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COVID-19 – Path to a New Normal

In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has implemented a five-phase plan to safely re-engage all operations in the Territory. We are in the Safer-at-Home Phase of this public health response and a top priority is for you to arrive healthy, stay healthy and leave healthy.

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Quick Links

Flight Updates: https://bit.ly/2Ur03Yu

General: Travel Advisory

Marine: Information for Marine Vessels and Passengers

Leisure: Information for Leisure Travelers

Contact information: Travelers who have travel- or tourism-related inquiries should visit www.usviupdate.com, email info@usviupdate.com or call the Department of Tourism at 340 774-8784
(St. Thomas-St. John District), 340 772-0357
(St. Croix) or toll-free at 1-800-372-USVI (8784)

Message from Governor Albert Bryan Jr.

Governor Albert Bryan extends a warm Virgin Islands welcome.


Message from Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte

The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the best places in the world to enjoy exceptional marine experiences. From sailing and snorkeling to fishing and diving, the Territory offers an abundance of unforgettable options, and our warm weather, cool breezes, culture, history, food, music and people will keep drawing you back. We welcome the entire marine community to our waters and shores, whether for pleasure or business. The growth of the Territory’s marine sector is a testament to the leadership, smart policies and protocols enacted by the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands to keep residents and visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the collaboration with multiple agencies and organizations.

Marine Overview

The U.S. Virgin Islands – which includes St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Water Island and our uninhabited out islands – await. Come and enjoy our rich culture and history, culinary diversity, breathtaking beaches, amazing marinas, beautiful coves, picturesque views, boat experiences and off-the-beaten path experiences. The USVI offers all the natural amenities for travelers seeking a Caribbean vacation with the comforts and conveniences of a U.S. destination.

Tourism is the largest industry in the United States Virgin Islands, contributing an estimated 60 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Territory. The USVI is the destination of choice for marine travelers to and within the Caribbean. Our facilities stand out for their numerous berths and ability to accommodate sizeable boats and mega yachts as well as exceptional facilities, services, staff and entertainment.

We are your destination of choice for:

  • Boating, sport fishing, fishing, and diving related businesses
  • Fishing tournaments, nautical weddings, boating musical festivals, yacht regattas

Marine Environment

The Territory cares and is sensitive and protective about the environment. It is illegal to discharge or discard refuse of any kind within the three (3) nautical mile limit of the territorial waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Marine Concierge Center

Information You Should Know

(ports, marinas, fueling stations)

Marine Concierge Center

Providing centralized to access marine services

  • Use the USVI Travel Screening Portal
    • Every traveler aged five and older who enters the U.S. Virgin Islands is required to use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and submit a COVID-19 test result.
      (Visit https://usvitravelportal.com/)
  • Review travel documentation and vessel requirements.

  • Arrive healthy, leave healthy
    • Wear a mask
    • Practice good hygiene and Social Distance
    • Follow local guidelines
  • If you feel unwell
    • Persons with respiratory symptoms should call the Department of Health Hotline at
      340-712-6299 (St. Croix) or 340-776-1519 (St. Thomas/St. John)
    • Test at a local facility https://bit.ly/usvitesting

    • St. Thomas
      • American Yacht Harbor Marina
      • Boater’s Haven Marina
      • Compass Point Marina
      • Crown Bay Marina
      • Fish Hawk Marina
      • French Town Harbour Marina
      • Pirate’s Cove Marina
      • St. Thomas Yacht Club
      • Saga Haven Marina
      • Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina
      • Vessel Bay Marina
      • Yacht Haven Grande Marina
    • St. Croix
      • Green Cay Marina
      • Jones Maritime Marina
      • St. Croix Yacht Club
      • Salt River Marina
    • St. John
      • Canak Bay Shipyard
      • Coral Bay Marina (Project in process)
  • Boat Yards
    • Independent Boat Yard, St. Thomas
    • Haulover Marine Yachting Center, St. Thomas
    • St. Croix Marine Center, St. Croix
  • Virgin Islands Port Authority Facilities: 14 facilities: 6 on St. Thomas, 3 on St. John and 5 on St. Croix.
  • FADs: There are currently 5 Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), 4 North of St. Thomas and 1 West of St. Croix.

  • Anchor Rules: All vessels that anchor in the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands are required to obtain a long-term anchoring permit and pay long-term anchoring fees. Long term is 14 days or more. See Information for Marine Vessels and Passengers for more information
  • Location of Moorings: Virgin Islands National Park on St. John
  • Anchor Moorings: 100 anchor moorings for transient vessels, including charter boats, superyachts and private recreational cruising yachts have been approved. The moorings will be strategically placed around the islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, within the territorial water limit.

  • Click here to view our competitive rates for docking fees, head taxes, harbor use fees.