With wonderful waters and incredible landscapes, The US and British Virgin Islands have all the ingredients required to make your trip special! Pristine waters, great local culture, and awesome weather. A yacht charter is the best way to experience all that the Virgin Islands have to offer.
The Virgin Islands were MADE to be explored by yacht. There are so many diverse locations all located very close together making it easy to visit many different places and have a lot of different experiences.
The daytime high temperatures are fairly consistent (85-90 F) all year round making the Virgin Islands a year round destination.
Most of the waterways are protected from the open ocean by barrier islands and most of the distances are very small. As such, it’s normally an amazing place to cruise around in great comfort, ESPECIALLY on IMPULSE with her state of the art stabilizers.
You’ll normally find IMPULSE in the Virgin Islands during November through the end of January, but it’s not uncommon for her to be there at ANY time of the year.
Our experienced Captain & Crew will make sure, safety is first on every trip of Impulse!
Between the US and British Virgin islands , there are 6 or 7 main islands and dozens of smaller ones. The distances between these islands is very small. You can easily visit many different locations and have many different experiences on a charter. The waters are normally very calm and cruising is a joy.
If you can think of a water sport, you can do it in the Virgin Islands. Paddle boarding, water skiing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, etc. ! We can help you do it all.
Remember, there are many variations to this sample itinerary. Your charter will be customized to fulfill the dreams of your charter party. That’s the beauty of a Virgin Islands crewed charter with Impulse Yacht Charter.
Board your yacht in St. Thomas and after a light lunch, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Frances Bay on St. John. Swim, walk on the beach and enjoy a Caribbean sunset. Savor a delicious dinner either in the cockpit under the stars or below in the coziness of the main salon.
After breakfast, depart for Leinster Bay, also on St. John, for snorkeling, exploring and a hike to a sugar mill. Return for lunch, and then proceed to Jost Van Dyke to clear BVI customs. Explore Jost, visit Foxy’s and other well-known beach bars. This is a good spot for a West Indian meal ashore at moderate prices — an island pig roast perhaps — and some evening revelry in the form of a “jump up.”
Depart Jost Van Dyke and motor a short way to Sandy Spit for beach and snorkel time. Travel to West End for lunch and a trip ashore to Pusser’s Landing for a “painkiller” and shopping. Travel on to the Bight at Norman Island and visit the “Willie T” (a floating bar and restaurant) for sunset cocktails or after-dinner wildness.
Snorkel at the water level caves made famous in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Cruise on to Cooper Island for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon sail to Trellis Bay on Beef Island. After dinner, go to the Last Resort for Tony Snell’s musical revue on chartering and the Caribbean in general.lon.
Cruise to Virgin Gorda and visit the Baths, those wonderous house-sized boulders that form fascinating pools and grottoes to explore. After lunch, travel on to North Sound. Visit the Bitter End Yacht Club for snorkeling, boardsailing, water-skiing or hiking. Every activity can be done here
Depart North Sound after morning activities and lunch for a cruise to Peter Island where there’s a great beach on Deadman’s Bay and good snorkeling in Great Harbor. Visit Peter Island Yacht Club — a very upscale place for a diner ashore (jackets required in season) if that’s your preference.
More water sports in the morning (possibly a rendezvous dive on the coral-encrusted 1867 wreck of the British mail steamer Rhone). Following lunch, travel to Cruz Bay on St. John to clear U.S. customs. Check out the local shops here or sail on to Christmas Cove on Great St. James for snorkeling and water sports. Enjoy your last evening aboard with another glorious Caribbean sunset and a special dinner prepared by your chef.
After breakfast (with a farewell Bloody Mary or mimosa, perhaps?) and a final swim, return to St. Thomas for some last-minute duty-free shopping before you catch your flight home.