Here is a Catamaran Itinerary for a group we recently had out on 48′ Vicarious. Based in the US Virgin Islands, this route took in St Croix as well as the Spanish Virgin Islands!
Her All Inclusive rates are $16,800- $18,500 for 2-6 guests. Inquire for sleep aboard and half board pricing.
This group has been on many charters but this catamaran itinerary was very special.
Twice they have done a USVI charter before and this was to be their third. The goal here was to have zero repeat harbors and this was easily done.
Day 1 of UVSI & SVI Catamaran Itinerary
Pick up day!
This was a four person charter with a sleep aboard option for the first night. This means the boarding time was in the afternoon and the dinner was to be taken ashore.
There were two arrival times for our guests coming in. For the sleep aboard option, they put the boat at Water Island right by Dinghy’s restaurant. Some may say unconventional but as the charter guests arrived Captain Austen would take the tender to the beach over by the airport and pick them up right off the sand.
This little-known beach is right by the airport entrance where if you’re willing to walk a few steps and get your toes sandy/ wet you can board the dinghy and head right to your boat.
The beach and water by water island are great for swimming and hanging on the floats. Once all were aboard there was some unpacking a few drinks on the boat, then the group went in for dinner at Dinghys!
After breakfast, they went out for about a 10-mile sail to a great snorkel spot between Lovongo and Congo Island.
Here they anchored in about 30’ of water in a nice sand patch. To the north there is Congo Cay and along the shore lay some nice varieties of soft coral and beautiful rock features.
they had lunch on anchor and then went onto Hawksnest harbor on STJ for the afternoon.
The afternoon activity was a hike up to the Windmill Bar. The hike can be picked up from Hawksnest or Jumbie Beach and is about 2.5 miles round trip and 800’ elevation gain. The views and bar made for a beautiful reward!
In the morning they set sail early for St. Croix! The sail is roughly 32nm and can take 4-5 hours.
This time it took them a little longer because they stopped and looked at humpback whales and dolphins!
The whales they observed from the boat but the dolphins were in shallow water so they jumped in and played with them for almost an hour!
Finally, they got to St. Croix, Buck Island, and did some more snorkeling on the famous underwater trail there. So many varieties of fish and hard corals!
Day 4 of this catamaran itinerary was based out of Christiansted, St. Croix.
Right off the dock is Centerline car rentals and captain Austen had arranged a minivan for the day!
They drove off to explore bits of the island you can’t really see from the boat. Captain was DD so it was a bar hop to Udall Point, the easternmost point in all of the USA.
Also some scenic stops on the way back to town like the Goat Hill hike. Favorite bar stop was Ziggys, a true Caribbean gas station bar with BBQs going and a nice view.
Sailed to Fredrikstad St. Croix. This is the westernmost end of the island and is known for the soft corals growing on the cruise ship pier, sandy point beach and historic buildings in town.
The sail from Christanstad to Fredricstad was a perfect angel for using the spinnaker and made for a comfortable yet fast ride.
Everyone explored town and snorkeled that day as captain Austen rested up because he was planning for a night sail to Culebra. This is a rare catamaran itinerary and from this point on a normal trip might sail back to St. Thomas however the conditions were perfect for a night sail to Culebra.
The trip to the SVI is about 40 miles and they left around 2 am to arrive there as the sun was coming up.
Upon arrival into Culebra, Ensenada Honda they cleared in with customs and began exploring. They went lobstering down past Carlos Rosario Beach and did a hike over to Flameco Beach. Afterward, they explored a bit of town in the evening.
They anchored the boat in Bahia Linad. Bit of an early night as everyone was tired from all the adventures so far!
They moved the boat early in the morning over to Culibrita, a small beautiful island just off Culebra, known for its white sandy beach and old Spanish lighthouse.
You could spend a week at this place, so private and the beach pristine! The pictures say it all.
They motored back to St. Thomas early in the morning which is due East.
With trade winds direction this is not an easy angle for sailing. If going direct to Brewers or Water Island this would be a 2hr trip but they went up the North side of STT to Caneel Bay STJ because they didn’t want to pass up a dinner out at Extra Virgin Bistro.
The three-hour motor was worth it for a day in Cruz bay and the fantastic food in the evening.
Time to drop off the guests so they sailed downwind towards the airport.
The adventurous group once again preferred to get their feet wet at the beach by the airport and walked off to their plane from the dinghy.
The crew of Vicarious can’t wait to have them back. I know wherever we go cruising it will be a fun and exciting time!
Come enjoy this USVI & SVI charter itinerary with the wonderful crew of Vicarious.
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