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While winter solstice just started for most of the country, it’s beautiful, warm, and sunny in the Virgin Islands. The sun sets late at 6 pm every evening, and daily temperatures range in the balmy 80’s. Make a resolution to escape the cold and book a getaway cruise to the most beautiful place on earth – the Virgin Islands.

Here are 3 things you can’t miss on your next Virgin Islands cruise:

1. Get Back to Nature

If you’re craving nature, St. John is the natural island, with over 7000 acres of protected National Park land. It’s where you go to get away from the hum and buzz of commercialism. And if you’re wondering what’s open after the storms? The answer: The entire National Park is open.

St. John is just a quick boat ride away, and very doable during your time in port. Check out these best-of beaches:

  • Cinnamon Bay, St. John: With a shoreline measuring at about 1 mile, this beach is big among watersports enthusiasts. Top it off with nearby hiking, and Cinnamon is a favorite for the more adventuresome.
  • Hawksnest Beach, St. John: Enjoy perfectly clear water and a lovely shoreline. Hawksnest is an ideal place to relax, swim, and snorkel. This beach isn’t overly touristy, and has the feel of a less-crowded local favorite.
  • Maho Bay Beach, St. John: A shallow bay frequented by sea turtles, this beach is a great family spot, with calm, shallow waters.


2. Island Hop

If you have a more restless spirit, rent your own private charter and explore the more than 120 islands, islets, and cays of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, your way. Make it a personal challenge in 2018 to get to as many islands as possible – without hiking or driving – all with your boat captain.


Photo Credit: Steve Simonsen Photography. Cinnamon Bay after Irma.

3. Restaurants, Shore Excursions, and Shops…Oh My!

From fine dining overlooking sparkling bay waters, to beachside hut beers, to duty-free shopping mecca, Charlotte Amalie is the hub of enjoyment in style. Check out this post-Irma updated list of open restaurants here.

Want to dine in St. John? The majority of Cruz Bay and Coral Bay restaurants have re-opened after the hurricanes. Here’s the updated list.


Are you in? Plan your 2018 cruise now. At Sonic Charters, our goal is simple: to ensure that your visit to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands is greater than you ever dreamed. Whether you want to swim with the vibrant fish of the reef, kick back on a white sandy beach accessible only by boat, or party it up out on a tranquil bay, we have exactly the rental or charter for you. For $100 off a Luxury Sea Ray Sundancer rental, use Coupon Code: CRUISE18










3 Things You Must Do on Your 2018 Cruise to the Virgin Islands was last modified: June 28th, 2024 by admin