Explore America's Paradise, the US Virgin Islands
Updated: Mar 14, 2022
Kuma Too presents charter guests with a personalized itinerary to dozens of cays and bays throughout the Virgin Islands of the United States.
Pick up at American Yacht Harbor. Make way to Lameshur Bay where guests have endless options for exploration! Whether looking for a relaxing beach day, fun snorkeling, or adventurous hiking on trails ranging from low-key to very challenging, there’s something for everyone here! Lameshur Bay, offering total seclusion surrounded by the green hillsides void of homes and light pollution, is painted by the setting sun's shadows and rays for the perfect end to the first day.
Take in the most scenic destination on St. John, Saltpond Bay. Enjoy the beach and snorkeling with turtles; or on the Ram Head Trail, stop along Blue Cobblestone Beach to close your eyes and just listen as the waves recede over the smooth green and blue pebbles before reaching the lookout point.
As the sun sets, you are left with a dazzling night sky in a secluded bay.
If conditions cooperate, venture to the seldom-visited Flanagan Island nature reserve; or stop in Coral Bay for lunch at Lime Out, the one-of-a-kind floating taco bar with the best tacos and cocktails in the Caribbean!
Continue on to Waterlemon Bay for a late afternoon trek to the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins where you may be lucky enough to collect fresh papaya, sugar cane, or a stem of oregano from the gardener; or climb to the Murphy House Ruins to watch the sun set over St. John.
The numerous deer, donkey, goats, turtles, and friendly shark welcome you, as Kuma Too pulls into Francis or Maho Bay. Whether looking for various levels of hiking and water activities or time ashore, guests can choose from a snorkel teeming with sea life, a hike along Francis or Maria Hope Trails, or lunch, shopping, and live music at Maho Crossroads.
Giving guests the dreamt-about experience of total seclusion on an exotic island, we anchor in the sandy cut between the unspoiled Lovango and Congo Cays for unbeatable snorkeling before lunch. Still a seldom visited destination, the vibrant fan, brain, and tube coral are some of the healthiest in the entire region.
Head to a secluded anchorage off Little St. James; or choose an evening ashore in Cruz Bay, St. John. In this quaint Caribbean 'city center' there are endless options of bars and restaurants. Don't miss the old-world charm at Mongoose Junction, sip a rum cocktail at Lovango Rum Bar and Distillery, and then dance the night away at The Beach Bar.
Sailing with the tranquil tradewinds, Kuma Too arrives to Buck Island for an afternoon snorkel adventure of the 190-foot long old freighter, Cartanza Señora.
Then as the anchor digs into Brewer Bay's powdery sand, guests can take their turn on the kneeboard or search for lobsters under the surface. Fit and active guests looking for an adventurous hike can stretch their legs with a climb up a rocky trail ascending almost 1000-feet for a magnificent view of the bay, Saba Island, St. Croix, and the Caribbean Sea.
For those looking for more action, choose between the vibrant Historic District of Charlotte Amalie, the bustling bay where pirates took refuge in the 18th century, or Honeymoon Bay offering an island beach bar with ice-cold umbrella cocktails and hear the history of the uniquely acquired Water Island and WWII-era Fort Segarra.
If the shore isn't calling your name, a lunch stopover at Saba Island provides a breathtaking view of the nearly 200-foot hillside and wildlife sanctuary.
For the night, Kuma Too settles into the protected Christmas Cove, a calm bay perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking, or better yet, floating on a noodle with a cold beer in hand!
Before heading back to American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, search for the family of squid and giant schools of fish living around Christmas Cove. And if the craving for pizza creeps in, place an order over the VHF radio for dinghy delivery from Pizza Pi.
*This is only a sample of the countless destinations throughout the USVI, and itineraries are always customized based on guests' interests and weather dependent. Activity and fitness level are taken into consideration for hikes and snorkeling adventures.