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US Virgin Islands Yacht Charters

Fact File for US Virgin Islands

The USVI blend the best of their heritage- Caribbean friendliness and openness, Danish historical influence and American modern feel. With miles of stretching white sands and premium diving facilities, all visitors will be enchanted by this land of plenty.

COORDINATES: 18º21N, 64º56W

LANGUAGE: English (official); Spanish and Creole spoken

CAPITAL: Charlotte Amalie, St. Croix

WEATHER: The USVI are in the tropical savanna climate zone and are affected by moderate trade winds. Average high temperature for summer is 32C (89F) and 29C (85F) for winter. Rainy season is September-November.

BEST TIME TO CHARTER: December-April

AIRPORTS: There are two main airports on the USVI, the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport (STX) on St Croix and the Cyril E. King International Airport (STT) on St Thomas 

TIME: UTC-4

CURRENCY: USD; most widely accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard. ATMs found on all three islands. Travelers cheques are also accepted in most establishments.

ELECTRICITY: 115V, 60 Hz

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:

  • 1 Jan - New Year's Day
  • 6 Jan - Three Kings Day
  • 3rd Mon in Jan - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 3rd Mon in Feb - President's Day
  • 31 Mar - Transfer Day
  • Mar/Apr - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Monday
  • Last Mon in May - Memorial Day
  • 3 Jul - Emancipation Day
  • 4 Jul - Independence Day
  • 1st Mon in Sept - Labor Day
  • 2nd Mon in Oct - Columbus Day
  • 1 Nov - Liberty Day
  • 11 Nov - Veterans Day
  • 4th Thurs in Nov - Thanksgiving
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day

MAIN PORTS AND MARINAS: Christiansted, St Croix; Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas

RECOMMENDED BEACHES: Magens Bay, Lindquist, Trunk Bay, Caneel Bay, Sandy Point

CULTURAL: People of the USVI are very friendly and helpful and the pace of life is carefree. Dress is mostly informal except for formal requirements at some establishments.

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