St Thomas Yacht Charters
St. Thomas is a small island with a big personality, and a St. Thomas yacht charter is an excellent way to experience everything that this tropical paradise has to offer.
This 32 square mile tropical wonderland offers the perfect balance of cosmopolitan luxury and Caribbean charm. While on your St. Thomas yacht charter, indulge in some duty-free shopping, play a round or two at a world-class golf course, or enjoy fine dining with a view. Take a step back in time by exploring the island’s cultural and historical attractions. Try sport fishing, snorkeling, sailing, diving or an array of other water activities. And relax on one of its picturesque beaches.
You’ll be met with smiles everywhere you go on St. Thomas. Come and experience this small island with a big heart for yourself with a memorable yacht charter vacation.
Things to See and Do on St. Thomas
Located on the southern shore of St. Thomas is Charlotte Amalie, the largest city on the US Virgin Islands. Founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning “tap house” or “beer house”), it was renamed in 1691 for the Queen of Denmark. Its beautiful deep water harbor is a yachter’s utopia and was once a haven for pirates. Visit the famous 99 Steps, the brick steps built by the Danes in mid-18th century to navigate the city’s steep hills. Take the Skyride tramway to the top of Paradise Point and enjoy its spectacular view of the city and harbor. Immerse yourself in the island’s history by visiting sites including Fort Christian, St. Thomas Synagogue, Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Frederick Lutheran Church, and Blackbeard’s Castle. If you’re an art aficionado, visit the gallery located in the childhood home of Camille Pissarro, the father of French Impressionism.
No trip to St. Thomas is complete without enjoying some of the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean. Don't worry about going over your limit since the personal allowance is $1600, double what is allowed on other Caribbean islands. Perfume, jewelry, tobacco, cameras, crystal, china and electronics are available at prices 30-60% less than in the US. For luxury brands from around the world, visit The Shops at Yacht Haven Grand. Crown Bay Center’s Jewelry District features famed jewelers that have captivated royalty for centuries. Stroll and shop on Dronningens Gade, also known as Main Street in Charlotte Amalie, where retailers are located in and around the city’s historic buildings. For arts and crafts — including pottery, candles, glass beads, paintings and textiles — the Tillett Gardens artisan district is a must-see.
Magens Bay Beach
One of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the most popular in St. Thomas, is Magens Bay. Located in a protected, heart-shaped bay, the typically calm waters are ideal for swimming and kayaking. Explore the surrounding parkland, including a nature trail, an arboretum with large trees from four tropical continents, coconut groves, mangroves and wetlands.
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nestled between the North side’s rolling hills and stunning shoreline is the Mahogany Run Golf Course. Carved from blue-bit stone, this Par 70 course features the world-famous Devil’s Triangle, a three hole stretch with its 14th hole located 200 feet above an Atlantic Ocean inlet. Thousands of visitors make their way to Mahogany Run each year, including celebrities and Presidents. Don’t worry if you forgot your equipment — the golf course caters to traveling guests and offers complete rental packages. If you’ve worked up an appetite after playing a round, The Grille boasts steak that has been voted best on the island, fresh seafood, and a divine dessert menu, all while enjoying a view of the surrounding mountains.
Coral World Ocean Park
One of the greatest attractions in St Thomas for locals and visitors is Coral World Ocean Park. See the Caribbean Sea up close in the Undersea Observatory Tower. located 30 feet underwater. Peruse the Marine Gardens, Turtle Pool, Stingray Lagoon and Shark Shallows, and watch a shark or stingray feeding. If you have a more adventurous spirit, try SNUBA diving or the Shark Encounter. Get a unique underwater view with a one-hour cruise aboard the Nautilus Semi Submarine where you can see Caribbean marine life from a 40 window viewing cabin.