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

Marina at Yacht Haven Grande
5304 Yacht Haven Grande
Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, USVI 00802

Marina Facilities
Situated in St. Thomas’ Charlotte Amalie area, the Marina at Yacht Haven Grande offers first-class amenities, like on-site customs & immigration services, tennis courts, ROAM kiosk, WIFI, crew lounge, private shower facilities, lagoon style swimming pool, beach volleyball, 24-hour security, professional staff, and on-site shopping & dining options. There are multiple provisioning stores, including a small store at the marina and several within close proximity, and laundry services are available. 

Marinas – St. Thomas
American Yacht Harbor – Tel: 340-775-6454
Crown Bay Marina – Tel: 340-774-2255
Compass Point Marina – Tel: 340-775-6144
Oasis Cove Marina – Tel: 801-647-1007
Sapphire Beach Marina – Tel: 340-714-3837
Yacht Haven Marina – Tel: 340-774-9500

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Cruising Grounds

Cruising Area Restrictions  

Your itinerary will include destinations throughout the US Virgin Islands. You will receive a detailed chart briefing covering your cruising grounds prior to departure. On a Crewed charter 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. 

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. Applicants will need to fill out the Sailing or Power resume for the base to review but we cannot guarantee approval.

Moorings Fees & Taxes
Your overnight anchorage or mooring will be reserved by your Captain if you are on a Crewed yacht. - On bareboat charters you will received detailed information on recommended moorings/anchorages during your charter briefing.  

Around the Base

Hotels in the St. Thomas area include:

  • Best Western Plus Emerald Beach Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Windward Passage Hotel
  • Pirates Pension at Bluebeards
  • Marriott's Frenchman’s Cove
  • Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Banks in St. Thomas: FirstBank, 11A Curacao Gade, Charlotte Amalie. Tel: (340) 775-7777. Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:30am - 4pm and Friday 8:30am to 5pm.  The banks are your only option if you need to exchange currency.

Post Office 
Central Post Office  
9007 Havensight Shopp Ctr Ste D
St Thomas
Tel: 800-275-8777  

Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm, Saturday 9am – 1:00pm 

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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.

If you are taking out a bareboat charter, there are several grocery options close to the base including: Moe's Fresh Market (right at the base), Natural Food Grocery and Deli, Pueblo Supermarket, and The Fruit Bowl. The Market does not deliver but will refer you to a trusted taxi driver to deliver provisions. 

In addition, the following below stores all deliver to Yacht Haven Grande Marina:

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Things to Do

Interesting Sites/Activities

  • Walk the historic district of Charlotte Armalie.
  • Visit the Moutain Top Viewing Deck and Shops for views of north side and Magen’s Beach. 
  • Stop by at Magen’s Beach where you can lie out and snorkel for the day.  
  • Go on a turtle swimming excursion aboard Fury, from Yacht Haven Grande. 
  • Take a Fishing Charter to the famous North Drop.  
  • Hop on the Sky Ride Gondola to Paradise Point and enjoy sunset drinks. 
  • Visit Coral World or golf the scenic Mahogany Run Golf Course.  
  • Enjoy Red Hook at American Yacht Harbor which offers 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 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. For more information, please view our Water Sports Options.

Please Note: Snorkeling equipment is NOT provided on bareboat sailing/power charters in this location. (Crewed yachts include snorkeling fins. Please bring your own snorkel and snorkeling mask.)

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

Fishing Charters
Double Header Sports Fishing - (340) 777-7317 - STT
Ocean Surfari Charters- (340) 227-5448 - STT
Capt. Alvin fishing Charters - 774-955-4122 - STT
Just Fish - (340) 201-9329 - STJ

Coki Dive Center (St Thomas) - (340) 775-4220 
Adventure Scuba (St Thomas)- (340) 774-3737 
Red Hook Dive Center (St Thomas) - (340) 777-3483 
Low Key Diving (St John) - (340) 693-8999 
Busy Bee Charters (St John) - (340) 201-4858 

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

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