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Best Stops on Catamaran Trip - St Thomas to Virgin Gorda

We have a captained catamaran picking us up in St. Thomas and sailing for 2.5 days (short I know!) before it drops us off on Virgin Gorda.

Where are the best places to stop along the way?

We will have small children with us (1 and 4 yr olds) so any kid friendly places would be great!


2 Answers

answered first by
Missy from Newport

Hi, Depending on where the yacht is picking you up in St Thomas which could be in either Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, I suggest heading to a nice anchorage on the island of St John's for your first night.  You will need to clear into the British Virgin Islands, which your Captain will probably do in the West End on Tortola, and you can walk around the shops in Soper's Hole.  Across from Tortola are several island choices such as Norman Island, and Peter Island.  In the Bight at Norman Island is a floating restaurant on ship called the William Thornton, which is fun to visit.  However with the children you may want to go to Deadman's Bay on Peter Island with a long sandy beach and lots of great shallow water for splashing around in.  I am not sure where you are dropping in Virgin Gorda, whether in Spanish Town or the Bitter End, however either are a nice sail from the Peter Island area with a variety of choices of where to stop for lunch.  The great thing is that you have a Captain, who will know the area well, and can see how the children are doing on the catamaran, and adapt the itinerary accordingly. 

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. St Thomas (attraction)
  2. Charlotte Amalie (attraction)
  3. Red Hook (attraction)
  4. St John's (attraction)
  5. British Virgin Islands (attraction)
  6. West End (attraction)
  7. Tortola (city)
  8. Soper's Hole (restaurant)
  9. Norman Island (attraction)
  10. Peter Island (attraction)
  11. Deadman's Bay (attraction)
  12. Virgin Gorda (city)
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answered by
Ronelle from St Maarten

Do check out:

Norman Island  There are bounds of pirate myths regarding this island for fun storytelling, good times for your 4 year old!  There is no current, crystal clear water and lots of friendly fish to see.

Peter Island  Nice marina, hotel and resort with a spa. Enough said there :) 

Devil's Bay (The Baths) National Park Shallow water, lovely beach, gorgeous water.

Bon voyage!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Norman Island (attraction)
  2. Peter Island (attraction)
  3. Devil's Bay (The Baths) National Park (attraction)
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