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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 the 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 fresh water 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.
Jon communicated well prior to the trip. He arrived at the harbor promptly and we were sailing in no time. we had a great time. Food and drinks were awesome. Best we had on St Thomas. We sailed and snorkeled. Saw turtles and cool fish. Jon answered my hundreds of questions kindly. Generous, kind, funny, clever people. Felt like we were out on the boat with friends.
Whole family had a wonderful experience seeing reefs, sea life and unique features of St Thomas only accessible by boat. Cliff jumping, water caves, remote reef snorkeling, and ruins from the past. Captain Gus was great tour guide and driver in rough seas areas. Lunch at Water Island was good food stop too. BB
It was amazing! From the first message sent, to the day of the ride, all of our needs and expectations were met. Captain Nate suggested a great itinerary and we couldn’t have been happier. Helpful hint: leave it in the captains hands... they know what they’re doing! Nate was so informative on the history of the island and knew exactly where to bring us on our special day. I highly recommend them to anyone visiting St. Thomas looking for a fun filled day of adventure :)
We spent the day on the water with our captain Nate, who was a great guide. He knows the area and is full of info about the marine life, the local history, and lots of other info about USVI. We saw a wide variety of marine life, ranging from Green Sea Turtles which the kids loves to stingrays, an assortment of fish and even an octopus! It was pretty incredible. We stayed away from the large tourist groups and were able to hang out on and in the water without battling for space the entire time. It was relaxing but also exhilarating. Nate was tremendous and we couldn't have asked for a better day. I highly recommend chartering with them.
Snorkeling, swimming with turtles, & lunch at famous bar & restaurant in US and British Virgin Islands
Two families from Colorado vacationed on Saint Thomas and Saint John for a week. Captain Hillary was excellent with our group and had us go to 3 different snorkeling spots on the island, each one was beautiful. Went to Maho bay for a fun filled lunch then stopped at the now deserted Caneel Bay to have the beach to ourselves. Hillary also spoke about the history of the islands and how they have changed since the hurricane. Snorkeling was still wonderful and it was nice to be on the beautiful catamaran for the day. Highly recommend the Island Flyer!
We cannot put into words how wonderful our son’s first birthday was. The boat was beautiful and the captain, C’quan exceeding our expectations. He was knowledgeable, fun and made the day extra special. It was an amazing experience and we look forward to doing it again in the future!