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 US Virgin Islands - St Croix

St Croix

Saint Croix is the largest island of the United States Virgin Islands. It is not, however, the most populated. Unfortunately, it is bypassed by many cruisers on the way elsewhere. The area is home to many points of interest including historical architecture, wreck and reef diving, and two bioluminescent bays with high concentrations of three different bioluminescent organisms.

The island of St. Croix was owned by the Dutch for nearly 200 years and some of the older architecture on the islands reflect that fact. The island also features multiple protected wildlife and nature reserves. Check local regulations before anchoring or fishing in these areas.

Christiansted (St Croix) *

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Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 30, 2017 08:35 AM

An update from Island Global Yachting (IGY):

In the wake of Hurricane Irma and Maria, the IGY Marina at Yacht Haven Grande – Charlotte Amalie and American Yacht Harbor Marina at Red Hook, are currently under repair.
As of September 19th, 2017, the airport at St. Thomas was not open to commercial carriers, however, was accepting private aircraft and humanitarian relief flights. At present, it is expected that the St. Thomas airport will be operational to commercial flights sooner than St. Maarten.
St. Thomas hotels have been affected by the hurricane, several hotels are closed and preparing for renovation. Many of the others are open, but are focused on accommodating relief agencies such as FEMA, the FBI, and other law enforcement personnel.
Several banks are open and welcoming customers with some having cash withdrawal limits in place.
All IGY Caribbean marinas will be partially operational for the the upcoming 2017/18 Winter Season and are expected to include crew amenities such as; the gymnasium, swimming pool, and food and beverage outlets within our facilities gated locations.

Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
Apr 26, 2017 08:45 AM

Please ensure you read Noonsite page
http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/USVirginIslands?rc=Formalities#Immigration
This explains that Canadian and Bermudan citzens DO NOT require a visa to visit USVI.

bobmackie
bobmackie says:
Mar 21, 2017 11:25 AM

Arrived in St. Thomas a few days ago. Prior to arrival I called Customs to confirm the Visa requirements as all of the guides and this site said it was required and yet when I went to the Government site and it appeared we were ok. I wanted clarification. As a Canadian (not landed immigrant in Canada) we did NOT require a visa, even though arriving on our boat. As explained to me, "as long there is no reason for you to be turned away at the boarder coming in from Canada, you are fine to come in here". That meaning, no DUI's, criminal record, dual citizen etc. When we arrived customs was a breeze.

Max Terragni
Max Terragni says:
Nov 21, 2016 03:37 PM

If you leave USVI for BVI it's not necessary going to the custom to clear out in USVI.

Solcina79
Solcina79 says:
Mar 18, 2016 02:00 PM

One of the most peacefull anchorage place in St Thomas Is in its north side, in magens bay, Is a very good sheltter And the Beach Is lovely

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Feb 22, 2016 04:32 PM

Posted on behalf of Lisa Torkelson:
St Thomas USVI.
Didn't realize Monday (15th Feb) was Presidents Day (been a few years since we've been in US waters) so just wanted to pass along that the Sundays/holidays overtime fee is $35. Normally free. Ouch.

As a US Citizen, we are free to leave without another visit to Customs, unless we're going to a foreign nation. In this case, we can go in to get a departure paper for the next country visited.

We were asked today if we had any trash on board. Knowing the US rules are stringent, we had already disposed of it before leaving for the USVIs. Peter was asked the same in 2012 when checking into Cruz Bay St John. Had to sign a paper that stated the waste would be disposed in a proper facility (i.e. pay to have it burned or something crazy thing like that). On the other hand, trash was not mentioned when we cleared in St. Thomas on Monday.

Easiest (and cheapest) solution - Best to deal with trash before entering any US waters.

pasdedeux
pasdedeux says:
Nov 12, 2015 04:20 PM

National Park Mooring Fees will increase January 1, 2016 to $26 per night. US citizens age 62 or older can apply for the Senior Pass which allows a 50% discount on National Park fees.

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