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The LaidBack USVI offer sophisticated dining, turquoise waters and quaint towns.
The crew will be happy to coordinate your taxi pick-up at the airport. You will be met at baggage claim and transported to Yacht Haven Grande Marina within 15 mins to meet the crew.
Following your boat briefing, settling in and sipping on your welcome signature cocktail, enjoy a scenic tour of downtown Charlotte Amalie onboard on your way to Water Island.
Enjoy the afternoon on the beach and meet fellow boaters at Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill or Dinghy’s Beach Bar while your chef prepares your tasty and beautifully presented dinner onboard.
Once everyone is up and about and set to begin the day, Porpoise Rocks for a snorkel will be a delight as you circumvent the west side of St. Thomas through Savannah passage to Magen’s Bay – “one of the world’s most beautiful beaches” 1 mile of white sand for you to enjoy, beach bars, and ideal for all watersports. You may wish to experience the 200-year old, restored plantation.
Leaving Magen’s Bay at your leisure, sail and enjoy the beautiful views through the cut between Hans Lollick and Little Hans Lollick, stop for your lunch on board at Sunsi Bay or Coki Beach or enjoy lunch ZoZo’s at Lovango Beach Bar – so many choices! Mid-afternoon enjoy a scuba dive at Carvel Rock or snorkel or dive at Spring Bay. Spend the night at Henley Cay or between Lovango/Congo Cay. Cliff diving off Carvel rock is an option for the more adventurous J.
Time for a snorkel at Yawzi Point, its impressive deep water structures and canyons house schools of fish, octopus, barracuda, tangs, parrott fish, brain coral and a myriad of fan corals.
Lameshur Bay is the perfect bay for a peaceful lunch, followed by a paddle or kayak before leaving for Cannel Bay and a beautiful sunset enjoying cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres onboard. Needing to get off the boat, Cruz Bay, the active yet laid back main town on St. John is a short dinghy ride around the point. Here you will find most of the islands stores and variety of restaurants.
After breakfast, take the St. James cut and view the Jeffrey Epstein compound. Enjoy a gorgeous snorkel/dive at Ledges or Cow and Calf with a visit to Pizza Pi (the pizza take-out boat) to satisfy your post dive appetite.
Buck Island is your next stop for a hike to the historic lighthouse, snorkel the old freighter, the Catanza, in Buck Island Cove. Cocktails and dinner onboard having an unrestricted sunset over the ocean and the possibility of witnessing the “green flash”. Games and togetherness enjoyed late into the evening.
Coffee on deck, followed by breakfast and your last snorkel with turtles at Turtle Cove. A slow gentle return to Charlotte Amalie in time to meet your taxi for your journey home.
Off to St. John and Maho Bay for lunch and snorkel where you are guaranteed a turtle sighting. Enjoy a walk on the beach, a drink or two at Maho Crossroads while your captain snares a lobster for ocean to table cuisine at its best.
Move on to Leinster Bay/Waterlemon Cay where you can take in local history with a short walk to the Annenberg ruins. A shorter walk to Murphy’s Mansion is another option where you can enjoy the gorgeous views over the bay. A choice of sunset cocktails at Murphys’ Mansion or back onboard. This is also a beautiful bay to enjoy paddle boarding and some kayaking.
After breakfast, take the opportunity to snorkel around Waterlemon Cay with the chance of spotting rays, spotted flounder,squid other abundant marine critters before heading off to Lime-out, Coral Bay. To-die-for tacos and cocktail service whilelounging in the water at a bar, is a real treat. Salt Pond or Lameshur Bay would be the stop for the night. Those still wishing to get some exercise in for the day may hike to Rams Head and on a clear day see St. Croix in the distance.
How to get here
When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel – including on-line check-in – making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport for U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland.
Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.
The U.S. Virgin Islands has daily, nonstop flights from New York, Newark, Baltimore, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale. Connecting flights are available to and from Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Miami and Atlanta via the San Juan hub.
In addition, there's connecting service from Canada, Europe, South America and the Far East. Commuter service between San Juan and St. Croix and St. Thomas is also available. Commuter airlines can transport you between islands in as little as 17 minutes. The seaplane is an exciting way to travel between St. Thomas and St. Croix.