When sailors decide to make the journey to St. Croix via private yacht, Christiansted is often the direction they are pointed to by those who have done it before. This town is home to the most docking spots and marinas on the island, which means the most land bound facilities and amenities to care for the boat and its crew.
If you merely want to spend a few hours on the water, without the complications and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Wanting to know more about taking a boat ride? Take a look at the listing that follows to find contact information for area day sailing companies.
|Big Beard's Adventure Tours||(340) 773-4482||Hotel Caravelle - Downtown Christiansted|
|Bilinda Charters||(340) 514-2270||Downtown Christiansted|
|Jolly Roger Charters||(340) 513-2508||Christiansted Boardwalk - Downtown Christiansted|
|Roseway Sailing||(340) 626-7877||Gallow Bay Dock - Christiansted|
Even if you don't want to sail all the way to Christiansted yourself, that doesn't mean you won't be able to enjoy the beautiful waters that surround the island. With several charter companies on the island, you'll find that you are more than encouraged to captain a boat and get in some sailing during your trip.
If you're contemplating chartering a vessel, you can reserve one from the following agencies:
|Lady Jasmyn Charters||(603) 781-9864||3280 Golden Rock - 1.3 mi. (2.1 km) West-Northwest of Christiansted|
|Llewellyn's Charter||(340) 773-9027||6.6 mi. (10.7 km) East of Christiansted|
Docking privileges are available at Christiansted Harbor, Chenay Bay, Cotton Garden Bay, Salt River, and Teague Bay, all of which run along the island's north coast, which with a little navigation through the other Virgin Islands, is almost directly accessible by yachters traveling from the East Coast of the United States. Those disembarking from Florida will have to make their way through the waters nearby the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos at the very least.
If you'd like to sail around the island and take advantage of some overnight mooring opportunities, check with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources for sites and permit information. They can be reached at 340-772-1955. This is the same number you should call to find out about registering your vessel if you'll be traveling through U.S. Virgin Islands waters for more than six straight months.
Is your plan to travel to Christiansted using your own boat, or one you charter in a different location? This chart provides a quick summary of nearby marinas.
|(866) 609-2930||Downtown Christiansted|
|Christiansted Harbor - Downtown Christiansted||17.7486307362||-64.7050631046|
The British and US Virgin Islands are perfect destinations for yacht and boat charters of all levels of sailing. The region is particularly safe to explore and the sailing conditions are made easy by the warm, steady trade winds that help sailors navigate from one beautiful anchorage to the next. With dozens of islands to explore, glistening beaches, hidden coves and an amazing variety of marine life to discover, the U.S. Virgin Islands are one of the best places to go for an idyllic Caribbean sailing holiday.
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