Many people think of Cruz Bay as the sailing hot spot on St. John, but Coral Bay is another popular destination amongst local sailors and those who travel from afar.
If you just want to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Wondering what's included and how long a trip lasts? See the table that follows to find information on area excursion services.
|Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures||(340) 998-1940||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Sail Pepper||(340) 771-7011||Coral Bay|
|Salty Dog Day Sails||(340) 244-7290||1.1 mi. (1.8 km) South West of Coral Bay|
|Wish Upon a Star Charters||(631) 946-9292||St. John|
Coral Bay is a unique destination because so many residents are sailors. Because of this, it I fairly simple to find a local to take you out for a day sail, whether for a few hours of liesure, or you want to spend some time snorkeling or even fishing. Some people even opt to hire someone to sail them to Cruz Bay instead of using ground transportation.
Seriously considering chartering a boat or yacht? View this chart to find out how to reach regional charter services.
|(340) 779-4994||Coral Bay|
|Connections Cruz Bay||(340) 776-6922||Cruz Bay|
|Fly Away Charters||(340) 514-7403||Coral Bay|
|St. John Boat Rental||(340) 227-5144||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Tropic Powerboat Rentals||(340) 776-6462||1.2 mi. (1.9 km) South West of Coral Bay|
|Kalina||(340) 244-9070||1.7 mi. (2.7 km) South West of Coral Bay|
|Kiote Sails||(340) 643-5172||Coral Bay|
If you're sailing a private or chartered yacht to Coral Bay, you'll actually have to make a quick detour to Cruz Bay first. This is the island's official port of entry, and the location of customs. Although there is no permit necessary to cruise around St. John, you will have to clear customs to gain access to the island.
There are no marinas in Coral Bay, so most sailors choose to use the anchorage site in the , or to purchase a permit for overnight mooring in the area. For details about how to do this, contact the Department of Planning and Natural Resources by phone at 340-774-3320 or 340-775-6762. Day-time mooring is free of charge.
Are you going to travel to Coral Bay using your own boat, or a boat you charter elsewhere? Check out the table that follows to find summary information concerning marinas in the area.
|--||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|(284) 495-2000||Peter Island Resort & Spa - Peter Island||Peter Island|
|(340) 998-1203||East End||St. Thomas|
|Coral Harbour - Coral Bay||18.3446327255||-64.7128415108|
|Borck Creek - 1.0 mi. (1.5 km) East-Northeast of Coral Bay||18.3532939462||-64.702091217|
|Princess Bay - 1.6 mi. (2.5 km) East-Northeast of Coral Bay||18.3550657952||-64.6928215027|
|Leinster Bay - 1.9 mi. (3.1 km) Northwest of Coral Bay||18.3653299419||-64.7365951329|
|Haulover Bay - 2.4 mi. (3.9 km) East of Coral Bay||18.3489666445||-64.6780157089|
|Francis Bay - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) West-Northwest of Coral Bay||18.3615013236||-64.7460579872|
|Grootpan Bay - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) South of Coral Bay||18.3089103318||-64.717862606|
|Saltpond Bay - 2.7 mi. (4.3 km) South of Coral Bay||18.3081565879||-64.7068762779|
There are a few different ways to spend some time sailing around Coral Bay, all you have to do is decide which option works best for you. Will you hire a charter when you arrive, or brave the Caribbean Sea and make the journey on your own? Either way, make sure you find a way to get on a boat during your getaway.
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