Caribbean's Sheltered Sailing

The Virgin Islands, a sailing destination

"Sailing the Virgin Islands is like sailing on azure waters dotted with green emeralds."

Consisting of over fifty smaller islands and cays, about 15 of which are inhabited, the British Virgin Islands are like sailing on azure waters dotted with green emeralds. All within a few hours sailing, many of the anchorages offer snorkeling, hiking, beaches and waterside tiki bars. Trellis Bay, the home of Tony Snell’s The Last Resort is an eatery with outstanding food in a semi formal atmosphere and always interesting entertainment that Captain Andrew and Nikki highly recommend. Fine dining at the Bitter End Yacht Club offers excellent cuisine in a beautiful, classy waterside venue. Foxy's Tamarind Bar in Great Harbor on Jost van Dyke is world renowned for food, beverages and fun.

The United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, were sold to the United States by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island. St John, the eastern most island, with the Virgin Islands National Park’s 7,000 plus acres of hills, valleys, anchorages and beaches is breath-taking. St. Thomas offers visitors a bit of tropical civilization with marinas, restaurants and shopping in many US brand stores. A mooring in Honeymoon Bay on Water Island, with its beautiful sand beach and exceptional snorkeling, seems so far from the airport or bustling Charlotte Amalie with its duty free shopping, yet is only minutes away.

St. Croix provides gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casino, and golf. Christiansted is a charming town on the east end of the island, close to Buck Island and its surrounding coral reef ecosystem support a large variety of native flora and fauna, including the hawksbill turtle and brown pelican. Ashore one can visit the tropical rain forest near Frederiksted, on the west end of the island.

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