Red Hook, St. Thomas

Days Itinerary


Day 1 

Set up a fishing trip with one the charter companies at the marina to the famous North Drop to enjoy some sport fishing; Enjoy some lunch at the marina at Raw Sushi Bar or Tap and Still; Visit Yacht Haven Grande and relax by the pool or play some volleyball or tennis; Waterfront dining at The Shops at Yacht Haven Grande

Day 2

Stop by Latte’s in Paradise to grab a coffee and walk the historic district of Charlotte Amalie; Take in some shopping at the stores located at American Yacht Harbor; eat some lunch at Pesce Italian or MeLT; Spend the afternoon at The Shoppes of Yacht Haven Grande to enjoy a luxury spa afternoon at Prana Spa; Dine and enjoy drinks at the Shoppes at Yacht Haven Grande

Day 3

Rent a jeep for the day to explore the island; travel over to Coral World Ocean Park and experience an encounter with the resident sea lions or turtles; dine at the Margaritaville located near the park; head back to the marina to take a charter snorkeling or diving trip; have some drinks and food at Island Time Pub or the Caribbean Saloon.

I've worked out of this marina and it provides your perfect day charter to the islands, great restaurants and bars and really cool shops. It's a great walk around with your drinx spot and the views of St John, the marina and the harbour are perfect from the upper decks! Must see and have fun place on STT!

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Day 1 

Walk the historic district of Charlotte Amalie; Mountain Top Viewing Deck + Shop for views of north side and Magen’s Beach; Snorkel/lounge at Magen’s Bay; Dine at the Shops at Yacht Haven Grande.

Day 2

Water ferry to St. John for the day; Choose a hiking trail or relax at one of St. John’s famous beaches: Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay or Hawks Nest Beach; Grab a drink at the famous Woody’s Bar before heading back to St. Thomas; Dinner at Enkai Sushi in Frenchtown. 

Day 3 

Book a snorkel trip or find shore spots (Secret Harbor, Lindquist Beach) or go on a turtle swimming excursion aboard Fury out of Yacht Haven Grande.; Fishing charter to the famous North Drop; Sky Ride Gondola to Paradise Point; Sunset drinks at Paradise Point. 

Day 4

If feeling adventurous, rent a jeep for the day; Visit Coral World; Play the scenic and challenging Mahogany Run Golf Course; Drinks and night out in Red Hook at American Yacht Harbor for live music, lots of restaurants and bar options. 

Day 5

Start your day off right at Bad Ass Coffee at the Shoppes at Yacht Haven Grande, then shop til you drop at the Shops at Yacht Haven Grande; Sip a cocktail at one of the restaurants overlooking the beautiful marina and Charlotte Amalie Harbor; Relax at the pool at Yacht Haven Grande. 

Without a doubt the best beach in St. Thomas! The water is nice and calm, perfect for small children and snorkeling. The best part about this beach is that it’s not littered with tourist from the cruise’s a “secret harbor”.

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Local Attractions 

American Yacht Harbor is the ideal setting for those seeking to romp in the breathtaking, blue waters of the Caribbean. 

Coral World Marine Park

Located on Route 38 at Coki Point, open daily; tel: 340-775-1555. This 4.5-acre park presents both marine and non-marine exhibits including: the Caribbean Reef Encounter, the Stingray Lagoon, Turtle Encounter, Semi Submarine or partake in some of the exciting activities that include the sea lion swim or SNUBA dive.

Some of the East End’s main beaches aside from Vessup Bay include:

Bluebeard's Beach, known for its excellent windsurfing and coconut palms

Grand Beach for the beautiful sand and captivating views of St. John

Sapphire Beach, a family-friendly destination ideal for seashell hunting with 35 acres of crystal-sand beach

Coki Beach, one of the best beaches for snorkeling on the island

This was my 3rd visit to St. Thomas and I always make it a point to visit Coki Beach. The water is beautiful and there is food right on the beach. I love this beach in particular because I have not found it to be as popular (thus not nearly as crowded) as other beaches on the island. I'll be back again next year!

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Annual Events 

St. Thomas Carnival

This is the first celebration of the year where you, your family and friends can enjoy music, dances, savory food and entertainment on the island.

Kids Hand Line Fishing Tournament

The Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club hosts an annual tournament in July for kids to be introduced to the wonderful world of fishing at our own American Yacht Harbor. Kids are supplied with hand lines and other items helping them compete for the biggest fish. Different age categories are awarded prizes for the largest catch.

Annual Virgin Islands Billfish Tournament for Haiti

Hosted at American Yacht Harbor this tournament raises money to benefit the Ensemble Scholaire Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School in Port au Prince.

USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

USVI Open - Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT) is the best catch and release tournament on the island. It is sponsored in part by American Yacht Harbor and has been around for over 40 years. The tournament benefits the Marine Vocational Program which starts off teaching students to swim, sail, scuba dive, and fish among other skills leading them into training programs for future employment in the industry. The tournament includes MarlinFest which boasts many fun activities and Wet N' Wild Center Console Tournament that allows anglers to compete by IGFA rules for points. Usually held in August or September check out their website for more information.

US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

Before the college basketball season starts you are invited to come join a tournament broadcasted live on TV that showcases all of the men and women's college talent. The tournament happens the week before Thanksgiving, giving teams a chance to play ball on a beautiful island setting. Visit the Paradise Jam site for more information.

The Marina itself is well equipped, but includes 2 very viable bar/restaurants and it's right in Red Hook. Provisioning is quite easy across the street and there are numerous other shops/ restaurants in the area.

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