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.More info