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 simply want to spend a few hours on the water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Curious how long you'll spend on the water and what's included? Take a look at the chart below for information on 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|
If you are contemplating a boat charter, you can reserve one from the following companies:
|(340) 718-3161||Green Cay Marina - The vicinity of St. Croix|
|(603) 781-9864||3280 Golden Rock - 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 .
Are you going to sail to St. Croix using your own boat, or one you charter elsewhere? Check out the listing below for information concerning marinas in the area.
|(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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