Caribbean Sea. Sailing & Cruising Information. US Virgin Islands
|Background||United States Virgin Island has area
352 square km (144 sq. miles) combined. The Capital is Charlotte Amalie
(St. Thomas). Nationality of a resident - U.S. Citizen. Official
Currency: U.S. Dollar Time Zone: EST + 1; GMT -4
|Climate||Average temperatures ranging from 77 degrees Fahrenheit in winter to 82 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. There is less than a 5 degree Fahrenheit difference in temperature from winter to summer.|
|Entry formalities||U.S. citizens are not required to have passports when traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but they must be prepared to show upon leaving. Some form of identification (drivers license, passport or birth certificate with a picture ID) should be carried. Citizens of any country other than the U.S. should follow U.S. travel regulations.|
|Sailing activity||Sailing enthusiasts can rent sailboats or powerboats, with
or without a captain, at many locations on all three islands. St. Thomas
boasts one of the largest charter-yacht fleets in the Caribbean.
Boat races in the U.S. Virgin Islands are hosted year-round, including the International Rolex Cup Regatta on St. Thomas and the Mumms Cup Regatta on St. Croix. St. Thomas is also home to the world-famous Virgin Islands Americas Cup Challenge team.
|Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean :
Puerto Rico, the Passage Islands, the Us and British Virgin Islands.
(Street's Crusing Guide)
Donald M., Jr. Street / Spiral-bound / Published 1995
Saint Thomas Sailing
Saint John Sailing
Saint Croix Sailing