About the Marina | Cruising Grounds | Around the Base | Provisioning | Things to Do | Water Toys & Sports

Whether this is your fifth trip or the first of many, we want you to feel at home when you're at a Moorings base.

About the Marina

American Yacht Harbor – At Red Hook
6100 Red Hook Quarters #2
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Web: www.igy-americanyachtharbor.com

Marina Facilities
Situated in St. Thomas’ Red Hook area, the American Yacht Harbor marina offers first-class amenities, 24-hour security, professional staff, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Shower and laundry facilities are available. WiFi is available.

Marinas – St. Thomas
American Yacht Harbor – Tel: 340-775-6454
Boater’s Haven Marina – Tel: 340-775-6144
Crown Bay Marina – Tel: 340-774-2255
Fish Hawk Marina – Tel: 340-775-9058
Independent Boatyard – Tel: 340-776-0466
Pirate’s Cove Marina – Tel: 340-774-4655
Sapphire Beach Marina – Tel: 340-775-6100
Yacht Haven Marina – Tel: 340-774-6050

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Cruising Grounds

Cruising Area Restrictions 
Your itinerary will include destinations through the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Your captain will meet with you to recommend itinerary stops based upon your vacation wishes, and create a custom itinerary that is exciting for all aboard.

It is strictly forbidden to sail alone, we require two persons minimum on board.

Charts & Pilot Books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the cruising area are on board the yacht. Your Captain will help you plan a customized itinerary to fulfill all of vacation wishes.

Nighttime Sailing 
You must be moored at least one hour before sunset. Night Sailing is not allowed without permission from the base manager. The decision to allow night sailing is based on your skill level and can be requested in advance. You will need to fill out the Sailing or Power resume for the base to review but we cannot guarantee approval.

Moorings Fees & Taxes
Your reservations will all be reserved by your Captain.

Around the Base

The Moorings can assist you in arranging a hotel stay before or after your charter. Speak with your Moorings Vacation Planning Specialist for availability. Hotels in the St. Thomas area include:

  • Best Western Plus Emerald Beach Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Island Beachcomber Hotel
  • Windward Passage Hotel
  • Bluebeards Castle
  • Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriot Beach Resort

Banks in St. Thomas: FirstBank, 11A Curacao Gade, Charlotte Amalie. Tel: (340) 775-7777. Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 3pm / Monday – Thursday and 8:30am to 4pm / Friday.  The banks are your only option if you need to exchange currency.

Post Office 
Central Post Office  located on Turpentine Run Rd in Charlotte Amalie
9846 Estate Thomas, St Thomas. Tel: 340-774-1950  
Monday to Friday 7:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 7:30am – 12:00pm 

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The Moorings Provisioning
On a Moorings Crewed Yacht charter, all of your food and beverages are included (alcohol too)! Your gourmet Chef will prepare delicious meals, snacks and drinks that are customized for your dietary needs and preferences.

After reserving your yacht, we will provide you with a Cuisine and Beverage Preferences Form, where you may indicate the personalized selections for all guests. This assists your gourmet Chef in preparing dishes and drinks customized for everyone to enjoy. Speak with your Moorings Vacation Planning Specialist for details.

If you would like any additional provisions or personal items while you are aboard your Crewed Yacht, your crew will help you identify a shop in the area to suit your needs.

Visit our Provisioning Page to learn more about delivery direct to your yacht.

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Things to Do

Interesting Sites
Walk the historic district of Charlotte Armalie; Moutain Top Viewing Deck and Shops for views of north side and Magen’s Beach. Visit Magen’s beach where you can lie out and snorkel for the day.  Book a snorkel trip or find shore spots (Secret Harbor, Coki Beach) or go on a turtle swimming excursion aboard Fury, from Yacht Haven Grande. Fishing Charter to the famous North Drop; Sky Ride Gondola to Paradise Point and enjoy sunset drinks. Visit Coral World or golf the scenic Mahogany Run Golf Course.  Red Hook at American Yacht Harbor has live music, lots of restaurants, and bar options.  Shop until you drop at Yacht Haven Grande, Sip on Bushwacker Drink at the Fat Turtle Restaurant overlooking the beautiful marina and Charlotte Amalie Harbor or relax by the pool.

Visit our Sample Itinerary for more information on all that you can see and do on a St. Thomas Crewed Yacht charter. The options are endless!

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Water Toys & Sports

For your convenience, you can add water toys to your charter prior to arrival at the base. They will be waiting on your boat upon arrival. You are able to rent these at the base; please keep in mind that we have limited availability. For more information, please view our Water Sports Options.

The Closed Season schedule in the Virgin Islands is as follows. During this time no person shall catch, sell, offer for sale or buy.
Margate: January 1 - March 31
Red Hind: January 1 - March 31
Nassau Grouper: March 1 - May 31
Turtles: April 1 - November 30
Lobster: July 31 - October 31
Conch: August 15 - October 31
Whelk: August 15 - October 31

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For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

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