With international travel restrictions disrupting sailing plans across the Caribbean, Americans will now have another option for getting their feet wet without ever needing to clear customs. Dream Yacht Charters will open a U.S. Virgin Islands base on June 1 in partnership with Virgin Island Yacht Charters. Boats will be docked at Compass Point Marina in Benner Bay, located on St. Thomas’ East End, close to the Red Hook area.
The USVI encompasses St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, and the new base also can be a jumping off point for the British and Spanish Virgin Islands. Both bareboat and skippered charters will be available. According to the company’s website, the St. Thomas fleet numbers 23 boats. Multihulls include a new Bali 5.4 and Fountaine Pajot Saona 47; an FP Helia 44; and four Lagoon models, the 40, 42, 450 and 52. Monohulls include a Beneteau Oceanis 41 and Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 519.