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St. Thomas 18°23’N 64°56’W

The US Virgin Islands are situated 64 km (40 miles) east of Puerto Rico. This beautiful area includes three main islands – St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John – as well as 60-odd cays, and some of the most magnificent coastline on earth. DYT offers reliable boat transport to St. Thomas from where you can begin exploring all three of these magnificent islands, and we encourage you to choose one as your next vacation destination.

For bustling beaches, exciting nightlife and exceptional shopping, look to St. Thomas. Its heavy development, North American atmosphere and throngs of cruise-ship visitors make it the least distinctive of the islands, but also the most visited. Tourism and boat shipping to St. Thomas is among the highest in the Caribbean.

For unspoiled scenery and quiet surroundings, head to St. John. Much of the isle is federally protected, so it’s like St. Thomas’ alter ego. The coral reefs, hiking trails and small resorts on St. John have been a model for other ecotourism efforts in the Caribbean.

Somewhere between the extremes of St. Thomas and St. John is St. Croix, which is perhaps the most typical of other Caribbean islands. It has a fair amount of shopping and other attractions but balances them with a relaxed atmosphere and historic architecture. While it’s possible to spend all of your time on one island, we suggest you take advantage of the variety.

DYT Yacht Transport offers hassle-free boat transport services to St. Thomas for clients who want to visit the beauty, tranquility and excitement of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Have questions about our international boat shipping? Learn more about how our unique boat transport services work today!

General Information US Virgin Islands

Area: 347.1 sq km (134 sq miles).
Population: 101,809 (1990).
Population density: 293 per sq km.
Capital: Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas).
Population capital: 12,331 (1990).
Language: English is the official language.
Spanish and Creole are also widely spoken.
Religion: Christian, mainly Protestant.
Time: GMT – 4.
Electricity: 120 volts AC, 60Hz.
Currency: US Dollar (US$) = 100 cents.
Country Code: + 1 340 ~
IDD Access Code: 11 ~

Weather

The weather is both beautiful and beautifully consistent year-round. Temperatures are generally in the 80s F/27-33 C during the day and in the 70s F/21-26 C at night.
December-February is slightly cooler and windier than the summer months. (The Christmas winds, as they’re called, can blow for several days at a time.) There is more rain in the fall (meaning more frequent short showers).
June-November is hurricane season. The best time to visit the US Virgin Islands is December-April.

Marinas

CROWN BAY MARINA
Suite 528
Parcel 8168 Sub Base
St. Thomas 00802
US Virgin Islands
Tel.: + 1 340 774 2255
Fax: + 1 340 776 2760
E-mail: info@crownbay.com
Internet: www.crownbay.com

AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR
Suite 2
6100 Red Hook Quarters
St. Thomas 00802
US Virgin Islands
Tel.: + 1 340 775 5970
Fax: + 1 340 776 5970
E-mail: jennifer@ayhmarina.biz

YACHT HAVEN GRANDE MARINA
5304 Long Bay Road, Suite 100
St. Thomas 00802
US Virgin Islands
Tel.: + 1 340 774 9500
Fax: + 1 340 774 5045
E-mail: YHGST@igymarinas.com

ST. CROIX MARINE
5063 Gallows Bay
St. Croix 00820
Us Virgin Islands
Tel.: + 1 340 773 0289
Fax: + 1 340 778 8974
E-mail: stxmarine@vipowernet.net

Airport

There are international airports on both St Thomas and St Croix.
From the US there are direct flights from several US destinations.
Oftentimes these flights land in St Thomas first, then go on to St Croix. Most flights from Europe connect via Miami or San Juan in Puerto Rico.

A weekend ferry does the dash between St John’s Cruz Bay and St Thomas’s Charlotte Amalie and Fajardo in Puerto Rico.
Tons of cruise ships dock in the US Virgin Islands, most at Charlotte Amalie, one of the Caribbean’s most popular cruise destinations.
Plenty of ships also call at Frederiksted on St Croix.

Basic contact information for airports to get in St. Thomas:

US VIRGIN ISLANDS/ST. THOMAS
Country Code: + 1 340 ~
IDD Access Code: 11 ~
Time Zone: GMT – 4

SAINT THOMAS-CYRIL E KING AIRPORTS (STT)
St Thomas Airport, Virgin Islands (USA), PO Box 1707, Virgin Islands Port Authority, St Thomas 00803-1707
Tel.: (Central) + 1 340 774-1629, (Aviation) + 1 340 774-5100
Fax: (Central) + 1 340 774-0025, (Aviation) + 1 340 774-5594

SAINT CROIX-HENRY E ROHLSEN AIRPORT (STX)
St Croix Airport, Virgin Islands (USA), PO Box 1134, Christiansted 00821, St Croix
St Croix Airport, Virgin Islands (USA), Estate Mannings Bag, Christiansted, St Croix Airport 00821
Tel.: (Aviation) + 1 340 778-1012
Fax: (Aviation) + 1 340 778-1033
E-mail: davemapp@islands.vi
Internet: www.viport.com

PUERTO RICO
Country Code: + 1 787 ~
IDD Access Code: 11 ~
Time Zone: GMT – 4 ~
Business Language: Spanish

SAN JUAN – LUIZ MUNOZ MARIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SJU)
San Juan Airport, Puerto Rico, PO Box 37250, Airport Authority, Airport Station, San Juan PR 00937-0250
San Juan Airport, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Airports Authority, 100 Ave Salvador V Caro, Carolina PR 00979
Tel.: + 1 787 319-9262
Fax: + 1 787 791-4427

Additional Information

INBOUND CHECKLIST:

Meeting Point: 
Crown Bay Cargo Port
http://www.viport.com/

Customs Agent:
St. Thomas Cargo and Ship
Contact person: Traci Blankenship & Rob Carlin
Address: 129 – 131 Subbase
St Thomas, USVI
Mail Address: P.O. Box 304065
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Bus Phone: + 1 340 776 8660
Tracis Cell: + 1 340 690 9349
Robs Cell: + 1 340 513 3103
Email: traci@sttcargo.com or rob@sttcargo.com

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports – Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II (B1 – B2).
NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.

OUTBOUND CHECKLIST:

Meeting Point: 
Crown Bay Cargo Port
http://www.viport.com/

Customs Agent:
St. Thomas Cargo and Ship
Contact person: Traci Blankenship & Rob Carlin
Address: 129 – 131 Subbase
St Thomas, USVI
Mail Address: P.O. Box 304065
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Bus Phone: + 1 340 776 8660
Tracis Cell: + 1 340 690 9349
Robs Cell: + 1 340 513 3103
Email: traci@sttcargo.com or rob@sttcargo.com

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

Loading Onboard DYT Carrier:
Notify our Loading Master upon your arrival on Channel 17 and wait for instructions.

Once loaded, check in with DYT Rep and bring:

  • Original yacht registry
  • Keys of the yacht clearly marked
  • If approved, bring riders with prospective passports

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports – Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II (B1 – B2).
NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.

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