Boating is big in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and it's even bigger in the British Virgins, which are said to have the best cruising in the Caribbean. Here are the best boat operators:
- American Yacht Harbor Marina (St. Thomas; 340/775-6454; www.igymarinas.com/marinas/american-yacht-harbor): This is one of the best bareboat and full-crew charter companies on St. Thomas, located in Red Hook. Whatever craft you're looking for, you're bound to find it here.
- The Moorings (Tortola; 727/614-7906 or 888/952-8420; www.moorings.com): This is the finest charter service in the Virgin Islands. It has done more than any other outfitter to make the British Virgin Islands the destination of choice among the world's yachters. Its fleet of yachts and boats is staggering—everything from bareboat rentals to fully crewed vessels with a skipper, crew, and cook.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.