The U.S. Virgin Islands is a serene tropical paradise filled with clear turquoise waters and vibrant skies that experience weather ranging from the low 70s to high 80s (Fahrenheit) all year round.
Of course, the one major downside of this beautiful slice of paradise, otherwise known as the USVI, is that being comprised of multiple islands, it can be hard to navigate. But that is where boat tours of the U.S. Virgin Islands come into the picture. Guided boat tours and self-led U.S. Virgin Islands boat charters turn this potential downside into a huge benefit.
Rather than confining yourself to just one of the islands of the USVI, why not experience all three by island hopping? Here’s how to do that and where to go!
Can You Island Hop in the U.S. Virgin Islands?
Yes, not only can you island hop while boating in the USVI, but we highly recommend it (and so do other Island hoppers)!
Island hopping allows you to experience the richness, beauty, and uniqueness of each of the U.S. Virgin Islands. From bustling St. Thomas and its duty-free shopping to Saint John’s lush vegetation and beaches to St Croix’s sugar cane plantations and rum distillery, there’s so much to explore while island hopping the Virgin Islands.
10 Best Places to Island Hop in the USVI via All-Inclusive Yacht Charter
We recommend kicking off your USVI Island Hopping trip on one of two islands, St. Thomas or St. John. If time allows during your trip, we also recommend a few lesser-known U.S. Virgin Island destinations, such as Lovongo, Congo, and Water Island.
St. John Island Hopping Destinations
St. John is well-known for its natural beauty, as a majority of the territory is protected by Virgin Islands National Park. If you’re looking for a pristine spot to relax and enjoy the fresh air, sun, and sand, then this spot should be on your list. A few destinations you may wish to check out in St. John include:
- Cinnamon Bay
- Honeymoon Beach
- Coral Bay
- Reef Bay Sugar Factory District
St. Thomas Island Hopping Destinations
More populous than St. John, St. Thomas, the main island of the USVI, has some spectacular spots to go island hopping, including:
- Magens Bay
- Charlotte Amalie Harbor
- Secret Harbor
Other Islands to Visit in the USVI
Don’t miss the chance to check out these other islands:
- Water Island
- Little St James
- Buck Island
Want Help Planning Your USVI Island Hopping Trip?
Our USVI boat charters take you to all of the above destinations (and more!). Curious to learn about all of the amazing island-hopping destinations you could visit with Yacht Magic Moments?
Explore our “Things to Do” page now for descriptions of each of the above destinations to find out which spots will be your favorite.