St Thomas 360 Charter Tour

360 STT

YELLOW LEG

DEPART AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR AND HEAD SOUTH ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE OF ST THOMAS. WE ARE HEADING STRAIGHT TOWARD THE ST THOMAS HARBOR OF CHARLOTTE AMALIE. TO ENTER THE HARBOR YOU WILL USE THE PASSAGE BETWEEN HASSLE ISLAND ON YOUR RIGHT AND WATER ISLAND ON YOUR LEFT. THE LAND BRIDGE CONNECTING THE HASSLE PENINSULA TO ST THOMAS WAS DREDGED AWAY BY THE DANISH IN 1864 TO INCREASE WATER FLOW IN THE 18TH CENTURY STAGNANT HARBOR. ITS HOME TO OLD HISTORIC BUILDINGS LIKE THE ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY’S COALING STATION AS WELL AS MANY RUINS THAT CAN BE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE ROCKY HILLSIDE. WATER ISLAND, THE 4TH VIRGIN ISLANS PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM THE WEATHER FOR MANY SAILBOATS ON MOORINGS ALONG ITS NORTH SIDE. SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT ONE OF THE MANY SUNKEN BOATS JUST BENITH THE WATERS SURFACE IN THIS AREA. THE NEXT STOP IS SABA ISLAND AND TURTLE DOVE CAY FOR SNORKELING. THE SOUTH SIDE OF SABA HAS AN UNDERWATER TUNNEL THAT LEADS TO AN OPEN AIR CAVERN THAT IS ACCESSIBLE DURING CALM SEA CONDITIONS. THE REEF AROUND SABA AND TURTLE DOVE IS HOME TO A FEW RESIDENT NURSE SHARKS. YOU CAN SPOT ONE TAKING A NAP UNDER THE CORAL DURING THE DAY LAZILY WAITING FOR A SNACK TO CRAW BY.

ORANGE LEG:

BOTANY BAY IS ONE OF THE MOST PREMIERE ESTATES ON THE ISLAND. THE PRIVATE NEIGHBORHOOD DOES NOT ALOW THE PUBLIC TO ACCESS THEIR INCREDIBLE BEACHES BY CAR SO YOU MUST VISIT THEM BY BOAT. DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO MERMAID’S CHAIR, SANDY BEACH, OR THE BEACH ON WEST CAY. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY BE BY YOURSELVES SO RELAX AND HAVE A PICNIC IN THE SAND.

RED LEG:

FROM BOTANY BAY YOU WILL PASS SEVERAL BEACHES THAT EVEN MOST LOCALS DONT KNOW ABOUT OR HAVE NEVER VISITED SINCE THE “ROADS” ARE USUALLY WASHED OUT. YOU WILL PASS BORDEAUX BAY, STUMPY BAY, SANTA MARIA BAY, CARET BAY(LOCAL SURF HAVEN), MAIL BAY, AND FINALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITES, NELTJEBERG BEACH. NELTI IS HOME TO AN INCREDIBLE SWISS CHEESE STYLE REEF SYSTEM TEAMING WITH LOBSTER AND FISH. ITS SECLUDED SANDY SHORE IS BACKED BY A DEEP COCONUT PALM FOREST. IF YOU BUILD THE COURAGE TO EXPLORE THE ABYS TRY TO FIND THE OLD STONE WELL AMONGST THE THOUSANDS OF SPROUTED COCONUT PALMS. AT THE ENTRANCE YOU CAN FIND AN OLD RUIN AND SOME TOMBSTONES FROM 1933. THE LOCALS THROW AN ANNUAL BURNING MAN PARTY AT THIS BEACH WITH A DJ AND ALL(INVITE ONLY). EASTER AND CHRISTMAS ARE THE ONLY COMMON TIMES FAMILIES WILL BE SEEN CAMPING HERE.

PURPLE LEG:

THIS IS THE LAST LEG OF THE TRIP SO DEPENDING ON TIMING AND CONDITIONS YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH SOME OF THE NORTH SHORE TOUR ITINERARY OR JUST SIT BACK AND TAKE IN THE SITES AS YOUR CAPTAIN BRINGS YOU BACK AROUND PETERBORG POINT AND BACK TOWARDS THE MARINA.

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