SAINT THOMAS
U.S. Customs & Immigration offices are located in Charlotte Amalie at the ferry terminal on the waterfront (about a 10 minute walk from CYOA's base). 
 
MARINAS: Crown Bay MarinaYacht Haven MarinaAmerican Yacht Harbor, Sapphire Marina
NO PUBLIC MOORINGS
 
ST THOMAS IS HOME OF CYOA YACHT CHARTERS and a great jumping off point to the U.S. and British Virgins. Our base in Frenchtown is near excellent gourmet restaurants, pub-style eateries and downtown Charlotte Amalie world class duty-free shopping. Spend a night on the dock or anchored nearby to enjoy the sights and lights of our busy Caribbean port. Some of the largest cruise ships in the world, the wildest party boats, and most elegant mega-yachts are part of the picturesque harbor. 
 
If you need some last minute supplies, Crown Bay Marina is close by and has a full gourmet grocery, marine store and beauty salon. You don't have to worry if you "forgot something" - St Thomas has everything from trail mix to rib eye steaks, and bikinis to gold watches. 
 
Water Island, the "4th Virgin", is in our neighborhood and has a pleasant anchorage at Honeymoon Bay. There's a quiet swimming beach and for the athletes, this island is great for walking, jogging and running, since there is no commercial traffic and only small paved roads.

GREAT ST. JAMES
NO MARINAS
PUBLIC MOORINGS: About 20 free public moorings
 
PLAN A FIRST OR LAST NIGHT stop in Christmas Cove. It is a short distance from our base and has pleasant swimming and snorkeling. It's a great location for a sunrise breakfast or sunset cocktails in the cockpit of your own boat.
 
ST. JOHN
NO MARINAS
U.S. Customs & Immigration offices are located in Cruz Bay, directly across the channel from the National Park Headquarters.
Dinghy fuel available at Caneel Bay dock in Cruz Bay
PUBLIC MOORINGS: Caneel Bay, Hawksnest, Maho Bay, Francis Bay, Leinster Bay, Salt Pond, Great Lameshur, Little Lameshur, and Cinnamon Bay.

MOST OF ST JOHN IS NATIONAL PARK. There are excellent anchorages on the North and South sides of the island. Cruz Bay has a U.S. Customs & Immigration office for clearance purposes, and Cruz Bay has some of the best shops in the Caribbean (Be sure to visit Mongoose Junction, especially if you like artistic and exotic things). There is a variety of restaurants from fancy gourmet to ethic mix, Italian, Tex Mex, Pizza and pubs galore. Take your pick. On a busy might you may need reservations at some places - if you didn't plan ahead, just wander down the small streets to the next place. The town is tiny and most places are no more than a block off the waterfront.
 
Leinster Bay is a well protected anchorage with great snorkeling around Waterlemon Cay. The Annaberg Ruins are of historical and cultural interest. Caneel, Maho, and Francis Bays are also beautiful spots on the north side as long as the north swell is not up. On the south side, visit Salt Pond or Lameshur Bays, Hurricane Hole, or Coral Bay (where very laid back locals and funky bars are what 's up). You sense island time here, so kick back and go with the flow...as a matter of fact go with the flow throughout the islands. You are on vacation and island time is a real t'ing mon!