The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

St. Thomas Boat Rentals & Charters

Boating in the Virgin Islands is extremely popular Virgin Islands activity, and a vacation day spent boating in St. Thomas is very often cited as the most enjoyable day of the whole trip. Boating allows you to island hop, explore amazing snorkeling spots, and visit fun beach bars – all in the same incredible day.

You will find a list below of some of the best St. Thomas boat rentals and charters. Boat rentals in St. Thomas vary in size, type of boat and itinerary so scroll through the boats and have a look at all your options. St. Thomas boat tour operators and captains will listen to your ideas, make recommendations for you based on their knowledge of the area, and make sure you have a wonderful day on the water in the Virgin Islands.

Over the Line Boat Charters

Over the Line Boat Charters

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OTL is the top-rated boat charter rental company in St. Thomas USVI. Our luxury powerboats, local knowledge, and Coast Guard-certified Captains make for unforgettable, family-friendly boating excursions around St. Thomas. Check out our website to see customer reviews, learn more about our boats, and discover all the amazing places we can take you! We are happy to pick you up in many convenient spots around the island including from cruise ships.

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One Love Charters

One Love Charters

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Experience the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands the way the locals do! Book with One Love Charters and you'll be able to visit all the destinations the VI has to offer... Including the ones you can't read about! Whether you want to snorkel beautiful reefs, bar hop beach to beach, or just relax on the boat with an ice cold beverage in hand, One Love Charters will work to make your day with us the highlight of your vacation!

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Deep Blue Charters

Deep Blue Charters

Experience the beautiful Virgin Islands on your exclusive private boat charter. Snorkel with sea turtles and colorful fish, dig your toes in the white sand, or just kick back and relax soaking in the beauty of paradise. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach bar, floating taco stand, or pizza to go on the water! Create your custom itinerary or leave the planning to us! We want you to leave satisfied! Deep Blue Charters offers a 2023 30' Sportsman center console with comfortable seating at the bow and rear of the boat as well as two marine bean bag chairs!

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Deep Blue Charters offers Full Day Charters, Half Day Charters, Sunset Charters, and Excursions to the BVI. Save 10% on Deep Blue Charters, mention code VINow10 when booking your trip.
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Magic Moments Luxury Excursions

Magic Moments Luxury Excursions

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Explore the most beautiful destinations in the US or British Virgin Islands with the day charter company that was voted #1 by readers of the Daily News, was awarded the prestigious Fodors Choice Award and the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. This is the premier luxury day excursion that takes you to the best destinations away from the crowd. Your yachts of choice are 45’ Sea Rays. Elegant cockpit space for lounging and dining, beautifully appointed interior, full bathrooms. French-style continental breakfast, gourmet lunch with chilled prawns, Caribbean chicken salad, delicious desserts, and an open bar. All-inclusive and basic packages available.

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Nate's Custom Charters

Nate's Custom Charters

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Nate sailed around the Caribbean for high school credit and never left! Nate and his team love the ocean and can't wait to show you an amazing day on the water. We have a small team of extremely knowledgeable Captains, and two beautiful boats that are built specifically for our local waters. We have spent years perfecting our craft, and we look forward to showing you the best day of your vacation. Our boats are custom built and offer tons of shade, a very comfortable ride, and a custom dive ladder. If you are looking for an intimate experience with amazing service and local knowledge look no further. We look forward to showing you around!

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Stormy Pirates Boat Charters

Stormy Pirates Boat Charters

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A boat day will be the BEST Day of your Virgin Islands vacation! Stormy Pirates Boat Charters has the boats to fit every sized group and budget. Power boats and Sail boats ranging from 26' - 42'. We are a locally owned and family operated business offering Full Day & Half Day charters through both the U.S. & British Virgin Islands. Let us customize a Private Trip for your group or join one of our Scheduled Charters at Per Person Pricing.

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St. Thomas Boat Rental

St. Thomas Boat Rental

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Home of the most professional crew in the islands. Pick from a variety of private charters boats, legally certified for up to 30 passengers. We have boats for every budget starting at $795. Call for details (813) 465-2665 or visit stthomasboatrental.com.

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Local Legend Charters

Local Legend Charters

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We are a locally owned and family operated charter boat company offering unique day trip adventures throughout the USVI and BVI. Based in St. Thomas we are proud to have some of the most skilled and experienced captains in the business. Our captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed and have expert local knowledge of our waters having been raised and trained in the Virgin Islands by generations of accomplished sailors. Our comfortable 32-foot center console Cape Horn powerboats ensure a fun and smooth ride as you explore secret coves, beautiful beaches, hidden grottos, and other incredible destinations. Offering private customizable trips and shared per person trips.

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Take It Easy

Take It Easy

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What do Brad Pitt, Kenny Chesney, and Cate Blanchett all have in common? They all cruised on Take it Easy! Explore the islands in luxury! Completely customizable charters around St. Thomas, St. John and the BVI; the day is yours! Whether it's with family, friends, a wedding party, or private getaway; you will surely enjoy the crystal blue waters and the warm Caribbean sun with TAKE IT EASY. Two luxurious Sea Rays available; accommodating 12 passengers each in comfort and style. Full bar and light snacks included. Learn more on our website, or at www.facebook.com/takeiteasyvi. Check out our excellent reviews on Trip Advisor!

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The Salty Piracy Adventure

The Salty Piracy Adventure

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Want the absolute best excursion on your vacation? Imagine "The DaVinci Code" meets "Pirates of The Caribbean", and your group is the HERO. "Borrow" a Treasure Map from The Pirate's Museum. Multiple snorkel stops, bonding with friends and family, and digging up a buried treasure all in one unforgettable day! Discover the best of both St. Thomas and St. John with this island-hopping adventure! This land and sea boat charter treasure hunt is immersive with friendly, knowledgeable, and engaged staff. Visit The Salty Piracy Adventure page to start a puzzle, listen to the beginning of our piracy story, and get details on a free rash guard offer!

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Local Mocean Charters

Local Mocean Charters

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Local Mocean Charters is owned and operated by Captain Tony - a born and raised Virgin Islander with a 100 Ton USCG license and 25+ years of experience. Our 35′ Intrepid is top of the line and is certified to carry up to 12 passengers. PERKS: A dive door providing easy access for swimming, Bluetooth stereo, high quality snorkel gear, large ice-filled cooler, new engines and upholstery - all make this the perfect boat! The day is yours to swim with turtles, snorkel the reefs, explore the unexplored or throw in a fishing line - all tailored to your own idea of fun. This will surely be the BEST day of your vacation.

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Sonic Charters has a full suite of offerings for day charters to the US and British Virgin Islands. The company offers private, custom day trips on their 32' Intrepid, center console, 33' Jupiter, and 37' center console powerboats as well as offer a 50' Sea Ray and 58' Viking Princess Yachts for more luxurious experiences. With five boats to choose from, Sonic has something for everyone and can cater to couples on their honeymoon to extended families of 12!

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$50 off with Sonic Charters. Whether you want to party the day away or lay back and unwind, we want to make it happen! We look forward to spending the day with you!
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Fun Hog Charters

Fun Hog Charters

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FUN HOG CHARTERS offers memorable day trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. FUN HOG is a 37’ Center Console Intrepid powered by two new Mercury 400 V10 outboard engines. Intrepid boats are renowned for their incomparable and very comfortable ride in most sea conditions. Day charters are customized to our guests’ liking and operated by U.S. Coast Guard licensed, experienced, knowledgeable, and outstanding captains, most of whom were born and raised in the islands. We are locally owned, and our skippers’ combined knowledge of these waters runs deep! Let us show you these beautiful islands as we know them.

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What to Expect: St. Thomas Boat Rental and Charter Costs

Pricing on a boat rental in St. Thomas varies by type of boat, size, capacity of the boat and amenities. A half day charter on a center console boat in St. Thomas can run between $470-$600 on average with a full day trip averaging $500-$1000. A Sea Ray runs around $750-$900 for a half day and about $1,300-$4,000 for a full day. Many St. Thomas boat rentals cater to groups up to 6 passengers, others can accommodate 9 to 12 passengers. Most boat rentals in the US Virgin Islands do not include a meal. Some charters offer light snacks. You can bring your own or plan a stop at a beachfront restaurant for lunch. Ice, soft drinks, and water are sometimes included.

There are scarcely any St. Thomas bareboat rentals, and the very few that do exist require the renter to have extraordinarily strong boating knowledge of the area. A few boat rentals in St. Thomas come with a captain, on others the captain is additional. Captain’s rates in St. Thomas are around $100 for half day, $150 for full day. Let your captain know what your group has in mind, whether it’s party-time with your pals, a family vacation, or the desire for a private excursion. Captain and crew appreciate tips. Gratuity is usually not included in the boat rental rates.

Fuel is another consideration when renting a boat in St. Thomas. Fuel is included in the rental rate with some St. Thomas boats, and on others it is additional. The fuel charge will depend on usage, which is a factor of boat type and of distance traveled. It can be between $75-$200 for fuel on a half day boat trip, and $150-$300 for fuel on a full day boat rental.

If you are planning on heading from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands over to Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke or anywhere else in the British Virgin Islands, there will be custom’s fees of around $70-$80 a person. If you stay and play within the US Virgin Islands, then there are no additional fees related to customs. All figures are given as a reference and are subject to change.

Is One Day of Boating in St. Thomas Not Enough, Consider a Yacht Charter!

Imagine exploring a new location around St. Thomas and St. John each day during a weeklong yacht charter! Crewed and bareboat adventures on catamarans, motor yachts, and sailing vessels.
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