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Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters in St. Thomas
Renting a boat in St. Thomas is the best way to enjoy this Caribbean paradise. Catamarans, sailing charters, yacht rentals, fishing excursions, and jet skiing are popular choices among boating enthusiasts visiting St. Thomas.
Scuba diving in St. Thomas is a highlight for adventurous travelers who want to admire the beauty of the Caribbean reef. You can see octopus, sea turtles, tons of colorful fish, and endless natural beauty. If you’d rather stay at the surface, snorkeling is a fantastic way to experience marine life in a more relaxed manner. Sea turtle snorkels are a sought-after experience for people vacationing on the island.
If you’d like to be an angler for a day, there is a fishing charter on the island for you. Huge game fish inhabit these waters, making it one of the best sport fishing destinations in the world. You’ll get the chance to catch massive Marlins, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi-Mahi. Professional fishing charters provide an excellent experience and will help you fulfill your dreams of making a trophy-worthy catch.
Kayaking tours are popular among travelers who wish to power themselves around the coves and bays of St. Thomas. Night kayak tours, where blue LED lights illuminate the water to reveal nocturnal marine creatures. This is an unforgettable experience to have while on vacation.
Boating Events in St. Thomas
The St. Thomas Yacht Club hosts the St. Thomas International Regatta, and it’s an event not to miss. Taking place in March, it’s one of the world’s greatest yacht races for both participants and spectators. Watching the beautiful sailboats compete in the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean is a highlight for any boat enthusiast visiting the island. There’s plenty of entertainment, specialty food vendors and other events that take place during the Regatta.
Other Things To Do
While exploring the land part of St. Thomas, be sure to check out Magen’s Bay Beach. Considered one of the best beaches in the world, this is a fantastic spot to spend a day. Restaurants and bars line the bay and there are freshwater showers to rinse off after your swim. The sparkling blue water, soft white sand, and lush green surroundings make this place an absolute must during a vacation in St. Thomas. Other beaches worth a visit include Lindquist Beach, Honeymoon Beach, and Sapphire Beach.
If you’d like to get away from the beach crowds and admire some of the natural wildlife, head to the Phantasea Tropical Botanical Gardens. It’s a gorgeous eco-attraction that will guide you on a walk through the native flora and provide a relaxing time away from tourist crowds.
Marinas for boat rentals and charters in St. Thomas
There are several marinas around St. Thomas to meet all your boat rental and charter needs. Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas Yacht Club, and American Yacht Harbor are all excellent choices for full-service marina amenities. There are lots of restaurants and shops around the marinas in addition to all the yachts and boats docked there. There are many sport fishing boats, sailboats, power boats and other watercraft to choose from when planning your vacation in St. Thomas.
About St. Thomas
A popular spot in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is the perfect island destination for a Caribbean vacation. The capital city, Charlotte Amalie, also known as downtown, is full of different shops and restaurants. It is also the port for cruise ships that stop in Saint Thomas.
The best time to visit St. Thomas is between April and June. During this time you’ll have great weather with a minimal chance of rain. July through October is hurricane season, so book at your own risk during this time. The winter months of December-March are much busier, so prices spike for hotels and the beaches fill with tourists.
You can arrive in St. Thomas a variety of ways. Most tourists fly direct to St. Thomas but you can take a ferry from one of the other US or British Virgin Islands, or arrive by cruise ship. The airport in St. Thomas is on the southwest coast, about 15 minutes from Charlotte Amalie. It’s easy to get around the small island by rental car, but they do drive on the left side which could be difficult for many visitors. A taxi is a good option if you’d rather not deal with driving and parking.
GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in St. Thomas.
I really enjoyed my time with captain Rachel and Osay they where vary nice showed us a lot about the island..... they made sure we didn’t want for anything.... I give this boat a A+ I will definitely be renting this boat next time I come back to the island thank you making this the best part of my trip
What an amazing day !!! Great communication with Carrie . We even got lucky enough to get an upgrade at no extra charge. Do the whole day trip if you can. Our captain Patrick gave us one of the best days of our vacation . He knows the area so well and will give you an experience you will never forget !!!
10 starts!! (this is going to be a long one but an informative one) Wow is all you will say after you’v booked with the beat charter company on USVI! I don’t ever want to try any other company because theres no competition. This was the best experience ever! I cant wait to book again. Everyone and everything was nothing but amazing! I was speechless. First of all I took a beautiful sailing yacht called C'est La Vie with Seas the Day Charters(Scott and Hope). It was perfect for my birthday which hosted a party of 4. Very affordable, clean, spacious and just more than what I could’ve imagine. Our mate Alyssa and captain Pogan were absolutely wonderful! I don’t recall a time not seeing either one of them smiling. They were friendly and definitely helpful my party and I didn’t have to lift a finger. Captain Pogan was a smooth driver and knows his way around the waves. I booked the half day charter 9am-1pm and we didn’t want to leave! Captain Pogan took us to St. John from St. Thomas to a beautiful beach called Honeymoon beach (you also have the option of Trunk bay) where Alyssa carried us in a power boat to shore. We spent some time there and then she came back to get us. I felt very special on my day thank you so much! My booking included snacks like chips, peanuts, granola bars, cheeze its, unlimited rum punch, bottled water and sodas provided by the charter company. They also offer options for you to upgrade your charter by purchasing food, fruit, cakes, bottles of wine,champagne and anything else you may like to include on your day. I took advantage of this option by ordering a sandwich and fruit platers for my party. The young lady Hope who I’ve had conversations with about planning my charter experience is a real pleasure. Hope is super nice and sweet. I didn’t have any issues when it came to communicating with her via email or by phone. Whatever you want or need she will make it happen for you. I can’t say thank you enough!
We had the best time! Scott and his queen AKA the co-captain, were such a great time. They made us feel comfortable immediately and made sure we enjoyed every minute we had out on the water. The boat was clean and spacious and is perfect for a group celebration. I look forward to the next visit! I will definitely want to book again.
Captain Brian was outstanding, and the boat was exactly as described. Safe, stable, but alot of fun! Also well-equipped with gear and beverages. My wife, and our twin 9 year olds had an absolute blast. We will be back!
The private charter is probably the best experience on the island, and the crew makes it even better! Such amazing people who make the ride easy and fun, as it should be. Will do this over and over again! Thanks again to Captain Pogan and Alissa