St John Yacht Charters
St. John is part of the US Virgin Islands and a popular destination for yacht charters. Charter guests enjoy visiting St. John for its natural wonders, including 35+ beaches and a national park.
The island’s rich history stretches back to AD 300, when the Arawaks migrated from Colombia and Venezuela and settled there. They inhabited the island until driven away by the more aggressive Caribs in 1300. The first Europeans arrived in 1718 with the Danish West India and Guinea Company, naming the island Sankt Jan, or St. John. Under control of the Danish Crown, it became a hub for the sugar industry with a great number of plantations being established on the island due to the favorable growing conditions. In 1917, the United States purchased what is now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands, including St. John, to create a naval base.
Present day St. John is known as the “Beverly Hills” of the Caribbean, an exclusive island destination with breathtaking beaches, lush coastal land and world-famous coral reefs. Much of St. John’s natural wonders are preserved in a vast National Park that covers two-thirds of the island. Spas, hiking, water sports and shopping are just some of the activities that make St. John a wonderful addition to your Virgin Islands yacht charter itinerary.More info