rooms are tidy having with AC, WiFi, and TV. Restaurant, swimming pool and bar are also available with panoramic views of the ocean.
Long Bay Beach Resort
This resort has good looking beachfront and you can have the room ready for you on the shortest notice. They will arrange an immediate COVID-19 test the day before your departure.