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US Virgin Islands set to reopen for yacht charters in June

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By Katia Damborsky  7 May 2020

Caribbean yacht charters in the US Virgin Islands might be feasible by June, as local government announces a 5-tier plan to reopen the island chain for travel and tourism amid the COVID-19 crisis. 

The government of the US Virgin Islands has outlined a 5-point plan for reopening the islands for international travel by June 1 2020, according to local media reports. 

The details of the new plan were announced by Governor Albert Bryan Jr. at the end of April. 

“We anticipate moving from this [...] stay at home status to the [...] open-door status on June 1st. That is the date marked tentatively for the reopening of USVI to leisure travelers,” the Governor said during his address.

idyllic sandy beach in the usvi

June 1st [..] is the date marked tentatively for the reopening of USVI to leisure travelers.

Governor Albert Bryan Jr.

paddle boarding in clear water in the us virgin islands
charter guest catches starfish in the usvi

The USVI’s are currently in the third phase of the plan, which involves the reopening of most businesses across the islands. Residents are obligated to maintain Social Distancing and wear face masks when out in public.

The plan highlights the safety of the residents of USVI's, as well as those traveling to visit the islands amid the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Yacht charter in the Virgin Islands

superyachts in the caribbean island of the usvi

The USVI's are a popular destination for private yacht charters, with warm weather and air temperatures of around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) in June and July. 

The reopening of the USVI's marks a great opportunity for a tropical getaway on a superyacht, with commercial and private direct flights available (subject to travel restrictions) from cities in the USA including New York and Miami.

With no shortage of natural beauty and outstanding dive sites, the islands are primed for Social Distancing Yacht Charters.

With no shortage of natural beauty and outstanding dive sites, the islands are primed for Social Distancing Yacht Charters. You can cruise around the islands on a yacht, soaking up the splendor of St. Thomas or fishing in the rich waters of St. Croix.

For more travel and destination inspiration, check out our top things to do on a yacht charter in the Virgin Islands, which includes attractions such as Trunk Bay.

Choose a charter yacht in the USVI's

crewed charter superyacht in the virgin islands

All superyacht crew are exercising extreme vigilance when it comes to maintaining a safe and sanitary on-board environment and ensuring potential exposure to the novel Coronavirus is limited. 

There are plenty of superb yachts available for charter in the USVI, including crewed catamarans.

For something with a little more volume, the 171’ (52m) charter yacht LATITUDE features an all-access elevator that makes her wheelchair-friendly, and 127’ (39m) motor yacht T-ZERO has an excellent toy locker which makes her a great option for families.

To view and compare all yachts in the region, you can browse the complete fleet of luxury yachts for charter in the Virgin Islands.

us virgin islands aerial view of blue water and white sand

To learn more about yacht charter in the US Virgin Islands, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.

For more information about chartering a luxury yacht and travel updates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, please view our Coronavirus and Superyacht News.


 
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