It makes sense that because St. Croix is an island, sailing would be a popular activity for tourists when they arrive, but actually sailing to this destination is just as popular. Whether you own your own watercraft, or charter a crewed yacht, there are tons of accommodations around St. Croix for those who choose to sail to the island rather than fly.
Sightseeing, snorkeling, dinner cruises, and even wedding parties are possible aboard the boats that sail around St. Croix on a daily basis. A small number of tour operators exists that specialize in boating and water activities, so if you'd like to spend some time sailing without captaining the boat yourself, you can absolutely make it happen.
If you're just wanting to enjoy some time on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering what's included and where you'll go? Take a look at the listing that follows for contact phone numbers 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|
Seriously considering chartering a vessel? The following table indicates how to reach a local charter company.
|(340) 718-3161||Green Cay Marina - The vicinity of St. Croix|
|Lady Jasmyn Charters||(603) 781-9864||3280 Golden Rock - 1.3 mi. (2.1 km) West-Northwest of Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Llewellyn's Charter||(340) 773-9027||6.6 mi. (10.7 km) East of Christiansted||St. Croix|
|(340) 776-1510||Compass Point Marina - East End||St. Croix|
Sailors will find docking privileges around St. Croix at, , , , , and .
Do you plan to travel to St. Croix using your own vessel, or one you charter? See the chart that follows to find basic information for nearby marinas.
|(340) 718-1453||Tamarind Reef Hotel - 2.4 mi. (3.9 km) East-Northeast of Christiansted|
|(866) 609-2930||Downtown Christiansted|
|(340) 773-9531||6.7 mi. (10.7 km) East of Christiansted|
Sailors should note, however, that restrictions do exist regarding sailing the waters around the National Park. You can contact the National Park Service at 340-773-1460 for details. On a final note, if you'll be sailing through U.S. Virgin Island waters for more than six months at a time, you will need to register your vessel with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. They can be reaches at 340-772-1955, and are also available to answer any of your questions regarding mooring sites and permits.
|Christiansted Harbor - Downtown Christiansted||17.7486307362||-64.7050631046|
|Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve - 4.1 mi. (6.6 km) West-Northwest of Christiansted||17.7746851892||-64.7581708431|
|Chenay Bay - 3.1 mi. (4.9 km) East-Northeast of Christiansted||17.7611179762||-64.6587789059|
|Turtle Beach - Buck Island||17.7860968649||-64.6279120445|
|Teague Bay - 6.7 mi. (10.7 km) East of Christiansted||17.7562455281||-64.6021413797|
|Cottongarden Bay - 7.8 mi. (12.6 km) East of Christiansted||17.7605164931||-64.5845514536|
|Frederiksted Harbour - Frederiksted||17.7119103678||-64.8869007826|
However you choose to make it happen, getting out and doing a little sailing during your time on St. Croix is a must.
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